Fall 2018

Vol. 8, No. 3

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Building the Perfect Army
What if you could create the ideal Civil War fighting force? Five top historians take their shot.
With Lorien Foote, Brian Matthew Jordan, Jennifer Murray, Ethan S. Rafuse, and Brooks D. Simpson

"Death Comes to Us by Many a Way"
A look at the fatal dangers that Civil War soldiers, sailors, and civilians faced away from the battlefield.
By Brian Steel Wills

Mr. Lincoln and the Monitor
The Union's famed ironclad warship had a fan in the country's president, who paid the vessel an eventful visit in the spring of 1862.
By Anna Gibson Holloway and Jonathan W. White


Editorial: Picking Favorites

Salvo: Facts, Figures & Items of Interest

          Travels: A Visit to Sharpsburg
          Voices: Slurs and Slights
          Faces of War: The Virtuous Knight of the Orphan Brigade
          Primer: A U.S. Army Surgical Kit
          Preservation: Three Batteries and a Trio of Opportunities
          Cost of War: A Confederate Cipher Disk
          In Focus: The Sable Arm in Kentucky


          American Iliad: Jackson the Magician, by Mark Grimsley

          Stereoscope: Varinaby Megan Kate Nelson

Books & Authors

         The B&A Q&A
With William W. Freehling

          The B&A Q&A
With Dan Abrams

Parting Shot: A POW's Thoughtful Gift