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  • 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...

  • The Great Missouri Raidby Michael J. Forsyth

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95

    In 1864, General Sterling Price with an army of 12,000 ragtag Confederates invaded Missouri in an effort to wrest it from the United States Army's Department of Missouri. Price hoped his campaign would sway the 1864 presidential election, convincing war-weary Northern voters to cast their ballots for a peace candidate rather than Abraham Lincoln.... more...

  • The Prairie Boys Go to Warby Rhonda M. Kohl

    Southern Illinois University Press 2013; US$ 39.95

    Rhonda M. Kohl is a historian and writer in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Her articles have appeared in the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society , Arkansas Historical Quarterly , Civil War History ,and Illinois Historical Journal. 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...

  • Footprints of a Regimentby W. H. Andrews

    Taylor Trade Publishing 1992; US$ 18.99

    An absorbing, first-person Civil War memoir from the perspective of a foot soldier looking back some thirty years later. 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...

  • A Small but Spartan Bandby Zack C. Waters; James C. Edmonds; Robert K. Krick

    University of Alabama Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    A unit that saw significant action in many of the engagements of the Civil War?s eastern theater.   Until this work, no comprehensive study of the Florida units that served in Robert E. Lee?s Army of Northern Virginia (ANV) had been attempted, and problems attend the few studies of particular Florida units that have appeared. Based on more... more...

  • 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 Buren... 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...

  • 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...