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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

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  • The Bold Cavaliersby Dee Brown

    Open Road Media 2012; US$ 9.99

    A thrilling Civil War history of Morgan?s Raiders, the Confederate cavalrymen who spread terror through the North In this vibrant and thoroughly researched Civil War study, Dee Brown tells the story of Morgan?s Raiders, the Kentucky cavalrymen famed and feared for their attacks on the North. In 1861, Brigadier General John Hunt Morgan and his... more...

  • Bonds of Unionby Bridget Ford

    The University of North Carolina Press 2016; US$ 38.99

    This vivid history of the Civil War era reveals how unexpected bonds of union forged among diverse peoples in the Ohio-Kentucky borderlands furthered emancipation through a period of spiraling chaos between 1830 and 1865. Moving beyond familiar arguments about Lincoln's deft politics or regional commercial ties, Bridget Ford recovers the potent religious,... more...

  • The Boundaries of American Political Culture in the Civil War Eraby Mark E. Neely Jr.

    The University of North Carolina Press 2009; US$ 19.99

    Did preoccupations with family and work crowd out interest in politics in the nineteenth century, as some have argued? Arguing that social historians have gone too far in concluding that Americans were not deeply engaged in public life and that political historians have gone too far in asserting that politics informed all of Americans' lives, Mark... more...

  • A Brotherhood Of Valorby Jeffry D. Wert

    Simon & Schuster 2015; US$ 26.95

    This unusual and moving chronicle covers some of the most important battles of the Civil War?Sharpsburg (Antietam), Gettysburg, and Chancellorsville?through the stories of the two brigades who confronted each other on the bloody fields of battle. Drawing on original source material, Jeffry Wert reconstructs the drama and terrors of war through the... more...

  • Buffalo Soldiersby T. G. Steward

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 14.95

    Formed in 1866, the African-American army units known as Buffalo Soldiers acquired near-mythical status for their fortitude and courage. At the outbreak of the Spanish-American War in 1898, the Buffalo Soldiers were among the first units to depart for Cuba. Dr. T. G. Steward, who served as chaplain of the Twenty-fifth Infantry for 16 years, wrote this... more...

  • The Capture of Atlanta and the March to the Seaby William T Sherman

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 10.95

    A legend in his own lifetime, William Tecumseh Sherman conducted one of modern history's most brilliant military campaigns. His scorched earth tactics?crushing the enemy's strategic, economic, and psychological resources?broke the backbone of the Confederacy, hastening the end of the American Civil War and forever changing the nature of warfare. These... 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...

  • Chancellorsvilleby Stephen W. Sears

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2014; US$ 18.00

    Sears describes the series of controversial events that define this crucial battle, including General Robert E. Lee's radical decision to divide his small army--a violation of basic military rules--sending Stonewall Jackson on his famous march around the Union army flank. Jackson's death--accidentally shot by one of his own soldiers--is one of the... more...

  • Chancellorsvilleby Gary W. Gallagher

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 21.99

    A variety of important but lesser-known dimensions of the Chancellorsville campaign of spring 1863 are explored in this collection of eight original essays. Departing from the traditional focus on generalship and tactics, the contributors address the campaign's broad context and implications and revisit specific battlefield episodes that have in the... 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...