Number 5 (November 2007)

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Americas Civil War, Volume 20, Number 5 (November 2007)
America's Civil War, Volume 20, Number 5 (November 2007)

74 Pages


West Versus East…..28

by Steven E. Woodworth

Gettysburg and the Eastern theater have gotten most of the publicity, but the Western theater is where the Union defeated the Confederacy and won the Civil War.

How the Union Won the West…..36

Exclusive two-page map of the vast Western theater.


by Joseph G. Bilby

Whether improvised or manufactured, explosives tossed by hand proved effective for soldiers and sailors in close combat.

Blockade in Name Only…..44

by Jack K. Trammell

The Union’s weak wartime blockade was a source of constant embarrassment for the Lincoln administration.

In the Footsteps of Grant and Lee…..52

A dozen fights raged across the beautiful landscapes of central Virginia in the Overland Campaign of 1864.

Abraham Lincoln Slept Here…..58

by Nicholas Wineriter

What’s a tired chief executive to do when he’s stuck in Washington’s saunalike heat?.



Open Fire…..13

Civil War News and History.

On the Block…..20

Civil War Memorabilia Sold at Auction.


By Thomas P. Lowry

The spurned lover of John Wilkes Booth narrowly missed changing the course of history.

Letter From America’s Civil War…..27

Musings on Winfield Scott’s “Anaconda Plan”.


1.      Shenandoah Summer: The 1864 Valley Campaign by Scott C. Patchan

2.      Welcome the Hour of Conflict: William Cowan McClellan and the 9th Alabama edited by John C. Carter

3.      It Happened on the Underground Railroad by Tricia M. Wagner

4.      Men of Fire: Grant, Forrest, and the Campaign That Decided the Civil War by Jack Hurst

5.      Sherman’s Mississippi Campaign by Buck T. Foster


1.      The Horse Soldiers (1959) directed by John Ford


Corporal G.W. Stone of the 12th Massachusetts Infantry thought he was recovering, but the ball lodged in his skull killed him two months later.


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