Winter 2012

Vol. 2, No. 4

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The Gentleman General
How Harvard-educated lawyer turned soldier Manning Ferguson Force helped save the day for the Union army in the battle for Atlanta.
By Glenn W. LaFantasie

Dixie Boys
Tens of thousands of Mississippians fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War, earning themselves a reputation for unrivaled bravery and tenacity by conflict's end.
By Jeff T. Giambrone

A Succession of Horrors
A step-by-step account of the horrific explosion that rocked the U.S. Arsenal in Washington, D.C., on June 17, 1864.
By Brian Dirck

The Origins of Freedom
While many give Antietam the credit, it was the Union's failed campaign on the Virginia Peninsula during the spring and summer of 1862 that helped convince many in the North—chief among them Abraham Lincoln—that slavery must be abolished.
By Glenn David Brasher


Editorial: Eager Hearts

Salvo: Facts, Figures & Items of Interest

          Travels: A Visit to Chattanooga
          Voices: Fiasco at Fredericksburg
          Primer: The Drums of War
          Preservation: Miracle at Franklin
          Disunion: Killing Time
          In Focus: Smoketown's Saviors
          Conversation: Actor Cooper Huckabee

Casualties of War: Andrew J. McConnell

Battlefield Echoes: Deception on the Peninsula

Books & Authors

         The Best Civil War Books of 2012
         Musings of a Civil War Bibliophile: Confederate Diaries,
               Priceless but Terse 
               By Robert K. Krick
Parting Shot: Freedom at Last