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  • 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$ 19.99

    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$ 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$ 19.99

    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...

  • 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; Larry Whiteaker; W. Calvin Dickinson

    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...