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'A Stupid Old Useless Fool'

Robert K. Krick | 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.

Killers in Green Coats

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.

Table of Contents - February 2008 - Civil War Times

Published: December 20, 2007 at 11:50 am
Subscribe to Civil War Times magazine today! FEATURES 'This Is My Last Letter to You' By Drew Gilpin Faust The four-year bloodbath forced Americans to confront mortality as they never had before. The resulting cultural changes linger to this day.…

Letter From Civil War Times - February 2008

Published: December 20, 2007 at 11:48 am
Failed Expectation The Civil War dashed many expectations, and the image on this page mocks two such instances: Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan and the ironclad Galena. "Little Mac" was the West Point–trained exemplar of an American military man …

Death and Civil War America: Interview with Drew Gilpin Faust

Published: December 20, 2007 at 11:46 am
Drew Gilpin Faust discusses her book, "This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War," a thoughtful study of the impact of the war's massive death toll on society and government.

USS Galena: De-evolution of a Warship

Eric Ethier | Published: December 20, 2007 at 11:33 am
The ironclad USS Galena failed to live up to its "impervious" reputation and ended its career as a wooden-walled warship, but it saved lives at the Battle of Mobile Bay.

Table of Contents - January 2008 - Civil War Times

Published: November 15, 2007 at 3:27 pm
Subscribe toCivil War Timesmagazine today! FEATURES Why Lew Was Late By Timothy B. Smith Union General Lew Wallace tried to convince anyone who would listen that he knew where he was and what he was doing at Shiloh …

Letters From Readers - January 2008 - Civil War Times

Published: November 15, 2007 at 3:26 pm
Don't Forget Camp Morton In the October 2007 "Ask Civil War Times" section, a reader asked whether there was a Union equivalent to the Confederacy's horrific Andersonville Prison. Your answer did not include Camp Morton, the infamous Union facility …

Letter From Civil War Times - January 2008

Published: November 15, 2007 at 3:25 pm
What brought about the defeat of the Confederacy? For many years the prevailing theory was fairly simple: The Confederacy lost by a force of arms, beaten down on battlefields such as Shiloh?(see P. 30) by numerically superior Union armies. But …

Coming Apart From the Inside: How Internal Strife Brought Down the Confederacy

David J. Eicher | Published: November 15, 2007 at 3:23 pm
Politicians and generals on the Confederate side have long been lionized as noble warriors who heroically fought for an honorable cause that had little chance of succeeding. In reality, the Confederate leadership was rife with infighting.

Table of Contents - November/December 2007 - Civil War Times

Published: October 04, 2007 at 2:29 pm
Subscribe toCivil War Timesmagazine today! FEATURES Against All Odds By Jason Phillips Diehard Rebels refused to accept defeat, finding strength in God, rumor and their own version of reality. Singer's Secret Service Corp: Causing Chaos During the Civil …

Letter From Civil War Times - November/December 2007

Published: October 04, 2007 at 2:26 pm
Stories about a future president evolving from a greenhorn to a victorious commander in the wilds of Kentucky (P. 42), diehard Confederates who refused to lay down their arms (P. 22), veterans reuniting at Gettysburg (P. 36) and an artist …

Singer's Secret Service Corps: Causing Chaos During the Civil War

Mark K. Ragan | Published: October 04, 2007 at 2:24 pm
Edgar C. Singer and his Secret Service Corps pioneered underwater mine and submarine research for the Confederacy from tiny La Vaca, Texas.

Table of Contents - October 2007 - Civil War Times

Published: September 05, 2007 at 3:13 pm
Subscribe toCivil War Timesmagazine today! FEATURES Black Soldiers, Southern Victory? By Frank van der Linden Major General Patrick Cleburne's plan to send slaves into battle fell on deaf ears and doomed his career. Arming the South With Guns …

Letter from Civil War Times - October 2007

Published: September 05, 2007 at 3:10 pm
Madness Great and Small The War Between the States was madness manifest on a grand scale in its enormous loss of life, limb and treasure. But madness at a more personal level also shaped the course of the war in …

America's Civil War: Arming the South With Guns From the North

Gerard A. Patterson | Published: September 05, 2007 at 3:06 pm
Confederate battlefield victories depended in part on supplies of Northern weapons, particularly early in the war. William J. Hardee and Paul J. Semmes were sent North to procure those guns.
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