Spring 2024

Vol. 14, No. 1


Partners in War
Meet the wives of the Civil War’s top commanders

The Man Who Broke the Klan
How U.S. Army officer and Civil War veteran Lewis Merrill took on—and routed—the Ku Klux Klan in postwar South Carolina
By Fergus M. Bordewich

The Draper Raid of June 1864
A critical look at a controversial Union operation on Virginia’s Northern Neck
By Colin Woodward


Editorial: The Power of a New Year

Salvo: Facts, Figures & Items of Interest

  • Voices: Homecomings
  • Faces of War: A Close Call Close to Home
  • Travels: Three Days in Gettysburg
  • Preservation: Fighting Again for Virginia’s Historic Resources
  • Cost of War: A Rebel Banner of Historic Worth
  • In Focus: The Broken Glass Plate of Lincoln and McClellan


  • Observatory: The Centennial & The Twilight Zoneby Matthew Christopher Hulbert
  • Crossroads: An Unwilling Abolitionist, by Andrew S. Bledsoe

Books & Authors:

  • The Cabinet Diarists
    By Cecily N. Zander
  • Q&A
    With Harold Holzer

Parting Shot: About the Size of It