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  • Ulysses S. Grant: A Victor, Not a Butcherby Edward H. III Bonekemper

    Regnery Publishing 2010; US$ 16.95

    Ulysses S. Grant is often accused of being a cold?hearted butcher of his troops. In Ulysses S. Grant: A Victor, Not a Butcher , historian Edward H. Bonekemper III proves that Grant?s casualty rates actually compared favorably with those of other Civil War generals. His perseverance, decisiveness, moral courage, and political acumen place him among... more...

  • The Untried Lifeby James T. Fritsch

    Ohio University Press 2012; US$ 27.99

    Told in unflinching detail, this is the story of the Twenty-Ninth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, also known as the Giddings Regiment or the Abolition Regiment, after its founder, radical abolitionist Congressman J. R. Giddings. The men who enlisted in the Twenty-Ninth OVI were, according to its lore, handpicked to ensure each was as pure in his antislavery... more...

  • Virginia at War, 1863by William C. Davis; James I. Jr. Robertson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2010; US$ 40.00

    The fascinating third book in the Virginia at War series focuses on the Virginia experience at mid-conflict. The collection provides a comprehensive overview of the conflict's impact on children, religion, and newly freed slaves. Also included are essays that probe the South's view of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War careers of the Hatfields and... more...

  • Virginia's Private Warby William Blair

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 37.99

    A study of the home front in the Confederacy which seeks to contribute to our understanding of the Confederate defeat. The author challenges the dominant assumption that internal stresses and conflicts, particularly of class and race, undermined the Confederacy, and offers another interpretation. more...

  • War of Another Kindby Wayne K. Durrill

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 39.95

    In this book Durrill describes in graphic detail the disintegration, during the Civil War, of Southern plantation society in a North Carolina coastal county. He details struggles among planters, slaves, yeoman farmers, and landless white laborers, as well as a guerrilla war and a clash between two armies that, in the end, destroyed all that remained... more...

  • While Father Is Awayby Jennifer Cain Bohrnstedt

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    While Father is Away reveals the intimate story of a British-American's role in the American Civil War. William Bradbury's letters home provide a rare window on the unique relationships among husband, wife, and children while a father was away at war. Yorkshire attorney turned Union volunteer soldier Bradbury became a "privileged private" with... more...

  • A Yankee Horseman in the Shenandoah Valleyby David J. Coles; Stephen D. Engle

    University of Tennessee Press 2012; US$ 39.95

    In many ways, John H. Black typified the thousands of volunteers who fought for the Union during the Civil War. Born in 1834 and raised on his family?s farm near Allegheny Township, Pennsylvania, Black taught school until he, like many Pennsylvanians, rushed to defend the Union after the attack on Fort Sumter in April 1861. He served with the Twelfth... more...

  • The Yellowhammer Warby Kenneth W. Noe; Jason J. Battles; Harriet E. Amos Doss; Bertis English; Michael W. Fitzgerald; Jennifer Lynn Gross; Patricia A. Hoskins; Kenneth W. Noe; Victoria E. Ott; Terry L. Seip; Ben H. Severance; Kristopher A. Teters; Jennifer Newman Treviņo; Sarah Woolfolk Wiggins; Brian Steel Wills; Lonnie A. Burnett

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    Published to mark the Civil War sesquicentennial, The Yellowhammer War collects new essays on Alabama?s role in, and experience of, the bloody national conflict and its aftermath. During the first winter of the war, Confederate soldiers derided the men of an Alabama Confederate unit for their yellow-trimmed uniforms that allegedly resembled the... 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...

  • By the Noble Daring of Her Sonsby Jonathan C. Sheppard

    University of Alabama Press 2012; US$ 54.95

    Normal0falsefalsefalseMicrosoftInternetExplorer4 By the Noble Daring of Her Sons is a tale of ordinary Florida citizens who, during extraordinary times, were called to battle against their fellow countrymen.   Over the past twenty years, historians have worked diligently to explore Florida?s role in the Civil War. Works describing the state?s... more...