Civil War Quarterly

Early Spring 2016

Volume 6, No. 1

Early Spring 2016

Civil War Quarterly, Editorial

The Likable, Inept Ambrose Burnside

by Roy Morris Jr.

Nothing in Ambrose Burnside’s pre-Civil War career indicated that he would be anything but a successful and energetic general. Read more

Early Spring 2016

Civil War Quarterly

The Crater: Explosion of Death

By John Walker

It was just after 3 am on Saturday, July 30, 1864. A month of relative quiet along a two-mile stretch of Union and Confederate trench lines immediately east of Petersburg, Virginia, was about to come to an explosive end. Read more

Early Spring 2016

Civil War Quarterly

The Fort Pillow Incident

By Roy Morris Jr.

When Confederate Maj. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest and his 3,000 battle-hardened troopers rode back into their homeland of West Tennessee in late March 1864, they were not in the best of moods. Read more