Summer 2021 Civil War Monitor cover

Fall 2022

Vol. 12, No. 3

George G. Meade
Civil War Anesthetics
We Must Not Be Enemies
Louise May Alcott's experience as a Civil War nurse
Smoking during the Civil War


“We Must Not Be Enemies”
Faces with a nation on the verge of civil war, Abraham Lincoln used his first inaugural address as a last-ditch effort to avert bloodshed.
By Glenn W. LaFantasie

The Perils of Nursing
A look at the brief yet consequential hospital service of Louisa May Alcott
By Jeff Wieand

Smoking War
The allure and significance of tobacco use among Civil War soldiers
By Ben Roy


Editorial: Lincoln Takes the Stage

Salvo: Facts, Figures & Items of Interest

Voices: A Thirst for Battle
Preservation: A New Battlefield Park is Born
Dossier: George G. Meade
Faces of War: Full Highlander
Figures: Anesthesia
Cost of War: Joseph Pitty Couthouy’s Identity Badge
In Focus: After the Storm


Fighting Words: Forty Rod, by Tracy L. Barnett

Crossroads: Charles Redington Mudge at Gettysburg, by Andrew S. Bledsoe

Books & Authors:

The Five Best Books on the Civil War in the (Far) West
By Matthew Christopher Hulbert

Voices from the Army of Northern Virginia, Part 5
By Gary W. Gallagher

Parting Shot: If Relics Could Talk