Extraordinary correspondence, never published before, takes us inside the mind of a military genius. Here is William Tecumseh Sherman in the heat of action inventing modern warfare, grieving the death of his little boy, struggling to hold Kentucky with levies, rolling invincibly across Georgia, and—always—battling the newspapermen whose stories, he believes, are killing his soldiers.
Oliver Wendell Holmes was wounded three times in some of the worst fighting of the Civil War. But for him, the most terrible battles were the ones he had missed.
The Civil War ignited the basic conflict between a free press and the need for military security. By war’s end, the hard-won compromises between soldiers and newspapermen may not have provided all the answers, but they had raised all the modern questions.
How our wartime experience conquered a wide range of problems from hemorrhagic shock to yellow fever
All this Florida boy wanted to do was rejoin his regiment. Instead they drafted him into the Confederate secret service.
Whatever you were taught or thought you knew about the post-Civil War era is probably wrong in the light of recent study
Most surveys of American painting begin in New England in the eighteenth century, move westward to the Rockies in the nineteenth, and return to New York in the twentieth. Now we’ll have to redraw the map .
Charles Hopkins received the Congressional Medal of Honor for gallantry at the battle of Gaines’ Mill, but his toughest fight was trying to survive at the Andersonville prisoner-of-war camp. He left this never-before-published record.
Original documents tell the story of a Civil War steamboat captains sorrowful cruise with the most destructive cargo of all
How Juliette “Daisy” Low, an unwanted child, a miserable wife, a lonely widow, finally found happiness as the founder of the Girl Scouts of America
Henry Ware Lawton
Far from home and in the face of every kind of privation, the Civil War soldier did his best to re-create the world he left behind him
Here is the federal government’s own picture history of our times—and it tells us more than you might think
A haunting portfolio of newly discovered Civil War photographs
AN INTERVIEW WITH C. VANN WOODWARD
The Hundredth Anniversary of the American Red Cross
A black chaplain in the Union Army reports on the struggle to take Fort Fisher, North Carolina, in the winter of 1864–65
When old James E. Taylor exercised his powers of near-total recall to set down memories of the Shenandoah campaign, he left us a unique record of a very new, very hazardous profession
She was “one of the most active and most reliable of the many secret woman agents of the Confederacy.”
PRESIDENT LINCOLN MOVES AT LAST
Influence of “Advanced Republicans” Seen as Crucial to the Outcome
THE UNION UNITED STILL
THE PRESIDENT’S TACT & COURAGE
HE WAITED ON THE PROPER HOUR
JUBILATION AMONG THE BLACKS
They Stand Ready to Defend With Arms the Rights Thus Gained
NEW LIGHT SHED ON THE PARTICULARS OF THE GREAT DRAMA
A Story Of The Great Civil War From Bull Run To Appomattox
A Union seaman’s nightmarish memories of shot, shell, and shoal waters in Grant’s Mississippi River campaign, 1862–63
Gettysburg, Fifty Years After
A newly discovered Union diary shows that Sherman’s march was about as Ruthless as Southerners have always said it was
THE WAY I SEE IT
It was called “the most extraordinary and astounding adventure of the Civil War”