Military Images

Coming Up in the Winter 2014 Issue of MI

mi-cover-winter-2014Pleased to present the Table of Contents for the Winter 2014 issue of Military Images. Inside you’ll find rare and unpublished portraits of North Carolina Confederates, enlisted men from Company G of the 25th U.S. Colored Infantry, and more! Here’s a list of features and columns (pictured here is the cover from the David W. Vaughan collection):

“Tar Heels: A Survey of North Carolinians in the Confederate Army,” by Greg Mast. An MI exclusive preview of images from Greg’s forthcoming book, a long awaited follow-up to his first volume on North Carolina soldiers published two decades ago.

“Gallery: ‘God Bless Gallant Old North Carolina,’ is a collection of identified images from the Liljenquist Family collection at the Library of Congress.

“An Album of Faces of the 25th USCT,” by Shayne Davidson, features 18 never-before-published photographs of African Americans who served in Company G of the regiment, and their white captain.

“An Irish-American Civil War Veteran Engages in a Showdown with the Sioux,” by longtime MI Contributing Editor Scott Valentine traces the military career of Ferdinand Edwin DeCourcy of Ballylongford, County Kerry, Ireland, from Civil War officer to frontier fighter.

“A Portrait of Lee We Were Not Supposed to See,” by Don Hopkins, sheds light on a series of post-war portraits of the General.

“Four Decades on the High Seas: Boastwain William Long, and Englishman in the U.S. Navy,” by Ron Field, MI Contributing Editor and author of Bluejackets, chronicles the career of a sailor who served on the fames “San Jacinto” and a number of other vessels during his time in uniform.

“Passing in Review,” MI’s book review, examines ┬áby Shannon Pritchard and Shane Kisner.

Mike McAfee’s “Uniforms & History” column traces the origins of the Union enlisted man’s frock coat, and examines how Civil War soldiers adopted it to suit their style.

“Stragglers,” a collection of images submitted by the MI audience, includes images from the Civil War and the Spanish-American War.

“The Last Shot,” the images that traditionally appears on the last page of the issue, is a previously unpublished ambrotype of a 15-year-old Confederate from North Carolina.