Civil War Times – April 2012 – Table of Contents

FEATURES:

John Singleton Mosby’s Accidental Courage
By Glenn W. LaFantasie
Despite a runaway horse, the Gray Ghost triumphed at the village of Aldie in March 1863

What Wine Goes With Rat?
By Erika Mailman
Some Rebels drank fine wine while others suffered at the Siege of Port Hudson

The ’61 Springfield Rifle Musket
By Dr. Francis A. Lord
Can the bulk of casualties really be traced to one fearsome weapon?

Miss Alcott Goes to War
By Robert Sattelmeyer
The Little Women author published the war’s first nursing memoir

‘A Rebel Batery Unlimbered and Opened on Us’
Eyewitness account by Union Lieutenant William M. Reid of the Battle of Shiloh

War in Watercolors
By Michael A. Peake
German soldier-artist Adolph Mentzer’s unflinching portraits of war

DEPARTMENTS:

Letters&Opinion
John Mosby—or his little brother?

Past&Present
News, culture and events

Blue&Gray
McClellan, loved and loathed

Image&Insight
Pennsylvania Soldiers in Virginia

Q&A
Tony Horwitz on John Brown

Battlefields&Beyond
Pea Ridge, Ark.

Thoughts&Comments
Perceptions of war

Books&Media
A single volume on the conflict

Sources&Credits
Artifacts, websites and more

Old&Sold
Shipshape shade

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