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1/5/2020 Latest Three Issues of Crossfire

 

 

Number 121 Contents - Spring 2020

 

The Battle of Springfield, Missouri, Jan 8 1863 - William Piston

Under a Sulphorous Sky - Manxmen and the Battle of Gettysburg - John Murray

A Postmaster in the Cavalry - Pvt George R Adderton 63rd NC - Charles Priestley

Two Scouts of the border Part 2 - Steve French

Barnacles - Alabama Crewman George Gitsinger - Maurice Rigby

Lonesome Pine - Fort Pillow - Tony Daly

We've all gone Quackers - Fake remedies - Greg Bayne

Letter from CW Alabama - Alabama at Gettysburg - Erick Bush

Buddy can you spare a dime? The CSA Tobacco tax - Greg Bayne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number 120 Contents - Winter 2019

 

Railroads in the Gettysburg Campaign - Scott Mingus Sr

Two letters from Polignac - Charles Priestley

Depicting Combat: Veracity in drawings by Frank Vizetelly and Alfred Waud - Graham Whitham

Letter from CW Alabama - CSS Nashville, Selma & the Mobile Bay Squadron - Erick Bush

Two Scouts of the border Part 1 - Steve French

Barnacles - Alabama Crewman Richard Hambly - Maurice Rigby

From the White House to Gettysburg and to Arlington - Robert Tyler Jones - John Murray

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number 119 Contents - Summer 2019

 

Was 'Secession' taught at Westpoint? - Tony Margrave

On the Cleburne Trail in Cork and Cumbria - Charles Priestley

The Wounding of General Hood and the story of a picture - Tony Margrave

Lonesome Pine - Burning Bridges in East Tennessee - Tony Daly

Letter from CW Alabama - Cmdr. Catesby ap Roger Jones - Erick Bush

A man of the 55th Virginia - William B Hardy - Richard O'Sullivan

Wilder's Lightening Brigade at Hoover's Gap - Eric Wittenburg

James Pendlebury's Civil War - John Murray

Fakes news and hacks - the editor lets rip - Greg Bayne

All hail Farragut - the editor lets rip Part 2 - Greg Bayne

 


 

Alonzo H. Cushing - Medal of Honor

 

 

By Greg Bayne

 

It was announced by the White House in September 2014 that Alonzo Cushing will receive the Medal of Honor.

 

Lieutenant Alonzo Cushing graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in June 1861. Neither Cushing nor any of his classmates who included George Armstrong Custer and Adelbert Ames had any portent of the horrors that the Civil War would unfold nor that they would pay the ultimate price. All that they knew was that they would have to play their part. By the time of his death, he had already spent two years fighting for the Union in nearly every major engagement starting with Bull Run. On July 3, 1863, the third and final day of the battle, Lieutenant Cushing commanded an artillery battery with 125 men in the centre of the Union “fishhook”. Fate decided that Lee would attack here in what would become widely recognised in later years as the Confederacy’s High Tide.

 

 

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An Officers Pay Slip

 

In Search of Lieutenant George Washington Ward

 

By Charles Priestley

 

 

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Crossfire 97 (December 2012)

 

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This Issue Contains:-

 

France and Southern Confederacy (1861-1865)

 

Powers Hill - Why Little Round Top was not that decisive

 

Commemoration of the 20th Maine and the Gettysburg campaign – some mysteries resolved

 

Kennesaw Mountain

 

Cricketer and American Civil War Soldier

 

An Interview with Keith Poulter - Publisher of North & South Magazine

 

'The Nancy Harts' - Confederate fighting unit that hardly heard the sound of battle

 

Letter from Civil War Alabama - Streight-Forrest Raid & The Battle of Crooked Creek

 

CSS Alabama Crewman Henry Middleton Kernot

 

Firing Line - General Butler’s views

 

 

 

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CSS Alabama Crewman John Williams

 

The ACWRTUK has a long tradition of providing unique and rewarding research on Britain and the ACW. This article by Maurice Rigby details the life of one of the Alabama crew - John Williams. Maurice is our "go-to"man on the Alabama.

 

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