Published: March 05, 2013 at 11:15 am
Clear and concise
I've always liked America's Civil War, but the March issue was great and particularly easy to understand. I am not a military person, nor am I well versed in mapmaking. I am often confounded by descriptions …
Published: November 09, 2012 at 5:56 pm
Light my fire
Excellent cover of Phil Sheridan and The Burning (November 2012). Had I not already been a subscriber, I would have bought the issue off the newsstand. As it was, it seemed to light up the inside of …
Published: May 20, 2011 at 10:28 am
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United We Stand
For Federal recruits, "Union" was more than an ideal. It was darn near everything.
By Gary W. Gallagher
How to Market a Milestone
Fifty years ago, Americans commemorated the war's anniversary with …
Published: March 14, 2011 at 9:57 am
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Jackson, Johnston and Conflicting Interests
Hold Harpers Ferry??No problem, said Jackson. Big problem, said Johnston.
By Dennis Frye
Looking for a Few Good Men
You can't have a war without soldiers, and you can't recruit …
Published: January 26, 2011 at 3:51 pm
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A Shot in the Dark
As P.G.T. Beauregard took aim at Fort Sumter, neither side had a clue what they were getting into.
By Winston Groom
Opening Salvo at Fort Sumter
Our special …
Published: November 08, 2010 at 3:21 pm
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The Gray Ghost always seemed to know where to scare up a little Yankee terror.
By Teri Johnson
The Hairy Nation Goes to War
The boys from Davis County, Iowa, were spoilin' for a good …
Published: September 08, 2010 at 1:34 pm
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Joseph Gilbert agreed to report the president's 'few appropriate remarks,' and wound up recording history.
By Richard Pyle
Shooting Above the Clouds
Whether you were armed with …
Published: July 07, 2010 at 8:51 am
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William Tecumseh Sherman and John Bell Hood didn't mince words over Atlanta.
North and South were so fundamentally contrary that everybody could see a day of reckoning coming—but nobody could stop …
Published: April 29, 2010 at 1:09 pm
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Rebels in Check
Nobody played the game better than Bobby Lee. Until his luck ran out at Gettysburg.
By Ethan Rafuse
Could This Man Have Stopped the War?
James Buchanan left a monumental mess …
Published: March 01, 2010 at 4:24 pm
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Shock, Awe and a Colossal Failure
The idea for the Crater was pure genius. Sometimes good ideas go bad.
By Jeffrey Maciejewski
Partisan, Terrorist, Soldier, Spy
A subversive by any other name would …
Published: January 27, 2010 at 10:18 am
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Why Cotton Got to Be King
Those Southern planters were always looking for the Next Big Thing.
by Robert Behre
The Race Is On
John Brown spooked politicos all over …
Published: January 26, 2010 at 12:38 pm
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A Port in the Storm
The surge of secession provokes an ocean of worry in Annapolis.
By Mike Clem
With all that bickering in the East, no wonder the West was …
Published: September 15, 2009 at 9:01 pm
Fury in Vermont
by Ron Soodal
Spies and robbers. Intrigue and deception. The raid on St. Albans had all the elements of a big-budget adventure flick.
A Tall Tale of Chickamauga
by Gordon Berg
Why let a few …
Published: August 14, 2008 at 4:46 pm
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John Brown Gordon's Nine Lives
by Marc Leepson
Confederate General John B. Gordon owed his life to luck, a bullet hole in his cap and a faithful wife with a whole lot of …
Published: February 26, 2008 at 7:50 pm
A Place for Reflection
It's hard to imagine the United States without Arlington National Cemetery. That solemn garden of stone is an American icon, a "must see" on visits to Washington, D.C. Guidebooks enable visitors to pay their respects to …
Published: January 04, 2008 at 11:34 am
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My 15 Minutes Out of the AtticBy Robert Lee Hodge From the cover of Confederates in the Attic to a "Primetime Live" television feature, a reenactor discovered the fleeting nature of …