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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...

  • 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 aspect... more...

  • From That Terrible Fieldby James M. Williams; John Kent Folmar

    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...

  • Confederate Arkansasby Michael B. Dougan

    University of Alabama Press 2010; US$ 24.95

      This book fills a long standing gap in state histories dealing with the period of the Civil War in the western frontier that was Arkansas. Based on newspaper articles, legal documents, letters, diaries, reminiscences, songs, and official military reports, Dougan’s account provides a full picture of the political situation just prior... 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...