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- 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...
- Southern Illinois University Press 2005; US$ 24.50
Black Flag over Dixie: Racial Atrocities and Reprisals in the Civil War highlights the central role that race played in the Civil War by examining some of the ugliest incidents that played out on its battlefields. Challenging the American public?s perception of the Civil War as a chivalrous family quarrel, twelve rising and prominent historians... more...
- 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... more...
- Southern Illinois University Press 1991; US$ 22.50
Recounting the experiences of black soldiers in the Civil War In the ten probing essays collected in this volume, Howard C. Westwood recounts the often bitter experiences of black men who were admitted to military service and the wrenching problems associated with the shifting status of African Americans during the Civil War. Black Troops,... more...
- 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...
- The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 25.00
Kentucky and Tennessee were mirror images of one another during the Civil War. Both were slave states with large numbers of Union and Confederate sympathizers. Kentuckians and Tennesseans suffered the same hardships as the armies waged war in their homeland. Bound to each other and to the South by their common culture, economy, and values, the people... more...