Battlefields Then and Now

Documenting the rise and fall of the Confederacy during the Civil War was a new figure on the battlefield: the war photographer. It was the first major conflict to be recorded by cameras, and men such as Mathew Brady, George Barnard, Timothy O’Sullivan, and Alexander Gardner made their names by capturing unforgettable images of the death and destruction brought about by war. We have their photographs of sites such as Fort Sumter and Gettysburg in those crucial moments--but what do those sites look like today, so many years later?

Civil War Battlegrounds

Written by expert Civil War scholar Richard Sauers, Civil War Battlegrounds is fully illustrated with period photography and modern artwork, bringing the pivotal battles to life for historian and tourist alike. From Fort Sumter to Gettysburg to Appomattox and points between, Sauers illuminates the path of the war, providing stories of the battles and key participants along with fascinating sidebars covering a variety of related topics.

Civil War Sites in Virginia: A Tour Guide

Since 1982, the renowned Civil War historian James I."Bud" Robertson's Civil War Sites in Virginia: A Tour Guide has enlightened and informed Civil War enthusiasts and scholars alike. In recent years, however, accessibility to many sites and the interpretive material available have improved dramatically. In addition, new historical markers have been erected, and new historically significant sites have been developed, while other sites have been lost to modern development or other encroachments.

Civil War Road Trip Volume II

In this second volume of Michael Weeks' thoroughly researched guide to the battlefields of the Civil War, you will find complete tours of every major military campaign in the region from 1863 to 1865, from the battles immediately following the great clash at Gettysburg to the fall of Richmond and the Appomattox campaign. Detailed directions and maps, along with a detailed history of each campaign, will guide you to and through some of the war's most critical battlegrounds, including The Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Lynchburg and the battle for Richmond.

The Civil War 150 To-Do List

An essential to-do list for the Civil War. Inside this book, pictures, places, objects, and stories of the Civil War weave a hard-won lesson of loss and triumph on a continental scale. Ranging across nearly two dozen states, former territories, and the District of Columbia, this simple-to-use guidebook gives concise descriptions and key images for each entry plus clear directions on where to look or how to get there. Paperback, 261 pages.

The Big Book of Civil War Sites

The definitive travel reference for America's most famous, and hallowed, Civil War battle sites. Contains thorough listings of all major sites, including historical background information, full-color photographs throughout, special features on military and civic leaders, a glossary of Civil War terminology, directions to hard-to-find locations, and helpful listings of restuarants, lodgings, shopping, tours, and special events. Hardcover, 444 pages.

Appomattox County

Appomattox County, by Patrick A. Schroeder and Scott Frantel. Appomattox County, formed in 1845 and named after the nearby river, was originally best known for growing tobacco. However, that dramatically changed in 1865 when Gen. Robert E. Lee surrendered to Gen. Ulysses S. Grant at the McLean House. In the 1930s, efforts began to commemorate Civil War events, and a national park was created. Boasting a unique history abundant with churches, notable citizens, and special events, this photograph collection shows the diverse and memorable history of Appomattox.

In the Footsteps of J.E.B. Stuart

Whether it's because of his plumed hat, his crimson-lined cloak, or his daring raids around the Union army, James Ewell Brown Stuart is probably the most famous cavalryman of the Civil War. Although Stuart was a deeply religious man and a faithful husband, he also loved to throw parties and flirt with the ladies. All of this contributed to his image as America's "last cavalier," as biographer Burke Davis referred to him. A Virginian who was educated at West Point, Stuart was already a veteran soldier from his service in Kansas by the time the Civil War broke out.


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