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United States Military Railroads in the War by Dr. Francis A. Lord
Threats to seize railroad companies in the North…government-operated trains in the occupied South…the engineering genius of one Herman Haupt–these brought order out of chaos early in the war and set the Union on the track that led to success.
On The March with Edwin Forbes, a Portfolio
Edwin Forbes was born in New York in 1839. His artistic career began as an animal artist in 1857. Upon the outbreak of war he joined the staff of Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper as a special artist, contributing his fine drawings to that paper throughout the war years. Along with Harper’s Alfred Waud, Forbes stands as one of the finest of the artists who recorded the Civil War. Included in this article are quite a few of Forbes’ drawings along with descriptions.
Dorsey Pender, C.S.A., a Profile by Dr. William W. Hassler
He disliked Jackson and mistrusted Stuart. Here is a revealing profile, based on unpublished letters to his wife, of Lee’s favorite young general.
The Strange Death of Peter Garesche by Dr. Homer Pittard
Lt. Col. Julius Peter Garesche was the chief of staff of the Army of the Cumberland. He had a well-known foreboding he would die in his first battle. His premonition came true at Stones River, where he was decapitated by a cannon ball.
1. Lincoln and the Negro by Benjamin Quarles
Booneville–Where Sheridan Won His Star by Donald L. Smith
Philip Henry Sheridan won a battle at Booneville, Mississippi, on July 1, 1862, turning the tables after an entire Confederate cavalry division was sent after his 2nd Michigan Cavalry. Sheridan won a promotion to brigadier general as a direct result of the battle.
Weapons & Equipment: The Blakeslee Quickloader by Randy Steffen
The Blakeslee Quickloader for the Spencer Rifle gave the Union army its first modern firepower.
Richard Rowland Kirkland, Angel of Mercy
Richard Rowland Kirkland ‘gave his enemy drink.’ The South Carolina sergeant became a legend when he risked his life at Fredericksburg to take water to wounded Federal soldiers.
Letters & Diaries: George W. Pennington by Elden E. Billings
Corporal George W. Pennington
Company K, 141st Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers
A Century Ago This Month by Robert D. Hoffsommer
October 1862: Corinth, Perryville, C.S.S. Alabama, Stuart’s second ride around McClellan, Pocataligo Bridge
The Illinois Confederates by Richard P. Weinert
They lived in the North but fought for the South.
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