Summer 2022

Vol. 12, No. 2

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The Framing of Fitz John Porter
After a crushing defeat at Second Bull Run, Union leaders looked for someone to blame. They soon found their man.
By William Marvel

A Solemn Duty
Comrades' letters to the faraway families of soldiers killed in battle or by disease offered details and heartfelt condolences.
By Mark H. Dunkelman

My Enemy, My Friend
How romanticized tales of Civil War fraternization were used to promote postwar reconcilliation
By Lauren K. Thompson


Editorial: Bringing Down Porter

Salvo: Facts, Figures & Items of Interest

          Voices: Salt Pork
          Preservation: The Valor Trail
          Faces of War: A Letter to Cousin Nancy
          Primer: When Bullets Hit Bodies
          Cost of War: Wartime Diary of Corporal Wilkinson D. Perrin
          In Focus: A Grave Offense


          Fighting Words: French Leave, by Tracy L. Barnett

           Crossroads: William R.J. Pegram and Deliberate Courage, by Andrew S. Bledsoe

Books & Authors

              The Five Best Books on Lincoln and His Commanders
By Gerald J. Prokopowicz

               Voices from the Army of Northern Virginia, Part 4
By Gary W. Gallagher

  Parting Shot: A Most Honorable Career