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Special Issue: The War Ends

Vol. 5, No. 1

Cover story: John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln at Ford's Theatre on April 14, 1865. But who—or what—else shared the blame for the president's death?                                                                                                        

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"A One-Armed Jersey Son-of-a-Gun"

Vol. 4, No. 1

Cover story: An unquenchable thirst for war transforms a restless son of privilege into a fearless but controversial commander.                                                                                                        

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Broken Soldiers

Vol. 4, No. 2

Stories of the Civil War's wounded, from battlefield to recovery and beyond. A special photo feature.       

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Broken Promise

Vol. 4, No. 3

Robert E. Lee was the Confederacy's greatest general. But did he live up to the legacy of his own military hero?       

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Campaign Promise

Vol. 4, No. 4

Defeating Robert E. Lee's army was only one of the challenges facing Ulysses S. Grant in 1864. Just as crucial was ensuring President Abraham Lincoln's reelection.     

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Lincoln Considered

Vol. 3, No. 1

Cover story: Steven Spielberg's new movie has been hailed as a cinematic masterpiece. But does it hold up as a piece of history?                                                                                                        

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Gettysburg Special Issue

 Vol. 3, No. 2       

Cover story: Think getting into Harvard is tough? Try gaining entry into Gettysburg's elite cadre of licensed battlefield guides.            

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Why I Fight

Vol. 3, No. 3       

Cover story: Why reenact the Civil War? One devotee of the hobby explains its multifaceted and enduring appeal.    


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The 25 Most Influential*

 Vol. 3, No. 4       

Cover story: Some of the conflict's most significant players remain largely unknown. We polled leading historians—and ranked their picks—for the most influential people who never got their due.   

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Birth of a Demon

Vol. 2, No. 1

Cover story: How Sherman won—then lost—the South.


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1862 Special Issue

 Vol. 2, No. 2

1862: The War Turns Serious

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The Defiant Ones

Vol. 2, No. 3

Cover story: Outnumbered and outgunned during the siege of Petersburg, Rebel defenders remained supremely confident of victory.


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The Gentleman General

Vol. 2, No. 4

Cover story: How Harvard-educated lawyer Manning Ferguson Force helped save the day for the Union army in the battle for Atlanta.

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It Begins.

Our Premier Issue!

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Vol. 1, No. 2

Cover Story: George Armstrong Custer and the End of Innocence.

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