Summer 2021 Civil War Monitor cover

Winter 2015

Vol. 5, No. 4

Knoxville, Tennessee
Thaddeus Lowe Civil War ballooning
Alfred Waud's Civil War sketches
Civil War draft
the presidential election of 1880


The Art of War
An exploration of the work of Alfred R. Waud, one of the Civil War’s most prolific—and fearless—sketch artists.

Duty & the Draft
As the North turned from enlistment to conscription, a public discussion emerged about the obligations of citizens—to both their country and their families.
By J. Matthew Gallman

Election 1880
The 1880 presidential election pitted former Union generals against each other in a contest in which Civil War issues—and the candidates’ military records—resurfaced to take center stage.
By Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai


Editorial: The Art of War

Salvo: Facts, Figures & Items of Interest

Travels: A Visit to Knoxville
Voices: Winter Woes
Faces of War: Love Found and Lost
Preservation: The Case for a New State Battlefield Park
Figures: The Intrepid Professor Lowe
Cost of War: Cyrennus Stickle Diaries
In Focus: Checking the Headlines


American Iliad: Lincoln and Little Mac, by Mark Grimsley
Living History: The Modern Meade, by Jenny Johnston


Books & Authors:

The Best Civil War Books of 2015

With Elizabeth R. Varon, Brian Matthew Jordan, Ethan Rafuse, Andrew Wagenhoffer,
and Kevin M. Levin

Parting Shot
: A Lost Memento