Civil War Times – December 2012 – Table of Contents

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Great Weapon or ‘Fanciful Contraption’?
By Jason Emerson
Why did the Union Army give up on the Balloon Corps in 1863?

American Graffiti
By Kim A. O’ConnellThe doodles left behind by common soldiers help us see the war through their eyes

Union Rubicon
By William Marvel
Poor communications doomed Burnside’s troops to slaughter after crossing the Rappahannock

‘I Have With the Reg’t Been Through a Terrible Battle’
By Francis E. Pierce
A Union major’s firsthand account of the Battle of Fredericksburg

It Was Their Cause, Too
By Olivia Brown
Hundreds of women disguised themselves as men, eager to join the fighting

 

DEPARTMENTS

Letters&Opinion
Pro and con on “what ifs”

Past&Present
News, culture and events

Blue&Gray
Stonewall: The perfect soldier

Image&Insight
Building USS Kearsarge’s steam engine

Q&A
Ric Burns on Civil War death

Battlefields&Beyond
Hampton Roads

Gift Guide
CWT picks unique holiday gifts

Thoughts&Comments
Finding the war in unexpected places

Books&Media
War became revolution at Antietam

Sources&Credits
Other high-tech weapons and more

Old&Sold
The mark of a carpetbagger

 

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