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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

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  • The Battle of Gettysburg, 1863by Samuel Adams Drake

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    The Battle of Gettysburg is Samuel Drake?s recounting of one of the most famous battles of the Civil War. Drake brings you through the entire campaign, from the first march into Pennsylvania, to the final retreat of Lee and his forces. It is a brief but acute analysis and assessment of the encounter that brought about the end of the confederacy. more...

  • The Genesis of the Civil Warby Samuel Wylie Crawford

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2000; US$ 4.95

    In these pages, Crawford unfolds the story of those events that led to the national struggle between the North and the South in the war for the union of the States. As the medical officer of Fort Moultrie and Fort Sumter, Crawford worked closely with Major Robert Anderson and was a part of the beginning and end of our first combat with secession. He... more...

  • The True Story of Andersonville Prisonby James Madison Page; M.J. Haley

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2000; US$ 4.95

    During the Civil War, James Madison Page was a prisoner in different places in the South. Seven months of that time was spent at Andersonville. While there he became well acquainted with Major Wirz, or Captain Wirz, as he then ranked. Page takes the stand that Captain Wirz was unjustly held responsible for the hardship and mortality of Andersonville.... more...

  • Deeds of Daring by the American Soldierby D. M. Kelsey

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    At a time when the passion of the Civil War consumed every American heart came Deeds of Daring . A thrilling collection of dramatic short stories by D. M. Kelsey about the experiences of soldiers from both the North and South. These thrilling narratives of personal adventure tell tales of heroic bravery, hand to hand battles, narrow escapes and events... more...

  • A History of the Andrews Railroad Raid into Georgia in 1862by William Pittenger

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    Based on the original 1863 true story, Daring and Suffering , this 1887 version of the Andrews Railroad raid by Union soldiers embraces a full and accurate account of this secret journey to the heart of the confederacy. Pittenger, the author, recalls his story of the secret raid to cut the rail link between Marietta and Chattanooga, his capture and... more...

  • Capturing a Locomotiveby William Pittenger

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2000; US$ 4.95

    Unlike other books from this time period dealing with historical aspects of the Civil War, Capturing a Locomotive focuses not only on the well known battles but rather portrays the personal accounts of the Union soldiers who carried out the mission into Confederate territory. The story details the dangerous capture of a railway train, the exciting... more...

  • Look Away!by William C. Davis

    Free Press 2002; US$ 30.95

    William C. Davis, one of America's best Civil War historians, here offers a definitive portrait of the Confederacy unlike any that has come before. Drawing on decades of writing and research among an unprecedented number of archives, Look Away! tells the story of the Confederate States of America not simply as a military saga (although it is that),... more...

  • "...the real war will never get in the books"by Louis P. Masur

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 34.99

    This volume brings together the thoughts and considerations of 14 of America's most sensitive writers of the Civil War era. Taken from essays, journal entries and diaries, these writings present an interior view of the war. more...

  • The Natural History of the Long Expedition to the Rocky Mountains (1819-1820)by Howard Ensign Evans

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 34.99

    Acquiring the Louisiana Territory almost doubled the size of the USA, adding 800,000 square miles of land scarcely explored or mapped. This text offers a history of the 1819 expedition - the first scientific exploration of the territory to be accompanied by trained naturalists and artists. more...

  • The South Vs the Southby William W. Freehling

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 19.99

    Why did the Confederacy lose the Civil War? Most historians point to the larger number of Union troops, or the North's industrial might. This text offers an alternative answer to this question, arguing that anti-Confederate Southerners helped cost the Confederacy the war. more...