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?.
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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