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  • Opposing the Second Corps at Antietamby Marion V. Armstrong

    University of Alabama Press 2016; US$ 39.95

    With a tally of more than five thousand killed, twenty thousand wounded, and three thousand missing, the Battle of Antietam made September 17, 1862, the deadliest day of combat in American history. In Opposing the Second Corps at Antietam , Antietam scholar Marion V. Armstrong Jr. completes his magisterial study of Antietam begun in Unfurl Those... more...

  • Civil War Alabamaby Christopher Lyle McIlwain; Guy W. Hubbs

    University of Alabama Press 2016; US$ 59.95

    Christopher McIlwain? s Civil War Alabama is a landmark book that sheds invigorating new light on the causes, the course, and the outcomes in Alabama of the nation? s greatest drama and trauma. Based on twenty years of exhaustive research that draws on a vast trove of primary sources such as letters, newspapers, and personal journals, Civil War... more...

  • A Leaf of Voicesby Jennifer McSpadden

    Indiana Historical Society Press 2016; US$ 20.95

    During the American Civil the Wabash Intelligencer and the Wabash Plain Dealer frequently printed letters from Wabash County men serving in the Union army. The letter writers are a remarkable cast of characters: young and old, soldiers, doctors, ministers, officers, enlisted men, newspaper men, and a fifteen-year-old printers? devil who enlisted as... more...

  • Confederate Citiesby Andrew L. Slap; Frank Towers; David Goldfield

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 30.00

    When we talk about the Civil War, we often describe it in terms of battles that took place in small towns or in the countryside: Antietam, Gettysburg, Bull Run, and, most tellingly, the Battle of the Wilderness. One reason this picture has persisted is that few urban historians have studied the war, even though cities hosted, enabled, and shaped Southern... more...

  • Blockade Runners of the Confederacyby Hamilton Cochran; Robert M. Browning Jr.

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 34.95

    Within four weeks of the fall of Fort Sumter, President Abraham Lincoln had declared a blockade of over four thousand miles of Confederate coastline, from Cape Henry in Virginia to the Mexican border. In response, professional runners, lured by both profits and patriotism, built faster, sleeker, low-profile ships and piloted them through the ever-thickening... more...

  • Civil War Nurse Narratives, 1863-1870by Daneen Wardrop

    University of Iowa Press 2015; US$ 55.00

    Civil War Nurse Narratives, 1863?1870 , examines the first wave of autobiographical narratives written by northern female nurses and published during the war and shortly thereafter, ranging from the well-known Louisa May Alcott to lesser-known figures such as Elvira Powers and Julia Wheelock. From the hospitals of Washington, DC, and Philadelphia,... more...

  • Captives in Grayby Roger Pickenpaugh

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 49.95

    Perhaps no topic is more heated, and the sources more tendentious, than that of Civil War prisons and the treatment of prisoners of war (POWs). Partisans of each side, then and now, have vilified the other for maltreatment of their POWs, while seeking to excuse their own distressing record of prisoner of war camp mismanagement, brutality, and incompetence.... more...

  • Attack and Dieby Grady McWhiney; Perry D. Jamieson

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    ?In the first twenty-seven months of combat 175,000 Southern soldiers died. This number was more than the entire Confederate military force in the summer of 1861, and it far exceeded the strength of any army that Lee ever commanded. More than 80,000 Southerners fell in just five battles. At Gettysburg three out of every ten Confederates present were... more...

  • Detailed Minutiae of Soldier Life in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865by Eugene McCarthy; Brian S. Wills

    UNP - Bison Books 2015; US$ 12.95

    This Civil War classic of soldiering in the ranks debunks all the romantic notions of war. Like his Northern counterpart, the Confederate soldier fought against bullets, starvation, miserable weather, disease, and mental strain. But the experience was perhaps even worse for Johnny Reb because of the odds against him. Never as well equipped and provisioned... more...

  • Confederate Saboteursby Mark K. Ragan

    Texas A&M University Press 2015; Not Available

    Facing an insurmountable deficit in resources compared to the Union navy, the Confederacy resorted to unorthodox forms of warfare to combat enemy forces. Perhaps the most energetic and effective torpedo corps and secret service company organized during the American Civil War, the Singer Secret Service Corps, led by Texan inventor and entrepreneur... more...