Hallowed Ground: Winter 2013

Featured Online Articles

This quarterly issue of the Civil War Trust's membership magazine explores the life of the Civil War soldier, with features courtesy of Pamplin Historical Park, the Museum of the Confederacy, and White Oak Museum. To see all online articles from past issues of the membership magazine, visit the Back Issue Index »

Soldiers in Battle

Life of the Civil War Soldier in Battle

Edward Alexander

Just like the soldiers of every conflict before and since, the men who fought in the American Civil War enlisted for a multitude of reasons. To claim any universality for these soldiers and the divided nation they represented would be a mistake, with perhaps one exception — their expectations were vastly different from the actual experience of military engagement.Read the article »

Soldier in Army

Life of the Civil War Soldier in the Army

Sharon Denmark

The three million soldiers who served in the Civil War each represent a unique story waiting to be told. Although no two men had the exact same journey into the army, experience in battle or emotional response to their involvement, similar threads weave their way through a significant number of these narratives. Read the article »

Soldier in Camp

Life of the Civil War Soldier in Camp

Gary Helm

Only a tiny fraction of any soldier’s time was spent in front line combat. Instead, the vast majority of his existence revolved around the monotonous routines of camp life, which presented its own set of struggles and hardships. Read the article »

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