Summer 2021 Civil War Monitor cover

Winter 2020

Vol. 10, No. 1

Monumental Decisions
Adolph Metzner


Monumental Decisions
Across the country, Confederate symbols are coming down. We enlisted a panel of top historians to help make sense of it all.
With Sarah Beetham, Robert Greene II, Kevin M. Levin, Peter S. Carmichael, Megan Kate Nelson, and Jonathan W. White

An Artist in the Ranks
The Civil War illustrations of Adolph Metzner, 32nd Indiana Infantry

The “Notorious” Lieutenant Davidson
Bold, talented, and surpemely self-confident, Hunter Davidson forged a successful Civil War career as a Confederate torpedo expert—one he felt compelled to promote repeatedly in the decades after the conflict.
By John M. Coski and Charles T. Jacobs


Editorial: A Changing Landscape

Salvo: Facts, Figures & Items of Interest

Voices: Coffee
Preservation: Changing of the Guard
Faces of War: Rallying for Lincoln
Cost of War: Mead’s Pocket-Box of Games
In Focus: “Commodore Dead”


American Iliad: Goodbye to All That, by Mark Grimsley

Books & Authors:

The Best Civil War Books of 2020
With Brian Matthew Jordan, Jennifer M. Murray, Kevin M. Levin, Sarah Handley-Cousins,
and Gerald J. Prokopowicz

Parting Shot: Time-Honored Deeds