This image of three hard-bitten Confederates, taken prisoner at Seminary Ridge outside Gettysburg, is one of Mathew Brady’s most iconic photographs. The town itself is visible in the background at left.
Civil War Quarterly

Early Spring 2014

Volume 4, No. 1

COVER: A soldier from Company H of a Vermont Regiment had his photograph taken, perhaps as a keepsake for his family. See story page 22 for more on photography during the Civil War. Photo courtesy Library of Congress.

Early Spring 2014

Civil War Quarterly

The Battle of Hagerstown

By Daniel Murphy

Late in the evening of July 3, 1863, Major General James Ewell Brown “Jeb” Stuart was summoned to the headquarters of Robert E. Read more

Early Spring 2014

Civil War Quarterly

Napoleon Bonaparte’s Battle of Marengo

By Eric Niderost

On March 17, 1800, Napoleon Bonaparte closeted himself in his study at the Tuileries Palace in Paris and ordered his private secretary, Louis Fauvelet de Bourrienne, to unroll a large map of Italy and lay it on the floor. Read more

Comanche warriors ride into San Antonio, Texas, March 19, 1840, to discuss a potential peace treaty with representatives of the new Republic of Texas.

Early Spring 2014

Civil War Quarterly

The Great Comanche Raid of 1840

By Eric Niderost

It was a colorful spectacle few citizens in San Antonio, Texas, had ever expected to see: a large delegation of Comanches coming in to discuss terms of a possible peace treaty. Read more

The Macedonian fleet ferries soldiers to the foot of the Tyrian battlements during the battle’s climax in this 15th century painting .

Early Spring 2014

Civil War Quarterly, Editorial

Why Study Military History?

By Roy Morris Jr.

As a writer and editor, it’s been my privilege to spend a great deal of time in the company of my betters: ordinary men and women engaged in the often heartbreaking act of making history. Read more

First Maine Cavalry shown skirmishing with Spencer carbines at an unnamed battle in drawing by Alfred Waud.

Early Spring 2014

Civil War Quarterly, Weapons

The Spencer Carbine

By Kelly Bell

Confederate soldiers bitterly called it “that damned Yankee carbine they load on Sunday, and then fire all week.” Read more

“The Hanging of Nathan Hale , New York 1776” by Don Troiani.

Early Spring 2014

Civil War Quarterly, Valor

Continental Army Captain Nathan Hale

By Kevin Seabrooke

On the night of September 16, 1776, young Nathan Hale, a captain in the Continental Army, set out across Long Island Sound from his native Connecticut on the armed sloop Schuyler. Read more

Test pilot Commander Frederick Trapnell flew the prototype for this U.S. Navy carrier-based F6F Hellcat and worked closely with Leroy Grumman as the fighter was rushed through production. Navy Hellcats shot down over 5,000 Japanese aircraft.

Early Spring 2014

Civil War Quarterly, Soldiers

Test Pilot Frederick Trapnell

By Mark Carlson

Today, every U.S. naval aviator who straps into a cockpit owes a debt to a man they never met and few have even heard of—Vice Adm. Read more

Early Spring 2014

Civil War Quarterly, Games

Call of Duty Modern Warfare III

By Joseph Luster

Folks, we’re officially back to the third Call of Duty: Modern Warfare game, and no, this isn’t a review of 2011’s Modern Warfare 3. Read more

Early Spring 2014

Civil War Quarterly, Games

Arma Reforger

By Joseph Luster

Arma Reforger has been cooking in Early Access on PC and Xbox Series since May 17, 2022, and it recently made its full exit. Read more