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The Civil War, 1861-1865

  • 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...

  • Lincoln's Tridentby Robert M. Browning Jr.

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 69.95

    In Lincoln?s Trident , Coast Guard historian Robert M. Browning Jr. continues his magisterial series about the Union?s naval blockade of the Confederacy during the American Civil War. Established by the Navy Department in 1862, the West Gulf Blockading Squadron operated from St. Andrews Bay (Panama City), Florida to the Rio Grande River. As with... more...

  • Yours Till Deathby John Cotton; Lucille Griffith

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    "These letters from a yeoman farmer in the Confederate Army to his wife in Coosa County, Alabama, will be of interest to historians not only for the light shed upon the life of the Confederate soldier, but also for frequent allusions to rural life and the operation of the farm in Cotton's absence. He enlisted at Pinckneyville, Alabama, on April 1,... more...

  • Lone Star Blue and Grayby Robert Wooster; Ralph Wooster

    Texas State Historical Assn Press 2015; Not Available

    Ralph A. Wooster was named Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus by Lamar University in 2006. Author or editor of eleven books, including Civil War Texas : A History and a Guide (TSHA, 1999), Wooster is also co-author of Texas & Texans , a widely used seventh grade history text now in its sixth edition. He is a fellow and past president... more...

  • Disaster on the Mississippiby Gene Salecker

    Naval Institute Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Gene Eric Salecker is a retired university police officer and middle school social studies teacher, currently working as an author, substitute teacher, and consultant for the Sultana Disaster Museum in Marion, Arkansas. He is married and lives in the Chicago area with his wife and pets. more...

  • Lens of Warby J. Matthew Gallman; Gary W. Gallagher

    University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 32.95

    Lens of War grew out of an invitation to leading historians of the Civil War to select and reflect upon a single photograph. Each could choose any image and interpret it in personal and scholarly terms. The result is a remarkable set of essays by twenty-seven scholars whose numerous volumes on the Civil War have explored military, cultural, political,... more...

  • Historical Tours Gettysburgby Randi Minetor

    Globe Pequot Press 2015; US$ 13.99

    Waged over three days in July 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg proved to be the turning point of the Civil War in the East. This book brings you face-to-face as never before with the people and events that shaped this epic battle. more...

  • Engineering Victoryby Justin S. Solonick

    Southern Illinois University Press 2015; US$ 37.50

    On May 25, 1863, after driving the Confederate army into defensive lines surrounding Vicksburg, Mississippi, Union major general Ulysses S. Grant and his Army of the Tennessee laid siege to the fortress city. With no reinforcements and dwindling supplies, the Army of Vicksburg finally surrendered on July 4, yielding command of the Mississippi River... more...