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The Civil War, 1861-1865

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  • Stonewall Jacksonby K. M. Kostyal

    Taylor Trade Publishing 1999; US$ 28.99

    Illustrated with both archival and contemporary portraits and drawings, Stonewall Jackson provides a complete portrait of the general in both words and images. 8-page color insert. B&W photos throughout. more...

  • Thank God My Regiment an African Oneby Clare P. Weaver; Edwin C. Bearss

    LSU Press 2000; US$ 22.95

    "Incredible!... Anyone interested in the hardship, frustration, and courage of soldiers at war will be enthralled by this book." -- James G. Hollandsworth, author of The Louisiana Native Guards Until now, Union army colonel Nathan W. Daniels has been a forgotten man with a forgotten regiment. The white commanding officer of the 2nd Louisiana Native... more...

  • One Damn Blunder from Beginning to Endby Gary Dillard Joiner

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003; US$ 38.99

    Taking its title from Sherman's blunt description, One Damn Blunder from Beginning to End: The Red River Campaign of 1864 is a fresh inspection of what was the Civil War's largest operation between the Union Army and Navy west of the Mississippi River. Joiner puts together a compelling description of what was one of the most important military operations... more...

  • Strange and Obscure Stories of the Civil Warby Tim Rowland; J.W. Howard

    Skyhorse Publishing 2011; US$ 14.99

    A New York Times Best Seller! Strange and Obscure Stories of the Civil War is an entertaining look at the Civil War stories that don?t get told, and the misadventures you haven?t read about in history books. Share in all the humorous and strange events that took place behind the scenes of some of the most famous Civil War moments. Picture... more...

  • Victory at Gettysburgby Glenn W. LaFantasie

    Indiana University Press 2013; US$ 3.99

    The Civil War generation saw its world in ways startlingly different from our own. Glenn W. LaFantasie examines the lives and experiences of several key personalities who gained fame during the war. As a turning point in the war, Gettysburg had a different effect on each person.Victory at Gettysburg captures the human drama of the war and shows how... more...

  • A Short History of the Civil War at Seaby Spencer C. Tucker

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2001; US$ 35.99

    While fighting on land continues to hold center stage, recently much more attention has been focused on the Civil War at sea. And for good reason. Naval operations decided the outcome of the war as the North exploited its significant naval and maritime advantage to turn the war on land in its favor. In A Short History of the Civil War at Sea , Spencer... more...

  • As If It Were Gloryby Michael E. Stevens

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 17.99

    In this powerful and moving memoir, Robert Beecham tells of his Civil War experiences, both as an enlisted man in the fabled Iron Brigade of the Army of the Potomac and as an officer commanding a newly raised African-American unit. Written in 1902, Beecham recounts his war experiences with a keen eye toward the daily life of the soldier, the suffering... more...

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

    Lexington Books 2007; US$ 39.99

    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...

  • Beneath a Northern Skyby Steven E. Woodworth

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2008; US$ 25.99

    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...

  • Mr. Lincoln's Brown Water Navyby Gary D. Joiner

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 31.99

    Mr. Lincoln's Brown Water Navy: The Mississippi Squadron describes the Civil War as fought on the rivers of the West. The ironclads and gunboats protected army forces and convoyed much needed supplies to far-flung Federal forces. They patrolled thousands of miles of rivers and fought battles that were every bit as harrowing as land engagements.... more...