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  • 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...

  • Hold the Oxo!by Marion Fargey Brooker

    Dundurn 2011; US$ 8.99

    Canada was young. Twenty thousand underage soldiers left their homes to serve in the Great War. Jim, at seventeen, was one of them. His letters home gloss over the horrors of war, focusing on issues of the home front: of harvesting, training horses, and the price of hogs. His letters rested ninety-five years in a shoebox decorated by his mother. 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 his account without sentimental... more...

  • From That Terrible Fieldby James M. Williams; John Kent Folmar

    University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    ?The well-written and candid letters of a reasonably articulate Southern officer, who paints a lucid picture of everyday life in the Confederate army in a little-known theater? Williams?s letters, personally written and shot through with his sharp sense of humor and folksy artwork, provide an excellent account of a long neglected theater of the American... 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...

  • 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...