Winter 2016 Civil War Monitor cover

Winter 2016

Vol. 6, No. 4

Alexandria, Virginia
Special Order 191


The Curious Case of the Lost Order
George McClellan had a chance to end the war in 1862. Or did he? It depends on who’s telling the story.
By Stephen W. Sears

63 Days in Charleston
Excerpts from the journal of Lieutenant William Gordon McCabe
By Richard W. Hatcher III

The Unfortunate Colonel
The trial of Seraphim Meyer, the 107th Ohio Infantry commander court-martialed for conduct during the Battle of Gettysburg, still raises questions about the nature of cowardice and courage.
By Brian Matthew Jordan


Editorial: Little Mac and the Lost Order

Salvo: Facts, Figures & Items of Interest

Travels: A Visit to Alexandria, Virginia
Voices: Curses
Faces of War: “Not while I have my sword arm left”
Preservation: Hallowed Ground: Black troops in the American Civil War
Figures: Horse soldiers
Cost of War: A Bartholomae patent filter canteen
In Focus: The Millers of Sharpsburg


American Iliad: Lincoln Meets His General, by Mark Grimsley
Stereocope: Historian on the Set, by Megan Kate Nelson


Books & Authors:

The Best Civil War Books of 2016

With A. Wilson Greene, Andrew Wagenhoffer, Kevin M. Levin, Joan Waugh, & Gerald J.


Parting Shot: A Hirsute Token