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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

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  • At the Precipiceby Shearer Davis Bowman

    The University of North Carolina Press 2010; US$ 29.99

    Why did eleven slave states secede from the Union in 1860-61? Why did the eighteen free states loyal to the Union deny the legitimacy of secession, and take concrete steps after Fort Sumter to subdue what President Abraham Lincoln deemed treasonous rebellion? At the Precipice seeks to answer these and related questions by focusing on the different... 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...

  • Audacity Personifiedby Peter S. Carmichael

    LSU Press 2015; US$ 27.00

    Despite the literary outpouring on the life of Robert E. Lee, the southern chieftain remains an enigma. The existing scholarship is so voluminous, complex, and contradictory that it is difficult to penetrate the inner Lee and appreciate him as a general. Peter S. Carmichael has assembled a formidable array of Civil War historians who rigorously return... more...

  • Battle at Bull Runby William C. Davis

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 13.99

    Two great, untested armies were readying for the first?and what many believed would be the last?major conflict between North and South. On the eve of July 21, 1861, one Northerner wrote: ?The sky is perfectly clear, the moon is full and bright, and the air was still as if it were not within a few hours to be disturbed by the roar of cannon and the... more...

  • The Battle of Belmontby Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes Jr.

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 22.99

    The battle of Belmont was the first battle in the western theater of the Civil War and, more importantly, the first battle of the war fought by Ulysses S. Grant. It set a pattern for warfare not only in the Mississippi Valley but at Fort Donelson and Shiloh as well. Grant's 7 November 1861 strike against the Southern forces at Belmont, in southeastern... more...

  • The Battle of Ezra Church and the Struggle for Atlantaby Earl J. Hess

    The University of North Carolina Press 2015; US$ 34.99

    Fought on July 28, 1864, the Battle of Ezra Church was a dramatic engagement during the Civil War's Atlanta Campaign. Confederate forces under John Bell Hood desperately fought to stop William T. Sherman's advancing armies as they tried to cut the last Confederate supply line into the city. Confederates under General Stephen D. Lee nearly overwhelmed... 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...

  • The Battle of Gettysburgby Col. Frank A. Haskel

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.95

    In what may be the longest, and most poignant, letter to a relative from a soldier in the Civil War, this authoritative book recounts the bloody, three-day battle in the summer of 1863. Haskell's descriptions of the wounded, of skirmishes, attacks and counterattacks, estimates of losses, and burials are all vividly described. 2 maps. more...

  • 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 Battle of Vicksburgby Michael B. Ballard

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    The Vicksburg campaign was among the longest of the Civil War, lasting from 26 May 1862 to 4 July 1863. This Civil War Short provides a compelling narrative of the final six weeks of the campaign, excerpted from Michael Ballard's Vicksburg: The Campaign That Opened the Mississippi , which blends strategy and tactics with the human element, reminding... more...