Was the American Civil War the first Modern War? Gervase Phillips points out the limitations in a common interpretation. Gervase Phillips | Published in History Review Issue 56 December 2006 It has been something of a commonplace to descri To continue reading this article you will need to purchase access to the online archive. Buy Online Access Buy Print & Archive Subscription If you have already purchased access, or are a print & archive subscriber, please ensure you are logged in. Please email email@example.com if you have any problems.