civil war history

The Appomattox Campaign

This book features a tactical approach to the final drama of the Civil War. Innovative maps, sidebars, and charts complement a dramatic narrative. The fall of Petersburg and Richmond, the last battles at Dinwiddie Court House, Five Forks, Sutherland Station, Namozine Church, Amelia Springs, High Bridge, Sailor's Creek, Cumberland Church, Appomattox Station, and Appomattox Court House as well as the surrender are all described by the author. By Chris M. Calkins. Paperback, 237 pages.

The CSS Virginia

When the CSS Virginia (Merrimack) slowly steamed down the Elizabeth River toward Hampton Roads on March 8, 1862, the tide of naval warfare turned from wooden sailing ships to armored, steam-powered vessels. Little did the ironclad's crew realize that their makeshift warship would achieve the greatest Confederate naval victory. The trip was thought by most of the crew to be a trial cruise. Instead, the Virginia's aggressive commander, Franklin Buchanan, transformed the voyage into a test by fire that forever proved the supreme power of iron over wood.

A History of Ironclads

Documents the dramatic history of Civil War ironclads and reveals how warships like the Monitor and Virginia revolutionized naval warfare. Author John V. Quarstein, an award-winning historian, director of the Virginia War Museum and a historical consultant to the Monitor Center at the Mariner's Museum, calls upon a breadth of archival resources top resent a comprenhensive account that explores in depth the impact of ironclads during the Civil War and their colossal effect on naval history. By John V. Quarstein. Paperback, 284 pages.

Hardluck Ironclad

by Edwin C Bearss. In Hardluck Ironclad, Edwin Bearss tells how he and two other Civil War historians discovered the Cairo almost a century after it was sunk - still intact at the bottom of the Yazoo, her big guns loaded and ready to fire. Much of the gear aboard just as it was that December morning when the crew abandoned her - and how, almost miraculously, she was later salvaged and restored. 180 pps. Paperback

Lee's Real Plan at Gettysburg

For almost 100 years, analysis of the Gettysburg Campaign has been centered around a set of commonly held beliefs, among them an oversimplified view of Confederate general Robert E. Lee's goals for the battle. Author and Gettysburg National Military Park historian Troy D. Harman believes this view is misinformed. Lee's Real Plan at Gettysburg presents a provocative new theory regarding Lee's true tactical objectives during this pivotal battle of the American Civil War.


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