civil war history

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)

Weirding the War:Stories from the Civil War's Ragged Edges

Taking a "freakonomics approach to Civil War studies, each contributor uses a seemingly unusual story to cast a new light on the nature of the war itself. Collectively the essays remind us that the war is always about damage. Here are those who profited and lost by the war.Here are the cowards, the belles, and the scavengers. Here are dark topics like torture, hunger and amputation. Here, in short, is "war."

The Civil War at Sea

Acclaimed naval historian Craig L. Symonds presents a masterful history of the Civil War navies--both Union and Confederate--and places them within the broader context of the emerging industrial age. Symonds begins with an account of the dramatic pre-war revolution in naval technology--the advent of steam propulsion, the screw propeller, and larger and more powerful rifled guns that could fire explosive shells as well as solid shot.


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