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Armies. Troops

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  • My Brother's Keeperby Bryan Prince

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 26.99

    The stirring story of African Canadians who had fled slavery and oppression in the United States but returned to enlist in the Union forces in the American Civil War. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 10.99

    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...

  • Why Confederates Foughtby Aaron Sheehan-Dean

    The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 27.50

    In the first comprehensive study of the experience of Virginia soldiers and their families in the Civil War, Aaron Sheehan-Dean captures the inner world of the rank-and-file. Utilizing new statistical evidence and first-person narratives, Sheehan-Dean explores how Virginia soldiers--even those who were nonslaveholders--adapted their vision of the... more...

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

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 24.99

    West Pointers and the Civil War: The Old Army in War and Peace more...