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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Why Confederates Foughtby Aaron Sheehan-Dean

    The University of North Carolina Press 2007; US$ 27.50

    In the first comprehensive study of the experience of Virginia soldiers and their families in the Civil War, Aaron Sheehan-Dean captures the inner world of the rank-and-file. Utilizing new statistical evidence and first-person narratives, Sheehan-Dean explores how Virginia soldiers--even those who were nonslaveholders--adapted their vision of the... more...

  • West Pointers and the Civil Warby Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 35.95

    Most Civil War generals were graduates of West Point, and many of them helped transform the U.S. Army from what was little better than an armed mob that performed poorly during the War of 1812 into the competent fighting force that won the Mexican War. Wayne Wei-siang Hsieh demonstrates how the "old army" transformed itself into a professional military... more...

  • Creating a Confederate Kentuckyby Anne E. Marshall

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    Creating a Confederate Kentucky: The Lost Cause and Civil War Memory in a Border State more...