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  • The Louisiana Native Guardsby Jr. James G. Hollandsworth

    LSU Press 1995; US$ 17.95

    Early in the Civil War, Louisiana's Confederate government sanctioned a militia unit of black troops, the Louisiana Native Guards. Intended as a response to demands from members of New Orleans' substantial free black population that they be permitted to participate in the defense of their state, the unit was used by Confederate authorities for public... more...

  • Marching with Shermanby Mark H. Dunkelman

    LSU Press 2012; US$ 25.95

    Marching with Sherman: Through Georgia and the Carolinas with the 154th New York presents an innovative and provocative study of the most notorious campaigns of the Civil War -- Union General William Tecumseh Sherman's devastating 1864 "March to the Sea" and the 1865 Carolinas Campaign. The book follows the 154th New York regiment through three states... 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 Walker's account, composed shortly after the war and unpublished until now, remains one of only two memoirs by high-ranking Confederate officials who fought in the Trans-Mississippi theater.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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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... 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...

  • 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...

  • Sister States, Enemy Statesby Kent Dollar; Larry Whiteaker; W. Calvin Dickinson

    The University Press of Kentucky 2011; US$ 25.00

    Kentucky and Tennessee were mirror images of one another during the Civil War. Both were slave states with large numbers of Union and Confederate sympathizers. Kentuckians and Tennesseans suffered the same hardships as the armies waged war in their homeland. Bound to each other and to the South by their common culture, economy, and values, the people... more...