Spring 2023 Civil War Monitor cover

Spring 2023

Vol. 13, No. 1

Beasts of Burden the army mule during the Civil War
Richmond after the Civil War
To Jump the Broomstick
A Man Called Beast
The Touch of Tragedy


A Man Called Beast
Southerners vilified Union general Benjamin Butler for his wartime actions. Did he deserve it?
By Elizabeth D. Leonard

The Illustrator
A look at the Civil War artwork of Thomas Nast

The Touch of Tragedy
Custis Lee and the burden of family history
By Colin Edward Woodward


Editorial: Rethinking the Beast

Salvo: Facts, Figures & Items of Interest

Voices: Battle Fatigue
Preservation: Another Gettysburg Victory
Faces of War: An Empty Sleeve after Fredericksburg
Figures: Beasts of Burden
Cost of War: Colonel Abram Duryee’s Silver Tray
In Focus: Richmond after the Fall


Fighting Words: “To Jump the Broomstick,” by Tracy L. Barnett

Crossroads: Eli Long and the Raid on Cleveland, Tennessee, by Andrew S. Bledsoe

Books & Authors:

The Top Five Civil War Biographies
By Matthew Christopher Hulbert

Voices from the Army of Northern Virginia, Part 6
By Gary W. Gallagher

Parting Shot: A Vinegar Valentine