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The Civil War, 1861-1865

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  • The Battles for Spotsylvania Court House and the Road to Yellow Tavern, May 7--12, 1864by Gordon C. Rhea

    LSU Press 2005; US$ 27.95

    The second volume in Gordon C. Rhea's peerless five-book series on the Civil War's 1864 Overland Campaign abounds with Rhea's signature detail, innovative analysis, and riveting prose. Here Rhea examines the maneuvers and battles from May 7, 1864, when Grant left the Wilderness, through May 12, when his attempt to break Lee's line by frontal assault... more...

  • Belle Boyd in Camp and Prisonby Belle Boyd; Sharon Kennedy Nolle; Drew Gilpin Faust

    LSU Press 1998; US$ 20.95

    First published in 1865, Belle Boyd's memoir of her experiences as a Confederate spy has stood the test of time and interest. Belle first gained notoriety when she killed a Union soldier in her home in 1861. During the Federal occupations of the Shenandoah Valley, she mingled with the servicemen and, using her feminine wiles, obtained useful information... more...

  • Beneath a Northern Skyby Steven E. Woodworth

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 23.99

    Of all the places and events in this nation's history, Gettysburg may well be the name best known to Americans. In Beneath a Northern Sky , eminent Civil War historian Steven E. Woodworth offers a balanced and thorough overview of the entire battle, its drama, and its meaning. From Lee's decision to take his heretofore successful Army of Northern... more...

  • Between the Enemy and Texasby Anne Bailey

    TCU Press 2013; US$ 15.95

    Much of the Civil War west of the Mississippi was a war of waiting for action, of foraging already stripped land for an army that supposedly could provision itself, and of disease in camp, while trying to hold out against Union pressure. There were none of the major engagements that characterized the conflict farther east. Instead, small units of... more...

  • Big Book of Civil War Sitesby James Bradford; Eric Ethier; Cynthia Parzych; John Mckay

    Globe Pequot Press 2011; US$ 26.99

    The Big Book of Civil War Sites is the consummate travel reference for America's Civil War battlefields. Whether exploring the Southern states or the Eastern theater, history-focused travelers and Civil War buffs finally have ready access to in-depth and thorough listings of all major sites, including historical background information, travel... more...

  • Bloody Autumnby Daniel Davis; Philip Greenwalt

    Savas Beatie 2014; US$ 7.99

    Sweep the Shenandoah Valley "clean and clear," Union General-in-Chief Ulysses S. Grant ordered in the late summer of 1864.His man for the job: Maj. Gen. "Little Phil" Sheridan, the bandy-legged Irishman who’d proven himself just the kind of scrapper Grant loved. Grant turned Sheridan loose across Virginia’s most vital... more...

  • Both Prayed to the Same Godby Robert J. Miller; James M. McPherson

    Lexington Books 2007; US$ 34.99

    Both Prayed to the Same God offers a popular yet scholarly overview of the most-ignored aspect of the American Civil War_the absolutely crucial role that religion played before, during, and after this deadliest of American wars. This fascinating book outlines how religion and faith paved the way to division, were the greatest forces maintaining wartime... more...

  • The British Foreign Service and the American Civil Warby Eugene Berwanger

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    During the American Civil War, the British legation and consuls experienced strained relations with both the Union and the Confederacy, to varying degrees and with different results. Southern consuls were cut off from the legation in Washington, D.C., and confronted their problems for the most part without direction from superiors. Consuls in the... more...

  • A Broken Regimentby Lesley J. Gordon

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 49.95

    "Lesley Gordon's 'microhistory' of the Sixteenth Connecticut Volunteers is as compelling as it is revealing. Not content merely to describe the wartime experiences of these men, Gordon proposes new ways to understand how Civil War soldiers first survived then relived the conflict, both collectively and individually, for decades thereafter. This is... more...

  • The Campaign For Atlanta & Sherman's March to the Sea, Volume 1by Theodore P. Savas; David A. Woodbury

    Savas Publishing 2013; US$ 17.99

    The first of two volumes. The Atlanta Campaign (May - September 1864) consisted of wide-ranging maneuvers and a series of battles North Georgia during the Civil War with the intent to capture the important city of Atlanta. Union Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman launched his three-army invasion from Chattanooga, Tennessee, in early May 1864, opposed by... more...