Current Issue

  • Faces of the Navy
  • "You Have Killed the Best Man in the Confederacy!"
  • The Western Way of War
  • The Fire of Philip Sheridan
  • Dossier: Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson
  • The Napoleon
  • Beauregard's LeMat
  • "Free State of Jones" — Compelling History
  • Sketches of War

    A look at the Civil War illustrations of artist F.O.C. Darley

    Read More
  • The Unintended Expert

    From our Spring 2016 issue ... How a chance encounter led Garry Adelman to a second career in Civil War history

    Read More
  • Embattled Banner

    Read an excerpt from our exclusive interview with author Tony Horwtiz on the recent Confederate flag backlash.

    Read More
  • The Dead of Antietam

    Alexander Gardner's haunting images of some of the casualties from the bloodiest single day of combat in American history

    Read More
  • Civil War Quarters

    A look at some of the war’s more common tents and shelters

    Read More
  • What Killed Stonewall?

    An examination of the reasons why the legendary Confederate commander did not survive his Chancellorsville wounding.

    Read More

Latest Posts

  • SOKOLOSKY & SMITH: "To Prepare for Sherman's Coming" (2015)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 8/24/2016 Author: Thomas M. Grace | 

    The authors display a mastery of the battlefield's swampy terrain...their study offers more than yet another drums and bugles account of a Civil War battle.

    Read More
  • GALLAGHER & JANNEY (eds.): Cold Harbor to the Crater (2015)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 8/17/2016 Author: Nate Buman | 

    ...offers a concise, approachable view of the end of the Overland Campaign, introducing several thoughtful examples of just how uncertain the war's outcome remained in 1864.

    Read More
  • McCARDLE: A Just and Holy Cause? (2016)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 8/10/2016 Author: George C. Rable | 

    Marcus Bethune Ely was a dutiful soldier, but no diehard Confederate.

    Read More
  • WOODWORTH & GREAR (eds.): The Tennessee Campaign of 1864 (2016)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 8/3/2016 Author: Ben H. Severance | 

    In the dying days of the Confederacy, the ill-fated Army of Tennessee embarked on a great forlorn hope to destroy a numerically superior foe, capture a heavily fortified city, and turn the war around.

    Read More
  • CONLIN: One Nation Divided by Slavery (2015)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 7/27/2016 Author: Kristen Epps | 

    This well-written, timely monograph enriches our understanding of the sectional conflict, the fluctuating nature of nationalism, and slavery's role in the memory of the American Revolution.

    Read More
  • KURTZ: Excommunicated from the Union (2015)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 7/20/2016 Author: William S. Cossen | 

    This slim, well-written volume offers a straightforward argument that should move the historiographical debate in a number of subjects: from the role of religion in the war and the significance of ethnic identity among soldiers, to the place of Catholics in the wider American society...

    Read More
  • EGAN: The Immortal Irishman (2016)

    Category: Book Reviews Posted: 7/20/2016 Author: Thomas J. Ryan | 

    Egan relates Meagher's steadfastness as commander of the Irish Brigade—steadfastness in the face of the mass slaughter of his men in battle after battle.

    Read More

The Bookshelf

"To Prepare for Sherman's Coming"

Author: Mark A. Smith

Reviewed by: Thomas M. Grace

Cold Harbor to the Crater (2015)

Author: Caroline Janney

Reviewed by: Nate Buman

A Just and Holy Cause? (2016)

Author: Linda S. McCardle

Reviewed by: George C. Rable

Newsletter

Sign up here for regular email updates, including our free newsletter and special offers.

Our Friends