civil war history

Battle Cry of Freedom

Battle Cry of Freedom, by James McPherson. This Pultizer Prize-winning title remains without question the definitive one-volume history of the Civil War. The fast-paced narrative fully integrates the political,social,and military events that filled the 2 decades from the outbreak of one war in Mexico to the ending of another at Appomattox. (909 pages, 9 x 6.25, Paperback)

Rebels At The Gate: Lee And McClellan

Rebels At The Gate: Lee And Mcclellan On The Front Line Of A Nation Divided, by W. Hunter Lesser. Rebels at the Gate is the dramatic story of the first Union victories of the Civil War and the events that caused Virginians to divide their state. In a defiant act to sustain President Lincoln's war effort, Virginia Unionists created their own state government in 1861- destined to become the new state of West Virginia. (375 pages, 8.75 x 5.75, Paperback)

Capital Navy

Capital Navy: The Men, Ships and Operations of the James River Squadron, by John Coski. The first book to examine the importance of Confederate naval operations on the James River, and their significant impact on the war in Virginia. This exciting and groundbreaking original study, complete with dozens of photos and detailed drawings of all four James River ironclads, is a must for every naval enthusiast. (344 pages, 9 x 6, Paperback)

A Stillness at Appomattox

In this, the final volume of the Army of the Potomac Trilogy, Bruce Catton, America's foremost Civil War historian, recounts the final year of this heartbreaking, cruel, and bitter conflict. With unmatched brilliance, Catton takes the reader through the battles of the Wilderness, the Bloody Angle, Cold Harbor, the Crater, and on through the horrible months to one moment at Appomattox. Grant, Meade, Sheridan, and Lee vividly come to life in all their failings and triumphs. By Bruce Catton. Paperback, 420 pages.

Imported Confederate Uniforms

This book tells the story of imported Confederate uniforms, documenting in color photographs every known uniform made by the Peter Tait Company of Limerick, Ireland. The 132 photos offer different perspectives and close-ups showing construction details. There are also images of every button used on Tait jackets. The text includes specifics about how many uniforms were delivered to the Confederacy and where they saw service. The provenance of each jacket is included along with the soldier's service record.

Complicity, How the North Promoted, Prolonged, and Profited from Slavery

How the North Promoted, Prolonged, and Profited from Slavery. Written by Anne Farrow , Joel Lang and Jenifer Frank. The Norths profit from indeed, dependence on slavery has mostly been a shameful and well-kept secret . . . until now. In this startling and superbly researched new book, three veteran New England journalists demythologize the region of America known for tolerance and liberation, revealing a place where thousands of people were held in bondage and slavery was both an economic dynamo and a necessary way of life.

Confederates in the Attic

Propelled by his boyhood passion for the Civil War, Horwitz embarks on a search for places and people still held in thrall by America's greatest conflict. The result is an adventure into the soul of the unvanquished South, where the ghosts of the Lost Cause are resurrected through ritual and remembrance. Written with Horwitz's signature blend of humor, history, and hard-nosed journalism, Confederates in the Attic brings alive old battlefields and new ones 'classrooms, courts, country bars' where the past and the present collide, often in explosive ways.

Retreat From Gettysburg

Retreat from Gettysburg in July 1863, Brown draws on previously unknown materials to chronicle the massive effort of General Robert E. Lee and his army as they sought to move fifty-seven miles of quartermaster, subsistence, ordnance and ambulance trains and tens of thousands of seized horses, mules, cattle, sheep and other livestock across the South Mountain Range to and across the Potomac River while no less than three Union armies were closing in.

Letters Home: A Collection of Original Civil War Soldiers' Letters

Letters Home: A Collection of Original Civil War Soldiers' Letters. There were no telephones, no radios, no television in the 1860's, so the only record we have of the conflict and the day-to-day life of the soldiers is from newspapers and books of the time and from surviving original letters from the soldiers themselves. This booklet is designed to provide a brief insight of some of the major battles from the soldiers' point of view. (27 pages, 8.5 x 5.5, Paperback)


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