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Letters From Readers - March 2008 - America's Civil War

Published: January 04, 2008 at 11:33 am
High Water Mark? Regarding Steven Woodworth's contention that Gettysburg "signified nothing," ("West vs. East," America's Civil War, November 2007), I guess professional historians don't make their reputations by stating what has been obvious for 140 years. Granted Gettysburg was …

Letter From America's Civil War - March 2008

Published: January 04, 2008 at 11:32 am
Why Reenactors Are Important When Confederates in the Attic was published 10 years ago, its more vocal critics assailed it as a mere trav-elogue of author Tony Horwitz's tour of the South with, in their minds, a band of rather …

Table of Contents - January 2008 - America's Civil War

Published: October 29, 2007 at 3:49 pm
Subscribe toAmerica's Civil Warmagazine today! FEATURES Lincoln's Fleeting Hope for an Early End to the War By Tom Wheeler and Trevor K. Plante A newly discovered note penned by Abraham Lincoln after the Union victory at Gettysburg reveals …

Letter From America's Civil War - January 2008

Published: October 29, 2007 at 3:48 pm
Lincoln's Relentless Quest for Victory Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant were each genuinely honest, decent, compassionate men. But each of them could be utterly ruthless when it came to military decisions. Early in 1864, Lincoln decided that he and …

Table of Contents - November 2007 - America's Civil War

Published: September 07, 2007 at 3:26 pm
Subscribe toAmerica's Civil Warmagazine today! FEATURES West Versus EastBy Steven E. Woodworth Gettysburg and the Eastern theater have gotten most of the publicity, but the Western theater is where the Union defeated the Confederacy and won the …

Letter From America's Civil War - November 2007

Published: September 07, 2007 at 3:24 pm
The Old Man Was Right It was easy to make fun of Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott in the spring of 1861, so fat he could not mount a horse and "senile" at 75 years of age. It was easy to …

Table of Contents - September 2007 - America's Civil War

Published: July 02, 2007 at 4:14 pm
Subscribe toAmerica's Civil Warmagazine today! FEATURES America's Bloodiest DayGeorge McClellan's lucky find of Robert E. Lee's Special Orders No. 191 led to a fight near Antietam Creek on what became the bloodiest day in American history—September 17, …

Letters From Readers - September 2007 - America's Civil War

Published: July 02, 2007 at 4:13 pm
A Confederate and a Colt Named Peyton Since there has been much speculation on whether the quarterback Peyton Manning of the Indianapolis Colts is related to Major Peyton T. Manning of the Confederate Army and General James Longstreet's staff, I …

Letter From America's Civil War - September 2007

Published: July 02, 2007 at 4:11 pm
September is America's cruelest month. The three most costly events in human terms suffered by our country occurred in that ninth month of the year. On September 11, 2001, jets fell out of clear blue skies to kill roughly 3,000 …

Table of Contents - July 2007 - America's Civil War

Published: May 17, 2007 at 4:53 pm
Subscribe toAmerica's Civil Warmagazine today! FEATURES Annihilation of a RegimentBy J. David Petruzzi The 6th U.S. Cavalry was out for a bit of glory near Gettysburg, but the Confederate Laurel Brigade had other ideas for the bold …

Table of Contents - America's Civil War - May 2007

Published: May 01, 2007 at 11:58 am
Subscribe toAmerica's Civil Warmagazine today! FEATURES The Mystery of Private Edwin JemisonBy Alexandra Filipowski & Hugh T. Harrington This vulnerable young private's face has long been an icon of the Civil War. For years he was misidentified …

Letters From Readers: May 2007 America's Civil War Magazine

Published: March 16, 2007 at 3:42 pm
IRON BRIGADE Bonding With the Past Great stuff on the Iron Brigade in the March issue! I'm a reenactor, and several years ago when I participated in a living history event for the Wisconsin Veteran's Museum, Bill Brewster was kind …

Letter From May 2007 America's Civil War Magazine

Published: March 16, 2007 at 3:40 pm
When pursuing the truth about history, few would be able to use, and few would likely approve of, the methods of Major General Smedley D. Butler. In 1921, when he doubted that "Stonewall" Jackson's amputated left arm had been buried …

Letters From Readers -- March 2007 America's Civil War Magazine

Published: February 06, 2007 at 9:41 am
Remember Corporal-Captain Radar on M*A*S*H?My thanks for publishing the story of my telegrapher great-grandfather, Seargent Prentiss Peabody. There is one small correction that my family would appreciate. I want to point out to your editors the proper spelling of …

Letter From March 2007 America's Civil War Magazine

Published: February 06, 2007 at 9:39 am
For a long time, this image of Company I of the 7th Wisconsin of the Iron Brigade was thought to have been taken in the summer or early fall of 1862 on Upton's Hill, near Alexandria, Va. Recently some historians …

Letter from January 2007 America's Civil War

Published: November 28, 2006 at 11:48 am
Adjacent to Prospect Hill, the high ground defended by "Stonewall" Jackson at Fredericksburg, not far from the tracks of the Richmond, Fredericksburg & Potomac Railroad and on land over which naked Confederates were supposed to have charged, visitors will find …
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