The Beast turned loose in New Orleans
Benjamin Butler fed starving Southerners and prevented
the spread of deadly disease, but nobody remembers that.
By Alan G. Gauthreaux
Crescent City captured
A New York officer’s personal photo album offers a glimpse at the Union’s version of Occupy New Orleans.
Beauregard’s rude awakening at Shiloh
Victory seemed certain on Saturday night. On Sunday, the Rebels learned why you can’t take things for granted.
By Winston Groom
7 Days that made Robert E. Lee an icon
But for Joseph E. Johnston’s injury, the South’s most famous general might never have made a name for himself.
By Christine M. Kreiser
Inventing military dog tags
These conscientious soldiers were determined
to avoid being buried in a tomb of unknowns.
By David McCormick
A surprise visit from Morgan’s Raiders
Thomas Lewis had managed to avoid the war—until the night the war invaded his own farm.
By Joe Johnston
Field Notes Civil War news and history
Primary Sources Painful discovery at Kernstown
Legends Drumming up courage
Cease Fire TV talkers turned biographers
In Time of War May-June 1862
Reviews Civil War and civil rights, a thinking man’s diary, vying,for Vicksburg, Tennessee tussles and tales you might not have heard
Struck! Canteen? Armor? You be the judge