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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...

  • Civil War, A to Zby Clifford L. Linedecker

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 7.99

    With hundreds of entries, as well as photographs, drawings, and a handy time line of events, Civil War, A to Z encompasses everything about this historic conflict . . . from Appomattox to Zouaves. This encyclopedic illustrated reference features facts both familiar and engagingly new, organized in an easy-to-follow alphabetical format. Ranging from... more...

  • Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Kecklyby Jennifer Fleischner

    Crown/Archetype 2007; US$ 16.99

    A vibrant social history set against the backdrop of the Antebellum south and the Civil War that recreates the lives and friendship of two exceptional women: First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln and her mulatto dressmaker, Elizabeth Keckly. ?I consider you my best living friend,? Mary Lincoln wrote to Elizabeth Keckly in 1867, and indeed theirs was a close,... more...

  • Receding Tideby Edwin C. Bearss

    National Geographic Society 2010; US$ 28.00

    It?s a poignant irony in American history that on Independence Day, 1863, not one but two pivotal Civil War battles ended in Union victory, marked the high tide of Confederate military fortune, and ultimately doomed the South?s effort at secession. But on July 4, 1863, after six months of siege, Ulysses Grant?s Union army finally took Vicksburg and... more...