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Armies. Troops

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  • 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 Forces: The Elite and Distinct Fighting Units of the Union and Confederate Armiesby 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...

  • Heroes for All Timeby Dione Longley; Buck Zaidel

    Wesleyan University Press 2015; US$ 31.99

    Compelling first-hand accounts of the war, lavishly illustrated with rare period photos more...

  • A Regiment of Slavesby Edward G. Longacre

    UNP - Bison Books 2015; US$ 19.95

    The 4th United States Colored Troops (USCT) regiment saw considerable action in the eastern theater of operations from late 1863 to mid-1865. The regiment?drawn largely from freedmen and liberated slaves in the Middle Atlantic and New England states?served in Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler?s Army of the James, whose mission was to capture the Confederate... more...

  • Texas Dividedby James Marten

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    The Civil War hardly scratched the Confederate state of Texas. Thousands of Texans died on battlefields hundreds of miles to the east, of course, but the war did not destroy Texas's farms or plantations or her few miles of railroads. Although unchallenged from without, Confederate Texans faced challenges from within -- from fellow Texans who opposed... more...

  • Kentuckians in Grayby Bruce S. Allardice; Lawrence Lee Hewitt

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    Kentuckians in Gray is a comprehensive collection of biographical sketches of key Confederate military personnel from the Bluegrass state. In addition to providing short profiles of lesser-known colonels, lieutenant colonels, and majors, the book vividly details significant players including Tyree H. Bell, Abraham Buford, Thomas James Churchill,... more...

  • The Brave Men of Company Aby Edward S. Cooper

    Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 2015; US$ 69.99

    In this book the story of Company A is told through the real-time, unfiltered correspondence of the soldiers who fought to end slavery and preserve the United States. This allows readers to develop a personal connection with the men of Company A as they learn the fate, good and tragic, of the men featured throughout the book. more...

  • Civil War Washingtonby Susan C. Lawrence

    UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 55.00

    While it is impossible to re-create the tumultuous Washington DC of the Civil War, Civil War Washington sets out to examine the nation?s capital during the Civil War along with the digital platform ( civilwardc.org ) that reimagines it during those turbulent years. Among the many topics covered in the volume is the federal government?s experiment... more...

  • The First Louisiana Special Battalionby Gary Schreckengost

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2008; US$ 35.00

    From the little-known Filibuster Wars to the Civil War battlefield of Gaines' Mill, this volume details the fascinating story of one of the South's most colorful military units, the 1st Louisiana Special Battalion, aka Wheat's Tigers. Beginning with a brief look at the Filibuster Wars (a set of military attempts to annex Latin American... more...