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  • 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...

  • Investigating Forces and Motionby Jane Weir

    Shell Education 2007; US$ 8.99

    Forces can’t be seen, but without them, nothing around us would happen! A force is a push or pull that usually causes movement. Friction is a force that opposes motion and slows things down or stops them. Famous scientist and mathematician Sir Isaac Newton wrote the rules about forces and motion. 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...

  • 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 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...

  • 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...

  • Germans in the Civil Warby Walter D. Kamphoefner; Wolfgang Helbich; Susan Carter Vogel

    The University of North Carolina Press 2006; US$ 40.00

    German Americans were one of the largest immigrant groups in the Civil War era, and they comprised nearly 10 percent of all Union troops. Yet little attention has been paid to their daily lives?both on the battlefield and on the home front?during the war. This collection of letters, written by German immigrants to friends and family back home, provides... more...

  • Artillery and Trench Mortar Memories - 32nd Divisionby Ed R. Whinyates

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 26.49

    This book is a compilation of Diaries and Trench Mortar Memories contributed by various members of the 32nd Divisional Artillery, and apart from anything else it goes some way to make up for the lack of a full divisional history. The 32nd Division landed in France in November 1915 without its artillery which had been transferred to the 31st Division.... 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...