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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

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  • The Outbreak of Rebellionby John G. Nicolay

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    'His [Nicolay's] story runs from Governor Gist's circular letter to Southern governors under date of October 5th, 1860, to the Battle of Bull Run, July 21st 1861. It is brilliant, well-proportioned, full of interest; written with intense convictions of right, an impatient contempt of opposite opinions, and a disposition not to mince words, but unhesitatingly... more...

  • From Fort Henry to Corinthby M. F. Force

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    'This campaign drove the rebellion once and for all out of Kentucky; it broke the rebel line from Columbus to Bowling Green hopelessly in pieces; it opened the Mississippi from Cairo to Memphis; it contained the first great Union victories; and at Donelson and Island No.10, it received the first surrenders of rebel armies; it cheered and encouraged... more...

  • The Peninsula - McClellan's Campaign of 1862by Alexander S. Webb

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    'On every page ... there is abundant evidence that the author is not so much concerned about the reputation of the commanding general, as about historical truth. It is needless to say that, investigated in this spirit, both campaigns [MacClellan's and Pope's]prove to be total failures... In attempting to fix the responsibility of these defeats, we... 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...

  • The Army Under Popeby John Codman Ropes

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    'On every page ... there is abundant evidence that the author is not so much concerned about the reputation of the commanding general, as about historical truth. It is needless to say that, investigated in this spirit, both campaigns prove to be total failures... In attempting to fix the responsibility of these defeats, we believe that ... they are... more...

  • The Antietam and Fredericksburgby Francis Winthrop Palfrey

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    On September 17, 1862, the single bloodiest day of the Civil War, the Army of the Potomac under George B. McClellan clashed with Lee's invading Army of Northern Virginia at Antietam Creek. General Francis W. Palfrey (1831-1889), then lieutenant colonel of the 20th Massachusetts and later a founding member of the Military Historical Society of Massachusetts,... more...

  • Chancellorsville and Gettysburgby Abner Doubleday

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    Doubleday served under General Patterson in the Shenandoah Valley, June-August 1861. He was appointed Brigadier General, United States Volunteers, February 3, 1862 and led the 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, III Corps at Second Bul Run and took command of the Division on August 30 when General Hatch was wounded. He again led the Division at South Mountain,... more...

  • The Army of the Cumberlandby Henry M. Cist

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    Henry Martyn Cist was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, 20 February, 1839. In April, 1861, he enlisted as a private in the 6th Ohio infantry. He was promoted to second lieutenant in the 52nd Ohio infantry, and then to adjutant of the 74th Ohio, and was post-adjutant of Camp Chase during the confinement of the prisoners captured at Fort Donelson. In 1862... more...

  • Atlantaby Jacob D. Cox

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    Jacob Dolson Cox was born in Montreal, Canada, 27 October, 1828. He served in the Atlanta campaign, and under General Thomas in the campaigns of Franklin and Nashville. On 14 March, 1865, he fought the battle of Kingston, North Carolina, and then united his force with General Sherman's army. At the close of the war he resigned his command, and entered... more...

  • Four Years of Fightingby Charles Carleton Coffin

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    When the Great Rebellion had subsided and the power and authority of the U.S. government were settled into States, Charles Coffin, Army Correspondent for four years during the Civil War, wrote of his eyewitness experiences from the first battle at Bull Run to the fall of Richmond. The events he discusses include Fort Donelson, Pittsburg Landing,... more...