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Editor’s Letter (Vol. 32, #6)

The End in North Carolina
We featured Bentonville more than 20 years ago when Mark Bradley’s and Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes’ books on the battle were published concurrently in 1996, followed by Mark A. Moore’s excellent maps in his Historical Guide to The Battle of Bentonville (1997). Since then there has been scant new material focused solely on the Bentonville battle and campaign. When one considers that Sherman’s campaign through the Carolinas that led to the Confederate surrender at Bennett Place is the Western Theater equivalent of Grant’s final campaign that led to Appomattox, there is a huge gap in the amount of literature between the two major theaters.

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Volume 32, #6

Fully Functional

After a wild couple of days, the website and and online store are back to full functionality…shop away!

Editors Letter Vol. 32, #4

Helena For the First Time

There’s a special thrill seeing a Civil War battlefield for the first time. We’ve done several issues on Arkansas, but they were all in the western part of the state: Pea Ridge, Prairie Grove, action in and around Fort Smith. One exception was a brief stop in a field near the defunct Civil War town of Mound City, a short distance north of Memphis on the Arkansas side of the Mississippi River. There a soybean farmer and a Memphis attorney located the buried remains of the illfated steamboat Sultana. It was part of a 1990 “General’s Tour” feature.

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Next Time: Battle of Helena, Ark., and related events.

Shown is the author, Mark Christ, at the Union fortification on Graveyard Hill.

Sneak Peek Vol. 32, #1

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North Anna Issue Delivery

Please note that the current issue featuring the North Anna Campaign seems to be moving extremely slow through the USPS. The issue was mailed about 2 1/2 weeks ago but is still being delivered to readers. Hang tight, the issue is on its way.

Sneak Peek: Vol. 31, #5

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Sneak Peek: Volume 31, #4

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Merry Christmas!

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As 2014 winds to an end, all of us at Blue & Gray wish you a safe and Merry Christmas.