Number 2 (March/April 2007)

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Civil War Times, Volume 46, Number 2 (March/April 2007)
Civil War Times, Volume 46, Number 2 (March/April 2007)

74 Pages


To Conquer a Peace?…..26

by James M. McPherson

A definitive battlefield victory may not have officially been part of the Confederate plan in Pennsylvania, but strategic and tactical initiative was always part of Robert E. Lee’s plan.

Burning High Bridge…..34

by Richard F. Welch

The Army of Northern Virginia’s final opportunity to escape Grant’s net disappeared on the banks of the Appomattox.

The Art of Ironclads…..42

by Harold Holzer

Pieces from the USS Monitor Center’s collection illustrate that the famous MonitorVirginia duel marked a sea change in naval art as well as technology.

Commanding by T-Mail…..50

by Tom Wheeler

How Abraham Lincoln used the new technology of telegraphy to win the war and transform national leadership.

‘I’m Off to See the Elephant’…..58

by Dennis Buttacavoli

Patriotic zeal and zest for adventure fired many a young recruit-then reality hit.


Mail Call…..4

Turning Points…..7

by Jeffry D. Wert

Sheridan Shifts the Tide of War in the Valley.

Civil War Today…..11

by Michael J. Varhola

Revolutionary Exhibit for Revolutionary Ships.


by Eric Ethier

Intelligence: The Secret War Within the War.

In Their Footsteps…..18

by Jay Wertz

Big Trouble in the Big Easy for the Confederacy.


Submitted by Vicki Harney

Jesse B. Vick: A North Carolinian for the Cause.

Letters From Civil War Times…..25

The Age of Machines and Steel.


  1. Plenty of Blame to Go Around: Jeb Stuart’s Controversial Ride to Gettysburg by Eric J. Wittenberg and J. David Petruzzi
  2. “New York City Divided: Slavery and the Civil War,” an exhibit at the New York Historical Society
  3. Fields of Honor: Pivotal Battles of the Civil War by Edwin Bearss
  4. Stephen Russell Mallory: A Biography of the Confederate Navy Secretary and United States Senator by Rodman L. Underwood


  1. Free Soil, Free Labor, Free Men: The Ideology of the Republican Party Before the Civil War by Eric Foner

Frozen Moment…..74

Poplar Grove-Petersburg’s Union Memorial.


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