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  • The L&N Railroad in the Civil Warby Dan Lee

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 35.00

    The Louisville & Nashville Railroad was completed just as the first salvos of the Civil War erupted. As one of the few railroads linking the North and South, the L&N was valuable to both the Union and the Confederacy. Consequently, its route became a fiercely contested corridor of fire and blood. This history recounts the numerous military events along... more...

  • The Louisiana Native Guardsby Jr. James G. Hollandsworth

    LSU Press 1995; US$ 17.95

    Early in the Civil War, Louisiana's Confederate government sanctioned a militia unit of black troops, the Louisiana Native Guards. Intended as a response to demands from members of New Orleans' substantial free black population that they be permitted to participate in the defense of their state, the unit was used by Confederate authorities for public... more...

  • Love amid the Turmoilby Donald C. III Elder

    University of Iowa Press 2003; US$ 29.95

    William Vermilion (1830-1894) served as a captain in Company F of the 36th Iowa Infantry from October 1862 until September 1865. Although he was a physician in Iconium in south central Iowa at the start of the war, after it ended he became a noted lawyer in nearby Centerville; he was also a state senator from 1869 to 1872. Mary Vermilion (1831-1883)... more...

  • The Making of a Confederateby William L. Barney

    Oxford University Press, USA 2007; US$ 18.99

    Illustrations. Foreword. Acknowledgements. The Lenoir Families. Prologue. One. Dutiful Sons and a Wavering Southerner. Two. Confederate Soldier. Three. Agony at Ox Hill. Four. Mountain Farmer. Five. Unreconstructed Confederate. Six. Land Promoter and Dreamer. Afterword. Recommendations for Further Reading. Index more...

  • Marching with Shermanby Mark H. Dunkelman

    LSU Press 2012; US$ 25.95

    Marching with Sherman: Through Georgia and the Carolinas with the 154th New York presents an innovative and provocative study of the most notorious campaigns of the Civil War -- Union General William Tecumseh Sherman's devastating 1864 "March to the Sea" and the 1865 Carolinas Campaign. The book follows the 154th New York regiment through three states... more...

  • The Massachusetts Andrew Sharpshootersby Alden C. Ellis

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 40.00

    Named for Massachusetts governor John Albion Andrew--who prevented these two companies from joining the nationalized Berdan's sharp-shooters so that their families could continue to receive state aid--the Andrew Sharpshooters often transferred from unit to unit as the need for their unique, long-range shooting skills changed. This first chronicle... more...

  • Missouri?s Warby Silvana R. Siddali

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    Civil War Missouri stood at the crossroads of America. As the most Southern-leaning state in the Middle West, Missouri faced a unique dilemma. The state formed the gateway between east and west, as well as one of the borders between the two contending armies. Moreover, because Missouri was the only slave state in the Great Interior, the conflicts... 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...

  • New York's Fighting Sixty-Ninthby John Mahon

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 35.00

    Formed in 1851 by Irish immigrants, the Fighting Sixty-Ninth has served with distinction since the Civil War. This is a complete, illustrated history of the regiment's service in the Irish Brigade and the Rainbow Division. Functioning as the 1st Regiment, Irish Brigade, 2nd Corps, Army of the Potomac throughout the Civil War, the regiment made... more...

  • Oh, What a Loansome Time I Hadby Emily Moxley; William Morel Moxley; Thomas William Cutrer; Harvey H. Jackson; William H. Stewart; H. Bailey Thomson; Anne Permaloff; Bradley Moody; Robert Martin Schaefer; Joe A Sumners; G. Alan Tarr; Howard P. Walthall; James W. Jr. Williams

    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...