Fall 2017 Civil War Monitor cover

Fall 2017

Vol. 7, No. 3

William Tecumseh Sherman
Surrender during the Civil War


“God of War”
Five times Robert E. Lee tried to lead his Army of Northern Virginia into combat during the war’s last year, and five times his men stopped him. What do these incidents say about the general—and the soldiers who followed him?
By Barton A. Myers

“I Surrender!”
More than 300,000 soldiers surrendered during the Civil War. For those who had a choice in the decision, their motivations varied widely—as did their later experiences as prisoners of war.
By David Silkenat

Destined for Glory
The 54th Massachusetts Infantry in film and fiction
By Douglas R. Egerton


Editorial: The Marble Man

Salvo: Facts, Figures & Items of Interest

Travels: A Visit to Newport News
Voices: On Picket
Dossier: William Tecumseh Sherman
Preservation: Civil War Trust Celebrates 30-Year Anniversary
Figures: The U.S. Christian Commission
Cost of War: A T.L. Pruett D-Guard Bowie Knife
In Focus: The 1st U.S. Veteran Volunteer Infantry


American Iliad: The March to the Sea, Part 1, by Mark Grimsley

Stereoscope: The Civil War as a Home Invasion, by Megan Kate Nelson

Books & Authors:

The B&A Q&A

With Ronald S. Coddington

The Books That Built Me

By J. Matthew Gallman

Parting Shot: The Holy Grail of Civil War Swords