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.
Civil War News and History.
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
1. Lincoln Cottage: http://lincolncottage.wordpress.com
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.