The American Civil War era is a rich tapestry of stories and individuals. Moments of inhumanity and human kindness abound. The Civil War Book Review has the great pleasure of presenting this complex tapestry to our readers for our summer 2024 issue. From borderland guerrillas, naval warfare, historical memory, and the search for equality, historians have no shortage of stories to investigate and contextualize. Each of the manuscripts reviewed in this publication takes us through various moments throughout this period, and some even take us to the period long before secession, as the African slave trade knit together the Atlantic world and set the stage for the war to come.