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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...

  • For the Union and the Catholic Churchby Max Longley

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00

    Four men joined the Catholic Church in the mid-1840s: a soldier, his bishop brother, a priest born a slave and an editor. For the next two decades they were in the thick of the battles of the era--Catholicism versus Know-Nothingism, slavery versus abolition, North versus South. Much has been written about the Catholic Church and about the Civil War.... 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...

  • Break Those Chains at Lastby Noralee Frankel

    Oxford University Press 2006; US$ 34.99

    "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$ 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...