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Winter 2014

Vol. 4, No. 4

The Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War


Campaign Promise
Defeating Robert E. Lee’s army was only one of the challenges facing Ulysses S. Grant in 1864. Just as crucial was ensuring President Abraham Lincoln’s reelection.
By Brooks D. Simpson

The Radicals’ War
The story of the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War, the Republican-led congressional oversight body that hounded generals, pressured the president, and bore witness to atrocities.
By Fergus M. Bordewich

The Fugitives
For the thousands of Union soldiers who escaped Confederate captivity in South Carolina during the war’s final months, the path to freedom was long and treacherous.
By Lorien Foote


Editorial: Looking Back … and Moving Forward

Salvo: Facts, Figures & Items of Interest

Travels: A Visit to Nashville
Voices: Last Words
Living History: Researcher Mark Dunkelman
Figures: The Minie Ball
Preservation: Another Chapter in Battlefield Preservation
Disunion: The Civil War and the Southern Belle
In Focus: Rebel Raider Overseas

Casualties of War: Nathaniel Gordon

Battlefield Echoes: The Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid

Books & Authors:

The Best Civil War Books of 2014
              With A. Wilson Greene, Kathryn Shively Meier, Kevin M. Levin, Gerald J. Prokopowicz, Lesley J. Gordon, and Andrew Wagnehoffer

Parting Shot: War Games