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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

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  • American Civil War Railroad Tacticsby Robert Hodges; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 14.95

    Osprey's study of the battles fought on America's railroads during the Civil War 91861-1865). The American Civil War was the world's first full-blown 'railroad war'. The well-developed network in the North was of great importance in serving the Union army's logistic needs over long distances, and the sparser resources of the South were proportionately... more...

  • The American Civil War: History in an Hourby Kat Smutz

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available

    Love history? Know your stuff with History in an Hour. more...

  • Shiloh 1862by James Arnold; Alan Perry

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    The first major battle in the Western theatre of the American Civil War (1861-1865), Shiloh came as a horrifying shock to both the American public and those in arms. For the first time they had some idea of the terrible price that would be paid for the preservation of the Union. On 6 April 1862 General Albert Sidney Johnston caught Grant and Sherman... more...

  • Lincoln at Gettysburgby Garry Wills

    Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 16.99

    The power of words has rarely been given a more compelling demonstration than in the Gettysburg Address. Lincoln was asked to memorialize the gruesome battle. Instead, he gave the whole nation "a new birth of freedom" in the space of a mere 272 words. His entire life and previous training, and his deep political experience went into this, his revolutionary... more...

  • Gettysburg: The Final Furyby Bruce Catton

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.00

    This classic work by Pulitzer Prize winner Bruce Catton, one of the great historians of the Civil War, takes an incisive look at the turning point of the war, when the great armies of the North and South came to Gettysburg in July 1863. Engaging and authoritative, Catton analyzes the course of events at Gettysburg, clarifying its causes and bringing... more...

  • Petersburg 1864-65by Ron Field; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    In 1864, Petersburg, Virginia became the setting for one of the last great campaigns of the American Civil War (1861-1865) and the longest siege in American History. After his failure to capture Richmond in the Spring, General Ulysses S. Grant decided to strangle the life out of the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia by surrounding the city of Petersburg... more...

  • Chickamauga 1863: Rebel Breakthroughby Alexander Mendoza

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 48.00

    "Readers interested in the Civil War in the West will welcome Mendoza's new history of Chickamauga, the second bloodiest battle of the American Civil War. In clear, straightforward prose, Mendoza examines the colorful personalities who led the two armies, their successes and failures, and the strategies they adopted to gain control of north Georgia... more...

  • The War the Women Livedby Walter Sullivan

    J.S. Sanders books 2003; US$ 18.99

    Selections from the Civil War diaries and memoirs of twenty-three Southern women form an account of the war as it was lived and endured on the domestic front in the South. more...

  • Texas Boys In Grayby Evault Boswell

    Taylor Trade Publishing 2000; US$ 16.99

    Based on a 1912 publication about Texans who fought for the South in the Civil War, Texas Boys in Gray presents a collection of fascinating remembrances of those who were there. Sometimes humorous and sometimes heartbreaking, the experiences of these men are documented as a tribute to Texas war veterans. more...

  • Damage Them All You Canby George Walsh

    Tom Doherty Associates 2013; US$ 27.99 US$ 22.39

    "Damage them all you can," the patrician Lee exhorts, and his Southern army, ragtag in uniform and elite in spirit, responds ferociously in one battle after another against their Northern enemies--from the Seven Days and the Valley Campaign through Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, from the Wilderness to Spotsylvania to the final siege of Richmond... more...