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  • The 47th Indiana Volunteer Infantryby David Williamson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 45.00

    Organized at Indianapolis in December 1861, the 47th Indiana Volunteer Infantry's Civil War service spanned the Mississippi Valley and the Gulf South. From Louisville to New Orleans and on to Mobile, General James R. Slack and the 47th Indiana took the war to the inland waterways and southern bayous, fighting in many of the Civil War's most... more...

  • A Soldier's Story of His Regiment (61st Georgia) and Incidentally of the Lawton-by George Washington Nichols; Keith S. Bohannon; Robert E.L. Krick

    University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 22.50

    “George W. Nichols’s aptly titled Soldier’s Story is one of the classic narratives of frontline infantry service in the Army of Northern Virginia. Nichols’s 61st Georgia fought in the renowned brigade commanded in turn by General Alexander r. Lawton, General John B. Gordon, and General Clement A. Evans. Nichols framed... more...

  • The Massachusetts Andrew Sharpshootersby Alden C. Ellis

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00

    Named for Massachusetts governor John Albion Andrew--who prevented these two companies from joining the nationalized Berdan's sharp-shooters so that their families could continue to receive state aid--the Andrew Sharpshooters often transferred from unit to unit as the need for their unique, long-range shooting skills changed. This first chronicle... more...

  • Granbury's Texas Brigadeby John R. Lundberg

    LSU Press 2012; US$ 25.95

    John R. Lundberg?s compelling new military history chronicles the evolution of Granbury?s Texas Brigade, perhaps the most distinguished combat unit in the Confederate Army of Tennessee. Named for its commanding officer, Brigadier General Hiram B. Granbury, the brigade fought tenaciously in the western theater even after Confederate defeat seemed certain.... more...

  • Cape Fear Confederatesby James Gillispie

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 35.00

    The 18th North Carolina Regiment has the dubious distinction of firing the volley at Chancellorsville, Virginia, that mortally wounded General Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson. This tragic accident has overshadowed the regiment's otherwise valiant service during the Civil War. One of Robert E. Lee's "fighting regiments," the 18th... more...

  • Ulysses S. Grant: A Victor, Not a Butcherby Edward H. III Bonekemper

    Regnery Publishing 2010; US$ 16.95

    Ulysses S. Grant is often accused of being a cold?hearted butcher of his troops. In Ulysses S. Grant: A Victor, Not a Butcher , historian Edward H. Bonekemper III proves that Grant?s casualty rates actually compared favorably with those of other Civil War generals. His perseverance, decisiveness, moral courage, and political acumen place him among... more...

  • CHICAGO'S BATTERY BOYSby Richard Brady Williams

    Savas Beatie 2005; US$ 22.95

    The celebrated Chicago Mercantile Battery was organized by the Mercantile Association, a group of prominent Chicago merchants, and mustered into service in August of 1862. The Chicagoans would serve in many of the Western Theater’s most prominent engagements until the war ended in the spring of 1865. The battery accompanied General William T.... more...

  • The Tenth Minnesota Volunteers, 1862–1865by Michael A. Eggleston

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00

    The Civil War experience of the 10th Minnesota Volunteer Regiment resembles that of few other regiments. On the day the 10th Minnesota first mustered at Fort Snelling in August 1862, the Sioux Indian War broke out in western Minnesota. Soldiers who signed up to fight the Confederacy instead found themselves marching to defend the frontier and spending... more...

  • A Yankee Horseman in the Shenandoah Valleyby David J. Coles; Stephen D. Engle

    University of Tennessee Press 2012; US$ 39.95

    In many ways, John H. Black typified the thousands of volunteers who fought for the Union during the Civil War. Born in 1834 and raised on his family’s farm near Allegheny Township, Pennsylvania, Black taught school until he, like many Pennsylvanians, rushed to defend the Union after the attack on Fort Sumter in April 1861. He served with... more...

  • The 36th Infantry United States Colored Troops in the Civil Warby James K. Bryant

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 45.00

    During the Civil War, African American war correspondent Thomas Morris Chester was so inspired by the men of the 36th United States Colored Troops that he declared the group to be "a model regiment." Composed primarily of former slaves recruited from Union-occupied areas of eastern North Carolina and southeastern Virginia, the 36th USCT participated... more...