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  • A Small but Spartan Bandby Zack C. Waters; James C. Edmonds; Robert K. Krick

    University of Alabama Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    A unit that saw significant action in many of the engagements of the Civil War’s eastern theater.   Until this work, no comprehensive study of the Florida units that served in Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia (ANV) had been attempted, and problems attend the few studies of particular Florida units that have appeared. Based... more...

  • A Damned Iowa Greyhoundby Donald C. III Elder

    University of Iowa Press 1998; US$ 21.00

    William Henry Harrison Clayton was one of nearly 75,000 soldiers from Iowa to join the Union ranks during the Civil War. Possessing a high school education and superior penmanship, Clayton served as a company clerk in the 19th Infantry, witnessing battles in the Trans-Mississippi theater. His diary and his correspondence with his family in Van... more...

  • Love amid the Turmoilby Donald C. III Elder

    University of Iowa Press 2003; US$ 29.95

    William Vermilion (1830-1894) served as a captain in Company F of the 36th Iowa Infantry from October 1862 until September 1865. Although he was a physician in Iconium in south central Iowa at the start of the war, after it ended he became a noted lawyer in nearby Centerville; he was also a state senator from 1869 to 1872. Mary Vermilion (1831-1883)... 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...

  • Virginia's Private Warby William Blair

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 34.99

    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...

  • A Gentleman and an Officerby Judith N. McArthur; Orville Vernon Burton

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 39.99

    This work presents a collection of letters written by James B. Griffin, a wealthy planter from Edgfield, South Carolina, during the American Civil war. The book recounts an officer's experiences to provide both a social and military history. more...

  • The Making of a Confederateby William L. Barney

    Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 18.99

    Illustrations. Foreword. Acknowledgements. The Lenoir Families. Prologue. One. Dutiful Sons and a Wavering Southerner. Two. Confederate Soldier. Three. Agony at Ox Hill. Four. Mountain Farmer. Five. Unreconstructed Confederate. Six. Land Promoter and Dreamer. Afterword. Recommendations for Further Reading. Index more...

  • General Sherman's Christmasby Stanley Weintraub

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 19.99

    Historian Stanley Weintraub, author of Silent Night , combines two winning topics ? Christmas and the Civil War ? in General Sherman?s Christmas , new from Smithsonian Books. Focusing on the holiday season of 1864, when General Sherman relentlessly pushed his troops across Georgia to capture Savannah, General Sherman?s Christmas includes the voices... more...

  • The Seventh Star of the Confederacyby Kenneth W. Howell

    University of North Texas Press 2009; US$ 15.16

    Presents research on how Texans experienced Civil war. This book takes you from the battlefront to the home front, ranging from inside the walls of a Confederate prison to inside the homes of women and children left to fend for themselves while their husbands and fathers were away on distant battlefields. more...

  • Homegrown Yankeesby James Alex Baggett

    LSU Press 2009; US$ 24.95

    Of all the states in the Confederacy, Tennessee was the most sectionally divided. East Tennesseans opposed secession at the ballot box in 1861, petitioned unsuccessfully for separate statehood, resisted the Confederate government, enlisted in Union militias, elected U.S. congressmen, and fled as refugees into Kentucky. These refugees formed Tennessee?s... more...