October 1962

Volume 13
Issue 6

Features 

To Union Colonel Charles S. Wainwright, Lincoln was a weak President, Grant an uninspired commander, Lee a slippery foe. His outspoken diary, never published before, memorably describes the Civil War’s final year

Far from the war’s main currents, a resourceful Virginian set off down the swift Ohio to win its strategic valley for the cause ofindependence

Anonymous

In an age when art radiated nothing hut light and optimism, this self-taught painter from Pittsburgh saw another, more somber side of American life

It nearly Put Burr in the saddle in 1800
It failed to confirm the people’s choice in 1824, 1876, and 1888
It could have ditched Kennedy in 1960

Of sensitive, mystical Joseph Smith, of a heavenly visitor and a buried scripture, and of the founding of a new religion destined to enlist many followers and carve from the desert a new Zion

Did the Fathers in 1620 really land on that famous slab of granite? Through the haze of myth that surround it, a profound truth may be dimly seen

Home, Mother, and the Flag; humor, pathos, and bathos; the lost look of Main Street fifty years ago, in the heyday of the horse and trolley—the old picture post card preserves it all

October 1962

Departments 

READING, WRITING, AND HISTORY