The new issue of Civil War Times has been mailed. The cover is one of my favorite photographs of Robert E. Lee, taken on the steps of his rented home in Richmond shortly after the surrender of his army at Appomattox Court House. Lee’s face clearly shows bitterness and defiance – perhaps he was still in denial. I saw the lens Matthew Brady used to take this photo, in Warren Motts’s Military Museum in Columbus (see here). This issue includes two Lee pieces, one by Gary Gallagher (Do the Numbers Add Up for “Marse Robert”?), the other by Noah Andre Trudeau (Lee’s Last Hurrah, about his postwar tour through the South). Other feature articles:
- Guerilla War on the High Seas by Craig L. Symonds
- “To Rise Again”: the salvage of USS Monitor by Kristina Fiore.
- Seeing the War Firsthand: rare newspaper sketches by Helen Hannon.
- “Mimic War” No More: Phil Sheridan’s and Jubal Early’s faceoff in August 1864 by Fred Ray.
I also have a review of R. K. Krick’s entry in Broadfoot’s South Carolina Regimental-Roster Set, The 14th South Carolina Infantry Regiment, of the Gregg-McGowan Brigade on page 66. And on page 15, I have a brief news item and photo on the Potomac Crossing and Shepherdstown Battlefield Tour program I wrote about here.