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The Civil War, 1861-1865

  • A Union Woman in Civil War Kentuckyby Frances Dallam Peter

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Frances Peter was one of the eleven children of Dr. Robert Peter, a surgeon for the Union army. The Peter family lived on Gratz Park near downtown Lexington, where nineteen-year-old Frances began recording her impressions of the Civil War. Because of illness, she did not often venture outside her home but was able to gather a remarkable amount of... more...

  • Johnny Green of the Orphan Brigadeby John Williams Green; Albert D. Kirwan; Kent Masterson Brown

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 30.00

    John W. Green (1841-1920), an enlisted man with Kentucky's famed Confederate Orphan Brigade throughout the Civil War, fought at Shiloh, Baton Rouge, Vicksburg, Chickamauga, Atlanta and many other crucial battles. An acute observer with a flair for humanizing the impersonal horror of war, he kept a record of his experiences, and penned an exciting... more...

  • The War That Forged a Nation: Why the Civil War Still Mattersby James M. McPherson

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 20.99

    More than 140 years ago, Mark Twain observed that the Civil War had "uprooted institutions that were centuries old, changed the politics of a people, transformed the social life of half the country, and wrought so profoundly upon the entire national character that the influence cannot be measured short of two or three generations." In fact,... more...

  • Fitz Leeby Edward G. Longacre

    UNP - Bison Books 2015; US$ 21.95

    As the grandson of Henry ?Light-Horse Harry? Lee and the nephew of Robert E. Lee, Fitzhugh Lee?nicknamed ?Fitz??was born into one of Virginia?s most distinguished families.   Upon graduation from West Point, Fitz Lee served in the U.S. Army until the outbreak of the Civil War, when he joined the Confederate cavalry forces. After participating in... more...

  • A Regiment of Slavesby Edward G. Longacre

    UNP - Bison Books 2015; US$ 19.95

    The 4th United States Colored Troops (USCT) regiment saw considerable action in the eastern theater of operations from late 1863 to mid-1865. The regiment?drawn largely from freedmen and liberated slaves in the Middle Atlantic and New England states?served in Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler?s Army of the James, whose mission was to capture the Confederate... more...

  • The Cause of All Nationsby Don H. Doyle

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 29.99

    When Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address in 1863, he had broader aims than simply rallying a war-weary nation. Lincoln realized that the Civil War had taken on a wider significance—that all of Europe and Latin America was watching to see whether the United States, a beleaguered model of democracy, would indeed “perish from the earth.?... more...

  • The Last Citadelby Noah Andre Trudeau

    Savas Beatie 2014; US$ 13.99

    This revised Sesquicentennial edition of Noah Andre Trudeau’s The Last Citadel, which includes updated text, redrawn maps, and new material, is a groundbreaking study of the most extensive military operation of the Civil War—the investment of Petersburg, Virginia.The Petersburg campaign began on June 9, 1864, and ended on April 3, 1865, when... more...

  • My Brother's Keeperby Bryan Prince

    Dundurn 2014; US$ 26.99

    The stirring story of African Canadians who had fled slavery and oppression in the United States but returned to enlist in the Union forces in the American Civil War. more...

  • Surveillance and Spies in the Civil Warby Stephen E. Towne

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    Surveillance and Spies in the Civil War represents pathbreaking research on the rise of U.S. Army intelligence operations in the Midwest during the American Civil War and counters long-standing assumptions about Northern politics and society. At the beginning of the rebellion, state governors in Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois cooperated with federal... more...

  • Rebels in the Rockiesby Walter Earl Pittman

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    The Civil War in 1861 found Southerners a minority throughout the West. Early efforts to create military forces were quickly suppressed by the Yankees. Unable to control their local territories, many returned to the South to fight while others remained where they were, forming a potentially disloyal population. Underground movements developed and existed... more...