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Fall 2017 Issue of Army History Magazine

In this Issue:

Army Boots on Volcanic Sands
The 147th Infantry Regiment at Iwo Jima
By Douglas E. Nash Sr.

"We Are Seeing Something of Real War Now"
The 3d, 4th, and 7th New Hampshire on Morris Island, July–September 1863
By Nathan A. Marzoli

Army History Magazine

Fall 2017 Edition

In this Fall 2017 issue we offer articles from two seasoned Army History authors. The first, by Douglas Nash - who has previously published with us a number of times, most recently in the Summer 2012 issue (No. 84) with his article "Rommel's Lost Battalions" - looks at a lesserknown aspect of Army history with an examination of the 147th Infantry Regiment that fought alongside U.S. Marines on Iwo Jima during World War II.

The second article, by Nathan Marzoli - whose work recently graced the pages of the Fall 2016 issue (No. 101) with his piece " 'Their Loss was Necessarily Severe': The 12th New Hampshire at Chancellorsville" - again highlights the actions of New Hampshire regiments during the Civil War, this time on Morris Island, South Carolina, and the attacks on the Confederate Battery Wagner.

This issue's Artifact Spotlight displays the earliest known example of a buckskin hunting frock worn by a U.S. Army soldier. This garment, part of the core historical collection at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, is an excellent example of early-to midnineteenth century clothing from the Army's time on the Western frontier.

In his Chief's Corner, Mr. Charles Bowery discusses the efforts under way to increase the Center of Military History's relevance and value to the Army. In the Chief Historian's Footnote, Mr. Jon Hoffman details the coming implementation of the Defense Performance Management and Appraisal Program, a new system that will be used to rate all Department of Defense employees.

This issue also offers an interesting crop of new book reviews on a myriad of topics.

As always, readers are invited to submit articles for consideration, request books to review from our list of available titles (, and send us their constructive comments about Army History.

Bryan J. Hockensmith
Managing Editor