Number 2 (April 2008)

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Civil War Times, Volume 47, Number 2 (April 2008)
Civil War Times, Volume 47, Number 2 (April 2008)

74 Pages

Cover Story

Killers in Green Coats…..26

by R.L. Murray

Many Rebels “bit the dust” when Colonel Hiram Berdan’s marksmen took their deadly skills into the field during the 1862 Peninsula Campaign.

Plus: Sharpshooter Gear…..34

United States Sharp Shooter artifacts and weapons.


Harvesting the Dead…..36

by Drew Gilpin Faust

Unprecedented campaigns-both public and private-were launched to locate, identify and reinter dead soldiers in the war’s aftermath.

Lincoln at Gettysburg?…..44

by Bob Zeller

An enhanced view of one of Alexander Gardner’s Gettysburg Address images raises new questions.

Look Away Dixie Land…..46

by Michael C. Hardy

The South’s unofficial anthem has gained an enduring role in America’s consciousness.  Who wrote it?

‘Only Take the Top Rail’…..52

by Earl McElfresh

Thousands of miles of fences went up in campfire smoke or were destroyed during battle, contributing to the devastation of the South’s rural economy.


Mail Call…..9

Semmes, Stonewall, Shiloh and Smalls.

Civil War Today…..13

Edited by Linda Wheeler

A brave Confederate’s resting place; how to make a death mask; will you need a gas mask to visit Monocacy?


by Peter S. Carmichael

Matt Gallman talks about fearless Anna Elizabeth Dixon, crusader for and critic of the Republican Party.

Field Guide…..22

by Chris Howland

Shiloh-A place of battle and beauty.

Letter From Civil War Times…..25

A Place for Reflection.


1.      The Bloody Shirt: Terror After Appomattox by Stephen Budiansky

2.      Lincoln Legends: Myths, Hoaxes, and Confabulations Associated With Our Greatest President by Edward Steers

3.      History Teaches Us to Hope: Reflections on the Civil War and Southern History by Charles P. Roland, edited by John David Smith

4.      Confederate Sailors, Marines and Signalmen from Virginia and Maryland by Robert J. Driver Jr.

5.      The Horrid Pit: The Battle of the Crater, the Civil War’s Cruelest Mission by Alan Axelrod

6.      Blood, Tears, and Glory: How Ohioans Won the Civil War by James Bissland


1.      The Stonewall Brigade by James I. Robertson Jr.


Find out more about this issue’s battles, topics and personalities.

Common Soldier…..74

An overburdened Rebel recruit.


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