Spring 2020

Vol. 10, No. 1

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Little Mac's Big Fall
An inside look at the decision to remove George B. McClellan from command of the Army of the Potomac
By George C. Rable

The Great Dissenter
The rise and fall of Clement Vallandigham, the Democratic congressman who became the Lincoln administration's most strident opponent
By Fergus M. Bordewich

Abolitionists at War
How the country's anti-slavery reformers' reaction to the Civil War helped transform the conflict into one for emancipation—and also provoked the collapse of their decades-old movement.
By Frank Cirillo


Editorial: Dissatisfaction, Dissent, and Fragmentation

Salvo: Facts, Figures & Items of Interest

          Travels: Road Trip: On the Trail of John Wilkes Booth
          Voices: Pay Day
          Preservation: Virtual Reality Meets the Civil War
          Faces of War: A Steadfast Rebel
          Figures: Lightening Their Load
          Cost of War: An Iconic Image Earns Big
          In Focus: An Early Image of War


          American Iliad: The Greatest Bards: Part I, by Mark Grimsley

          Public History: History in the Digital Age, by Kevin M. Levin

Books & Authors

              The Five Best Books on Civil War Combat
By Andrew S. Bledsoe

The B&A Q&A
With Megan Kate Nelson

  Parting Shot: A Battlefield Death Delayed