North & South (US magazine)

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North & South - The Official Magazine of the Civil War Society
Editor Keith Poulter
Categories American Civil War
Frequency Bi-monthly
First issue 1997
Final issue 2013
Company Civil War Society
Country United States
Website North & South[dead link]
ISSN 1522-9742

North & South – The Official Magazine of the Civil War Society was a military history and general history bi-monthly magazine published in the United States concerning the American Civil War 1861–1865. As its title states, it was the official magazine of the Civil War Society. It was often referred to as just "North & South." Keith Poulter is the magazine's founder and editor.


North & South was founded in 1997 with a focus on historical accuracy with frequent ground breaking topics. This is often done by discussion articles that is unique to this magazine. The book review section and "Crossfire" provide a mix of light and detail. It is considered an accurate historical magazine without a "pop" magazine feel.[1][2]


The magazine is an 8 inch by 1034 inch color glossy cover with 65 to 85 magazine grade pages containing primarily black and white pictures related to the American Civil War with color pictures for a nice balance. The mix of article verses advertisement is nicely balanced on the main pages.


The magazine featured articles focus on historical people, weapons, battles or campaigns and events which describe the context in which the Civil War conflict was fought. They will typically include appropriate illustrations and an expanded bibliography for further reading. There can also be eyewitness accounts, and other war-related topics. The articles cover a diverse range of historical events prior to and after the American Civil War. The magazine also includes an editorial page and brief reviews of history books and simulations. The illustrations include maps, museum artwork, and photographs.

End of publication[edit]

In June 2013 after a decline in quality of both articles and appearance, the magazine abruptly announced it would it end publication.[3]


  1. ^ (2010). "North & South Magazine - rating". Retrieved April 17, 2010. 
    • Product description: Contains Civil War history as well as new material based on original research.
    • Average customer review 4 of 5 stars.[dead link]
  2. ^ North & South - The Official Magazine of the Civil War Society, Mission Statement, accessed April 16, 2010.[dead link]
  3. ^[dead link]

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