by Keith Poulter
Letters to the Editor
Al Nofi’s Knapsack
by Al Nofi
Without Mercy, And Without The Blessings Of God
by Daniel E. Sutherland
Sutherland discusses guerilla warfare in the South, including the possibility of the Confederacy conducting a successful large scale guerilla war.
“A Grim Warning To Others Of Their Kind…
by James M. Prichard
Captain Herbert King and his band of partisan cavalry found themselves trapped behind the Confederate advance in Kentucky in October 1862. He and his men were captured during the Perryville Campaign and the entire group was hanged at Cumberland Ford on the Cumberland River.
North & South Back Issues
Do You Know?
The Battle of Bisland
by Lawrence Lee Hewitt and R. Christopher Goodwin
The Battle of Bisland, fought on April 13, 1863, was a part of Nathaniel Banks’ campaign up the Bayou Teche. His opponent was Richard Taylor and forces from his District of Western Louisiana.
“Let Me Edge In To Your Bright Fire”
by James Marten
Civil War soldiers often thought of their families while they were off fighting the war. Marten discusses the letters of soldiers who longed to be with their families, and the events that they missed, such as birthdays and Christmas.
Devil’s Den: Death of a Sharpshooter
by James C. Groves
Was the famous image of a dead Confederate sharpshooter in Devil’s Den a fake? This was the commonly held view until recently. Groves now believes that this photo is indeed genuine, and that the photographers moved the body AFTER taking that picture.
The Government Gives, And The Captain Takes Away
by Dennis J. Pringle
Pringle discusses the pay rates of the Union Navy. He also goes into the common forms of discipline used in the seagoing service.
The Adventures Of Private John Holman
by Thomas P. Lowry, M.D.
John Holman of the 2nd California was fined $40 and sentenced to hard labor for four months after repeatedly going on alcoholic benders and disappearing for days at a time.