Contents: Summer 2015 (Vol. 5, No. 2)
Angels of War
Like the men they saw off to the front, women too felt the pull of patriotism at the outbreak of the Civil War. For many wives, daughters, and sisters—northern and southern, young and old—the most useful way to support country and cause was to volunteer as a nurse.
In the last months of the Civil War, Texas and the Trans-Mississippi of the Confederacy struggled to hang on.
By Andrew W. Hall
Death and Life on Belle Isle
An idyllic setting on the James River—where modern Richmonders bike, swim, run, and relax—belies a dark Civil War history.
By John M. Coski
Editorial: Angels of War
Salvo: Facts, Figures & Items of Interest
Travels: A Visit to Jackson
Voices: Dog Days
Dossier: Robert E. Lee
Preservation: Saving the Heart of Antietam
Figures: The Rifle Musket
Disunion: Lee Surrendered, But His Lieutenants Kept Fighting
Cost of War: George C. Clapp Letters
In Focus: Richmond in Ruins
Books & Authors:
Voices from the Army of the Potomac, Part 5
By Gary W. Gallagher
The Books That Built Me
By Brian Matthew Jordan
Parting Shot: An Invisible Wound