Number 8 (October 2007)

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Civil War Times, Volume 46, Number 8 (October 2007)
Civil War Times, Volume 46, Number 8 (October 2007)


Black Soldiers, Southern Victory?…..28

by Frank van der Linden

Major General Patrick Cleburne’s plan to send slaves into battle fell on deaf ears and doomed his career.

Arming the South with Guns from the North…..36

by Gerard A. Patterson

Confederate armies depended heavily on supplies of Northern weapons purchased at the war’s outset.

Inside Andersonville…..40

Edited by George Skoch

A chilling eyewitness account of everyday life in a prison where one in four inmates died.

The Wild World of Jim Lane…..48

by Eric Ethier

A slippery opportunist with a violent temper, the senator-soldier from Indiana played a big part in keeping Kansas in Union hands.

Mary Todd Lincoln’s Lost Letters…..54

by Jason Emerson

Newly discovered correspondence sheds light on an old question: Just how crazy was the first lady?

Vindication Maps…..61

by Tobin Beck

A cartographic reexamination of the Second Battle of Bull Run proved Maj. Gen. Fitz-John Porter was wrongly blamed for the Union defeat.


Mail Call…..4

Civil War Today…..9

by Linda Wheeler

Turning Points…..15

by Jeffry D. Wert

Shiloh: Johnston’s Bold Stroke Falls Short.

In Their Footsteps…..19

by Jay Wertz

Charleston: The City Where the War Began.


Contributed by Terry L. Baker

My Great-Cousin Marcellus (Marcellus Pointer): A Proud Confederate to His Dying Day.

Letter From Civil War Times…..27

Madness Great and Small.


1.      Reading the Man: A Portrait of Robert E. Lee Through His Private Letters by Elizabeth Brown Pryor

2.      Shiloh and the Western Campaigns of 1862 by O. Edward Cunningham, edited by Gary D. Joiner and Timothy B. Smith

3.      Cry Havoc! The Crooked Road to Civil War, 1861 by Nelson D. Lankford


1.      Within The Plantation Household by Elizabeth Fox-Genovese




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