Inside this issue:
- Correction of tables that were erroneously flipped in Edward Bonekemper’s article on U. S. Grant in the April 2011 issue.
- Gregg Biggs disputes Gary Gallagher’s thesis on the importance of the Eastern Theory put forth in his essay in the February 2011 issue.
Blue & Gray
- Gary Gallagher discusses the historiography of James Longstreet.
Your host this time looks at the “Squire” Bottom house on the Perryville battlefield. Thanks go out to author and Bull Runnings reader Dr. Kenneth Noe and to Kurt Holman of the Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site. I’m mortified that the acknowledgements did not make the final print version.
- Bjorn Skaptason show us the Civil War sites of Chicago, IL – don’t laugh, there are more than you think.
- Eric Campbell, for years a favorite interpretive ranger at Gettysburg NMP, talks about the challenges of his new job at Cedar Cree & Bell Grove National Historical Park.
Letter from the Editor
- Editor Dana Shoaf introduces the features, and disputes (as do I) some of the monuments chosen as Gettysburg’s “worst” in one of them.
- Bread or Blood – Stephanie McCurry on female dissent in the Confederacy.
- Immortals: Where to Find Gettysburg’s Best and Worst Monuments – Kim O’Connell’s text and Eric Forberger’s photos look at the arguably good and the arguably bad. Personally, I disagree with some choices on both lists, but then I’m one of those weirdos who believe fingers should be longer than toes.
- Landscape of Remembrance – Philip Kennicott delves into the history of the Manassas National Battlefield Park, warts and all.
- First Manassas Campaign Map – David Fuller has produced a very fine map, oriented with north to south running left to right, which gives a better overall picture of the movements of the troops, complete with an OOB and four inset maps. Nice! I’m trying to get a good copy to post here. Wish me luck!
- Hell in the Harbor – Adam Goodheart on the shelling of the Federal garrison at Ft. Sumter. Photo captions by Craig Swain.
- Where is Meade? – Tom Huntington tells us “how Union General George G. Meade became the Rodney Dangerfield of the Civil War.”
- Exhibit – An American Turning Point: The Civil War in Virginia, The Virginia Historical Society
- Ural on URLs features The Secession Era Editorials Project, Furman University.
- One of Morgan’s Men: Memoirs of Lieutenant John M. Porter of the Ninth Kentucky Cavalry, Kent Masterson Brown, ed.
- Antietam Farmsteads: A Guide to the Battlefield Landscape, by Keven M. Walker & K. C. Kirkman
- Trailing Clouds of Glory: Zachary Taylor’s Mexican War Campaign and His Emerging Civil War Leaders, by Felice Flanery Lewis
- Imported Confederate Uniforms of Peter Tait & Co., Limerick, Ireland, by Frederick R. Adolphus
- Union General John A. McClernand and the Politics of Command, by Christopher C. Meyers
- Failure in the Saddle: Nathan Bedford Forrest, Joseph Wheeler, and the Confederate Cavalry in the Chickamauga Campaign, by David A Powell (see interview here)