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  • For Duty and Destinyby Lloyd A. Hunter

    Indiana Historical Society Press 2013; US$ 22.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • Army Life in a Black Regimentby Thomas Wentworth Higginson; R. D. Madison

    Penguin Group US 1997; US$ 17.00

    THOMAS WENTWORTH HIGGINSON ARMY LIFE IN A BLACK REGIMENT AND OTHER WRITINGS WITH AN INTRODUTION AND NOTES BY R. D. MADISON A stirring account of wartime experiences from the leader of the first regiment of emancipated slaves Thomas Wentworth Higginson, a Unitarian minister, was a fervent member of new England's abolitionist movement, an... more...

  • 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...