Number 3 (May 2007)

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Civil War Times, Volume 46, Number 3 (May 2007)
Civil War Times, Volume 46, Number 3 (May 2007)


The Gray Ghost’s Death Lottery…..32

by Jeffry D. Wert

The innocence of war was long gone by 1864 as John Mosby and his Rangers exacted revenge on a personal level.

The Man Who Foiled the Other Assassin…..39

by John Lockwood

How an unknown Army sergeant saved William Seward’s life and thwarted the ultimate success of Booth’s conspiracy.

Joe Hooker’s Chancellorsville…..42

Edited by Joseph Pierro

The general stood at the brink of victory in May 1863-and then it all went wrong.  His 1877 letter to a friend offers his version of why.

Boston Combusts: The Fugitive Slave Case of Anthony Burns…..50

by Chuck Leddy

An eruption in the nation’s abolitionist capital nearly seven years before Fort Sumter foreshadowed the irreconcilable divide between North and South and the fracture to come.

The Big Business of Bahamian Blockade Running…..56

by Thomas P. Lowry

Fortunes were made and lost, goodwill was mixed with greed-but without blockade running it would have been a short war indeed.


Mail Call…..4

Turning Points…..9

by Jeffry D. Wert

Battling for Bluegrass at Perryville.

Civil War Today…..13

by Michael J. Varhola

If You Build It, Will They Come?

My War…..17

by Joseph Pierro

Dueling Diatribes at Second Fredericksburg.


Submitted by Paul L. Hulse

Richard K. Hulse: A Buckeye Blacksmith Heads South with Sherman.

In Their Footsteps…..22

by Jay Wertz

The Wilderness: Grant and Lee Meet At Last.


by Eric Ethier

Behind the Horsepower of Civil War Armies.

Letter From Civil War Times…..31

The Civil War’s Hardened Civility.


1.      The Harp and the Eagle: Irish-American Volunteers and the Union Army, 1861-1865 by Susannah Ural Bruce

2.      Distant Bugles, Distant Drums: The Union Response to the Confederate Invasion of New Mexico by Flint Whitlock

3.      No Party Now: Politics in the Civil War North by Adam I.P. Smith

4.      Clyde Built: Blockade Runners, Cruisers and Armoured Rams of the American Civil War by Eric J. Graham


1.      Reluctant Rebel: The Secret Diary of Robert Patrick, 1861-1865

Frozen Moment…..74

Behind the Scenes of the Blockade.


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