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  • Glory Was Not Their Companionby Paul Taylor

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 29.95

    Recruited primarily from the gentle farmlands of central New York, the men of the Twenty-Sixth New York Volunteer Infantry were among the first to answer their nation's call during the Civil War. Death soon wrapped its cold arms around the regiment, whose losses were great. More often than not the Twenty-Sixth was placed in difficult or impossible... more...

  • War of Another Kindby Wayne K. Durrill

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 39.95 US$ 34.36

    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...

  • Break Those Chains at Lastby Noralee Frankel

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 34.99 US$ 30.09

    "We thought we'd break those chains at last," sang the slaves, hoping such spirituals would sustain them until the Confederacy surrendered and slavery was gone forever. During the Civil War, blacks served in the Union army and navy (although some fought for the South) and in Union-controlled camps, which harbored fleeing slaves. Not all slaves escaped,... more...

  • Virginia's Private Warby William Blair

    Oxford University Press 1998; US$ 37.99 US$ 32.67

    Providing a close study of the home front in the Confederacy, William Blair offers a significant contribution to our understanding of the Confederate defeat. He challenges the dominant assumption that internal stresses and conflicts, particularly in reference to class and race, undermined the Confederacy. Rather, he shows that for most of the South... more...

  • General Sherman's Christmasby Stanley Weintraub

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 17.99

    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...

  • Connecticut in the American Civil Warby Matthew Warshauer

    Wesleyan University Press 2011; US$ 17.99

    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...