Summer 2021 Civil War Monitor cover

Summer 2021

Vol. 11, No. 2

The Sultana Disaster
Bully Boys
Confederate raider CSS Alabama
107th Ohio Infantry
The Wilderness during the Civil War


Rebel Menace
Tracking the long, destructive journey—and swift demise—of the Confederate commerce raider CSS Alabama
By William Marvel

Band of Brothers
How the men of the 107th Ohio Infantry grappled with suffering and death, and remembering, after Chancellorsville and Gettysburg
By Brian Matthew Jordan

The Wilderness Myth
Understanding how and why the Wilderness of Spotsylvania earned its reputation as a uniquely hostile landscape
By Adam H. Petty


Editorial: Roll, Alabama, Roll

Salvo: Facts, Figures & Items of Interest

Voices: Fear
Preservation: Mississippi to Make Landmark Investment
Figures: The Sultana Disaster
Faces of War: The Advance of the 50
Cost of War: An Unknown Soldier’s Shoes Earn Big
In Focus: Antietam’s Immortals


Fighting Words: Bully Boys, by Tracy L. Barnett

Crossroads: Ephraim Cutler Dawes at Shiloh, by Andrew S. Bledsoe

Books & Authors:

Voices from the Army of Northern Virginia, Part 1: Essential Works
By Gary W. Gallagher

The Best Books on Civil War Strategy
By Brooks D. Simpson

Parting Shot: Sign of the Times