The Journal of America's Military Past

Formerly Periodical



The Journal is published by the Council on America's Military Past, USA, Inc. as its official journal and forum for articles on historical installations and military biography.  This fully illustrated and footnoted publication contains in-depth monographs on military history.


NEW:Now available for download are a listing of articles from Vol. 1 to date and an index of authors. Click on the links below for each.

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Authors Wanted


The Journal of America's Military Past welcomes new authors, especially graduate students or first-time authors and we are always in search of volunteers to write book reviews.  You do not have to be a member of CAMP to write for us.  Potential authors should click here to learn more about the Journal format and style.  For additional information or contact the editor send message to .



Current and Next Issue Articles


Currently in Issue 130 of JAMP


Dr. Christine Millerís, Royal Spanish Military Hospital, St. Augustine (1790-1821), provides a look on medical treatment in the New World by an Old World Nation.The Spanish Hospital at St. Augustine provides an interesting and different view of hospital care in America because it relies in some cases on out-of-date thinking about ďhumorsĒ and at the same time modern use of herbs.The hospital and museum has been restored to the look of its glory days, with many original items and one of those extra places to visit in historical St. Augustine.

The Revolutionary War Leadership of Maj Gen William Heath: A Reassessment by Sean Heuvel looks at this forgotten leader from the American Revolution.Gen. Heath is an interesting character Ė not a great general on the battlefield, but as a leader of men he helped the Revolutionary cause doing the nitty-gritty work that an army needs, but many Generals donít have the patience with.Many Revolutionary figures we learn about appear on the battlefield, but during his day Gen. Heath was as well-known as any other leader.

An Examination of Fear and itís Releief at Iwo Jima and Koto-ri, Korea by Kathleen Martin is Dr. RichardSilvasí first-hand account of how fear was viewed and treated in the post-World War II military.Spending a great deal of time in the front lines of both these battles in a MASH unit, he gave his ideas on what brings on fear in combat and how the men could and did adapt to it. It provides insight on what men can endure if given the proper motivation and leadership.


Upcoming in Issue 131 of JAMP


Dr. Mark Smith examines the work of Joseph Gilbert Totten and the Third System of Costal Defense.From 1816 to 1867, the United States depended primarily on the Third System of coastal defense to protect itself from an aggressive western power, an enemy nearly always presumed to be Great Britain. It was the federal governmentís third attempt to defend the coast but its first systematic plan that moved beyond merely protecting a few isolated coastal enclaves. The person with the greatest influence on this defense policy throughout its entire existence was Joseph Gilbert Totten, whose life paralleled the system he oversaw.

Memorials to the Fallen: World War I Monument in Virginia by Dr. Lynn Rainville examines the many ignores memorials throughout the state.Virginia is best known for its Civil War history, but there are over one hundred statues, plaques and memorials. She looks at the symbolic variability the meaning of these memorials and explains why they remain important today.

Dr. Ed Salo reviews the unusual convergence of military leaders in, Baconís Bridge, South Carolina and the American Revolution.This action took place during the Siege of Charleston where Francis Marion, Generals Horry, Moltrie and Green opposed Banastre Tarleton and Patrick Ferguson at different points in the operation






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