For the nearly half million Union and Confederate soldiers wounded during the Civil War, the path to recovery was as uncertain as it was lengthy. And for those fortunate enough to survive their ordeals, a new challenge awaited: adjusting to life with a broken body.
Ten Miles from Richmond
At the tiny crossroads town of Cold Harbor, Ulysses S. Grant hoped to crush Robert E. Lee’s army and hasten the war’s end. What happened instead would become one of his greatest regrets.
By Allen C. Guelzo
A Patch of Hell on Earth
William Tecumseh Sherman’s 1864 campaign against Atlanta was one of speed and maneuver—with one exception: the June 27 Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. On a rise later known as Cheatham Hill, the fighting was particularly fierce, earning that patch of land a haunting name: The Dead Angle.
By Patrick Brennan
Editorial: The Cost of War
Salvo: Facts, Figures & Items of Interest
Travels: A Visit to Atlanta
Voices: Sounds of War
Dossier: Ulysses S. Grant
Preservation: Campaign 150 Marches On
Primer: Corps Badges
Disunion: Albert Cashier’s Secret
In Focus: Lincoln’s Final Journey
Casualties of War: Larkin Milton Skaggs
Battlefield Echoes: Losing Focus at Cedar Creek
Books & Authors:
Letters Home: Correspondence from Men at War
By Peter S. Carmichael
Voices from the Army of the Potomac, Part 3
By Gary W. Gallagher
Parting Shot: Smoke ’em if You Got ’em