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Civil War Period (1850-1877)

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  • Statistical Record of the Armies of the United Statesby Frederick Phisterer

    Digital Scanning, Inc. 2001; US$ 4.95

    This volume in the series The Army in the Civil War covers Union forces only. Both macro and micro statistical analysis is available. A chronological list of engagements and battles is given and a final section has a list of Union officers. 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...

  • The Natural History of the Long Expedition to the Rocky Mountains (1819-1820)by Howard Ensign Evans

    Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 34.99

    Acquiring the Louisiana Territory almost doubled the size of the USA, adding 800,000 square miles of land scarcely explored or mapped. This text offers a history of the 1819 expedition - the first scientific exploration of the territory to be accompanied by trained naturalists and artists. more...

  • "...the real war will never get in the books"by Louis P. Masur

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 34.99

    This volume brings together the thoughts and considerations of 14 of America's most sensitive writers of the Civil War era. Taken from essays, journal entries and diaries, these writings present an interior view of the war. more...

  • The South Vs the Southby William W. Freehling

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 19.99

    Why did the Confederacy lose the Civil War? Most historians point to the larger number of Union troops, or the North's industrial might. This text offers an alternative answer to this question, arguing that anti-Confederate Southerners helped cost the Confederacy the war. more...

  • Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Kecklyby Jennifer Fleischner

    Crown Publishing Group 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...

  • Partners In Commandby Joseph Glatthaar

    Free Press 1998; US$ 20.95

    Explores the productive friendships of such contrasting personalities as Grant and Sherman and Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, bringing to life the struggle between McClellan and Lincoln and Jefferson Davis and Joseph E. Johnston. more...