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  • The Yellowhammer Warby Kenneth W. Noe; Jason J. Battles; Harriet E. Amos Doss; Bertis English; Michael W. Fitzgerald; Jennifer Lynn Gross; Patricia A. Hoskins; Kenneth W. Noe; Victoria E. Ott; Terry L. Seip; Ben H. Severance; Kristopher A. Teters; Jennifer Newman Treviņo; Sarah Woolfolk Wiggins; Brian Steel Wills; Lonnie A. Burnett

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    Published to mark the Civil War sesquicentennial, The Yellowhammer War collects new essays on Alabama?s role in, and experience of, the bloody national conflict and its aftermath. During the first winter of the war, Confederate soldiers derided the men of an Alabama Confederate unit for their yellow-trimmed uniforms that allegedly resembled the... 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...

  • America Before the European Invasionsby Alice Beck Kehoe

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Untried Lifeby James T. Fritsch

    Ohio University Press 2012; US$ 27.99

    Told in unflinching detail, this is the story of the Twenty-Ninth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, also known as the Giddings Regiment or the Abolition Regiment, after its founder, radical abolitionist Congressman J. R. Giddings. The men who enlisted in the Twenty-Ninth OVI were, according to its lore, handpicked to ensure each was as pure in his antislavery... more...

  • 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...