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18/8/2020 Latest Three Issues of Crossfire



Number 123 Summer 2020 - Articles Include


The Battle of Prairie Grove by Matthew Mulheran

Turner Ashby by Ian Mitchell

Who is this man? Is it Polignac? by Charles Priestley

Views on Fort Pillow – John Scales and Edwin Kennedy

Dead Confederates by Graham Whitham – views on familiar photographic images

The worst regiment in the Union Army by Greg Bayne

1st Vermont at Big Bethel by Erick Bush


























Number 122 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 121 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


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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