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  • The Indiana Jackass Regiment in the Civil Warby Phillip E. Faller

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 45.00

    This book contains never before published information, including artillery firing tables, for an Indiana infantry regiment converted to heavy artillery. It concentrates upon these Hoosiers' three-and-a-half years of duty in the Trans-Mississippi Theater and Gulf states during the Civil War, often as a separate command. They acted as infantry, cavalry... more...

  • Greyhound Commanderby Richard Lowe

    LSU Press 2013; US$ 19.95

    While a political refugee in London, former Confederate general John G. Walker wrote a history of the Civil War west of the Mississippi River. Walker's account, composed shortly after the war and unpublished until now, remains one of only two memoirs by high-ranking Confederate officials who fought in the Trans-Mississippi theater. Edited and expertly... more...

  • Ballplayers in the Great Warby Jim Leeke; Gary Mitchem; Mark Durr

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 33.00

    This volume presents carefully selected, and annotated, articles about major-leaguers serving at home and overseas in the U.S. armed forces during World War I. Some continued to play ball in the military. Others fought the Germans in the trenches, in the air and at sea. Several lost their lives in combat or to disease. A few became heroes. From future... more...

  • The Sketchbook Warby Richard Knott

    The History Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    The Sketchbook War is not a book about art but the story of war artists. How men who had previously made a comfortable living painting in studios were transformed by military uniforms and experiences that were to shape the rest of their lives and the way in which we view war today. Following eight artists who formed a close bond on the frontline,... more...

  • Black Flag Over Dixieby Gregory J. W. Urwin

    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...

  • Black Troops, White Commanders and Freedmen during the Civil Warby Howard Westwood; John Y Simon

    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...

  • Boy Soldier of the Confederacyby Kathleen Gorman

    Southern Illinois University Press 2006; US$ 27.50

    Johnnie Wickersham was fourteen when he ran away from his Missouri home to fight for the Confederacy. Fifty years after the war, he wrote his memoir at the request of family and friends and distributed it privately in 1915. Boy Soldier of the Confederacy: The Memoir of Johnnie Wickersham offers not only a rare look into the Civil War through... more...

  • Chicago's Irish Legionby James B. Swan

    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...

  • 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... more...

  • Lincoln and the U.S. Colored Troopsby John David Smith

    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...