Summer 2017 Civil War Monitor cover

Summer 2017

Vol. 7, No. 2

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Civil War buttons
Charles W. Reed


Meade, Grant, and the Path to Victory
Behind the partnership that won the Civil War
By Stephen W. Sears

The Soldier Artist
The artwork of Charles W. Reed, one of the foremost chroniclers of the life of the common Civil War soldier

Reverberations of Battle
A brief, fierce clash during the first day of fighting at Gettysburg affected the men of the 24th Michigan and 26th North Carolina long after the guns fell silent.
By Judkin Browning


Editorial: An Underappreciated Duo

Salvo: Facts, Figures & Items of Interest

Travels: A Visit to Philadelphia
Voices: Subpar Officers
Primer: Rebel Buttons
Preservation: A New Guarantee for Tennessee
Figures: The March to the Sea
Cost of War: Colonel Gustavus Sniper’s Pistols
In Focus: Secession in San Antonio


American Iliad: “Spoons” Butler, by Mark Grimsley

Stereoscope: The Civil War through British Eyes, by Megan Kate Nelson

Books & Authors:

The B&A Q&A

With Sidney Blumenthal

The Books That Built Me

By A. Wilson Greene

Parting Shot: A Fortunate Horse