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

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The Mystery of Private Edwin Jemison
By 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 and the manner of his death remained unknown.

New York Divided
New York City, a bastion of Northern capitalism, had strong commercial and economic links to the Plantation South.

Left Behind at Chancellorsville
By Eric J. Mink
"Stonewall" Jackson's left arm lies a-mouldering in its own grave, with its own grave marker.

By Eric J. Mink"Stonewall" Jackson's left arm lies a-mouldering in its own grave, with its own grave marker.By Eric J. Mink"Stonewall" Jackson's left arm lies a-mouldering in its own grave, with its own grave marker.

Grant is Dead!
By Mark Grimsley
How would things have been different if Ulysses S. Grant had been killed in 1864?

A Question of Cowardice
By Dennis W. Brandt
Battle and disease posed the greatest threats to Civil War soldiers, but errors by the military justice system also caused casualties.


Telegraph Wire
News From the Front

On the Block
Civil War Memorabilia Sold at Auction


Eyewitness to War
In a letter to Robert E. Lee's son, Jeb Stuart laid out his desire for higher rank and his lack of confidence in one of his senior officers.
By Tonia J. Smith

Men and Materiel
A massive explosion rocked Pittsburgh in September 1862. Something had gone horribly wrong at the Allegheny Arsenal.
By James Wudarczyk

Letter From America's Civil War


A bullet from the same volley that mortally wounded "Stonewall" Jackson pierced topographical engineer Captain James Boswell's sketchbook, killing him.


Is there a Civil War monument or grave site that particularly moves you? If so, what is it and why?

Where Does Private Jemison Rest?
In a quiet cemetery in Milledgeville, Ga., one will find grave markers for Private Edwin Jemison, the youth who posed for one of the most iconic images of the Civil War. In this story, however, the authors prove his body likely lies not Milledgeville, but somewhere on the Malvern Hill battlefield.

Stonewall Jackson's Last Days
Dr. Hunter McGuire, Stonewall Jackson's 27-year-old medical director, chronicled the general's last days.

Battle of the Wilderness
As the Union army crossed the Rapidan River to commence its powerful spring offensive, Confederate General Robert E. Lee scrambled to divine his enemy's intentions. But not even Lee could fully pierce the fog of war.

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