Number 6 (December 2008)

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Civil War Times, Volume 47, Number 6 (December 2008)
Civil War Times, Volume 47, Number 6 (December 2008)

74 Pages

Cover Story

Shiloh’s False Hero…..28

by Timothy B. Smith

There’s a vast difference between what Union General Benjamin Prentiss actually did in April 1862 and what the history books claim he did.

Plus: A detailed map of Shiloh and the notorious “Hornets’ Nest”.


Incognito in Baltimore…..36

by Harold Holzer

To get to D.C., President-elect Lincoln had to don a disguise and go by the code name ‘Nuts’.

‘General Wheat, Is That You?’…..42

by Michael P. Musick

Is a newly discovered ambrotype really the legendary Rebel General Chatham R. Wheat?

Dark Days in the Southland…..46

by Stephen Budiansky

A vivid portrait of the defeated South, penned by a Yankee reporter just after the war ended.

‘The Monitor Is No More’…..54

by Walter Bonora

The famous ironclad’s untimely end off Cape Hatteras made for high drama on the stormy seas.


Mail Call…..11

Civil War Today…..16

Edited by Linda Wheeler

New Midwest museum; pollution vs. battlefields; Witness Tree takes a hit.

Field Guide…..22

Hidden treasures on the north side of Antietam battlefield.


by Dana B. Shoaf

Harold Holzer pulls Abraham Lincoln out of a hat.

Letter From Civil War Times…..27

‘Bull Head’.


1.      The Dark Intrigue: The True Story of a Civil War Conspiracy by Frank Van Der Linden

2.      Causes Won, Lost & Forgotten-How Hollywood and Popular Art Shape What We Know About the Civil War by Gary Gallagher

3.      Decision in the Heartland-The Civil War in the West by Steven E. Woodworth

4.      Immortal Captives: The Story of 600 Confederate Officers and the United States Prisoner of War Policy by Mauriel P. Joslyn

5.      Awaiting the Heavenly Country-The Civil War and America’s Culture of Death by Mark S. Schantz

6.      George Stoneman: A Biography of the Union General by Ben Fuller Fordney

7.      Andersonville (DVD) directed by John Frankenheimer


1.      Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War by Herman Melville


Hiking Antietam’s trails, exploring the Interpretive Center at Corinth and more.

Rank & File…..74

Union tars-ready to rumble.


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