Spring 2018

Vol. 8, No. 1

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Grant's Cruel Summer
In June and July 1864, the Union's top soldier tried to defeat Robert E. Lee and capture Petersburg, Virginia. It didn't go so well.
By A. Wilson Greene

Relics of War
A sampling of battlefield souvenirs taken by Union and Confederate soldiers

The Perils of Peace
For the white and black residents of Staunton, Virginia, life in the first year after the end of the Civil War was transformative—and unsettled.
By Edward L. Ayers


Editorial: An Inauspicious Start

Salvo: Facts, Figures & Items of Interest

          Travels: The Best Civil War Battlefield Parks
          Voices: Tobacco
          Inquiry: Anatomy of a Civil War Buff
          Figures: Pickett's Charge
          Preservation: A Preserved Harpers Ferry Tract Has Much to Tell
          Cost of War: A Rains Barrel Torpedo
          In Focus: The Chancellors of Chancellorsville


          American Iliad: Beyond the White Man's Iliad, by Mark Grimsley

          Stereoscope: The West's Missing War, by Megan Kate Nelson

Books & Authors

         The Best Civil War Books of All Time

              With Matthew C. Hulbert, James Marten, and Amy Murrell Taylor

Parting Shot: A Talented Texan