Fall 2021

Vol. 11, No. 3

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Rethinking Robert E. Lee
He was lauded as the Confederacy's best general, a commander of mythic status. The truth is more complicated.
By Allen C. Guelzo

The Union Forever!
How the concept of Union was vital to loyal citizens' understanding of the Civil War—and why it should remain so today.
By Andrew F. Lang

Treason in Our Midst
In the war's immediate aftermath, many border state residents were unwilling to forgive the actions of returning neighbors who had served in the Confederate army.
By Caroline E. Janney


Editorial: The Monitor Turns 10

Salvo: Facts, Figures & Items of Interest

          Voices: Nicknames
          Preservation: Tending to the West
          Primer: Artillery Ordnance
          Faces of War: Escape After Spotsylvania
          Cost of War: A Ketchum Hand Grenade
          In Focus: "Hellmira"


          Fighting Words: Suits of Shoddy, by Tracy L. Barnett

           Crossroads: John Bell Hood at Franklin, by Andrew S. Bledsoe

Books & Authors

              The Five Best Books on Civil War Guerrillas
By Matthew Christopher Hulbert

               Voices from the Army of Northern Virginia, Part 2: Artillerists
By Gary W. Gallagher

  Parting Shot: "Hand Cock" the Superb