|Stuart as a
Cavalryman's Cavalryman by L. VanLoan Naisawald
|Jeb Stuart is sometimes
regarded as a showman or poseur whose military abilities suffer by
comparison with those of the effective Union horsemen who emerged
during the last two years of the war. Take away his banjo-playing
entourage, strip away the layers of legend and look at the man coldly
and objectively. Strictly as a cavalry commander, how good was he?
|'No Finer Picture of an
Engagement'? by Frederic Ray
|During the Battle of Antietam, photographer
Alexander Gardner took a picture commonly believed to be the only one
actually showing Civil War fighting in progress. Here is what CWT
Illustrated has discovered about that photograph.
Units: Berdan's Sharpshooters by Henry I. Kurtz
|These two regiments of
expert marksmen were th envy of other Federal units and the terror of
Confederates who faced them in battle. In fact, Berdan's elite
soldiers were almost as good as they sounded in their post-war
reminiscences. As one Confederate put it: 'Those Yankee
sharpshooters were marvelous...'
|Our 'False Folk Image'
of Lincoln by S. K. Stevens
|We do Lincoln an injustice in portraying
him as a superman, says prominent historian S. K. Stevens.
Rather, he was 'a common American forged in the fires of civil war into
a greatness he otherwise would never have known.'
|The U. S. Supreme Court
During the Civil War by Joseph P. Fried
|A national government fighting for the
continued existence of the country...A supreme Court that put personal
rights first...Clashes between the Executive and Judicial Branches were
severe, until the character of the highest court changed through new
Equipment: Union Cavalry Equipment by Francis A. Lord
|As the war progressed,
Federal horsemen got better equipment. And they learned what to
throw away. The combination produced an effective fighting man.
Landing--The End Run that Failed by Dwight E. Stinson, Jr.
|Following the Battle of
Williamsburg, McClellan stood a good chance of bringing the Confederate
army to bay by rushing troops up the York River to block the retreat
route to Richmond. He erred in selecting a timid commander for an
operation that called for speed and boldness.
|A Century Ago This
Month by Robert D. Hoffsommer
Conscription, Hooker rebuilds Army of the Potomac, Grant tries
repeatedly to get at Vicksburg
McClellan, Sherman, and
Grant by T. Harry Williams
2. Dan Emmett and the Rise of Early
Negro Minstrelsy by Hans Nathan
3. Guide to Federal Archives
Relating to the Civil War
4. Dickison and His Men,
Reminiscences of the War in Florida by Mary Elizabeth Dickison
5. Berry Benson's Civil War Book
Edited by Susan Williams Benson