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Armies. Troops

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  • Simple Story Of A Soldierby Samuel W. Hankins; John F. Marszalek

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 14.95

    This fast-paced memoir was written in 1905 by 61-year-old Samuel W. Hankins while he was living in the Soldiers Home in Gulfport, Mississippi. It vividly details his years as a Confederate rifleman from the spring of 1861, when at a mere sixteen years of age he volunteered for the 2d Mississippi Infantry, through the end of the war in 1865, when he... more...

  • Attack and Dieby Grady McWhiney; Perry D. Jamieson

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    “In the first twenty-seven months of combat 175,000 Southern soldiers died. This number was more than the entire Confederate military force in the summer of 1861, and it far exceeded the strength of any army that Lee ever commanded. More than 80,000 Southerners fell in just five battles. At Gettysburg three out of every ten Confederates present were... more...

  • Civil War Alabamaby Christopher Lyle McIlwain; G. Ward Hubbs

    University of Alabama Press 2016; US$ 59.95

    Christopher McIlwain’ s Civil War Alabama is a landmark book that sheds invigorating new light on the causes, the course, and the outcomes in Alabama of the nation’ s greatest drama and trauma. Based on twenty years of exhaustive research that draws on a vast trove of primary sources such as letters, newspapers, and personal journals, Civil War... more...

  • The Making of a Confederateby William L. Barney

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 12.99

    Despite the advances of the civil rights movement, many white southerners cling to the faded glory of a romanticized Confederate past. In The Making of a Confederate, William L. Barney focuses on the life of one man, Walter Lenoir of North Carolina, to examine the origins of southern white identity alongside its myriad ambiguities and complexities.For... more...

  • Deliver Us from This Cruel Warby Joseph J. Hoyle; Jeffrey M. Girvan

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 45.00

    Joseph J. Hoyle enlisted in the Confederate Army in May 1862 as a private. By the time of his death in September 1864, he was serving as a lieutenant in the 55th Regiment North Carolina Troops. The personal letters of this soldier, supplemented by the editor's overview of the events and actions of the regiment, offer a view of the common soldier... more...

  • The 22nd Maine Volunteer Infantry in the Civil Warby Ned Smith

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00

    This book follows the 22nd Maine Regiment from their formation through their part in General Nathaniel Banks' campaign in Louisiana and their return home for mustering out. Among other duties, the regiment took part in the fighting at Irish Bend and in the two ill-considered attacks at the Confederate bastion of Port Hudson. The book draws on first... more...

  • Lee and Jackson's Bloody Twelfthby Johnnie Perry Pearson

    University of Tennessee Press 2010; US$ 38.95

    Offering a fascinating look at an ordinary soldier's struggle to survive not only the horrors of combat but also the unrelenting hardship of camp life, Lee and Jackson's Bloody Twelfth brings together for the first time the extant correspondence of Confederate lieutenant Irby Goodwin Scott, who served in the hard-fighting Twelfth Georgia Infantry.... more...

  • Last to Leave the Fieldby Timothy J. Orr

    University of Tennessee Press 2011; US$ 52.00

    Revealing the mind-set of a soldier seared by the horrors of combat even as he kept faith in his cause, Last to Leave the Field showcases the private letters of Ambrose Henry Hayward, a Massachusetts native who served in the 28th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. Hayward’s service, which began with his enlistment in the summer of 1861 and ended... more...

  • Defeating Leeby Jr. Lawrence A. Kreiser

    Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 26.99

    Fair Oaks, the Seven Days, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Cold Harbor, Petersburg—the list of significant battles fought by the Second Corps, Army of the Potomac, is a long and distinguished one. This absorbing history of the Second Corps follows the unit's creation and rise to prominence, the battles that earned it a reputation for hard fighting,... more...

  • Hungarian Émigrés in the American Civil Warby Istvan Kornel Vida

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00

    After the suppression of the Hungarian Revolution in 1848 and 1849, thousands of Hungarians fled to the United States, an influx dubbed the Kossuth Emigration after failed revolutionary leader Lajos Kossuth. During the American Civil War, many of these Kossuth emigres joined the ranks of the Union or Confederate armies. The book explores their motivations... more...