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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Behind the Gunsby Thaddeus C Brown; Samuel J Murphy; William G Putney; Clyde C Walton

    Southern Illinois University Press 2000; US$ 18.00

    Much has been written of the infantry and the cavalry during the Civil War, but little attention has been paid the artillery. Through the battles of Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge in 1863 and the Atlanta Campaign of 1864 and with General Sherman?s forces on the famous March to the Sea, the acts of a courageous fighting group are vividly recounted... 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...

  • Thank God My Regiment an African Oneby Clare P. Weaver; Edwin C. Bearss

    LSU Press 2000; US$ 22.95

    "Incredible!... Anyone interested in the hardship, frustration, and courage of soldiers at war will be enthralled by this book." -- James G. Hollandsworth, author of The Louisiana Native Guards Until now, Union army colonel Nathan W. Daniels has been a forgotten man with a forgotten regiment. The white commanding officer of the 2nd Louisiana Native... more...

  • The American Indian Frontierby William Christie Macleod

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    Originally published between 1920-1970, The History of Civilization was a landmark in early twentieth century publishing. It was published at a formative time within the social sciences, and during a period of decisive historical discovery. The aim of the general editor, C.K. Ogden, was to summarize the most up to date findings and theories of historians,... more...

  • Hold the Oxo!by Marion Fargey Brooker

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 8.99

    Canada was young. Twenty thousand underage soldiers left their homes to serve in the Great War. Jim, at seventeen, was one of them. His letters home gloss over the horrors of war, focusing on issues of the home front: of harvesting, training horses, and the price of hogs. His letters rested ninety-five years in a shoebox decorated by his mother. 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...

  • 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...