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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...

  • Lincoln at Gettysburgby Garry Wills

    Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 16.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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

    There is renewed interest among Civil War historians and history buffs alike about events west of the Appalachian Mountains and their impact on the outcome of the conflict. In examining the Chickamauga campaign, this book provides a fresh analysis of the more...

  • Damage Them All You Canby George Walsh

    Tom Doherty Associates 2013; US$ 23.99

    ?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 and... more...

  • Army of the Potomacby Philip Katcher; Michael Youens

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 13.95

    For General George B. McClellan, the dejected Union troops who poured into Washington fresh from defeat at Bull Run on Monday, July 22, 1861, were to provide the raw material which he would train, equip, organize and ultimately transform from a mere mob into an effective fighting force. In October 1861, the Army of the Potomac officially came into... more...

  • The New York Times: Disunionby The New York Times; Ted Widmer; Clay Risen; George Kalogerakis

    Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers 2013; US$ 27.95

    A major new collection of modern commentary? from scholars, historians, and Civil War buffs?on the significant events of the Civil War, culled from  The New York Times'  popular  Disunion  on-line journal  Since its debut on November 6, 2010, Disunion,  The New York Times'  acclaimed journal about the Civil War, has published hundreds of original... more...

  • A Documentary History of the American Civil War Eraby Thomas C. Mackey

    University of Tennessee Press 2013; US$ 49.95

         A Documentary History of the American Civil War Era is the first comprehensive collection of public policy actions, political speeches, and judicial decisions related to the American Civil War. This three-volume set gives scholars and students easy access to the full texts of both the most important, fundamental... more...

  • Generals in Blueby Jr. Ezra J. Warner

    LSU Press 1964; US$ 26.95

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