Spring 2016

Vol. 6, No. 1

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Damn Yankees
In war there must be an enemy. How Confederates defined and demonized their northern opponents
By George C. Rable

In the century and a half since its creation, the Medal of Honor has been awarded 3,513 times. Of these, over 40 percent were in recognition of actions during the Civil War. We present 17 stories of extraordinary valor.

The Wilderness Revisited
A year after war's end, former Union officer Theodore Lyman returned to the ground where the opening battle of the Overland Campaign was fought—and recorded his impressions in two detailed letters to his wife.
By Stephen W. Sears


Editorial: Hating the Enemy

Salvo: Facts, Figures & Items of Interest

          Travels: A Visit to Springfield
          Voices: Souvenirs
          Faces of War: A Death Far From Home
          Preservation: Lee's Headquarters Saved
          Figures: Life and Death on Point Lookout
          Cost of War: An Instrument of War
          In Focus: A Scene of Suffering


          American Iliad: Ulysses S. Grant and the Long, Hard Slog, by Mark Grimsley

          Living History: The Unintended Expert, by Jenny Johnston


Books & Authors

         Voices From the Army of the Potomac, Part 7

               By Gary W. Gallagher


         A Reconstruction Bookshelf

               By Brooks D. Simpson

Parting Shot: An Unusual Accessory