Winter 2019 Civil War Monitor cover

Winter 2019

Vol. 9, No. 4

Civil War prisoners of war
Andersonville Prison
Barbara Frietchie


Life and death at the Civil War’s most notorious prison

The Barbara Frietchie Caper
What really happened when Confederate troops marched past the house of an elderly widow in Frederick, Maryland, in 1862? It depends on who’s telling the story.
By Stephen W. Sears

Holiday Toasts and Homesick Rebels
How the Civil War changed Christmas in the South
By Tracy L. Barnett


Editorial: A Piece of Hell on Earth

Salvo: Facts, Figures & Items of Interest

Travels: A Visit to Chicago
Voices: Gambling
Preservation: A Big Question
Figures: The Dictator
Faces of War: Million-Dollar Soldier
Cost of War: A Battle-Tested Banner
In Focus: The First Prisoners of War


American Iliad: Grant and Lee at Appomattox, by Mark Grimsley

Stereoscope: Badge Quest, by Jenny Johnston

Books & Authors:

The Best Civil War Books of 2019
With A. Wilson Greene, Brian Matthew Jordan, Ethan S. Rafuse, Gerald J. Prokopowicz,
and Kevin M. Levin

Parting Shot: Yankee Ingenuity