Civil War Quarterly

Early Fall 2015

Volume 5, No. 2

COVER: Don Troiani’s iconic portrait, “Confederate Officer with His Men.” © 2015 Don Troiani, Military & Historical Image Bank www.historicalimagebank.com

Early Fall 2015

Civil War Quarterly, Editorial

Civil War Spies: Timothy Webster

By Roy Morris, Jr.

Spying is a dangerous game.

Even the best spies sometimes get caught, as Confederate raider John Yates Beall, “the Mosby of the Chesapeake,” learned the hard way in 1865, and the consequences are never pretty to contemplate. Read more

Early Fall 2015

Civil War Quarterly, Espionage

The Confederate Spy Ring: Spreading Terror to the Union

By Peter Kross

The Civil War was fought out in the open on battlefields across the United States. But beginning in early 1864, the highest levels of the Confederate government decided that another, more clandestine war would be fought behind the lines in the North. Read more

Early Fall 2015

Civil War Quarterly, Militaria

Avoiding the Nameless Grave—Civil War ID Tags

by Don Troiani

The American Civil War may well have been the first major conflict in which soldiers felt the need to wear some sort of a personal identification badge in the event that they were killed or wounded in battle. Read more

Early Fall 2015

Civil War Quarterly

Blood on the Snow: The Battle of Nashville

By John Walker

For the black-skinned, blue-clad soldiers deployed on the extreme left flank of the Union Army outside Nashville, Tennessee, the order to advance announced at dawn on December 15, 1864, was a long time coming. Read more

Early Fall 2015

Civil War Quarterly

The Battle of Waynesboro: Jubal Early’s Last Stand

By Cowan Brew

The unrelentingly harsh winter of 1864-1865 gave no respite to Virginia’s war-torn Shenandoah Valley. Heavy snows and frigid temperatures made travel difficult, and the two opposing armies found themselves literally frozen into place, 90 miles apart and in no particular hurry to get at each other again before the weather broke. Read more