Spring 2014 Civil War Monitor cover

Spring 2014

Vol. 4, No. 1

Statistics about Civil War diseases
Major General Philip Kearny
Civil War fight songs
The Overland Campaign of 1864
Union soldier James Tanner


“A One-Armed Jersey Son-of-a-Gun”
An unquenchable thirst for war transforms a restless son of privilege into a fearless but controversial commander.
By Stephen W. Sears

Fight Songs
From inspiring anthems to humorous ditties, Civil War soldiers crafted a variety of musical lyrics to help pass the time, air laments, amuse comrades, and share their struggles.
By Christian McWhirter

Rivers, Roads, & Regiments
The 1864 Overland Campaign in pictures.
By Garry Adelman

The Ubiquitous Mr. Tanner
Grievously wounded during the conflict, Union soldier James Tanner went on to achieve both fame and infamy during his remarkable postwar life.
By James Marten


Editorial: Personal Favorites

Salvo: Facts, Figures & Items of Interest

Travels: A Visit to Frederick, Maryland
Voices: Hardtack
Preservation: Interpretation: Half the Battle
Figures: A Ticket Home
Disunion: The Freedmen of Wisconsin
In Focus: Brady’s Accidental Exposure

Casualties of War: Albert Moses Luria

Battlefield Echoes: The Wilderness, Body Counts, and Fading Hopes

Books & Authors:

Voices From the Army of the Potomac, Part 2
              By Gary W. Gallagher

         Civil War Personal Journals
              By Robert K. Krick

Parting Shot: Take Me Out to the … Battlefield