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Armies. Troops

  • A Broken Regimentby Lesley J. Gordon

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    A Broken Regiment recounts the tragic history of one of the Civil War's most ill-fated Union military units. Organized in the late summer of 1862, the 16th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry was unprepared for battle a month later, when it entered the fight at Antietam. The results were catastrophic: nearly a quarter of the men were killed or wounded,... more...

  • The 2nd Maine Cavalry in the Civil Warby Ned Smith

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    This book follows the 2nd Maine Cavalry from their muster in the late winter of 1863 through their action against Confederate forces in Louisiana, Florida and Alabama. While giving the details of the many scouting expeditions, raids and battles in which the regiment participated, it also includes the more personal stories of several of the young soldiers... more...

  • Civil War Special Forces: The Elite and Distinct Fighting Units of the Union and Confederate Armiesby Robert Broadwater

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 48.00

    This timely addition to Civil War history shares the stories of 25 unique military organizations, showing how past and future collided in the first modern war. more...

  • Missouri?s Warby Silvana R. Siddali

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 14.99

    Civil War Missouri stood at the crossroads of America. As the most Southern-leaning state in the Middle West, Missouri faced a unique dilemma. The state formed the gateway between east and west, as well as one of the borders between the two contending armies. Moreover, because Missouri was the only slave state in the Great Interior, the conflicts... more...

  • America Before the European Invasionsby Alice Beck Kehoe

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Beginning with the immigrants from Asia, through inventions of agriculture, cities and kingdoms, American First Nations are integral to the history of the United States.  They explored the continent, pioneered its waterways and mountain passes, cleared forests, irrigated deserts, and ranched its great plains. Invading Europeans justifies their conquests... more...

  • Death does seem to have all he can attend toby George A. Hitchcock; Ronald G. Watson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    On August 7, 1862, George Alfred Hitchcock (born in Massachusetts in 1844) left home looking forward to a reunion with his older brother, Henry Sparhawk Hitchcock, and membership in Company A, 21st Massachusetts Infantry. From this date until January 1, 1865, Hitchcock kept a meticulous record of his daily activities in pocket diaries. His first experience... more...

  • America's Corporalby James Marten

    University of Georgia Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    James Tanner may be the most famous person in nineteenth-century America that no one has heard of. During his service in the Union army, he lost the lower third of both his legs and afterward had to reinvent himself. After a brush with fame as the stenographer taking down testimony a few feet away from the dying President Abraham Lincoln in April 1865,... more...

  • The Sigel Regimentby James S. Pula

    Savas Publishing 2014; US$ 19.99

    The 26th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry was quietly mustered into service in Milwaukee on September 17, 1862-the bloodiest day in American history. Composed primarily of German immigrants and Americans of German descent, the 26th fought and bled its way into the record books as one of Fox’s "Fighting 300" regiments. James S. Pula’s... more...

  • The 72nd New York Infantry in the Civil Warby Rick Barram

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    This is the story of the men who fought and died in the 72nd New York Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. Part of Dan Sickles' famed Excelsior Brigade, the 72nd New York served in all the major actions associated with the III Corps, losing one-fourth or more of the regiment in three different engagements. The narrative of the war is told in... more...

  • The Fifth New York Cavalry in the Civil Warby Vincent L. Burns

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 35.00

    The Fifth New York Cavalry was a volunteer regiment organized in response to the Union defeat at the Battle of Bull Run in July 1861. The citizen-cavalrymen who made up the regiment came from across New York State and from every walk of life. In the following four years the unit became, according to contemporary sources, one of the finest cavalry formations... more...