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  • West Pointers and the Civil Warby Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 35.95

    Most Civil War generals were graduates of West Point, and many of them helped transform the U.S. Army from what was little better than an armed mob that performed poorly during the War of 1812 into the competent fighting force that won the Mexican War. Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh demonstrates how the "old army" transformed itself into a professional military... 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...

  • Creating a Confederate Kentuckyby Anne E. Marshall

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 55.50

    Creating a Confederate Kentucky: The Lost Cause and Civil War Memory in a Border State 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...

  • Connecticut in the American Civil Warby Matthew Warshauer

    Wesleyan University Press 2011; US$ 14.99

    A riveting account of Connecticut?s involvement in the Civil War more...

  • The 11th Missouri Volunteer Infantry in the Civil Warby Dennis W. Belcher

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 39.95

    The 11th Missouri Infantry distinguished itself as just the type of regiment the Union needed in the Civil War. Hard as nails and loyal to a fault, the men of the "Eagle Brigade" would follow their commanders "into hell if they ordered." They battled two Confederate regiments at Iuka, turned the tide at Battery Robinett at Corinth,... more...

  • The L&N Railroad in the Civil Warby Dan Lee

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00

    The Louisville & Nashville Railroad was completed just as the first salvos of the Civil War erupted. As one of the few railroads linking the North and South, the L&N was valuable to both the Union and the Confederacy. Consequently, its route became a fiercely contested corridor of fire and blood. This history recounts the numerous military events along... more...

  • Sister States, Enemy Statesby Kent Dollar

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 25.00

    Kentucky and Tennessee were mirror images of one another during the Civil War. Both were slave states with large numbers of Union and Confederate sympathizers. Kentuckians and Tennesseans suffered the same hardships as the armies waged war in their homeland. Bound to each other and to the South by their common culture, economy, and values, the people... more...

  • My Old Confederate Homeby Rusty Williams

    The University Press of Kentucky 2010; US$ 34.95

    In the wake of America?s Civil War, hundreds of thousands of men who fought for the Confederacy trudged back to their homes in the Southland. Some?due to lingering effects from war wounds, other disabilities, or the horrors of combat?were unable to care for themselves. Homeless, disabled, and destitute veterans began appearing on the sidewalks of southern... more...

  • Virginia at War, 1863by William Davis

    The University Press of Kentucky 2010; US$ 40.00

    The fascinating third book in the Virginia at War series focuses on the Virginia experience at mid-conflict. The collection provides a comprehensive overview of the conflict?s impact on children, religion, and newly freed slaves. Also included are essays that probe the South?s view of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War careers of the Hatfields and the... more...