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The Civil War, 1861-1865

  • Confederate Citiesby Andrew L. Slap; Frank Towers; David Goldfield

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    When we talk about the Civil War, we often describe it in terms of battles that took place in small towns or in the countryside: Antietam, Gettysburg, Bull Run, and, most tellingly, the Battle of the Wilderness. One reason this picture has persisted is that few urban historians have studied the war, even though cities hosted, enabled, and shaped Southern... more...

  • Blockade Runners of the Confederacyby Hamilton Cochran; Robert M. Browning Jr.

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Within four weeks of the fall of Fort Sumter, President Abraham Lincoln had declared a blockade of over four thousand miles of Confederate coastline, from Cape Henry in Virginia to the Mexican border. In response, professional runners, lured by both profits and patriotism, built faster, sleeker, low-profile ships and piloted them through the ever-thickening... more...

  • Civil War Nurse Narratives, 1863-1870by Daneen Wardrop

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 55.00

    Civil War Nurse Narratives, 1863?1870 , examines the first wave of autobiographical narratives written by northern female nurses and published during the war and shortly thereafter, ranging from the well-known Louisa May Alcott to lesser-known figures such as Elvira Powers and Julia Wheelock. From the hospitals of Washington, DC, and Philadelphia,... more...

  • Captives in Grayby Roger Pickenpaugh

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 49.95

    Perhaps no topic is more heated, and the sources more tendentious, than that of Civil War prisons and the treatment of prisoners of war (POWs). Partisans of each side, then and now, have vilified the other for maltreatment of their POWs, while seeking to excuse their own distressing record of prisoner of war camp mismanagement, brutality, and incompetence.... more...

  • Attack and Dieby Grady McWhiney; Perry D. Jamieson

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    ?In the first twenty-seven months of combat 175,000 Southern soldiers died. This number was more than the entire Confederate military force in the summer of 1861, and it far exceeded the strength of any army that Lee ever commanded. More than 80,000 Southerners fell in just five battles. At Gettysburg three out of every ten Confederates present were... 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...

  • Confederate Saboteursby Mark K. Ragan

    Texas A&M University Press 2015; Not Available

    Facing an insurmountable deficit in resources compared to the Union navy, the Confederacy resorted to unorthodox forms of warfare to combat enemy forces. Perhaps the most energetic and effective torpedo corps and secret service company organized during the American Civil War, the Singer Secret Service Corps, led by Texan inventor and entrepreneur... more...

  • Leeby Clifford Dowdey

    Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 14.99

    General Robert E. Lee is well known as a major figure in the Civil War. However, by removing Lee from the delimiting frame of the Civil War and placing him in the context of the Republic's total history, Dowdey shows the "eternal relevance" of this tragic figure to the American heritage. With access to hundreds of personal letters, Dowdey brings fresh... more...

  • The 11th North Carolina Infantry in the Civil Warby William Thomas Venner

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 65.00

    This history of the 11th North Carolina Infantry in the Civil War-- civilian soldiers and their families--follows the regiment from their 1861 mustering-in to their surrender at Appomattox, covering action at Gettysburg, Bristoe Station, The Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor and Petersburg. Drawing on letters, journals, memoirs, official reports,... more...

  • The Tangled Web of the Civil War and Reconstructionby David Madden

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2015; US$ 14.99

    This unique collection of writings by the celebrated author David Madden provides a multitude of reflections on the Civil War and Reconstruction, from nonfiction to fiction. more...