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  • A Conservation Miracle: The USS Monitor Coat

    Ruins hauled up in 2002 from the wreck of USS Monitor, which sank during a New Year’s Eve storm off the North Carolina coast in 1862, proved a treasure trove for conservators at...

  • 5 Questions: A Timely Save

    Civil War Trust President Jim Lighthizer, On the Rescue of a Storied Gettysburg landmark. Beside a busy highway on the outskirts of Gettysburg, Pa., stands a small stone house,...

  • The Sounds of Silence

    Acoustic shadows bedeviled commanders on both sides during the war.   “I received with astonishment the intelligence of the severe fighting that commenced at 2...

  • Well Armed

    At the West Point Foundry, an ordnance genius engineered devastating cannons At the beginning of the 19th century, it was unthinkable for a nation to try to wage war or establish...


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Published since 1987, America’s Civil War strives to deliver to our readers the best articles on the most formative and tumultuous period of American history — the Civil War. Noted authors present the many battles, personalities and fascinating stories of the period.