civil war history

A Glorious Army

From the time Robert E. Lee took command of the Army of Northern Virginia on June 1, 1862, until the Battle of Gettysburg thirteen months later, the Confederate army compiled a record of military achievement almost unparalleled in our nation’s history. How it happened—the relative contributions of Lee, his top command, opposing Union generals, and of course the rebel army itself—is the subject of Civil War historian Jeffry D. Wert’s fascinating new history. Wert shows how the audacity and aggression that fueled Lee’s victories ultimately proved disastrous at Gettysburg.

Team of Rivals

This brilliant multiple biography is centered on Lincoln's mastery of men and how it shaped the most significant presidency in the nation's history. Read the amazing book on which the Oscar-winning feature film, Lincoln, is based! By Doris Kearns Goodwin, 916 pages. Paperback.

The Untold Civil War

The Untold Civil War: Exploring the Human Side of War by James "Bud" Robertson. Edited by Neil Kagan. James Robertson, whose weekly talks about little-known people and events of the Civil War aired for 15 years on National Public Radio, brings history to life here in a collection of true stories revealing the human struggles and personal dramas that took place as great events unfolded.

Sing Not War: The Lives of Union and Confederate Veterans in Guilded Age America

After the Civil War, white Confederate and Union army veterans reentered--or struggled to reenter--the lives and communities they had left behind. In Sing Not War, James Marten explores how the nineteenth century's "Greatest Generation" attempted to blend back into society and how their experiences were treated by non-veterans. By James Marten. Hardcover, 368 pages.

Living Monuments: Confederate Soldiers' Homes in the New South

While battlefield parks and memorials erected in town squares and cemeteries have served to commemorate southern valor in the Civil War, Confederate soldiers' homes were actually 'living monuments' to the Lost Cause, housing the very men who made that cause their own. R.B. Rosenburg provides us the first account of the establishment and operation of these homes for disabled and indigent souther veterans, which had their heyday between the 1880s and the 1920s. By R.B. Rosenburg. Hardcover, 256 pages.

The Confederate Surrender at Greensboro

by Robert M. Dunkerly. Drawing upon more than 200 eyewitness accounts, this work chronicles the largest troop surrender of the Civil War, at Greensboro--one of the most confusing, frustrating and tension-filled events of the war. Long overshadowed by Appomattox, this event was equally important in ending the war, and is much more representative of how most Americans in 1865 experienced the conflict's end. The book includes a timeline, organizational charts, an order of battle, maps, and illustrations Paperback

Thirty-Six Hours Before Appomattox

Thirty-Six Hours Before Appomattox carefully examines primary sources, along with terrain features and archeological data to clarify the events relating to the fighting which took place along Sailor's Creek, April 6, 1865. The Battle of Sailor's Creek, actually three separate engagements, was the last major battle before the surrender of Lee's army and many of the greatest and most illustrious leaders of both armies clashed together for the last time on this field of conflict.

The Confederate Cemetery at Appomattox

The cemetery at Appomattox, located on a wayside just outside of the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, contains 18 Confederate soldiers' and one Union soldier's burial grounds. This little book has been written for the reader to learn about these soldiers and the formation of the Ladies Memorial Association of Appomattox which undertook the task of establishing the cemetery. By Patrick A. Schroeder, 40 pages.

Civil War Soldier Life: In Camp & Battle

This is the first-hand account of George F. Williams of the New York volunteer infantry, with introduction and additional material by Patrick A Schroeder. This booklet includes a biographical sketch of Williams to give context of the man's background and experience, and his first-hand account includes descriptions of Lincoln, Lee, and McClellan not contained in biographies for those men, making this book a must-read for any Civil War buff! By George F. Williams, 44 pages.


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