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Civil War articles written by such people as U. S. Grant, Fitz John Porter, John D. Imboden , George B. McClellan, James Longstreet, D. H. Hill, William T. Sherman, Edward Porter Alexander, Alfred Pleasonton,  Joseph E. Johnston, etc., that were published in THE CENTURY magazine  between the years 1884 and 1888. These articles can be found at the Cornell University library and they are all on-line (photo images of the actual magazine pages).  A partial list of Civil War related articles from each month and year is given below.  The articles were part of a "War Series" that the magazine ran over the course of several years.

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More Civil War related articles may appear in issues prior to Jan 1884 and you are encouraged to browse through those prior issues as well and not assume that everything starts at this point.
 
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JAN 1884
General Sherman, by E. V. Smalley (pp. 450-462)
 
FEB 1884
Lieut.-General Sheridan, by Adam Badeau (pp. 496-513)
 
MAR 1884
 
APR 1884
How Wilkes Booth Crossed the Potomac, by George Alfred Townsend (pp.822-832)
 
MAY 1884
 
JUN 1884
 
JUL 1884
 
AUG 1884
Legacies of the Civil War (pp. 630-631)
The Bombardment of Alexandria, by C. F. Goodrich (pp. 635-636)
Booth's Escape, by E. G. D. G. (pp. 638)
 
SEP 1884
 
OCT 1884
Battles and Leaders of the Civil War (pp. 943-944)
The Bombardment of Alexandria. Rejoinder by Stone Pasha, by Charles P. Stone (pp. 953-956)
The Bombardment of Alexandria. Comment by the Commander of the Galena, by O. A. Batcheller (pp. 956-957)
 
NOV 1884
The Battle of Bull Run, by P. G. T. Beauregard (pp. 80-100)
Recollections of a Private, I, by Warren Lee Goss (pp. 107-113)
 
DEC 1884
The Capture of Fort Donelson, by Lew Wallace (pp. 284-309)
Recollections of a Private, II, by Warren Lee Goss (pp. 279-284)
 
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JAN 1885
Operations of the Western Flotilla, by Henry Walke (pp. 423-447)
 
FEB 1885
The Battle of Shiloh, by U. S. Grant (pp. 593-614)
Albert Sidney Johnston and the Shiloh Campaign. By His Son, by Wm. Preston Johnston (pp. 614-629)
Notes of a Confederate Staff Officer, by Thomas Jordan (pp. 629-634)
The Offer of Union Command to Gen A. S. Johnston, by Fitz John Porter (pp. 634-635)
Gen. Robert Patterson and the Battle of Bull Run, by Robert E. Patterson (pp. 635)
Uniform of the Highlanders at Bull Run, by William Todd (pp. 635)
Pillow Fort, by Robert E. Patterson (pp. 635)
 
MAR 1885
In the Monitor Turret, by Commander S. D. Greene (pp. 754-763)
Watching the Merrimac, by R. E. Colston (pp. 763-767)
Recollections of a Private, III, by Warren Lee Goss (pp. 767-777)
Gen R. S. Ewell at Bull Run, by Campbell Brown (pp. 777-779)
Names of Western Gun-Boats (pp. 779-780)
The "Century" War Series (pp. 788-789)
The Bombardment of Alexandria, by C. F. Goodrich (pp. 797)
The Blue and the Gray, by C. N. Jenkins (pp. 797-798)
 
APR 1885
New Orleans before the Capture, by George W. Cable (pp. 918-923)
The Opening of the Lower Mississippi, by David D. Porter (pp. 923-953)
 
MAY 1885
Lieutenant Greely at Cape Sabine, by Ensign Charles H. Harlow (pp. 77-91)
Incidents of the Battle of Manassas, by Gen. John D. Imboden (pp. 92-99)
Manassas to Seven Pines, by Gen. Joseph E. Johnston (pp. 99-122)
The Second Day at Seven Pines, by Gen. Gustavus W. Smith (pp. 122-130)
Recollections of a Private. IV. To the Chickahominy - The Battle of Seven Pines, by Warren Lee Goss (pp. 130-136)
The Peninsular Campaign, by Gen. George B. McClellan (pp. 136-150)
The Gunboat Taylor or Tyler (pp. 150)
Effect of Wind upon the Sound of Battle, by S. H. Prescott (pp. 150)
General Grant, by General Adam Badeau (pp. 151-163)
An Interview with General Robert E. Lee, by John Leyburn (pp. 166)
An Interview with Gen. Robert E. Lee, by John Leyburn (pp. 166-167)
 
JUN 1885
John Brown at Harper's Ferry, by Capt. John E. P. Daingerfield (pp.265-268)
Stonewall Jackson in the Shenandoah, by Gen. John D. Imboden (pp. 280-294)
The Battle of Gaines's Mill, by Gen. D. H. Hill (pp. 294-309)
The Battle of Gaines's Mill and its Preliminaries, by General Fitz John Porter (pp. 309-324)
Sawing Out a Channel Above Island No. 10, by Col. J. W. Bissell (pp.324-327)
Abetting the Enemy (pp. 327)
 
JUL 1885
McClellan's Change of Base, by Gen. D. H. Hill (pp. 447-454)
Rear Guard Fighting at Savage's Station, by Gen. W. B. Franklin (pp.454-468)
The Seven Days' Fighting About Richmond, by Gen. James Longstreet (pp. 468-478)
General Beauregard's Courier at Bull Run, by Robert R. Hemphill (pp.478)
"Fortress" Monroe, by John P. Nicholson (pp. 478)
The Mississippi at the Passage of the Forts (pp. 478)
Union Troops at Seven Pines (pp. 478)
 
AUG 1885
The Last of the Seven Days' Battles, by Gen. Fitz John Porter (pp.615-633)
Recollections of a Private. V. Retiring from the Chickahominy, by Warren Lee Goss (pp. 633-640)
Incidents of the Battle of Manassas, by General Imboden, by Henry Kyd Douglas (pp. 640-641)
Incidents of the Battle of Manassas, by General Imboden, by Editor (pp. 641)
The Second Day at Seven Pines (pp. 641)
Subterranean Shells at Yorktown, by Gen. Fred T. Locke (pp. 641-642)
The Congress-Merrimac Fight, by Edward Shippen (pp. 642)
The Rear-Guard After Malvern Hill, by Henry E. Smith (pp. 642-643)
 
SEP 1885
The Siege of Vicksburg, by Gen. U. S. Grant (pp. 752-767)
A Woman's Diary of the Siege of Vicksburg (pp. 767)
Introduction to: A Woman's Diary of the Siege of Vicksburg, by G. W. Cable (pp. 767-776)
Comment on: Sawing Out a Channel Above Island No. 10, by Gen. Schuyler Hamilton (pp. 776)
General Lew Wallace and General McCook at Shiloh, by Gen. U. S. Grant (pp. 776-777)
The Charge of Cooke's Cavalry at Gaines's Mill, by Gen. P. St. George Cooke (pp. 777-779)
General Beauregard's Courier at Bull Run, by Campbell Brown (pp. 779)
Recollections of a Participant in the Charge of Cooke's Cavalary at Gaines's Mill, by Rev. W. H. Hitchcock (pp. 779-780)
 
OCT 1885
The Last Days of General Grant, by General Adam Badeau (pp. 919-939)
Lincoln and Grant, by Gen. Horace Porter (pp. 939-947)
Reminiscences of General Grant, by Gen. James Harrison Wilson (pp.947-955)
The Dead Comrade, by Richard Watson Gilder (pp. 955)
"Taps." August 8, 1885, by F. M. Newton (pp. 955-956)
A "Famous Saying" Contradicted, by Gen. D. C. Buell (pp. 956)
General Heintzelman in the Peninsula Campaign, by Mary L. Heintzelman (pp. 956-957)
National Memorials of the Civil War, by Charles W. Eldridge (pp. 957-958)
General Grant's Premonition, by M. E. Seawell (pp. 958)
North and South (pp. 965)
 
NOV 1885
Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant: Chattanooga, by Gen. U. S. Grant (pp. 128-146)
Chattanooga: Was it Fought As Planned?, by Gen. William F. Smith (pp.146-147)
 
DEC 1885
The Monitors, by Capt. John Ericsson (pp. 280-299)
The Loss of the Monitor. By a Survivor, by Francis B. Butts (pp. 299-303)
 
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JAN 1886
The Second Battle of Bull Run, by Gen. John Pope (pp. 441-467)
Recollections of a Private. Two Days of the Second Battle of Bull Run, by Warren Lee Goss (pp. 467-474)
Col. W. C. P. Breckinridge, by C. E. W. Dobbs (pp. 478)
 
FEB 1886
Anecdotes of McClellan's Bravery, by Z. (pp. 515-517)
Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant: Preparing for the Wilderness Campaign, by Gen. U. S. Grant (pp. 573-582)
Wilderness, by Charles Carleton Coffin (pp. 582-588)
Our March Against Pope, by Gen. James Longstreet (pp. 601-614)
At the Second Manassas with Jackson's "Foot-Cavalry", by Allen C. Redwood (pp. 614-621)
Comments on Chattanooga, by Gen. William F. Smith (pp. 621-623)
Chattanooga: Notes and Corrections, by Maj. J. L. Coker (pp. 623)
General Leggett's Brigade Before Vicksburg, by U. S. Grant (pp. 623-624)
The Rear-Guard after Malvern Hill, by Gen. D. Keyes (pp. 624-625)
 
MAR 1886
Shiloh Reviewed, by Gen. D. C. Buell (pp. 749-781)
Controversies in Regard to Shiloh, by Col. S. H. Lockett (pp. 781-783)
Controversies in Regard to Shiloh, by Lieut-Col. A. R. Chisholm (pp.783-784)
The Fourth Regular Infantry at Gaines's Mill, by Maj. William H. Powell (pp. 784-785)
 
APR 1886
Life on the "Alabama", by P. D. Haywood (pp. 901-911)
Cruise and Combats of the "Alabama", by Capt. John McIntosh Kell (pp.911-923)
The Duel Between the "Alabama" and the "Kearsarge". By the Surgeon of the "Kearsarge.", by John M. Browne (pp. 923-935)
Government Aid in Marking Battlefields, by John J. Tigert (pp. 935)
In Vindication of General Rufus King, by Capt. Charles King (pp. 935-936)
A Statement from the Commissary General, by Col. L. B. Northrop (pp.936-937)
 
MAY 1886
Introduction to: From the Peninsula to Antietam, by William C. Prime (pp. 121-122)
From the Peninsula to Antietam, by Gen. George B. McClellan (pp. 122-131)
Recollections of a Private. VII. McClellan at the Head of the Grand Army, by Warren Lee Goss (pp. 131-137)
The Battle of South Mountain or Boonsboro, by Gen. D. H. Hill (pp.137-153)
In Reply to General Grant, by Gen. William Farrar Smith (pp. 153-154)
 
JUN 1886
Stonewall Jackson in Maryland, by Col. Henry Kyd Douglas (pp. 285-296)
Harper's Ferry and Sharpsburg, by Gen. John G. Walker (pp. 296-309)
The Invasion of Maryland, by Gen. James Longstreet (pp. 309-315)
Antietam Scenes, by Charles Carleton Coffin (pp. 315-319)
 
JUL 1886
In the Wake of Battle. (A Woman's Recollections of Shepherdstown during Antietam Week.), by Mary Bedinger Mitchell (pp. 435-444)
Fighting Farragut Below New Orleans, by Capt. Beverley Kennon (pp.444-455)
Incidents of the Occupation of New Orleans, by Commander Albert Kautz (pp. 455-459)
Farragut's Demand for the Surrender of New Orleans, by Marion A. Baker (pp. 459-464)
The Author of "Life on the Alabama", by Philip Drayton Haywood (pp.464-465)
General George H. Thomas at Chattanooga, by Gen. William Farrar Smith (pp. 465-466)
The Man with the Musket, by H. S. Taylor (pp. 466)
The Man with the Musket, by H. S. Taylor (pp. 466-467)
 
AUG 1886
Lee at Fredericksburg, by Major J. Horace Lacy (pp. 605-609)
The Battle of Fredericksburg, by Gen. James Longstreet (pp. 609-626)
Fredericksburg: Sumner's Right Grand Division, by Gen. Darius N. Couch (pp. 626-637)
Fredericksburg: Franklin's Left Grand Division, by Gen. William Farrar Smith (pp. 637-644)
Why Burnside Did Not Renew the Attack at Fredericksburg, by Gen. Rush C. Hawkins (pp. 644-646)
 
SEP 1886
The Successes and Failures of Chancellorsville, by Gen. Alfred Pleasonton (pp. 745-761)
Chancellorsville: Jackson's Attack Upon the Eleventh Corps, by Gen. O. O. Howard (pp. 761-770)
Sedgwick's Assault at Fredericksburg, by Col. Huntington W. Jackson (pp. 770-777)
Chancellorsville Revisited by General Hooker, by Samuel P. Bates (pp.777-782)
Chancellorsville: Lee's Knowledge of Hooker's Movements, by Gen. R. E. Colston (pp. 782-783)
The Reserve at Antietam, by Gen. Thomas M. Anderson (pp. 783)
General Grant's Reasons for Relieving General William F. Smith, by Capt. Joel Benedict Erhardt (pp. 783)
 
OCT 1886
Stonewall Jackson's Last Battle, by Capt. James Power Smith (pp. 921-927)
Personal Reminiscences of Stonewall Jackson, by Margaret J. Preston (pp. 927-937)
 
NOV 1886
Hooker's Appointment and Removal, by Charles F. Benjamin (pp. 106-112)
The First Day at Gettysburg, by Gen. Henry J. Hunt (pp. 112-133)
A Young Hero of Gettysburg, by George Kimball (pp. 133-134)
Grant's Reasons for Relieving General William F. Smith, by Gen. William F. Smith (pp. 134)
Robert E. Lee's Lost Order, by Gen. Silas Colgrove (pp. 134-135)
The Reformer, by Paul Hermes (pp. 135)
George B. McClellan's Kindness, by M. L. Gordon (pp. 135-136)
 
DEC 1886
The Second Day at Gettysburg, by Gen. Henry J. Hunt (pp. 278-296)
"Round Top" and the Confederate Right at Gettysburg, by Gen. E. M. Law (pp. 296-306)
The Capitulation of Harper's Ferry, by Gen. Julius White (pp. 306-308)
Ripley's Brigade at South Mountain, by Gen. William L. De Rosset (pp.308-309)
General Lee Trusting in Providence at Antietam, by Frank A. Bond (pp.309-310)
 
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JAN 1887
The Third Day at Gettysburg, by Gen. Henry J. Hunt (pp. 451-464)
Pickett's Charge and Artillery Fighting at Gettysburg, by Gen. E. P. Alexander (pp. 464-471)
In Reply to General Pleasonton, by Col. James F. Huntington (pp. 471-472)
"The Reserve at Antietam", by Capt. William H. Powell (pp. 472)
Citizens of Gettysburg in the Battle, by H. M. M. Richards (pp. 472-473)
 
FEB 1887
Gettysburg. Lee's Invasion of Pennsylvania, by Gen. James Longstreet (pp. 622)
Lee's Invasion of Pennsylvania, by Gen. James Longstreet (pp. 622-636)
The Bailing of Jefferson Davis, by George Parsons Lathrop (pp. 636)
Robert E. Lee's Lost Order, by Gen. Silas Colgrove (pp. 636-645)
 
MAR 1887
General Hancock and the Artillery at Gettysburg, by Gen. Francis A. Walker (pp. 803)
Little General Warren on Round Top, by Emily F. Warren (pp. 803-804)
"The Reserve at Antietam", by Capt. William H. Powell (pp. 804-805)
The Rebel Yell, by H. W. Taylor (pp. 805)
Life on the Alabama (pp. 805)
In the Ranks at Fredericksburg, by George E. Smith (pp. 805-806)
 
APR 1887
Chickamauga - The Great Battle of the West, by Gen. D. H. Hill (pp.937-962)
The Reserve Corps at Chickamauga, by Gen. J. S. Fullerton (pp. 962-964)
General Polk at Chickamauga, by Capt. W. M. Polk (pp. 964-965)
Lincoln and Lowell (pp. 965-967)
 
MAY 1887
The Campaign for Chattanooga, by General W. S. Rosecrans (pp. 129-136)
The Army of the Cumberland at Chattanooga, by General J. S. Fullerton (pp. 136-150)
"Lee's Invasion of Pennsylvania," a Reply to General Longstreet, by Colonel W. Allan (pp. 150-151)
Stuart's Ride Around the Union Army in the Gettysburg Campaign, by Colonel John S. Mosby (pp. 151-153)
 
JUN 1887
From the Wilderness to Cold Harbor, by E. M. Law (pp. 277-301)
Hand-to-Hand Fighting at Spotsylvania, by G. Norton Galloway (pp. 301-308)
A Missing Confederate Cipher Dispatch, by General Thomas Jordan (pp.308-309)
Union Sentiment among Confederate Veterans, by General R. E. Colston (pp. 309-310)
Lord Wolseley's Estimate of General Lee (pp. 310-313)
 
JUL 1887
The Struggle for Atlanta, by General O. O. Howard (pp. 442-464)
General Sherman and the March to the Sea, by General W. T. Sherman (pp. 464-466)
The Question of Command on Cemetery Ridge, by General Henry J. Hunt (pp. 466-467)
Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Nicholson Scott, by General H. W. Boynton (pp. 467-469)
 
AUG 1887
Opposing Sherman's Advance to Atlanta, by General Joseph E. Johnston (pp. 585-597)
Hood's Invasion of Tennessee, by Colonel Henry Stone (pp. 597-617)
General Donaldson's Fortunate Mistake, by R. H. Eddy (pp. 617)
The Cause of a Silent Battle, by John B. DeMotte (pp. 617)
General Grant on the Terms at Vicksburg, by General U. S. Grant (pp.617-618)
Colonel Mosby, a Reply, by General B. H. Robertson (pp. 618-619)
The Songs of the War, by Brander Matthews (pp. 619-629)
 
SEP 1887
Tragedy of the Crater, by Major William H. Powell (pp. 760-774)
A Dash into the Crater, by George L. Kilmer (pp. 774-777)
The Colored Troops at Petersburg, by General Henry G. Thomas (pp. 777-783)
Assault and Repulse at Fort Stedman, by George L. Kilmer (pp. 783-791)
 
OCT 1887
Marching Through Georgia and the Carolinas, by Captain Daniel Oakey (pp. 917-928)
Sherman's March from Savannah to Bentonville, by General H. W. Slocum (pp. 928-939)
The Battle of Bentonville, by General Wade Hampton (pp. 939-945)
 
NOV 1887
Appomattox: "Grant's Last Campaign", by General Horace Porter (pp.126-153)
 
DEC 1887
The Confederate Strength in the Atlanta Campaign, by Major E. C. Dawes (pp. 320)
A Song in Camp, by Colonel Henry Stone (pp. 320-322)
A Rejoinder to General Robertson, by Colonel John S. Mosby (pp. 322-323)
Ransom's Division at Fredericksburg, by General Robert Ransom (pp.323)
An Anecdote of the Petersburg Crater, by Henry R. Howland (pp. 323-325)
 
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JAN 1888
General Edwards's Brigade at Spotsylvania, by Richard Wentworth Browne (pp. 478)
Edwards's Brigade at Spotsylvania, by James L. Bowen (pp. 478)
Union War Songs and Confederate Officers, by Richard Wentworth Browne (pp. 478-479)
The Lost War Maps of the Confederates, by Albert H. Campbell (pp. 479-481)
Gen. Robert B. Potter and the Assault at Petersburg Crater, by Henry C. Potter (pp. 481-482)
 
FEB 1888
The Grand Strategy of the War of the Rebellion, by General W. T. Sherman (pp. 582-598)
 
MAR 1888
Colonel Rose's Tunnel At Libby Prison, by Captain Frank E. Moran (pp.770-790)
 
APR 1888
The Opening of the Atlanta Campaign, by Col. William C. P. Breckenridge (pp. 958-960)
Kershaw's Brigade at Fredericksburg, by General J. B. Kershaw (pp. 960-961)
The Last Victim of the War, by W. M. Dickson (pp. 961-962)
Letter on the Chancellorsville Campaign, by General Joseph Hooker (pp. 962)
Strength of the Confederate Army at Chickamauga, by Major E. C. Dawes (pp. 962)
The Grand Strategy of the War of the Rebellion, by General W. T. Sherman (pp. 962-963)
 
MAY 1888
The Chances of Being Hit in Battle, by Colonel William F. Fox (pp. 93-106)
The Locomotive Chase in Georgia, by William Pittenger (pp. 141-147)
 
JUN 1888
 
JUL 1888
The High Tide at Gettysburg, by Will H. Thompson (pp. 418)
Waiting for the Bugle, by Thomas Wentworth Higginson (pp. 418-420)
"Albermarle," the Career of the Confederate Ram. 1. Her Construction and Service. By her Builder, by Gilbert Elliott (pp. 420-427)
"Albermarle," the Career of the Confederate Ram. 2. The "Albermarle" and the "Sassacus", by Edgar Holden (pp. 427-432)
"Albermarle," the Career of the Confederate Ram. The Destruction of the "Albermarle", by Commander W. B. Cushing (pp. 432-439)
"Albermarle," the Career of the Confederate Ram. Note by her Captain, by A. F. Warley (pp. 439-440)
A Note of Peace: Reunions of the "Blue and the Gray", by George L. Kilmer (pp. 440-443)
 
AUG 1888
General Lee's Views on Enlisting the Negroes, by Andrew Hunter (pp. 599-601)
 
SEP 1888
Hard Times in the Confederacy, by A. C. Gordon (pp. 761-771)
 
OCT 1888
Philip H. Sheridan (pp. 950-951)
Lincoln as a Military Man, by R. D. Mussey (pp. 952)
 
NOV 1888
Gen. Buell's Criticism on Gen. Mitchell, by F. A. Mitchell (pp. 149-150)
Robertson on the Gettysburg Campaign, by B. H. Robertson (pp. 150-151)
 
DEC 1888
 
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More Civil War related articles may appear in issues after Dec 1888 and you are encouraged to browse through those later issues as well and not assume that everything ends at this point.
 
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Below are direct links to the series "Recollections of a Private" by Warren Lee Goss.  These articles are given in the list above but the direct links are provided for your convenience simply because this was a series that went together as a set.
 
 
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