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  • For Cause and Comradesby James M. McPherson

    Oxford University Press, USA 1997; US$ 17.99

    General John A. Wickham, commander of the famous 101st Airborne Division in the 1970s and subsequently Army Chief of Staff, once visited Antietam battlefield. Gazing at Bloody Lane where, in 1862, several Union assaults were brutally repulsed before they finally broke through, he marveled, "You couldn't get American soldiers today to make... more...

  • Deliver Us from This Cruel Warby Joseph J. Hoyle; Jeffrey M. Girvan

    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...

  • Mississippi in the Civil Warby Timothy B Smith

    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...

  • The 22nd Maine Volunteer Infantry in the Civil Warby Ned Smith

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

    This book follows the 22nd Maine Regiment from their formation through their part in General Nathaniel Banks' campaign in Louisiana and their return home for mustering out. Among other duties, the regiment took part in the fighting at Irish Bend and in the two ill-considered attacks at the Confederate bastion of Port Hudson. The book draws on first... more...

  • Lee and Jackson's Bloody Twelfthby Johnnie Perry Pearson

    University of Tennessee Press 2010; US$ 38.95

    Offering a fascinating look at an ordinary soldier's struggle to survive not only the horrors of combat but also the unrelenting hardship of camp life, Lee and Jackson's Bloody Twelfth brings together for the first time the extant correspondence of Confederate lieutenant Irby Goodwin Scott, who served in the hard-fighting Twelfth Georgia Infantry.... more...

  • Last to Leave the Fieldby Timothy J. Orr

    University of Tennessee Press 2011; US$ 52.00

    Revealing the mind-set of a soldier seared by the horrors of combat even as he kept faith in his cause, Last to Leave the Field showcases the private letters of Ambrose Henry Hayward, a Massachusetts native who served in the 28th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. Hayward’s service, which began with his enlistment in the summer of 1861 and... more...

  • The Civil War Journal of Private Heyward Emmell, Ambulance and Infantry Corpsby Jim Malcolm

    Fairleigh Dickinson 2011; US$ 74.99

    The Civil War Journal of Private Heyward Emmel is a primary source documenting one man's experiences on the front line of the American Civil War. For three years, first as an infantryman in the 7th Regiment, New Jersey Volunteers, and later as a stretcher bearer in the Ambulance Corps, Emmell reports on virtually all the major campaigns of the Army... more...

  • Defeating Leeby Jr. Lawrence A. Kreiser

    Indiana University Press 2011; US$ 18.99

    Fair Oaks, the Seven Days, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Cold Harbor, Petersburg?the list of significant battles fought by the Second Corps, Army of the Potomac, is a long and distinguished one. This absorbing history of the Second Corps follows the unit's creation and rise to prominence, the battles that earned it a reputation for hard fighting,... more...

  • Hungarian Émigrés in the American Civil Warby Istvan Kornel Vida

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

    After the suppression of the Hungarian Revolution in 1848 and 1849, thousands of Hungarians fled to the United States, an influx dubbed the Kossuth Emigration after failed revolutionary leader Lajos Kossuth. During the American Civil War, many of these Kossuth emigres joined the ranks of the Union or Confederate armies. The book explores their motivations... more...

  • The Sixteenth Mississippi Infantryby Robert G. Evans

    University Press of Mississippi 2002; US$ 50.00

    They fought in the Shenandoah campaign that blazed Stonewall Jackson's reputation. They fought in the Seven Days' Battles and at Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg, in the Wilderness campaign, and at Spotsylvania. At the surrender they were beside General Robert E. Lee in Appomattox. From the beginning of the war to its very... more...