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  • America's Civil War Magazine

    United We Stand

    Whatever other motives the Federals had for fighting the war, the ideal of ‘Union’ was the glue that held Northern resolve together. The loyal American citizenry fought a war for Union that also killed slavery. In a conflict that...

  • CIVIL WAR TIMES MAGAZINE

    Army Life in Brush Strokes

    A Union veteran completed a remarkable sketchbook of his war service Frederick E. Ransom came from a distinguished military family. His father, Truman, served as the head of Vermont’s Norwich University, a respected military academy, and...

  • AMERICA'S CIVIL WAR MAGAZINE

    Unsung Heroes: 10 Union Generals Who Won Without All the Headlines

    There must be more historians of the Civil War than there were generals fighting it,” David Herbert Donald declared in his book Lincoln Reconsidered: Essays on the Civil War Era, adding dryly: “Of the two groups, the historians are the...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Exhibit Review: When Duty Whispers

    When Duty Whispers: Concord and the Civil War Concord Museum, Through September 18, 2011 concordmuseum.org The Concord Museum in Concord, Mass., is well stocked with artifacts that tell of the town’s founding, its Revolutionary heritage...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Book Review: The Union War

    The Union War by Gary W. Gallagher, Harvard University Press In a 2008 study, Gary W. Gallagher lamented that the process of evaluating how the Northern war effort acted as an agent of emancipation and freedom seemed to have led historians...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    Yankee Super Gun

    Could two batteries of 4.5-inch rifles have prevented Pickett’s Charge? As the Army of the Potomac moved north toward Gettysburg late in June 1863, trying to track down the Army of Northern Virginia, the men of Batteries B and M, 1st...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Book Review: The Enemy Within

    The Enemy Within: Fears of Corruption in the Civil War North Michael Thomas Smith; University of Virginia Press Probing why Northerners seemed to be obsessed with corruption, Michael Smith concludes it was because “they had been educated...

  • America's Civil War Magazine

    Her War: Fighting Sarah Thompson

    Union troops in Confederate territory opposition from secessionist women. Confederates, expected however, hadn’t anticipated having to do battle with Union-sympathizing Southern women. Unionism among Southerners was an unexpected and...

  • MHQ Magazine

    The Civil Warrior

    Through his pioneering histories of the Civil War, it was said, Bruce Catton “made us hear the sounds of battle and cherish peace.”   IN 1923 A YOUNG REPORTER FOR THE CLEVELAND PLAIND DEALER set out to interview Civil...

  • CIVIL WAR TIMES MAGAZINE

    Insight: Paid for in Blood

    Students are inspired to think deeply about history when they visit historic ground Civil War Battlefields bring the past vividly to life. Walking these sites enables us to make a connection with earlier Americans that cannot be duplicated...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    CWT Book Review: George Crook

    George Crook: From the Redwoods to Appomattox Paul Magid; University of Oklahoma Press Biographies, the late Joseph Harsh once declared, are “the lowest form of history.” Fortunately for readers of From Redwoods to Appomattox—the...

  • Civil War Times Magazine

    As a Union Prisoner Saw the Battle of Gettysburg

    Captured on July 1, 1863, and assigned to tend to wounded troops, this spunky Union cavalryman had an unforgettable experience: he watched Pickett’s Charge from a grandstand seat on a rooftop. From 50 years ago: The author of this...

  • America's Civil War Magazine

    Busted!: John E. Cook

    John E. Cook was a law clerk, dandy, womanizer and excellent shot. And he was John Brown’s eyes and ears in Harpers Ferry, Va., before Brown’s raid on the federal arsenal there in October 1859. In his new book, Steven Lubet details...

  • America's Civil War Magazine

    Missouri Mayhem

    Six months into the war, a major loss in the Ozarks made the score Rebs 2, Yanks 0. Missouri was a mess. A state convention overwhelmingly rejected secession in March 1861, but public sentiment was mixed. By late July, Brig. Gen. Nathaniel...

  • America's Civil War Magazine

    America’s Civil War Film Review: Copperhead

    Copperhead Directed by Ron Maxwell, 2013, 120 minutes The value of director Ron Maxwell’s (Gettysburg, Gods and Generals) latest Civil War offering is that it deals with a topic frequently overlooked in most Americans’ education about...

  • AMERICA'S CIVIL WAR MAGAZINE

    Last Shot of the Civil War Wounds One

    The 6-pound round of Confederate solid shot rolled into the fire and exploded. Shrapnel flew throughout the room full of Federal soldiers. Miraculously, no one was killed. A few men incurred minor injuries, and one, Private Harry Chait of...