From The Editor
by James P. Kushlan
Notes From The Field
McClellan, von Clausewitz, And The Politics Of War
by Ethan S. Rafuse
A comparison with a classic military work suggests McClellan’s strategy may have been a well-reasoned effort to win without opening the floodgates of “total war”.
Character Confirmed: The Life Of Douglas Southall Freeman
by David E. Johnson
Robert E. Lee would have stood in awe of his most single-minded biographer.
Vicksburg: The Epitome Of Interservice Cooperation
by Jonas L. Goldstein
For a Union admiral to cooperate willingly and cheerfully with the army was unheard of; at Vicksburg, it was the key to success.
Enshrining The Memory Of Pickett’s Charge
by Carol Reardon
Old soldiers’ memories, the changing face of a battlefield, and the work of historians clashed and mingled as Americans struggled to interpret Pickett’s Charge fifty years after it happened.
“Giving Them Aid And Comfort”
by Gregg Woodall
General David E. Twiggs surrendered a huge amount of Federal property in Texas on the eve of the Civil War. Did he have any other choice?
The Man Who Troubled The Waters
by Alan B. Flanders
A search through the primary sources identifies the mind behind the first ship of the modern navy: the C.S.S. Virginia.
Trampled Honor: Vaughn’s Brigade At Piedmont
by Donahue Bible
Unfairly branded as slackers after an 1864 engagement in the Shenandoah Valley, a group of Confederates from east Tennessee finally gets its due.