Once again let me highlight the Civil War related articles in the Military Collector & Historian Magazine, the quarterly of the Company of Military Historians. The magazine covers a wide range of military history (not just American, mind you). So if the Civil War is not the only subject you like to tread upon, you should consider a membership.
Within Civil War themes, articles to note are:
- “Analysis of D.H. Hill’s Division at Antietam,” by Cadet Philip Schmedeman (USMA 2011). A well documented look at this Confederate formation.
- “Major and Paymaster, William W. Russel: A Controversial Nineteenth Century Officer of Marines,” by David M. Sullivan. Russel, who committed suicide in October 1862, served as Aide-de-camp to both Generals Robert Patterson and George McClellan.
- “Massachusetts Men in Gray at Fort Monroe, 1861,” by Ryan B. Weddle. The 3rd and 4th Massachusetts Militia garrisoned Fort Monroe through July 1861.
- “‘The Men That Saved Your Army’: Company K, 2d U.S. Infantry, April-July 1861,” by Donald McConnel and Gustav Person. The article includes details of the company’s actions at First Manassas.
- “The Elusive Cadets of Harvard, 1759-1863: Observations on Their History and Uniforms,” by Anthony F. Gero and Roger D. Sturcke.
Other non-Civil War articles I would recommend include:
- “Wake Island Helmet,” by Larry Munnikhuysen. A look at a rare artifact from World War II.
- “Revolutionary War Veteran’s Pension,” by Stanley B. Smullen. A detailed look at the petition of Thomas DeRusy.
- “‘The taylors of the regiment’: Insights on Soldiers Making and Mending Clothing, and Continental Army Clothing Supply, 1778 to 1783,” by John U. Rees.
- “The Hapless ‘Willie D’,” submitted by Stephen M Henry, covering the World War II career of the USS William D. Porter (DD-579).
- “Diary of my Army life from the time I left Camp Lee for France. S.G. Anderson: Co. A, 314 Machine Gun Battalion,” submitted by Gayle Weiss. A Virginia volunteer’s view of World War I.
- “Allons! Sgt. Clarence W. Warren of the 15th Field Artillery,” by Major James B. Ronan II (Ret.). Another World War I veteran’s story.
- “A Brief View of African American Militiamen, Colonial New York, 1758-1763,” by Anthony F. Gero.
One final note, even if you are not a member of the Company, you can review (and post for a limited, trial run) on the CMH Forum.