Summer 2015

Vol. 5, No. 2

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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.

Closing Act
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