Number 2 (May 1962)

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51 Pages

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Medicine in the War by Otto Eisenschiml
…To modern Americans its methods seem crude and its cures uncertain. Nonetheless, the treatment of diseases and wounds made great strides from 1861-65. And except for official stupidity, greater advances would have been made.

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The Slaughter Pen at Bristoe Station by William W. Hassler
In October, 1863, Lee tried to move between Meade’s army, stationed around Culpeper, and Washington. The Federals quickly retreated to the protection of the Washington defenses and Lee abandoned the chase. The climax of this little-known Virginia campaign was the loss of 1,900 men of A. P. Hill’s corps in the slaughter pen at Bristoe Station.

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‘Moving Picture’ of Council of War by Frederic Ray
Several pictures taken of a council of war held by Ulysses S. Grant and George Gordon Meade on May 21, 1864 at Massaponax Baptist Church form a sort of ‘moving picture’.

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A Century Ago This Month by Robert D. Hoffsommer
May 1862: New Orleans, Yorktown, Williamsburg, McDowell, Front Royal, Winchester, Hasnover Court House, Seven Pines / Fair Oaks, Corinth

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How a Battle is Sketched by Theodore R. Davis
The battlefield artsit used his special brand of shorthand to make quick sketches while dodging bullets. Here, using his own drawings as illustrations, a noted artist of the Civil War tells how he operated rapidly under fire.

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Book Reviews
1. Patriotic Gore, Studies in the Literature of the American Civil War by Edmund Wilson

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James H. Wilson–a Profile by Col. Wilbur S. Nye
James H. Wilson had cause to be cocksure. This outspoken Union officer became a major general at 27. A less ready tongue might have brought him even higher rank.

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Letters & Diaries: Letters to Dr. John H. Bayne by E. E. Billings
Dr. John H. Bayne

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Weapons & Equipment: Strong Right Arm of the Infantry: The ’61 Springfield Rifle Musket by Dr. Francis A. Lord
Springfield Rifle Musket model 1861 1863 1864

Famous Fighting Units: Ransom’s North Carolina Brigade by W. J. Kimball
From Malvern Hill to Five Forks: Ransom’s North Carolina Brigade served the Confederacy bravely.

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Conclusion: Joe Shewmon’s Amazing Ordeal
Recaptured after escaping from the train carrying him from Andersonville to a new Confederate prison, Joe Shewmon gains his freedom by a dangerous ruse. Here is the conclusion of the adventures of an Ohio soldier, told in his own words.


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