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    You Command: Confederate Guerrilla Attack, 1863

    As commander of a force of irregular cavalrymen, YOU lead your men against Union troops at Fort Blair. In October 1863, the American Civil War continued to rage fiercely on bloody battlefields across the country, from the Atlantic coast to...

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    Armchair General- Letter from the Editor January 2013

    Forgotten History- Revealed! Although our popular Forgotten History department regularly presents some of the most intriguing yet little known battles and events throughout history, this issue features several additional articles on...

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    Wargame Review- Armchair General March 2013

    Scourge of War: Antietam Scourge of War: Antietam is a real-time tactical wargame covering the September 1862 Battle of Antietam. Gamers take command of a brigade, division or corps as part of the larger Union or Confederate army....

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    Interactive: Civil War Infantry Attack, 1863

    Choose the correct plan for a Union infantry company attacking Confederate defenders. You are Union Army Captain Samuel Marks, commander of Company C, 18th Illinois Infantry Regiment. Your unit, mainly composed of combat experienced...

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    The Andersonville Trial, 1865

    Was Confederate Captain Henry Wirz America’s first war criminal, or was he merely a scapegoat? Captain Henry Wirz, a Swiss citizen and Confederate officer during the American Civil War, was commandant of the infamous Andersonville Prison...

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    What Next, General? Hooker at Chancellorsville, 1863

    As Major General Joseph Hooker, can YOU defeat General Robert E. Lee and win a stunning Union victory? It is May 1, 1863, as you assume the role of Major General Joseph Hooker, commander of the Union Army of the Potomac. Known as...

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    You Command Solution: Confederate Guerrilla Attack, 1863

    Historical outcome and winning Reader Solutions to CDG #54, January. The January 2013 issue of General Armchair ® presented the Combat Decision Game “Confederate Guerrilla Attack, 1863.” This CDG placed readers in the role of...

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    The Birth of Modern War

    How the 1860s changed the fields of battle forever. The 10-year span that began with the American Civil War in 1861 and climaxed with a Prussian-led German army besieging Paris in 1870 changed warfare as profoundly as – and certainly...

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    Lincoln Chooses War, 1861

    How America’s president led his country into the Civil War. On November 6, 1860, Abraham Lincoln of Illinois was elected president of the United States. Running against a split Democratic Party (two Democratic candidates), with a...

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    Reviews- Armchair General July 2013

    Hell or Richmond by Ralph Peters (Tor Forge, 2013).  Peters follows his best-selling Civil War historical novel (Tor Forge, 2012) with an- Cain at Gettysburg other triumph of meticulous scholarship, compelling characterization and...

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    Ten Myths of Gettysburg

    The battle of lies that trailed the battle of blood. No other battle in history has fallen victim to as many myths and outright lies as Gettysburg – not Thermopylae or Waterloo, not even Balaclava, Verdun or the Tet Offensive....

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    Armchair General- July 2013 Letter from the Editor

    Gettysburg 150th Anniversary Exactly 150 years ago this July 1, two mighty armies met at an obscure Pennsylvania town, precipitating a three-day bloodbath that was the American Civil War’s greatest battle. Confederate General Robert E....

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    The Great Wagon Train Heist

    For the rebels, Cabin Creek proved too little, too late. But the victory was fun while it lasted. n a bright moonlit night, Confederate Brig. Gen. Richard M. Gano, a former physician and respected Indian fighter from Grapevine, Texas,...

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    The Battle of Honey Springs, 1863

    How Union forces won the “Gettysburg of Indian Territory.” In most histories of the Civil War, scant attention is paid to the battles and actions in the Trans-Mississippi area – the vast region west of the Mississippi River. Although...

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    William T. Sherman Joins the Navy

    Throughout the American Civil War, both sides understood the importance of railroads and rivers, the two primary means of moving goods and people across vast distances. In A Blaze of Glory, the first volume in Jeff Shaara’s Civil War...

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    ‘A Strange and Blighted Land’

    After the Rebels retreated, Gettysburg faced a second invasion, the work of thieves and scavengers, nurses and gravediggers. They came by the thousands to the scene of death and suffering. Some came to help the wounded and comfort the...