Winter 2017 Civil War Monitor cover

Winter 2017

Vol. 7, No. 4

St. Louis, Missouri
Confederate monuments
Boys at War


Of Monuments and Men
How do we responsibly remember Robert E. Lee and the Confederacy?
By Allen C. Guelzo and John M. Rudy

Boys at War
Images and stories of some of the Civil War’s youngest soldiers
By Ronald S. Coddington

“Our hearts ached with pity”
In remarkable newspaper accounts published decades after the war, nurse Maria Hall recalls the suffering of “army boys”
Edited by John Banks


Editorial: Whither Confederate monuments?

Salvo: Facts, Figures & Items of Interest

Travels: A Visit to St. Louis
Voices: Hunger Pangs
Faces of War: A Soldier and His “Secess” Cap
Figures: Black Men in Blue
Preservation: A New State Park for Virginia
Cost of War: A Confederate POW’s Pipe
In Focus: Manassas Monument


American Iliad: The March to the Sea, Part 2, by Mark Grimsley

Living History: The History Seeker, by Jenny Johnston

Books & Authors:

The Best Civil War Books of 2017

With Lorien Foote, A. Wilson Greene, Kevin M. Levin, Gerald J. Prokopowicz, and Andrew

Parting Shot: A Goodbye Gift