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The Civil War, 1861-1865

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  • Yours Till Deathby John Cotton; Lucille Griffith

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    "These letters from a yeoman farmer in the Confederate Army to his wife in Coosa County, Alabama, will be of interest to historians not only for the light shed upon the life of the Confederate soldier, but also for frequent allusions to rural life and the operation of the farm in Cotton's absence. He enlisted at Pinckneyville, Alabama, on April 1,... more...

  • Detailed Minutiae of Soldier Life in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865by Eugene McCarthy; Brian S. Wills

    UNP - Bison Books 2015; US$ 12.95

    This Civil War classic of soldiering in the ranks debunks all the romantic notions of war. Like his Northern counterpart, the Confederate soldier fought against bullets, starvation, miserable weather, disease, and mental strain. But the experience was perhaps even worse for Johnny Reb because of the odds against him. Never as well equipped and provisioned... more...

  • Prehistoric Archaeology on the Continental Shelfby Amanda M. Evans; Joe Flatman; Nicholas Flemming

    Springer New York 2014; US$ 179.00

    Applying new archeological techniques to the study of climate change during the last, and previous, Ice Ages, this volume presents multidisciplinary case studies of prehistoric archaeological sites located on now-submerged portions of the continental shelf. more...

  • Civil War and Reconstructionby David C. King

    Wiley 2004; US$ 22.95 US$ 16.07

    A rare first-hand glimpse of the Civil War through the words of those who were there This exciting new addition to the American Heritage American Voices series offers young readers insights into the culture and ideas of the Civil War era through a variety of primary sources. The book includes major historical documents, such as the Gettysburg Address,... more...

  • Civil War Pharmacyby Michael Flannery

    CRC Press 2004; US$ 83.95

    Examine a previously unexplored aspect of Civil War military medicine! Here is the first comprehensive examination of pharmaceutical practice and drug provision during the Civil War. While numerous books have recounted the history of medicine in the Civil War, little has been said about the drugs that were used, the people who provided and prepared... more...

  • Civil War Americaby James A. Marten

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 85.00

    The American Civil War was truly a "people's war", where neighbour fought neighbour and brother fought brother. This is a revealing compilation of essays documenting the effects of the Civil War and its aftermath on Americans - young and old, black and white, northern and southern. more...

  • Trade, Transportation, and Warfareby Emory Dean Keoke; Kay Marie Porterfield

    Infobase Publishing 2005; US$ 35.00

    Trade, Transportation, and Warfare examines the contributions American Indians have made to these areas, with an emphasis on geography, economics, and social studies. The main question that the book answers is how Indians of the Americas were connected with others inside and outside of their culture group. Fascinating coverage of technology focuses... more...

  • The Civil Warby Geoffrey C. Ward; Kenneth Burns

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    "The Civil War defined us as what we are and it opened us to being what we became, good and bad things.... It was the crossroads of our being, and it was a hell of a crossroads: the suffering, the enormous tragedy of the whole thing."- Shelby Foote, from The Civil War   When the illustrated edition of The Civil War was first published, The New... more...

  • The Civil War for Kidsby Janis Herbert

    Chicago Review Press 1999; US$ 13.99

    History explodes in this activity guide spanning the turmoil preceding secession, the first shots fired at Fort Sumter, the fierce battles on land and sea, and finally the Confederate surrender at Appomattox. Making butternut dye for a Rebel uniform, learning drills and signals with flags, decoding wigwag, baking hardtack, reenacting battles, and... more...

  • Louisianians in the Western Confederacyby Stuart Salling

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 39.95

    The Louisiana Brigade served the Confederacy in the Army of Tennessee, battling on the western frontier. Commanded by Daniel W. Adams and Randall L. Gibson, the brigade fought from the Battle of Shiloh in April 1862 to the surrender at Meridian in May 1865. This volume follows the formation and history of the individual units, the politics of command,... more...