Contents: Winter 2014 (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.
By Brooks D. Simpson
The Radicals' War
The story of the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War, the Republican-led congressional oversight body that hounded generals, pressured the president, and bore witness to atrocities.
By Fergus M. Bordewich
For the thousands of Union soldiers who escaped Confederate captivity in South Carolina during the war's final months, the path to freedom was long and treacherous.
By Lorien Foote
Editorial: Looking Back ... and Moving Forward
Salvo: Facts, Figures & Items of Interest
Travels: A Visit to Nashville
Voices: Last Words
Living History: Researcher Mark Dunkelman
Figures: The Minie Ball
Preservation: Another Chapter in Battlefield Preservation
Disunion: The Civil War and the Southern Belle
In Focus: Rebel Raider Overseas
Casualties of War: Nathaniel Gordon
Battlefield Echoes: The Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid
Books & Authors:
The Best Civil War Books of 2014
With A. Wilson Greene, Kathryn Shively Meier, Kevin M. Levin,
Gerald J. Prokopowicz, Lesley J. Gordon, and Andrew Wagnehoffer
Parting Shot: War Games