Spring 2019 Civil War Monitor cover

Spring 2019

Vol. 9, No. 1


How the West Wasn’t Won
Henry H. Sibley’s 1862 invasion of New Mexico signaled Confederate plans to create a western empire. Or did it?
By Gary W. Gallagher

“Gibraltar of the James”
The letters of a Union sailor bring to life the valuable service performed by the formidable ironclad warship USS Onondaga and its crew during the war’s final year.
By Noah Andre Trudeau

Mutiny in the Army
A January 1866 revolt by African-American soldiers in the 128th U.S. Colored Troops sheds light on the often troubled path to freedom experienced by former slaves who joined the Union military.
By Jonathan Lande


Editorial: Heading West

Salvo: Facts, Figures & Items of Interest

Travels: Day Trip: Petersburg to Appomattox
Voices: Avid Readers
Faces of War: Charley’s Legacy
Figures: Satterlee General Hospital
Preservation: Celebrating Park Day Volunteers
Cost of War: A Rare Photo of the Boy General
In Focus: Brady at Work?


American Iliad: The Great Emancipator, by Mark Grimsley

Living History: Map Quest, by Jenny Johnston

Books & Authors

The B&A Q&A
With Peter S. Carmichael

The Books That Built Me
By George C. Rable

Parting Shot: Children of the Battlefield