Special Issue: The War is Over
“Sic Semper Tyrannis!”
John Wilkes Booth shot Abraham Lincoln at Ford’s Theatre on April 14, 1865. But who—or what—else shared the blame for the president’s death?
By Martha Hodes
Portrait of an Assassination
An illustrated look at the killing of Abraham Lincoln and its aftermath.
The letters of hundreds of Confederate soldiers and civilians—confiscated by Union forces before they could be delivered—provide a rare window into the southern state of mind at the end of the Civil War.
By Joshua Shaffer and John M. Coski
The origins and evolution of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain’s account of his famous salute to Confederate troops at Appomattox.
By Stephen Cushman
Editorial: War’s End
Salvo: Facts, Figures & Items of Interest
Travels: A Visit to Petersburg
Living History: Historian Chris Calkins
Preservation: A Breakthrough at Petersburg
Disunion: When Freedom Came to Charleston
In Focus: Reviewing the Troops
Casualties of War: Going Home
Battlefield Echoes: Subdued Victory at Appomattox
Books & Authors:
Closing the Book on the Civil War
With A. Wilson Greene, Joan Waugh, Elizabeth R. Varon, and Brian Matthew Jordan
Parting Shot: Tools of War Transformed