NSTCW Vol. 36 No. 4, July-August 2012:
"Capt. James R. Barnett, 35th New York,” photograph by Stephen W. Sylvia, artifacts courtesy the Lukas McKenzie Collection.
Remember Us: A Wish Fulfilled
by John J. Barone
One ID disc, two lives.
Berdan Contract Sharps Rifles
by Gerald L. Earley
Handpicked men and handpicked weapons.
DIV XX & XXI: From Expectation to Elation
by Stephen W. Sylvia
History surfaces from 6th Corps battlefield, campsite,and bivouac.
The Envelope, Please: The Winner of our Youth Contest
Congratulations to first-grader Allyson Gilmore.
Berdan Sharshooter Images Surface
by Doug York
A timely arrival serves as an excellent companion piece to Gerald Earley's article.
COVER STORY: The Sword of Capt. James R. Barnett, 35th New York
by Lukas McKenzie
Premonitions and promises.
NA 111A / NA224A1: A Naval Anomaly
by Daniel J. Binder
Facts and speculation about a rare piece.
The Vicksburg Wallpaper Edition
by Nancy Dearing Rossbacher with Malcolm Allred
Discerning the genuine from the imitation.
The Lost Battle of the Loxahatchee
by Jeff Wittmann
Dedication and digging pinpoint where the action really took place.
I particularly enjoyed, as usual, publisher Stephen Sylvia's op-ed piece on history and honor. Here's an excerpt:
For many of us, pursuit of a code of honor became a personal benchmark early in our lives. Enchanted by those whose deeds and character provided inspiration as role models, we attempted to follow their example. I have seen this manifested many times in our field. In an age where many hide behind the anonymity of the Internet or the sanctuary of an attorney’s office, the man of honor adheres to the ancient code. (Read the rest here.)
As always, a great magazine with fascinating articles and beautiful photography. Even the ads are great! Published and printed in Old Virginia. You can subscribe here.