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  • A Jewish Colonel in the Civil Warby Marcus M. Spiegel; Jean Powers Soman; Frank L. Byrne

    UNP - Nebraska Paperback 2013; US$ 17.95

    Marcus Spiegel, a German Jewish immigrant, served with the 67th and 120th Ohio Volunteer regiments during the Civil War. He saw action in Virginia, Mississippi, Arkansas, and Louisiana, where he was fatally wounded in May 1864. These letters to Caroline, his wife, reveal the traumatizing experience of a soldier and the constant concern of a husband... more...

  • Identification Discs of Union Soldiers in the Civil Warby Larry B. Maier; Joseph W. Stahl

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 55.00

    As an iconic symbol of the American GI, the dog tag has gained considerable cultural recognition. This book returns to the origins of the dog tag with an in-depth look at all 49 styles of Civil War era Union identification discs, including detailed photographs and histories for individual discs as well as a general history of the origin and production... more...

  • Inside Connecticut and the Civil Warby Matthew Warshauer

    Wesleyan University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    How a small state struggled, survived, and remains connected to its past more...

  • Sacred Memoriesby Kelly McMichael

    Texas State Historical Assn Press 2013; US$ 9.95

    War memorials are symbols of a community?s sense of itself, the values it holds dear, and its collective memory. They inform us more, perhaps, about the period in which the memorials were erected than the period of the war itself. Kelly McMichael, in her book, Sacred Memories: The Civil War Monument Movement in Texas , takes the reader on a... more...

  • Civil War Texasby Ralph A. Wooster

    Texas State Historical Assn Press 2014; US$ 9.95

    Written by one of the deans of Texas history, Civil War Texas provides an authoritative, comprehensive description of Texas during the Civil War as well as a guide for those who wish to visit sites in Texas associated with the war. In one compact volume, the reader or tourist is led on an exciting historical journey through Civil War Texas. Because... more...

  • A Broken Regimentby Lesley J. Gordon

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    "Lesley Gordon's 'microhistory' of the Sixteenth Connecticut Volunteers is as compelling as it is revealing. Not content merely to describe the wartime experiences of these men, Gordon proposes new ways to understand how Civil War soldiers first survived then relived the conflict, both collectively and individually, for decades thereafter. This is... more...

  • Indiana?s Warby Richard F. Nation; Stephen E. Towne

    Ohio University Press 2009; US$ 14.99

    Indiana?s War is a primary source collection featuring the writings of Indiana?s citizens during the Civil War era. Using private letters, official records, newspaper articles, and other original sources, the volume presents the varied experiences of Indiana?s participants in the war both on the battlefield and on the home front. Starting in the... more...

  • Kansas?s Warby Pearl T. Ponce

    Ohio University Press 2011; US$ 14.99

    When the Civil War broke out in April 1861, Kansas was in a unique position. Although it had been a state for mere weeks, its residents were already intimately acquainted with civil strife. Since its organization as a territory in 1854, Kansas had been the focus of a national debate over the place of slavery in the Republic. By 1856, the ideological... more...

  • Civil War Special Forcesby Robert Broadwater

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 48.00

    The Civil War, of course, pitted North against South. It also pitted ancient ways of war against new, technology-inspired weaponry and tactics. In surveying the war's elite fighting units, this work covers both. The book showcases novel weapons and unorthodox strategies, including machine gunners, rocket battalions, chemical corps, the Union balloon... more...

  • In the Very Thickest of the Fightby Steve Raymond

    Globe Pequot Press 2012; US$ 17.99

    The 78th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment took the field under command of a lackadaisical colonel who was frequently absent and feuded with his own officers and superiors.  Distrusted by senior officers, the 78th became a regiment that was always left behind?until its own officers forced their reluctant colonel to resign.  His replacement was... more...