Summer 2021 Civil War Monitor cover

Fall 2023

Vol. 13, No. 3

New Gettysburg Photo Found
Arkansas Toothpick
What if Lincoln Had Lived?
Popular and Peerless
Henry B. Carrington


What if Lincoln Had Lived?
An assassin’s bullet ended his life just weeks into his second term as president. His vision for the reuniting country died with him.
By Allen C. Guelzo

Popular and Peerless
Historians reflect on the endurance of James M. McPherson’s Battle Cry of Freedom as the seminal volume on the Civil War turns 35.
With Jennifer L. Weber, Matthew E. Stanley, Joseph T. Glatthaar, Gary W. Gallagher, and James M. McPherson

No Born Soldier
Henry B. Carrington and the hard work that kept him safe in wartime
By William Marvel


Editorial: Secretary Dot

Salvo: Facts, Figures & Items of Interest

Voices: Doldrums of War
Preservation: New Threats in Virginia
Figures: Treatment in the Field
Faces of War: An Iowan Killed in Georgia
Cost of War: Alpheus Williams’ Presentation Sword
In Focus: New Gettysburg Photo Found


Fighting Words: “Arkansas Toothpick,” by Tracy L. Barnett

Crossroads: Joseph E. Johnston and the Perils of Hindsight, by Andrew S. Bledsoe

Books & Authors:

The Books That Built Me
By John Hennessy

Voices from the Army of Northern Virginia, Part 8
By Gary W. Gallagher

Parting Shot: Surrender Towel