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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • A Distant War Comes Homeby Donald A. Beattie; Rodney Cole; Charles Waugh

    Down East Books 1991; US$ 16.99

    Drawing upon original sources and published material, A Distant War Comes Home is a fascinating survey of the many individual stories that linked Maine with the war hundreds of miles away. 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...

  • The 2nd Maine Cavalry in the Civil Warby Ned Smith

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    This book follows the 2nd Maine Cavalry from their muster in the late winter of 1863 through their action against Confederate forces in Louisiana, Florida and Alabama. While giving the details of the many scouting expeditions, raids and battles in which the regiment participated, it also includes the more personal stories of several of the young soldiers... more...

  • The Rebel Yell & the Yankee Hurrahby John W. Haley; Ruth L. Silliker

    Down East Books 2014; US$ 9.95

    The Civil Wat memoirs of John W. Haley, a private with the 17th Maine Regiment. Includes his experiences in the Battle of Gettysburg, the Siege of Petersburg, and the Battle of Appomattox. more...

  • States at War, Volume 5by Richard F. Miller

    University Press of New England 2015; US$ 59.99

    A valuable reference guide to Ohio in the Civil War more...

  • While Father Is Awayby Jennifer Cain Bohrnstedt

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    While Father is Away reveals the intimate story of a British-American's role in the American Civil War. William Bradbury's letters home provide a rare window on the unique relationships among husband, wife, and children while a father was away at war. Yorkshire attorney turned Union volunteer soldier Bradbury became a "privileged private" with... more...