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The Civil War, 1861-1865

  • States at War, Volume 5by Richard F. Miller

    University Press of New England 2015; US$ 59.99

    A valuable reference guide to Ohio in the Civil War more...

  • Island No. 10by Larry J. Daniel; Lynn N. Bock

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    By February 1862 Confederate forces in Kentucky and Tennessee were falling back in disorder. Fort Henry on the Tennessee River and Fort Donelson on the Cumberland River fell to combined land and naval forces under Brigadier General Ulysses S. Grant and Flag Officer Andrew H. Foote. These losses necessitated the abandonment of the Rebel stronghold... more...

  • The Battle of Petersburg, June 15-18, 1864by Sean Michael Chick

    Potomac Books 2015; US$ 39.95

    The Battle of Petersburg was the culmination of the Virginia Overland campaign, which pitted the Army of the Potomac, led by Ulysses S. Grant and George Gordon Meade, against Robert E. Lee?s Army of Northern Virginia. In spite of having outmaneuvered Lee, after three days of battle in which the Confederates at Petersburg were severely outnumbered,... more...

  • In The Shadow of the Alabamaby Madeline Eley Long

    Naval Institute Press 2015; US$ 37.95

    This book looks at an allegation of betrayal made against a young Foreign Office clerk, Victor Buckley, who, it was claimed, leaked privileged information to agents of the Southern States during the American Civil War. As a consequence, the CSS Alabama narrowly escaped seizure by the British Government and proceeded to wage war on American shipping.... more...

  • Raphael Semmesby Warren F. Spencer

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Naval hero for all the South, Raphael Semmes (1809-1877) sailed two famous Confederate raiders. He outfitted CSS Sumter in 1861 and captured 18 Union merchant ships in six months before the raider was blockaded at Gibraltar. Next he took command of CSS Alabama, an English-built raider, and terrorized U.S. merchant vessels on the high seas from August... more...

  • The Vicksburg Campaignby Kevin Dougherty

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 39.95

    The Union victory at Gettysburg is widely considered the turning point of the Civil War but many scholars consider the capture of Vicksburg the decisive action. Building on a well-established body of literature--including the author's previous work--this book provides a comprehensive narrative and single-volume reference work on the Vicksburg Campaign.... more...

  • General James Longstreetby Jeffry D. Wert

    Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 19.00

    General James Longstreet fought in nearly every campaign of the Civil War, from Manassas (the first battle of Bull Run) to Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chickamauga, Gettysburg, and was present at the surrender at Appomattox. Yet, he was largely held to blame for the Confederacy's defeat at Gettysburg. General James Longstreet sheds new light on the... more...

  • Custerby Jeffry D. Wert

    Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 27.99

    A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader. more...

  • Resisting Shermanby Thomas Heard Robertson Jr.

    Savas Beatie 2015; US$ 16.50

    Despite its fascinating cast of characters, host of combats large and small, and its impact on the course of the Civil War, surprisingly little ink has been spilled on the conflict’s final months in the Carolinas. Resisting Sherman: A Confederate Surgeon’s Journal and the Civil War in the Carolinas, 1865, by Francis Marion Robertson (edited... more...

  • Strike Them a Blowby Chris Mackowski

    Savas Beatie 2015; US$ 7.99

    For sixteen days the armies had grappled—a grueling horror-show of nonstop battle, march, and maneuver that stretched through May of 1864. Federal commander Ulysses S. Grant had resolved to destroy his Confederate adversaries through attrition if by no other means. He would just keep at them until he used them up.Meanwhile, Grant’s Confederate... more...