Spring 2023

Vol. 13, No. 1

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A Man Called Beast
Southerners vilified Union general Benjamin Butler for his wartime actions. Did he deserve it?
By Elizabeth D. Leonard

The Illustrator
A look at the Civil War artwork of Thomas Nast

The Touch of Tragedy
Custis Lee and the burden of family history
By Colin Edward Woodward


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: Eli Long and the Raid on Cleveland, Tennessee, by Andrew S. Bledsoe

Books & Authors

              The Top Five Civil War Biographies
By Matthew Christopher Hulbert

              Voices from the Army of Northern Virginia, Part 6
By Gary W. Gallagher

  Parting Shot: A Vinegar Valentine