Spring 2015 Civil War Monitor cover

Spring 2015

Vol. 5, No. 1

John Wilkes Booth
Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
Confederate military and civilian correspondence
Surrender during the Civil War



Sic Semper Tyrannis!”
John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre on April 14, 1865. But who—or what—else shared the blame for the president’s death?
By Martha Hodes

Portrait of an Assassination
An illustrated look at the killing of Abraham Lincoln and its aftermath.

War Correspondence
The letters of hundreds of Confederate soldiers and civilians—confiscated by Union forces before they could be delivered—provide a rare window into the southern state of mind at the end of the Civil War.
By Joshua Shaffer and John M. Coski

Surrender Stories
The origins and evolution of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain’s account of his famous salute to Confederate troops at Appomattox.
By Stephen Cushman


Editorial: War’s End

Salvo: Facts, Figures & Items of Interest

Travels: A Visit to Petersburg
Voices: Surrender
Living History: Historian Chris Calkins
Preservation: A Breakthrough at Petersburg
Disunion: When Freedom Came to Charleston
In Focus: Reviewing the Troops

Casualties of War: Going Home

Battlefield Echoes: Subdued Victory at Appomattox

Books & Authors:

Closing the Book on the Civil War
              With A. Wilson Greene, Joan Waugh, Elizabeth R. Varon, and Brian Matthew Jordan

Parting Shot: Tools of War Transformed