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The Civil War, 1861-1865

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  • A Connecticut Yankee in Lincoln’s Cabinetby Gideon Welles; J. Ronald Spencer

    The Acorn Club 2014; US$ 19.99

    The Civil War through the eyes of a key member of Lincoln’s cabinet more...

  • Confederate Floridaby William H. Nulty

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 29.95 US$ 25.46

    At the end of 1863 the Federal forces in the Department of the South were tied up in siege operations against Charleston and Savannah, operations that showed little progress or promise. The commander of the Department, Major General Quincy A. Gillmore, led an expedition into Florida to recruit blacks, cut off commissary supplies headed for other... more...

  • Into the Fightby John Michael Priest

    Savas Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    Challenging conventional views, stretching the minds of Civil War enthusiasts and scholars as only John Michael Priest can, Into the Fight is both a scholarly and a revisionist interpretation of the most famous charge in American history. Using a wide array of sources, ranging from the monuments on the Gettysburg battlefield to the accounts of the... more...

  • Stonewall Jackson Day by Dayby John W. Schildt

    Savas Publishing 2014; US$ 16.99

    Jackson Day-by-Day details the daily events of the soldier his men called "Stonewall" during those stirring days of 1861-1863. Before the Civil War, Thomas J. Jackson was an obscure, eccentric professor at the Virginia military institute in Lexington, Virginia. For Jackson, everything changed when he donned a gray uniform. Over the next two... more...

  • General William Dorsey Penderby Edward G. Longacre

    Savas Publishing 2014; US$ 14.99

    The talented William Dorsey Pender is a prime example of the advantage held by the Confederacy in junior-level commanders during the opening months of the Civil War. Pender, a native North Carolinian, graduated in the top half of the West Point class of 1856.One of the first Southern-born officers to offer his services to the Confederacy. Pender first... more...

  • The Rebel Yellby Craig A. Warren

    University of Alabama Press 2014; US$ 34.95 US$ 29.71

    No aspect of Civil War military lore has received less scholarly attention than the battle cry of the Southern soldier. In The Rebel Yell , Craig A. Warren brings together soldiers' memoirs, little-known articles, and recordings to create a fascinating and exhaustive exploration of the facts and myths about the “Southern screech.”   Through... more...

  • Citizen-Generalby Eugene D. Schmiel

    Ohio University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    The wrenching events of the Civil War transformed not only the United States but also the men unexpectedly called on to lead their fellow citizens in this first modern example of total war. Jacob Dolson Cox, a former divinity student with no formal military training, was among those who rose to the challenge. In a conflict in which “political generals”... more...

  • Nowhere to Runby John Michael Priest

    Savas Publishing 2014; US$ 14.99

    At 12:00 a.m. on May 4, 1864, Ulysses s. Grant and George G. Meade’s Army of the Potomac began crossing the Rapidan River in an effort to turn the strategic right flank of Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. Confederate reaction was swift. Richard E. Ewell’s Second Corps and Ambrose P. Hill’s Third Corps moved to meet the... more...

  • Indiana’s Warby Richard F. Nation; Stephen E. Towne

    Ohio University Press 2009; US$ 24.99

    Indiana’s War is a primary source collection featuring the writings of Indiana’s citizens during the Civil War era. Using private letters, official records, newspaper articles, and other original sources, the volume presents the varied experiences of Indiana’s participants in the war both on the battlefield and on the home front. Starting in the... more...

  • Commanding the Stormby John Richard Stephens

    Lyons Press 2012; US$ 18.99

    From Beauregard and Custer to Lee and Sherman, twelve commanders from each side vividly describe what they and their men experienced at twelve of the war’s most legendary battles from Fort Sumter to Appomattox Court House in accounts gathered from letters, memoirs, reports, and testimonies. They relate noted incidents and personal triumphs and tragedies... more...