Fall 2019 Civil War Monitor cover

Fall 2019

Vol. 9, No. 3

Civil War cinema


“The Real War Will Never Get in the Books”
Top historians debunk five of the Civil War’s most enduring myths.
With Gerald J. Prokopowicz, Gary W. Gallagher, Earl J. Hess, Brooks D. Simpson, and William Marvel

The Man with the Magic Pencil
A look at the Civil War artwork of illustrator F.O.C. Darley

Civil War Cinema in New Deal America
During the early decades of the 20th century, Hollywood filmmakers both shaped and reflected the popular understanding of the Confederacy, slavery, and Abaham Lincoln.
By Nina Silber


Editorial: A Big Loss

Salvo: Facts, Figures & Items of Interest

Travels: A Visit to Fredericksburg
Voices: The Angel of the Battlefield
Preservation: Transforming the Breakthrough at Petersburg
Faces of War: Teacher, Nurse, and “Strong, Gentle Girl”
Figures: On the March
Cost of War: A Tragic Image Earns Big
In Focus: A Tough Job


American Iliad: Rock of Chickamauga, by Mark Grimsley

Stereoscope: History as Imagination, by Megan Kate Nelson

Books & Authors

The B&A Q&A
With Kevin M. Levin

Parting Shot: Jack, the Four-Legged Soldier