Number 4 (June 2007)

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Civil War Times, Volume 46, Number 4 (June 2007)
Civil War Times, Volume 46, Number 4 (June 2007)


Civil Liberties v. National Security: The Long Shadow of the Civil War…..24

by Frank J. Williams

Controversial questions over the assumption of war powers and the denial of civil rights that arose from 1861 to 1865 are every bit as potent and prevalent today.

The Lincoln Legacy: A Civil War Times Interview…..30

Historians James M. McPherson and Peter S. Carmichael discuss Abraham Lincoln’s lasting effect on national unity, federal and presidential power and the American mind.

Make Straight His Path: Mapmaking in the Civil War…..36

by Earl B. McElfresh

Combat commanders may have gotten all the glory, but they might have never had their chance to shine if not for intrepid mapmakers and the topographers who showed them the way.

A Loss of Innocence at Shiloh…..44

by O. Edward Cunningham

The first shots on a peaceful Sunday morning in April 1862 would herald the bloody fight to come-a battle that would shatter any remaining illusions of a quick, painless war.

‘Inured to Hardships, Fleet as Deer’…..#

by Gordon Berg

American Indian sharpshooters fought gallantly beside their black and white comrades in blue in the chaos of the Crater.


Mail Call…..4

Civil War Today…..7

by Linda Wheeler

Dispatches From the Field: Faust at Harvard.


by Carl Williams

‘A Lion-Hearted Officer’ from Georgia.

In Their Footsteps…..12

by Jay Wertz

Seven Days That Saved Richmond in 1862.


by Eric Ethier

Behind the Steam Power of Civil War Armies.

Letter From Civil War Times…..23

The Relativity of Relevancy.

My War…..59

by Constance R. Cherba and Edward D. Deckert

Dennis Mahony: Political Dissident, Prisoner of State.


1.      This Mighty Scourge: Perspectives on the Civil War by James M. McPherson

2.      The Battle of Monroe’s Crossroads and the Civil War’s Final Campaign by Eric J. Wittenberg

3.      Copperheads: The Rise and Fall of Lincoln’s Opponents in the North by Jennifer L. Weber


1.      Desertion During the Civil War by Ella Lonn

Frozen Moment…..74

The Forgotten Dead of Gaines’ Mill.


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