Number 1 (March 2009)

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Americas Civil War, Volume 22, Number 1 (March 2009)
America's Civil War, Volume 22, Number 1 (March 2009)

74 Pages

Cover Story

The South’s Last Great Victory…..40

by David J. Eicher

The Army of Tennessee, with a little help from its friends in the Army of Northern Virginia, put a hurting on the Yanks at Chickamauga.

‘We are in a desperate situation’…..48

Repeating firearms, a precocious drummer and blue Rebels at Chickamauga.


Summer of Irish Rage…..24

by Susannah Ural Bruce

In 1863, angry Northern Irish take out their frustrations on New York.

Stories in Stone…..32

by J. David Petruzzi

You’ll want to head to Gettysburg to find these unusual monuments.

Yankee Fugitives on the Lam…..50

by Terry A. Johnston Jr.

Four POWs find getting out of that Rebel jail was the easy part.

The Battle is Over…..58

by Kim A. O’Connell

Does the war’s greatest villain rest at Baltimore’s Green Mount Cemetery.



Open Fire!…..12

Civil War News and History

Five Questions…..19

Mr. Museum of the Confederacy.

The Gathering Storm…..20

by Parke Pierson

The abolitionist movement.


A photo of members of the Irish Brigade photographed while they were at Harrison’s Landing, VA


1.      Robert E. Lee and the Fall of the Confederacy, 1863-1865 by Ethan S. Rafuse

2.      Civil War on Sunday (Magic Tree House Series) by Mary Pope Osborne

3.      Irish-American Units in the Civil War by Thomas G. Rodgers

4.      The Timberclads in the Civil War by Myron J. Smith

5.      The Civil War on Pensacola Bay, 1861-1862 by John K. Driscoll

6.      One Continuous Fight: The Retreat From Gettysburg and the Pursuit of Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, July 4-14, 1863 by Eric Wittenberg, J. David Petruzzi, and Michael F. Nugent

Smeltzer’s Six-Picks

1.      Jefferson Davis and the Civil War Era by William J. Cooper

2.      The H.L. Hunley: The Secret Hope of the Confederacy by Tom Chafin

3.      Civil War Dictionary: An Illustrated Guide to the Everyday Language of Soldiers and Civilians by Webb Garrison

4.      The Civil War Dictionary by Mark M. Boatner

5.      Confederate Colonels: A Biographical Register by Bruce Allardice

6.      Colonels in Blue series by Roger D. Hunt

Lincoln Lit

1.      Vindicating Lincoln by Thomas L. Krannawitter

Silver Screen

1.      The Tall Target (1951) directed by Anthony Mann

Web Watch

1.      With Sword and Pen:


A sylvan casualty of war.


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