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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

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  • Nor Shall Your Glory Be Forgotby Kris Kristoffersen

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    Last year more than 30,000 people directly participated in reenactments of the classic battles of the Civil War, events that drew hundreds of thousands of spectators. Utterly authenic in terms of equipment and costumes (even down to the correct buttons), these events offered photographer Kris Kristoffersen the opportunity to capture on modern film... more...

  • Lincoln's Dilemmaby Paul D. Escott

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    The Civil War forced America finally to confront the contradiction between its founding values and human slavery. At the center of this historic confrontation was Abraham Lincoln. By the time this Illinois politician had risen to the office of president, the dilemma of slavery had expanded to the question of all African Americans? future. In this... more...

  • After Lincolnby A. J. Langguth

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 28.00

    A brilliant evocation of the post-Civil War era by the acclaimed author of Patriots and Union 1812 . After Lincoln tells the story of the Reconstruction, which set back black Americans and isolated the South for a century. With Lincoln?s assassination, his ?team of rivals,? in Doris Kearns Goodwin?s phrase, was left adrift. President Andrew Johnson,... more...

  • Music Along the Rapidanby James A. Davis

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 45.00

    In December 1863, Civil War soldiers took refuge from the dismal conditions of war and weather. They made their winter quarters in the Piedmont region of central Virginia: the Union?s Army of the Potomac in Culpeper County and the Confederacy?s Army of Northern Virginia in neighboring Orange County. For the next six months the opposing soldiers eyed... more...

  • Across A Deadly Field - Regimental Rules for Civil War Battlesby John Hill

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 14.95

    Manassas, Shiloh, Gettysburg, Atlanta, and Petersburg are just a few of the many large scale Civil War battles that gamers enjoy simulating on the tabletop. Up until now, CW (Civil War) games have either taken a regimental approach for a more tactical game or a brigade-level view for a more grand tactical game - and gamers have plenty of both regimental... more...

  • Lincoln's Gambleby Todd Brewster

    Scribner 2014; US$ 27.00

    A brilliant, authoritative, and riveting account of the most critical six months in Abraham Lincoln?s presidency, when he penned the Emancipation Proclamation and changed the course of the Civil War. On July 12, 1862, Abraham Lincoln spoke for the first time of his intention to free the slaves. On January 1, 1863, Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation,... more...

  • Rebel Yellby S. C. Gwynne

    Scribner 2014; US$ 35.00

    From the author of the prizewinning New York Times bestseller Empire of the Summer Moon comes a thrilling account of how Civil War general Thomas ?Stonewall? Jackson became a great and tragic American hero. Stonewall Jackson has long been a figure of legend and romance. As much as any person in the Confederate pantheon, even Robert E. Lee,... more...

  • Lee's Sharpshootersby Major W. S. Dunlop

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    Dunlop commanded the sharpshooter battalion that served with and was part of Gregg and McGowan's North Carolina Brigade. Dunlop?s book provides fascinating accounts of the training process, of ordnance tests which certified the Enfield as superior to its competitors, and of marksmanship exercises quite unheard of in regular infantry units. more...

  • The Battle of Gettysburgby L. P. (Comte de Paris) D'Orleans

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2000; US$ 4.95

    The battle of Gettysburg was undoubtedly one of the greatest conflicts of modern times, not only from the number of combatants engaged and the desperate nature of the struggle, but because on the now classic heights of Cemetery Ridge, Culp?s Hill, and the Round Tops the future of the American Republic, for weal or for woe, was fought and won on those... more...

  • Reminiscences of Fort Sumter and Moultrie in 1860 - '61by Abner Doubleday

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    Abner Doubleday was an 1842 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a veteran of the Mexican War when he was assigned to Fort Moultrie in the summer of 1860. A Captain of Artillery, he served as second in command of the garrison at the historic fort when the curtain rose on the dramatic events leading to the outbreak of the war between... more...