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Resources: June 2010

Published: March 29, 2010 at 4:05 pm
These books, images and Web sites provide additional information on topics featured in this issue of Civil War Times.

Northern Women and the Travails of War

Published: January 21, 2010 at 6:03 pm
Army at Home: Women and the Civil War on the Northern Home Front, by Judith Giesberg, University of North Carolina Press The world of Civil War women has been enriched over the past decade by a bounty of significant …

Resources: April 2010

Published: January 21, 2010 at 6:02 pm
P. 28, Field Guide: Williamsburg "The day after Christmas 1850, Williamsburg mayor John Maupin strolled out to his farm south of town lingered and chatted with his slaves until mid-afternoon, then announced he was going "home." Perhaps he meant his …

Students Campaign for James Ashely

Published: January 21, 2010 at 6:01 pm
Future Congressman James Ashley helped 24 slaves escape from bondage in Kentucky when he was 17.The Research History class at Washington High School is working to see that their favorite abolitionist gets a spot in the U.S. Capitol. For these …

Will Biographers Ever Get out of a Rut?

Gary W. Gallagher | Published: January 21, 2010 at 6:00 pm
Biographies of Civil War generals have appealed to generations of Americans. Famous commanders often attract readers who end up pursuing a lifelong interest in the conflict. J.E.B. Stuart played that role for me. As an 11-year-old, I was drawn to …

Table of Contents - April 2010 - Civil War Times

Published: January 21, 2010 at 5:24 pm
The April 2010 issue of Civil War Times features an interview with General James Longstreet, an examination of military justice and a look at war-time monuments.

Staying the Course at Gettysburg

William Marvel | Published: January 21, 2010 at 5:23 pm
Lincoln's remarks gratified the war's proponents and silenced his critics

Executing Justice

Kevin M. Levin | Published: January 20, 2010 at 10:03 am
Confederates accepted capital punishment as a necessary evil on the path to independence.

Murder and Mayhem Ride the Rails - Union Soldiers Rampage in Virginia

George E. Deutsch | Published: September 30, 2009 at 3:59 pm
Smoke and fire filled the skies south of Petersburg in December 1864 as the Army of the Potomac's V Corps targeted the Weldon Railroad. Dur­ing a raid along this vital supply line linking southeastern Virginia with North Carolina, liquor-fueled Federals …

Table of Contents - December 2009 Civil War Times

Published: September 30, 2009 at 3:57 pm
FEATURES Subscribe to Civil War TimesA Promise Fulfilled Exactly what the Emancipation Proclamation did—and did not—accomplish is still hotly debated By Harold Holzer Map: The Progress of Abolition In some states, the path to freedom was a much longer road…

Diehard Rebels: Jason Phillips and Aaron Sheehan-Dean Interview

Peter S. Carmichael | Published: October 13, 2008 at 2:24 pm
It's perfectly feasible to imagine that if the South had successfully left the Union, the West would also have split away Did Confederate soldiers lose the will to fight as the outlook began to appear bleak for the South late …

Table of Contents - October 2008 Civil War Times

Published: August 27, 2008 at 6:51 pm
Subscribe to Civil War Times magazine today! FEATURES Stumbling in Sherman's Path by Noah Andre Trudeau Confederate troops had numerous opportunities to stop, or at least delay, the March to the Sea, but they repeatedly botched the job 'I Saw …

Worn Out, Hungry and Broke: Confederate Discontent after Gettysburg

Peter S. Carmichael | Published: June 03, 2008 at 6:56 pm
The Civil War letters of two North Carolina soldiers reveal discontent in the post-Gettysburg Army of Northern Virginia.

Feeling the Past at Gettysburg

Glenn W. LaFantasie | Published: June 03, 2008 at 6:52 pm
The presence of the past can be felt at the Gettysburg battlefield, where so many Civil War soldiers laid down their lives.

Field Guide Vicksburg: Gibraltar of the Confederacy

Chris Howland | Published: May 30, 2008 at 4:59 pm
Take a photographic tour of the National Military Park at Vicksburg, Mississippi, with this collection of photos of monuments and terrain at the "Confederate Gibraltar."

Reimaginining the South

Tracy Thompson | Published: April 30, 2008 at 4:54 pm
A Southerner learns the skeleton in her family closet wore a coat of Union blue.
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