Spring 2017

Vol. 7, No. 1

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The Scourge of the Confederacy
The Story of John Minor Botts, Virginia's most outspoken Unionist
By John J. Hennessy

Eyewitness to Gettysburg
Artist Edwin Forbes' watercolors of the Battle of Gettysburg, which he based on the sketches he made during the fighting, present the war's bloodiest engagement in vivid detail.

A Brothers' War
The wartime diaries of Thomas and Summerfield Petty, siblings from Virginia who fought on opposite sides during the Civil War, testify to a family divided by the conflict.
By John M. Coski


Editorial: Meet The Bison

Salvo: Facts, Figures & Items of Interest

          Travels: The Best Civil War Museums
          Voices: Raw Recruits
          Faces of War: Elizabeth's Father
          Preservation: Good News for Petersburg Battlefield
          Figures: The Cooper Shop Volunteer Refreshment Saloon
          Cost of War: Colonel Paul Joseph Revere's Sword
          In Focus: "He has lost his left arm but I my right"


          American Iliad: The Forgotten Bard, by Mark Grimsley

          Living History: Bringing Battles to Life, by Jenny Johnston

Books & Authors

         The B&A Q&A
               With Beverly Louise Brown

         The Books That Built Me
               By Matthew C. Hulbert

Parting Shot: The President in Petticoats