Dead Confederates, A Civil War Era Blog

New in the Civil War Monitor

Posted in Memory by Andy Hall on November 24, 2014

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The new issue of the Civil War Monitor is now online, and will be appearing in mailboxes and on newsstands shortly. In this issue:

  • Ulysses S. Grant’s Campaign Promise — Defeating Robert E. Lee’s army was only one of the challenges facing Ulysses S. Grant in 1864. Just as crucial was ensuring President Abraham Lincoln’s reelection. By Brooks Simpson
  • The Radicals’ War — The story of the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War, the Republican-led congressional oversight body that hounded generals, pressured the president, and bore witness to atrocities. By Fergus M. Borderwich
  • The Civil War and the Southern Belle. By Karen Abbott
  • The Fugitives — For the thousands of Union soldiers who escaped Confederate captivity in South Carolina in the war’s final months, the parth to freedom was long and treacherous. By Lorien Foote
  • Last Words — Final statements of some famous and not-so-famous soldiers.
  • Rebel Raider Overseas — A rare image of a famous Confederate warship in foreign water. By Bob Zeller
  • The Minie Ball — Anatomy of a dead-simple killer.
  • The Best Civil War Books of 2014 — Civil War historians A. Wilson Greene, Kathryn Shively Meier, Kevin M. Levin, Gerald J. Prokopowicz, Lesley J. Gordon, and Andrew Wagenhoffer name their best picks of 2014.

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Kudos as well to Mads Madsen, whose colorized images of Grant are featured both on the cover and inside the magazine. Now would be a good time to subscribe to the Monitor.

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GeneralStarsGray

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  1. CG said, on December 4, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    What do these six historians say are the “Best Books” of the year?


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