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  • Missouri?s Warby Silvana R. Siddali

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    Civil War Missouri stood at the crossroads of America. As the most Southern-leaning state in the Middle West, Missouri faced a unique dilemma. The state formed the gateway between east and west, as well as one of the borders between the two contending armies. Moreover, because Missouri was the only slave state in the Great Interior, the conflicts... more...

  • The 2nd Maine Cavalry in the Civil Warby Ned Smith

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    This book follows the 2nd Maine Cavalry from their muster in the late winter of 1863 through their action against Confederate forces in Louisiana, Florida and Alabama. While giving the details of the many scouting expeditions, raids and battles in which the regiment participated, it also includes the more personal stories of several of the young soldiers... 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...

  • The Rebel Yell & the Yankee Hurrahby John W. Haley; Ruth L. Silliker

    Down East Books 2014; US$ 9.95

    The Civil Wat memoirs of John W. Haley, a private with the 17th Maine Regiment. Includes his experiences in the Battle of Gettysburg, the Siege of Petersburg, and the Battle of Appomattox. more...

  • Black Flag Over Dixieby Gregory J. W. Urwin

    Southern Illinois University Press 2005; US$ 24.50

    Black Flag over Dixie: Racial Atrocities and Reprisals in the Civil War highlights the central role that race played in the Civil War by examining some of the ugliest incidents that played out on its battlefields. Challenging the American public?s perception of the Civil War as a chivalrous family quarrel, twelve rising and prominent historians... more...

  • Black Troops, White Commanders and Freedmen during the Civil Warby Howard Westwood; John Y Simon

    Southern Illinois University Press 1991; US$ 22.50

    Recounting the experiences of black soldiers in the Civil War In the ten probing essays collected in this volume, Howard C. Westwood recounts the often bitter experiences of black men who were admitted to military service and the wrenching problems associated with the shifting status of African Americans during the Civil War. Black Troops,... more...

  • Boy Soldier of the Confederacyby Kathleen Gorman

    Southern Illinois University Press 2006; US$ 27.50

    Johnnie Wickersham was fourteen when he ran away from his Missouri home to fight for the Confederacy. Fifty years after the war, he wrote his memoir at the request of family and friends and distributed it privately in 1915. Boy Soldier of the Confederacy: The Memoir of Johnnie Wickersham offers not only a rare look into the Civil War through... more...

  • Chicago's Irish Legionby James B. Swan

    Southern Illinois University Press 2009; US$ 32.95

    Extensively documented and richly detailed, Chicago?s Irish Legion tells the compelling story of Chicago?s 90th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, the only Irish regiment in Major General William Tecumseh Sherman?s XV Army Corps. Swan?s sweeping history of this singular regiment and its pivotal role in the Western Theater of the Civil War draws... more...

  • A Soldier's Story of His Regiment (61st Georgia) and Incidentally of the Lawton-by George Washington Nichols; Keith S. Bohannon; Robert E.L. Krick

    University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 22.50

    ?George W. Nichols?s aptly titled Soldier?s Story is one of the classic narratives of frontline infantry service in the Army of Northern Virginia. Nichols?s 61st Georgia fought in the renowned brigade commanded in turn by General Alexander r. Lawton, General John B. Gordon, and General Clement A. Evans. Nichols framed his account without sentimental... more...

  • From That Terrible Fieldby James M. Williams; John Kent Folmar

    University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    ?The well-written and candid letters of a reasonably articulate Southern officer, who paints a lucid picture of everyday life in the Confederate army in a little-known theater? Williams?s letters, personally written and shot through with his sharp sense of humor and folksy artwork, provide an excellent account of a long neglected theater of the... more...