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  • Chicago's Irish Legionby James B. Swan

    Southern Illinois University Press 2009; US$ 32.95

    Extensively documented and richly detailed, Chicago?s Irish Legion tells the compelling story of Chicago?s 90th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, the only Irish regiment in Major General William Tecumseh Sherman?s XV Army Corps. Swan?s sweeping history of this singular regiment and its pivotal role in the Western Theater of the Civil War draws... more...

  • The Pennsylvania Reserves in the Civil Warby Uzal W. Ent

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 75.00

    Until its soldiers mustered out of service in mid-1864, the Pennsylvania Reserve Division was one of only a few one-state divisions in the Union army. Known as the Pennsylvania Reserves, or simply the Reserves, the division saw action in most of the major battles of the Civil War, including Mechanicsville, New Market Crossroads, Second Bull Run, Fredericksburg,... more...

  • Civil War in the North Carolina Quaker Beltby William T. Auman

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    This is an account of the seven military operations conducted by the Confederacy against deserters and disloyalists and the concomitant internal war between secessionists and those who opposed secession in the Quaker Belt of central North Carolina. It explains how the "outliers" (deserters and draft-dodgers) managed to elude capture and survive... more...

  • Death does seem to have all he can attend toby George A. Hitchcock; Ronald G. Watson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    On August 7, 1862, George Alfred Hitchcock (born in Massachusetts in 1844) left home looking forward to a reunion with his older brother, Henry Sparhawk Hitchcock, and membership in Company A, 21st Massachusetts Infantry. From this date until January 1, 1865, Hitchcock kept a meticulous record of his daily activities in pocket diaries. His first experience... more...

  • The 72nd New York Infantry in the Civil Warby Rick Barram

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    This is the story of the men who fought and died in the 72nd New York Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. Part of Dan Sickles' famed Excelsior Brigade, the 72nd New York served in all the major actions associated with the III Corps, losing one-fourth or more of the regiment in three different engagements. The narrative of the war is told in... more...

  • America's Corporalby James Marten

    University of Georgia Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    James Tanner may be the most famous person in nineteenth-century America that no one has heard of. During his service in the Union army, he lost the lower third of both his legs and afterward had to reinvent himself. After a brush with fame as the stenographer taking down testimony a few feet away from the dying President Abraham Lincoln in April 1865,... more...

  • Sister States, Enemy Statesby Kent Dollar; Larry Whiteaker; W. Calvin Dickinson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 25.00

    Kentucky and Tennessee were mirror images of one another during the Civil War. Both were slave states with large numbers of Union and Confederate sympathizers. Kentuckians and Tennesseans suffered the same hardships as the armies waged war in their homeland. Bound to each other and to the South by their common culture, economy, and values, the people... more...

  • My Old Confederate Homeby Rusty Williams

    The University Press of Kentucky 2010; US$ 34.95

    In the wake of America's Civil War, hundreds of thousands of men who fought for the Confederacy trudged back to their homes in the Southland. Some -- due to lingering effects from war wounds, other disabilities, or the horrors of combat -- were unable to care for themselves. Homeless, disabled, and destitute veterans began appearing on the sidewalks... more...

  • The Civil War in Kentuckyby Lowell H. Harrison

    The University Press of Kentucky 2010; US$ 16.00

    " The Civil War scene in Kentucky, site of few full-scale battles, was one of crossroad skirmishes and guerrilla terror, of quick incursions against specific targets and equally quick withdrawals. Yet Kentucky was crucial to the military strategy of the war. For either side, a Kentucky held secure against the adversary would have meant easing of supply... more...

  • America Before the European Invasionsby Alice Beck Kehoe

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95

    Beginning with the immigrants from Asia, through inventions of agriculture, cities and kingdoms, American First Nations are integral to the history of the United States.  They explored the continent, pioneered its waterways and mountain passes, cleared forests, irrigated deserts, and ranched its great plains. Invading Europeans justifies their conquests... more...