Inside this issue:
- Ethan Rafuse and Ron Baumgarten each wrote in to comment on the Bonekemper McClellan article from the December 2010 issue. For an expansion on Rafuse’s letter, see here.
- Kevin Levin is criticized for “excusing” the execution of Colored Troops after the Crater – how bizarre is that?
Blue & Gray
- Gary Gallagher challenges modern Civil War “PCness” and considers if perhaps the war was actually won in the east.
- Our nation’s capital’s Civil War monuments
Collateral Damage (by your host)
- The Jacob Weikert farm behind Little Round Top on the battlefield of Gettysburg. I’ll have more on this later.
- Garry Adelman and the Center for Civil War Photography
- Judging George Custer – Stephen Budiansky
- Lee to the Rear – R. K. Krick
- Hell on Water (slave ships) – Ron Soodalter
- Lee’s Armored Car (rail mounted guns) – David Schneider
- Super Spy from Wales (Union agent Pryce Lewis) – Gavin Mortimer
- Civil War Citizens: Race, Ethnicity and Identity in America’s Bloodiest Conflict – Susannah Ural (ed.)
- The 111th New York Volunteer Infantry: A Civil War History – Martin Husk
- American Civil War Guerilla Tactics – Sean McLachlan
- The Lincoln Assassination: Crime & Punishment, Myth & Memory – Holzer, Symonds, Williams (eds.)
- At the Precipice: Americans North and South During the Secession Crisis – Shearer Davis Bowman
- Recollections of War Times: By an Old Veteran While Under Stonewall Jackson and Lieutenant General James Longstreet – by William McClendon
- The Grand Design: Strategy and the U. S. Civil War – by Donald Stoker (see his interview here)