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  • War on the Water: A Little Russian Roulette

    Citizens of New York awoke the morning of September 11, 1863, to discover a 33-gun screw frigate anchored off Pier 8 in the city’s harbor. The ship flew what was clearly a...

  • The Great Wagon Train Heist

    For the rebels, Cabin Creek proved too little, too late. But the victory was fun while it lasted. n a bright moonlit night, Confederate Brig. Gen. Richard M. Gano, a former...

  • The Brigade That Never Quit: Chalmers’ Mississippians at Shiloh

    ames R. Chalmers was not satisfied. The Mississippian had enjoyed a long, successful life, making his name and fortune as a lawyer and a planter; as a vocal member of the...

  • Killed at Gettysburg

    Letters reveal pain of those left behind n the weeks following the July 1863 Battle of Gettysburg, tens of thousands of families waited anxiously for word of the fate of their...


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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.