Number 6 (March 1992)

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Americas Civil War, Volume 4, Number 6 (March 1992)
America's Civil War, Volume 4, Number 6 (March 1992)

74 Pages

Page 6
by Roy Morris, Jr.

Page 8
by L. Gordon Stetser, Jr.

The North looked to private companies, American and foreign, for much-needed handguns.

Page 10
by Steven R. Davis

The University Greys left the campus of Ole Miss for Virginia’s battlefields.

Page 14
by Nels J. Monson

Arthur MacArthur, the 24th Wisconsin’s “Boy Colonel,” started a family tradition of generalship.

Page 22
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.

Page 30
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.

Page 40
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.

Page 46
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.

Page 54
Book Reviews

Page 62
by Jack Lee Bentley

Forts Stevens and Canby guarded the distant Pacific Coast from Rebel attack.


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