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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 124th New York State Volunteers in the Civil Warby Charles J. LaRocca

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

    The 124th New York State Volunteers were one of the great fighting regiments of the Civil War. The author has used letters, diary entries, and remembrances, much of it previously unpublished, to offer the reader a view of the war as the men in the ranks saw it. At Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, Petersburg, and... more...

  • Civil War Mississippiby Michael B. Ballard

    University Press of Mississippi 2000; US$ 63.00

    In the Civil War Mississippi experienced a protracted and devastating invasion, and Confederate and Union armies fought fiercely at Corinth, Holly Springs, Iuka, Port Gibson, Vicksburg, and many other sites throughout the state. With both tourists and Civil War buffs in mind, archivist Michael Ballard has written Civil War Mississippi: A Guide,... more...

  • Colonel Edward E. Cross, New Hampshire Fighting Fifthby Robert Grandchamp

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 39.95

    Edward Ephraim Cross (1832-1863) accomplished more in his short lifetime years than most men who live to be 100. By the eve of the Civil War, he had traveled from Cincinnati to Arizona working as a political reporter, travel writer, editor, trail hand, silver mine supervisor, and Indian fighter. In the summer of 1861, he became colonel of the Fighting... more...

  • Confederate Incognitoby Murdoch John McSween; E.B. Munson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00

    Preferring anonymity, Murdoch John McSween wrote over 80 letters under the pseudonym "Long Grabs" to the Fayetteville Observer (North Carolina), serving as their unofficial war correspondent. For the first two full years of the war, 1862-1863, he was a sometimes drill master at Camp Mangum, in Raleigh, and a wanderer among the regiments in... more...

  • The Indiana Jackass Regiment in the Civil Warby Phillip E. Faller

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00

    This book contains never before published information, including artillery firing tables, for an Indiana infantry regiment converted to heavy artillery. It concentrates upon these Hoosiers' three-and-a-half years of duty in the Trans-Mississippi Theater and Gulf states during the Civil War, often as a separate command. They acted as infantry, cavalry... more...

  • Ballplayers in the Great Warby Jim Leeke; Gary Mitchem; Mark Durr

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 33.00

    This volume presents carefully selected, and annotated, articles about major-leaguers serving at home and overseas in the U.S. armed forces during World War I. Some continued to play ball in the military. Others fought the Germans in the trenches, in the air and at sea. Several lost their lives in combat or to disease. A few became heroes. From future... more...