America’s Civil War – September 2010 – Table of Contents

FEATURES

Fighting Words
William Tecumseh Sherman and John Bell Hood didn’t mince words over Atlanta.

Irreconcilable Differences
North and South were so fundamentally contrary that everybody could see a day of reckoning coming—but nobody could stop it.
By Winston Groom

Shame in the Shenandoah
New Market proved to be Union General Franz Sigel’s Waterloo.
By Charles R. Knight

Witness to Battle
Some veterans record their battlefield memories in diaries. Captain James Hope put his Antietam memories on canvas. Big canvas.
By Ted Alexander

Getting Away With Murder
There’s more than one way for a general to die. Some might say they had it coming.
By Ron Soodalter

DEPARTMENTS

Letters

Open Fire!
Civil War news and history

5 Questions
A fond Antietam farewell

Cease Fire
Historian Harold Holzer calls for a national reassessment

Legends
Real men eat beef—just ask General Wade Hampton

A Civil War Chronology

Prologue

Reviews
Fightin’ Irish, pride & politics, running tight ships, Jersey boys and a devil of a novel

Struck!
In some battles it doesn’t even pay to duck

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