Spring 2020 Civil War Monitor cover

Spring 2020

Vol. 10, No. 1

John Wilkes Booth
Shelby Foote
Abraham Lincoln and George B. McClellan
Clement Vallandingham
Abolitionists at War


Little Mac’s Big Fall
An inside look at the decision to remove George B. McClellan from command of the Army of the Potomac
By George C. Rable

The Great Dissenter
The rise and fall of Clement Vallandigham, the Democratic congressman who became the Lincoln administration’s most strident opponent
By Fergus M. Bordewich

Abolitionists at War
How the country’s anti-slavery reformers’ reaction to the Civil War helped transform the conflict into one for emancipation—and also provoked the collapse of their decades-old movement.
By Frank Cirillo


Editorial: Dissatisfaction, Dissent, and Fragmentation

Salvo: Facts, Figures & Items of Interest

Travels: Road Trip: On the Trail of John Wilkes Booth
Voices: Pay Day
Preservation: Virtual Reality Meets the Civil War
Faces of War: A Steadfast Rebel
Figures: Lightening Their Load
Cost of War: An Iconic Image Earns Big
In Focus: An Early Image of War


American Iliad: The Greatest Bards: Part I, by Mark Grimsley

Public History: History in the Digital Age, by Kevin M. Levin

Books & Authors:

The Five Best Books on Civil War Combat
By Andrew S. Bledsoe

The B&A Q&A
With Megan Kate Nelson

Parting Shot
: A Battlefield Death Delayed