Number 7 (September 2007)

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Civil War Times, Volume 46, Number 7 (September 2007)
Civil War Times, Volume 46, Number 7 (September 2007)


The Fierce Pride of the Texas Brigade…..32

by Susannah U. Bruce

Duty, honor, and a fervent desire to preserve the storied reputation of the Lone Star State are what drove Robert E. Lee’s favorite shock troops.

The Birth of Photojournalism…..40

by Kevin Morrow

How pioneering Civil War cameramen such as Mathew Brady and Alexander Gardner forever changed the way the world views warfare.

The Forgotten General…..47

by Thomas P. Lowry

William Palmer provided the most reliable Antietam intelligence, defused a military mutiny in Tennessee and earned the Medal of Honor.  So why doesn’t anyone remember him?

Unraveling the Myths of Burnside Bridge…..50

by Maurice G. D’Aoust

Ambrose Burnside failed to follow orders and cost the Army of the Potomac an opportunity for a decisive victory at Antietam.  Then he tried to cover it up.

A Glorious Memorial to the Glory Regiment…..58

by Michael J. Varhola

Sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens’ homage to the 54th Massachusetts continues to gain fame today as an evocative reminder of how black soldiers helped change history.

Music to Make War By…..62

by Linda Wheeler

Try to imagine the Civil War without rousing anthems, controversial tunes or even a grand march for the president.


Mail Call…..4

Civil War Today…..7

by Linda Wheeler

Turning Points…..13

by Jeffry D. Wert

A Feud That Helped Doom the South.

Great Uncle Horatio…..17

by Gordon W. Gribble

Horatio F. Lewis: Cut Down in Gettysburg’s Wheatfield.

Q&A: Congressman Gary Miller…..19

by Jay Wertz

Taking a Stand for Our Civil War History.

My War…..25

Edited by Joseph Pierro

A Rare View of Antietam’s Opening Hours.

In Their Footsteps…..29

by Jay Wertz

The Hallowed Ground of Antietam.

Letter From Civil War Times…..31

Who Says What War Is About?.


1.      Army of the Potomac, Vol. 3, McClellan’s First Campaign: March-May 1862 by Russel H. Beatie

2.      The Emancipation Proclamation: Three Views by Harold Holzer, Edna Greene Medford and Frank J. Williams

3.      Huts and History: The Historical Archaeology of Military Encampament During the American Civil War edited by Clarence R. Geier, David G. Orr and Matthew B. Reeves


1.      Diary of a Union Lady, 1861-1865 by Maria Lydig Daly

Reviews from the Field

1.      Ball’s Bluff Battlefield Regional Park


Under the Weather Under the Scaffold.


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