Number 2 (May 2008)

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Americas Civil War, Voolume 21, Number 2 (May 2008)
America's Civil War, Voolume 21, Number 2 (May 2008)

74 Pages

Cover Story: 145th Anniversary of Chancellorsville

How Stonewall Jackson got himself killed…..26

by Ernest B. Furgurson

With a late start, a bad map, and two smart but time-consuming tactics the South’s boldest general managed to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Bonus: Map of the battle…..32

We break down the three key days of fighting.

Portfolio: Cadets Remembered

Ghosts on Parade…..52

by Geoffrey Norman

Every May 15 Virginia Military Institute cadets pay tribute to their heroic brothers who fought and died at the 1864 Battle of New Market.


A Union submarine surfaces in New Jersey…..34

by Mark K. Ragan

New intelligence on Intelligent Whale proves it hit the water in 1864-not 1866.  And Lincoln had big plans for it.

Nowhere to go but south…..39

by Andrew Ward

Thousands of slaves were freed as Federals pushed into Dixie, but thousands more were driven farther south by masters determined to keep their chattel.

The Scapegoats of Chancellorsville…..46

by John Koster

German Americans of the XI Corps took the blame for the Union rout-or did the fault lie with the top generals?

Fighting and dining for the Cause…..58

by Gordon Berg

Rebel raiders create a cavalry diversion around Baltimore as they try to rescue POWs.  If they could feast with old friends at familiar places along the way, so much the better.



Open Fire!…..12

Civil War News and History.

The Press…..21

By Eric Ethier

New York newspaper editors battle each other in print.

On the Block…..23

Civil War Memorabilia Sold at Auction.

Letter From America’s Civil War…..25

Pointing fingers at Chancellorsville.


1.      Awaiting the Heavenly Country: The Civil War and America’s Culture of Death by Mark S. Schantz

2.      Freedom for Themselves: North Carolina’s Black Soldiers in the Civil War Era by Richard M. Reid

3.      Slavery, Resistance, and Freedom edited by Scott Hancock and Gabor Borritt

4.      Camp Chase and the Evolution of Union Prison Policy by Roger Pickenpaugh

Blog Report

1.      Lincoln Cottage:

The Civil War on the Silver Screen

1.      Friendly Persuasion (1956)


1.      Still Standing-The Stonewall Jackson Story by Franklin Springs Family Media


A bullet hole that changed the war.


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