Robert E. Lee was the Confederacy’s greatest general. But did he live up to the legacy of his own military hero?
By Glenn W. LaFantasie
Early Winter Sunset
In the decisive struggle for Nashville, Tennessee, in December 1864, Confederate general John Bell Hood lost not only a battle but also his army—and the Confederacy’s last chance at winning the war in the West.
By Patrick Brennan
A look at the terrifying Confederate battle cry, one of the most feared and revered sounds in American history.
By Craig A. Warren
Editorial: A Small World … and a New Department
Salvo: Facts, Figures & Items of Interest
Travels: A Visit to Franklin
Voices: Close Calls
Living History: Hatmaker Tim Bender
Primer: The Election of 1864
Preservation: Reclaiming Lee’s Gettysburg Headquarters
Disunion: An Unlikely Friendship
In Focus: Fixing Fort Sumter
Casualties of War: Jacob Plowden
Battlefield Echoes: Starkville’s Dark Legacy
Books & Authors:
Voices from the Army of the Potomac, Part 4
By Gary W. Gallagher
The Books That Built Me
By Brooks D. Simpson
Parting Shot: The Accidental Housekeeper