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  • Do They Miss Me at Home?by Donald C. Maness; H. Jason Combs

    Ohio University Press 2010; US$ 21.99

    William McKnight was a member of the Seventh Ohio Volunteer Cavalry from September 1862 until his death in June of 1864. During his time of service, McKnight penned dozens of emotion-filled letters, primarily to his wife, Samaria, revealing the struggles of an entire family both before and during the war. This collection of more than one hundred... more...

  • For Duty and Destinyby Lloyd A. Hunter

    Indiana Historical Society Press 2013; US$ 20.95

    William Taylor Stott was a native Hoosier and an 1861 graduate of Franklin College, who later became the president who took the college from virtual bankruptcy in 1872 to its place as a leading liberal arts institution in Indiana. The story of Franklin College is the story of W. T. Stott, yet his influence was not confined to the school?s parameters.... 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...

  • General Sherman's Christmasby Stanley Weintraub

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    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...

  • A Gentleman and an Officerby Judith N. McArthur; Orville Vernon Burton

    Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 44.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • Greyhound Commanderby Richard Lowe

    LSU Press 2013; US$ 19.95

    While a political refugee in London, former Confederate general John G. Walker wrote a history of the Civil War west of the Mississippi River. Walker's account, composed shortly after the war and unpublished until now, remains one of only two memoirs by high-ranking Confederate officials who fought in the Trans-Mississippi theater. Edited and expertly... more...

  • Homegrown Yankeesby James Alex Baggett

    LSU Press 2009; US$ 24.95

    Of all the states in the Confederacy, Tennessee was the most sectionally divided. East Tennesseans opposed secession at the ballot box in 1861, petitioned unsuccessfully for separate statehood, resisted the Confederate government, enlisted in Union militias, elected U.S. congressmen, and fled as refugees into Kentucky. These refugees formed Tennessee?s... 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...

  • Indians of North Americaby Harold E. Driver

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 48.00

    The art of reconstructing civilizations from the artifacts of daily life demands integrity and imagination. Indians of North America displays both in its description of the enormous variation of culture patterns among Indians from the Arctic to Panama at the high points of their histories?a variation which was greater than that among the nations... more...