Civil War History

A scholarly journal covering the period of the United States Civil War from antebellum America through Reconstruction. Articles address a variety of topics in social, cultural, economic, political, and military issues of the time. Academic audiences.

Articles from Vol. 56, No. 2, June

The African American Delegation to Abraham Lincoln: A Reappraisal
Abraham Lincoln's August 1862 meeting with a delegation of black Washingtonians has always been crucial to those interested in assessing Lincoln's views on race and on African Americans' future in the United States. At that meeting, Lincoln famously...
The Democratic Partisan Militia and the Black Peril: The Kentucky Militia, Racial Violence, and the Fifteenth Amendment, 1870-1873
In late July 1870, Fredrick Douglass's New Era, published in Washington, foretold a great revolution in the Bluegrass state. "The Democrats in Kentucky are in sore tribulation lest they should loose [sic] the Ashland Congressional district, through...
Ulysses in His Tent: Halleck, Grant, Sherman, and "The Turning Point of the War"
On April 6 and 7, 1862, the Battle of Shiloh raged at Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee. Ulysses S. Grant, "unintrenched, unexpectant and almost unprepared," first managed to stave off disaster and then, reinforced, to achieve a bloody victory. Cries arose...