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Published 12/5/2022

Extra Voices: Army Stragglers

By: The Civil War Monitor Category: Articles

In the Voices section of our Winter 2022 issue we highlighted quotes about the "straggling" of soldiers in the Union and Confederate armies. Unfortunately, we didn't have room to include all that we found. Below are those that just missed the cut.

Published 11/30/2022

TURLEY: The Gospel of Freedom (2022)

By: Caleb W. Southern Category: Book Reviews

Alicestyne Turley's "The Gospel of Freedom" is a recommended and valuable contribution to our understanding of the Underground Railroad, Black Evangelicalism, and abolition.

Published 11/29/2022

The Best Civil War Books of 2022

By: The Civil War Monitor Category: Articles

The Books & Authors section of our Winter 2022 issue contains our annual roundup of the year's best Civil War titles. As usual, we've enlisted a handful of Civil War historians, avid readers all, and asked them to pick their two favorite books published in 2022. Below are their selections.  We also gave them a chance to name an additional title or two that they’re looking forward to, books...

Published 11/23/2022

GREEN, JR.: The Nashville and Decatur Railroad in the Civil War (2022)

By: Scott Mingus, Sr. Category: Book Reviews

Walter R. Green Jr.'s "The Nashville and Decatur Railroad in the Civil War" is among the best of recent publications on individual railroads in the conflict.

Published 11/21/2022

Extra Dossier: George G. Meade

By: The Civil War Monitor Category: Articles

For the Dossier section of our Fall 2022 issue, we asked a panel of Civil War historians a series of questions about Union general George G. Meade, from what they most admired about the Army of the Potomac commander to their favorite book about him. Due to space constraints, we weren't able to include any of the answers to two of our questions for the panel. Below are the questions, and their...

Published 11/18/2022

Voices From the Army of Northern Virginia, Part 5

By: Gary W. Gallagher Category: Articles

Four division commanders wrote letters that rival the best from anyone who served in the Army of Northern Virginia. The men wrote frequently and perceptively: Lafayette McLaws, a Georgian and for a time the army’s senior division chief; North Carolinians William Dorsey Pender and Stephen Dodson Ramseur, who died of wounds at Gettysburg and Cedar Creek, respectively; and Gabriel C. Wharton, a...

Published 11/16/2022

BROWNING & SILVER: An Environmental History of the Civil War (2020)

By: Brett Bagur Category: Book Reviews

"An Environmental History of the Civil War" makes an important contribution to Civil War historiography.

Published 11/9/2022

LINK: The Last Fire-Eater (2022)

By: Brian Matthew Jordan Category: Book Reviews

William Link's "The Last Fire-Eater" situates Roger A. Pryor in larger historiographical currents.

Published 11/2/2022

ESCOTT: Black Suffrage (2022)

By: Ruth White Category: Book Reviews

Paul Escott's "Black Suffrage" focuses on Northern attitudes towards Black rights in the immediate aftermath of the Civil War.