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The Civil War, 1861-1865

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  • Recollections of War Timesby William A. McClendon; Keith S. Bohannon

    University of Alabama Press 2011; US$ 29.95

    Recollections of War Times is a dramatically improved edition of William A. “Gus” McClendon’s memoir of his service in the 15th Alabama Infantry. It has long been recognized among the rarest books by any veteran of the Army of Northern Virginia.   Keith Bohannon has conducted relentless research that uncovered a gratifying... more...

  • Why the Confederacy Lostby Gabor S. Boritt

    Oxford University Press, USA 1992; US$ 19.99

    After the Civil War, someone asked General Pickett why the Battle of Gettysburg had been lost: Was it Lee's error in taking the offensive, the tardiness of Ewell and Early, or Longstreet's hesitation in attacking? Pickett scratched his head and replied, "I've always thought the Yankees had something to do with it." This simple... more...

  • Commanders of the Civil Warby George A Scott

    Scott & Nix, Inc. 2011; US$ 7.99

    Entering the service on either side at various ranks and from all walks of life, thousands of men commanded as officers over the course of the Civil War. Some rose meteorically to high rank, while others ended their service considerably lower than their initial commission. The select group of forty-four commanders included in this book all served at... more...

  • Second Manassasby Scott Patchan

    Potomac Books Inc. 2011; US$ 26.95

    The turning point of one of the Civil War's most crucial battles more...

  • Gettysburgby Richard A. Sauers

    Potomac Books Inc. 2003; US$ 16.95

    Examines the feud between Maj. Gen. Daniel E. Sickles and Union commander Maj. Gen. George G. Meade at the Battle of Gettysburg more...

  • Ending the Civil Warby Benton Rain Patterson

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 38.00

    Dramatically and authentically, using eyewitness accounts where possible, this book recounts the final 13 months of the Civil War, a year in which a new U.S. Army general in chief was appointed, a new course for the war was charted, a massive new campaign was begun, the abolition of slavery was confirmed by the re-election of Abraham Lincoln, and the... more...

  • Unholy Sabbathby Brian Matthew Jordan

    Savas Beatie 2012; US$ 19.95

    Many readers of Civil War history have been led to believe the battle of South Mountain (September 14, 1862) was but a trifling skirmish, a preliminary engagement of little strategic or tactical consequence overshadowed by Antietam’s horrific carnage just three days later. In fact, the fight was a decisive Federal victory and important turning... more...

  • The Seven Daysby Clifford Dowdey; Robert K. Krick

    Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 21.80

    The Seven Days Campaign was a series of battles fought near Richmond at the end of June 1862. General Robert E. Lee?s Army of Northern Virginia had routed General George B. McClellan?s Army of the Potomac. Depriving McClellan of a military decision meant the war would continue for two more years. The Seven Days depicts a critical turning point in... more...

  • Major General Alexander M. McCook, USAby Wayne Fanebust

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 35.00

    Alexander M. McCook, one of the youngest major generals in the Union army, was a member of a patriotic family from Ohio that became known as the "Fighting McCooks." He participated in some of the bloodiest campaigns of the Civil War, including Bull Run, Shiloh, Perryville, Stones River and Chickamauga. In battle, McCook could be rash and... more...

  • African American Women During the Civil Warby Ella Forbes

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 161.00

    This study uses an abundance of primary sources to restore African American female participants in the Civil War to history by documenting their presence, contributions and experience.  Free and enslaved African American women took part in this process in a variety of ways, including black female charity and benevolence. These women were spies, soldiers,... more...