Winter 2018 Civil War Monitor cover

Winter 2018

Vol. 8, No. 1

Mobile, Alabama
Ulysses S. Grant and Julia Grant


Meade’s Council of War
Was it determination or hesitation that motivated Army of the Potomac commander George G. Meade to convene a meeting of his senior commanders as the outcome of the Battle of Gettysburg lay in the balance?
By Allen C. Guelzo

Letters to Julia
Ulysses S. Grant’s steady correspondence with his wife throughout the Civil War provides insight into both his experiences at the front and his deep affection for his family.
Edited by Derick Schilling

When the Abolitionists Went to Charleston
During the Civil War’s final days, a group of northerners traveled from New York to the city where the war began to mark the conflict’s end—and collect mementos of the crumbling institution of slavery.
By Blain Roberts and Ethan J. Kytle


Editorial: Meade at Gettysburg

Salvo: Facts, Figures & Items of Interest

Travels: A Visit to Mobile
Voices: Snowballing
Faces of War: Dispatches from Hell
Figures: Hardtack
Preservation: Saving Glendale
Cost of War: A Thoughtful Gift Pays Off
In Focus: Eyewitnesses to History


American Iliad: Monitor vs. Merrimackby Mark Grimsley

Stereoscope: Emancipation on Stage, by Megan Kate Nelson

Books & Authors:

The Best Civil War Books of 2018
With Thomas E. Barber, A. Wilson Greene, Brian Matthew Jordan, Kevin M. Levin, and Harry Smeltzer

Parting Shot
: A Fitting Tribute