Civil War Times
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
Published: January 21, 2010 at 5:23 pm
Lincoln's remarks gratified the war's proponents and silenced his critics
Published: January 20, 2010 at 10:03 am
Confederates accepted capital punishment as a necessary evil on the path to independence.
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 …
Published: September 30, 2009 at 3:57 pm
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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…
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 …
Published: August 27, 2008 at 6:51 pm
Civil War Times
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 …
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.
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.
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."
Published: April 30, 2008 at 4:54 pm
A Southerner learns the skeleton in her family closet wore a coat of Union blue.
Published: April 30, 2008 at 4:48 pm
William Nelson Pendleton was far more effective behind a pulpit than he was as Robert E. Lee's chief of artillery in the Army of Northern Virginia.
Published: February 20, 2008 at 7:24 pm
Hiram Berdan's green-coated marksmen of the 1st United States Sharp Shooters made things miserable for the Confederates around Yorktown, Virginia.