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- 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...
- University of Alabama Press 2013; US$ 24.95
Most surviving correspondence of the Civil War period was written by members of a literate, elite class; few collections exist in which the woman's letters to her soldier husband have been preserved. Here, in the exchange between William and Emily Moxley, a working-class farm couple from Coffee County, Alabama, we see vividly an often-neglected aspect... more...
- Southern Illinois University Press 2013; US$ 24.95
When Abraham Lincoln issued his final Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, he not only freed the slaves in the Confederate states but also invited freed slaves and free persons of color to join the U.S. Army as part of the U.S. Colored Troops (USCT), the first systematic, large-scale effort by the U.S. government to arm African Americans... more...
- 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... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Penguin Group US 1997; US$ 17.00
THOMAS WENTWORTH HIGGINSON ARMY LIFE IN A BLACK REGIMENT AND OTHER WRITINGS WITH AN INTRODUTION AND NOTES BY R. D. MADISON A stirring account of wartime experiences from the leader of the first regiment of emancipated slaves Thomas Wentworth Higginson, a Unitarian minister, was a fervent member of new England's abolitionist movement, an... more...
- University Press of Mississippi 2010; US$ 40.00
In Mississippi in the Civil War: The Home Front , Timothy B. Smith examines Mississippi's Civil War defeat by both outside and inside forces. The invading Union army dismantled the state's political system, infrastructure, economy, and fighting capability. The state saw extensive military operations, destruction, and bloodshed within her borders.... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 45.00
Joseph J. Hoyle enlisted in the Confederate Army in May 1862 as a private. By the time of his death in September 1864, he was serving as a lieutenant in the 55th Regiment North Carolina Troops. The personal letters of this soldier, supplemented by the editor's overview of the events and actions of the regiment, offer a view of the common soldier... more...