Summer 2015 Civil War Monitor cover

Summer 2015

Vol. 5, No. 2

Civil War nurses
Galveston, Texas, during the Civil War
Belle Isle prison Civil War


Angels of War
Like the men they saw off to the front, women too felt the pull of patriotism at the outbreak of the Civil War. For many wives, daughters, and sisters—northern and southern, young and old—the most useful way to support country and cause was to volunteer as a nurse.

Closing Act
In the last months of the Civil War, Texas and the Trans-Mississippi of the Confederacy struggled to hang on.
By Andrew W. Hall

Death and Life on Belle Isle
An idyllic setting on the James River—where modern Richmonders bike, swim, run, and relax—belies a dark Civil War history.
By John M. Coski


Editorial: Angels of War

Salvo: Facts, Figures & Items of Interest

Travels: A Visit to Jackson
Voices: Dog Days
Dossier: Robert E. Lee
Preservation: Saving the Heart of Antietam
Figures: The Rifle Musket
Disunion: Lee Surrendered, But His Lieutenants Kept Fighting
Cost of War: George C. Clapp Letters
In Focus: Richmond in Ruins

Books & Authors:

Voices from the Army of the Potomac, Part 5

By Gary W. Gallagher

The Books That Built Me

By Brian Matthew Jordan

Parting Shot: An Invisible Wound