How the West Wasn’t Won
Henry H. Sibley’s 1862 invasion of New Mexico signaled Confederate plans to create a western empire. Or did it?
By Gary W. Gallagher
“Gibraltar of the James”
The letters of a Union sailor bring to life the valuable service performed by the formidable ironclad warship USS Onondaga and its crew during the war’s final year.
By Noah Andre Trudeau
Mutiny in the Army
A January 1866 revolt by African-American soldiers in the 128th U.S. Colored Troops sheds light on the often troubled path to freedom experienced by former slaves who joined the Union military.
By Jonathan Lande
Editorial: Heading West
Salvo: Facts, Figures & Items of Interest
Travels: Day Trip: Petersburg to Appomattox
Voices: Avid Readers
Faces of War: Charley’s Legacy
Figures: Satterlee General Hospital
Preservation: Celebrating Park Day Volunteers
Cost of War: A Rare Photo of the Boy General
In Focus: Brady at Work?
American Iliad: The Great Emancipator, by Mark Grimsley
Living History: Map Quest, by Jenny Johnston
Books & Authors:
The B&A Q&A
With Peter S. Carmichael
The Books That Built Me
By George C. Rable
Parting Shot: Children of the Battlefield