by Roy Morris, Jr.
by L. Gordon Stetser, Jr.
The North looked to private companies, American and foreign, for much-needed handguns.
by Steven R. Davis
The University Greys left the campus of Ole Miss for Virginia’s battlefields.
by Nels J. Monson
Arthur MacArthur, the 24th Wisconsin’s “Boy Colonel,” started a family tradition of generalship.
Coalfield’s Perfect Hell
by Jim Zbick
Pennsylvania’s hard-bitten coal miners had no intention of trading one perilous profession for another. Union enlistment officers soon had full-scale rebellion on their hands.
Daring Night Assault
by Barry Popchock
Robert E. Lee put his worn-out army into winter quarters behind the icy Rappahannock, confident the enemy would leave him alone until spring. But Abraham Lincoln had other plans.
Decks Covered With Blood
by John F. Wukovits
A Confederate defender at Port Hudson, bastion of the lower Mississippi, boasted that the Southern position was “a place hard to get at.” Union Admiral David Farragut agreed, but that didn’t stop him from trying.
Taking Off The Kid Gloves
by Judy Yandoh
Skeptical residents of St. Louis took one look at John c. Fremont’s Europeanized “Bodyguard,” and marked it down as a unit that wouldn’t fight. At Springfield, the Bodyguard had something to prove.
by Jack Lee Bentley
Forts Stevens and Canby guarded the distant Pacific Coast from Rebel attack.