Summer 2021 Civil War Monitor cover

Winter 2022

Vol. 12, No. 4

The Bridge at Berlin during the Civil War
Nathan Bedford Forrest at Franklin
Mayhem at there Mule Shoe Spotsylvania
Civil War abolitionist James Montgomery
The Gettysburg Address


Mayhem at the Mule Shoe
How a battle-tested brigade of South Carolinians helped stave off disaster for the Army of Northern Virginia at Spotsylvania
By Jeffry D. Wert

No Stranger to Violence
Ardent abolitionist James Montgomery earned admirers and courted controvery as he blazed an uncompromising path through the Civil War.
By Colin Edward Woodward

Gettysburg, Readdressed
Since 1863, when Abraham Lincoln delivered his iconic speech at Gettysburg, seven presidents and one vice president have traveled to the historic town to speak about the legacy of the Civil War.
By Cecily N. Zander


Editorial: Rethinking the Beast

Salvo: Facts, Figures & Items of Interest

Voices: Army Stragglers
Preservation: Your Voices Makes a Difference
Faces of War: Trick Photography
Figures: In the Line of Duty
Cost of War: A General’s Archive Earns Well
In Focus: The Bridge at Berlin


Fighting Words: “To Jump the Broomstick,” by Tracy L. Barnett

Crossroads: Nathan Bedford Forrest at Franklin, by Andrew S. Bledsoe

Books & Authors:

The Best Civil War Books of 2022
With Cecily Zander, Jennifer M. Murray, Brian Matthew Jordan, Gerald J. Prokopowicz, and
Kevin M. Levin

Parting Shot: Lincoln’s Laboratory