Inside this issue are two essays:
- “Living Monuments”: Union Veteran Amputees and the Embodied Memory of the Civil War - Brian Matthe Jordan
- The Loyal Draft Dodger? A Reexamination of Confederate Substitution - John Sacher
Also inside is the journal’s first “Historians’ Forum”, this on The First Battle of Bull Run. Two historians, Ethan Rafuse and John Hennessy, and yours truly opine on various questions regarding the campaign and its legacy.
The experience was fun and informative for me. Editor Lesley Gordon started things off by sending us three questions. Emails were exchanged and things started to roll – good discussions were had. I learned a lot, and think I made one good point, at least. Thanks to Prof. Gordon for giving me the opportunity to participate in an unfamiliar forum. I think she has some really good ideas for the journal and am looking forward to what she comes up with next.