Fall 2023

Vol. 13, No. 3

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What if Lincoln Had Lived?
An assassin's bullet ended his life just weeks into his second term as president. His vision for the reuniting country died with him.
By Allen C. Guelzo

Popular and Peerless
Historians reflect on the endurance of James M. McPherson's Battle Cry of Freedom as the seminal volume on the Civil War turns 35.
With Jennifer L. Weber, Matthew E. Stanley, Joseph T. Glatthaar, Gary W. Gallagher, and James M. McPherson

No Born Soldier
Henry B. Carrington and the hard work that kept him safe in wartime
By William Marvel


Editorial: Secretary Dot

Salvo: Facts, Figures & Items of Interest

          Voices: Doldrums of War
          Preservation: New Threats in Virginia
          Figures: Treatment in the Field
          Faces of War: An Iowan Killed in Georgia
          Cost of War: Alpheus Williams' Presentation Sword
          In Focus: New Gettysburg Photo Found


          Fighting Words: "Arkansas Toothpick," by Tracy L. Barnett

          Crossroads: Joseph E. Johnston and the Perils of Hindsight, by Andrew S. Bledsoe

Books & Authors

              The Books That Built Me
By John Hennessy

              Voices from the Army of Northern Virginia, Part 8
By Gary W. Gallagher

  Parting Shot: Surrender Towel