Number 3 (July 2007)

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Americas Civil War, Volume 20, Number 3 (July 2007)
America's Civil War, Volume 20, Number 3 (July 2007)

74 Pages

Annihilation of a Regiment…..26

by J. David Petruzzi

The 6th U.S. Cavalry was out for a bit of glory near Gettysburg, but the Confederate Laurel Brigade had other ideas for the bold Yankees.

Monumental Memories…..34

A series of rare Gettysburg photographs from the Adam County Historical Society.

‘Load the Hopper and Turn the Crank’…..39

by Joseph G. Bilby

Coffee Mills, Requa Batteries and Gatling Guns, though imperfect, were the world’s first field-tested machine guns.

The Fishook That Caught a Rebel Army…..46

The Army of the Potomac’s defensive line at Gettysburg resisted numerous Confederate attacks.

King of the Hill…..48

by David W. Palmer

“Pap” Greene dug in his men, fought like hell and saved the Union right at Gettysburg.

So Much for Comrades in Arms…..54

by Eric A. Campbell

Confederate General “Rans” Wright put poison in his pen and wrote a controversial letter that accused fellow officers of failing to do their duty at Gettysburg.



Telegraph Wire…..11

Eyewitness to War…..19

by Lyn Terese Miller Smith

An Illinois corporal survived gangrene from his Chickamauga wound.  His borther-in-law did not share the same luck.

On the Block…..#

Civil War memorabilia sold at auction.

Letter From America’s Civil War…..25

The Civil War saw vastly different uses in technology and was limited by some forms of technology on the battlefield.


1.      Gone with the Glory: The Civil War in Cinema by Brian S. Wills

2.      Civil War Milledgeville, Tales from the Confederate Capital of Georgia by Hugh T. Harrington

3.      The Man Who Made the Monitor: A Biography of John Ericsson, Naval Engineer by Olav Thulesius

4.      Confederate Rage, Yankee Wrath, No Quarter in the Civil War by George S. Burkhardt

5.      Confederate Emancipation, Southern Plans to Free and Arm Slaves During the Civil War by Bruce Levine

6.      Abraham Lincoln Portrayed in the Collection of the Indiana Historical Society edited by Harold Holzer


A bullet-pierced tailor’s shop sign from Gettysburg’s town square.


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