Winter 2022

Vol. 12, No. 4

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Mayhem at the Mule Shoe
How a battle-tested brigade of South Carolinians helped stave off disaster for the Army of Northern Virginia at Spotsylvania
By Jeffry D. Wert

No Stranger to Violence
Ardent abolitionist James Montgomery earned admirers and courted controvery as he blazed an uncompromising path through the Civil War.
By Colin Edward Woodward

Gettysburg, Readdressed
Since 1863, when Abraham Lincoln delivered his iconic speech at Gettysburg, seven presidents and one vice president have traveled to the historic town to speak about the legacy of the Civil War.
By Cecily N. Zander


Editorial: Rethinking the Beast

Salvo: Facts, Figures & Items of Interest

          Voices: Battle Fatigue
          Preservation: Another Gettysburg Victory
          Faces of War: An Empty Sleeve after Fredericksburg
          Figures: Beasts of Burden
          Cost of War: Colonel Abram Duryee's Silver Tray
          In Focus: Richmond After the Fall


          Fighting Words: "To Jump the Broomstick," by Tracy L. Barnett

           Crossroads: Nathan Bedford Forrest at Franklin, by Andrew S. Bledsoe

Books & Authors

              The Best Civil War Books of 2022
With Cecily Zander, Jennifer M. Murray, Brian Matthew Jordan, Gerald J. Prokopowicz, and
               Kevin M. Levin

  Parting Shot: Lincoln's Laboratory