Number 4 (July 1962)

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Page 7
The Blue, the Gray, and the Red–Indians in the War by Fairfax Downey
Old tribal antagonisms made the Civil War especially intense among the civilized Indians of Arkansas and Oklahoma. For them it was a bitter ‘War-Within-a-War.’

Page 10
The Sinking of the ‘Ruth’ by Frederic S. Klein
What caused the explosion and fire that destroyed a Mississippi River steamer carrying 200 passengers and $2.5 million in Federal army funds? The evidence pointed to Confederate espionage but the exact answer remains unknown.

Page 15
Halleck–The Despised ‘Old Brains’ by Stephen E. Ambrose
…Brillliant in a theoretical sense…effective in forging a truly national army…Yet he was the most despised of the high-ranking Federal generals. Here’s why.

Page 17
The Army Mule, Carrier of Victory by Warren Lee Goss
He had many exasperating habits, but his stamina and calmness under fire made ‘dat ar mewl’ indispensable.

Page 20
Letters & Diaries: Letters from Vicksburg by E. E. Billings
Billings gathers letters discussing the assaults on and fall of Vicksburg from within and without the city.

Page 31
Book Reviews
1. Commanders of the Army of the Potomac by Warren W. Hassler
2. “Beast” Butler by Robert Werlich

Page 35
A Century Ago This Month by Robert D. Hoffsommer
July 1862: Malvern Hill, John Pope, Army of Virginia, Halleck, general-in-chief, Faragut’s fleet runs Vicksburg batteries, exploits of Confederate ironclad Arkansas

Page 39
How Stonewall Got His Name by James V. Murfin
It came from something Gen. Barnard Bee said at First Manassas. But exactly what the remark was or what it meant is unclear. At any rate, the sobriquet became one of the most enduring of the war.

Page 41
Famous Fighting Units: Maryland’s Negro Regiments by James H. Whyte
4th United States Colored Troops (USCT)
7th United States Colored Troops (USCT)
9th United States Colored Troops (USCT)
19th United States Colored Trooops (USCT)
30th United States Colored Troops (USCT)
39th United States Colored Troops (USCT)

Page 44
Weapons & Equipment: Federal Corps Badges by Dr. Francis A. Lord
…A means of identification, an uplifter of unit morale, and a guard against straggling…

Page 46
Eyewitness Account of Pickett’s Charge: An Unpublished Reminiscence by Asa Sleath Hardman
Captured on July 1, 1863 and assigned by his captors to tend wounded Federals, this spunky Union cavalryman had an unforgettable experience. From a grandstand seat on a rooftop, he viewed Pickett’s Charge.


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