Winter 2021

Vol. 11, No. 4

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The Villain of Sherman's March
In 1862, Jefferson C. Davis killed a fellow Union general. Two years later, his deadly actions toward refugees made him even more infamous.
By Bennett Parten

A Confederate Concession
How the Confederate government came to officially recognize freeborn black Union soldiers and sailors as legitimate combatants
By Lorien Foote

Dear Mr. President
African Americans used their history, delivered in letters and White House visits, to press Abraham Lincoln for rights and opportunities.
By Jonathan W. White


Editorial: Toward a Broader Understanding

Salvo: Facts, Figures & Items of Interest

          Voices: War's Grisly Toll
          Preservation: Building Momentum Near Richmond
          Faces of War: Footsore and Fighting at Antietam
          Figures: Amputation
          Cost of War: A Photo of "The Gallant Pelham"
          In Focus: Aftermath of a Hanging


          Fighting Words: Seeing the Elephant, by Tracy L. Barnett

           Crossroads: Benjamin F. Butler and Military Emancipation, by Andrew S. Bledsoe

Books & Authors

              The Best Civil War Books of 2021
With Brian Matthew Jordan, Jennifer M. Murray, Kathryn J. Shively, Gerald J. Prokopowicz,
              and Kevin M. Levin

  Parting Shot: The Boys of Summer