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Shooting Lincoln Mathew Brady, Alexander Gardner, and the Race to Photograph the Story of the Century by Nicholas J. C. Pistor Shooting Lincoln Mathew Brady, Alexander Gardner, and the Race to Photograph the Story of the Century

The intense rivalry of famous photographers Mathew Brady and Alexander Gardner shows how - during the Civil War and throughout the chase for Lincoln?s killers - photography changed our culture forever.
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/09/2017

Truth Massacred The Battle at Fort Pillow, Tennessee, April 12, 1864 by James Moshier Truth Massacred The Battle at Fort Pillow, Tennessee, April 12, 1864

By Civil War standards, the day-long Battle of Fort Pillow, Tennessee (April 12, 1864) was a rather small affair, and yet it is one of the most debated and polarizing events of the entire war. Its infamy rests in what...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/09/2017

Thunder in the Harbor Fort Sumter, Charleston, and the American Civil War by Chris Mackowski Thunder in the Harbor Fort Sumter, Charleston, and the American Civil War

At 4:30 a.m. on Friday, April 12, 1861, Confederate batteries opened fire. Thirty-four hours later, with their supplies running low but their honor satisfied, Federal forces lowered their tattered flag. The only casualty-an accidental death-came after the surrender.
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/09/2017

Attack at Daylight and Whip Them The Battle of Shiloh, April 67, 1862 by Gregory Mertz Attack at Daylight and Whip Them The Battle of Shiloh, April 67, 1862

Historian Greg Mertz grew up on the Shiloh battlefield. Attack at Daylight and Whip Them taps into five decades of intimate familiarity with a battle that rewrote America's notions of war.
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/09/2017

Recollections of a Civil War Medical Cadet by Burt Green Wilder Recollections of a Civil War Medical Cadet

In July 1862, Burt Green Wilder left Boston to join Dr. Francis Brown, a surgeon working at Judiciary Square Hospital, one of the new army pavilion hospitals in Washington, D.C. Forty five years after the war ended Wilder began to...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

This Infernal War The Civil War Letters of William and Jane Standard by Timothy Mason Roberts This Infernal War The Civil War Letters of William and Jane Standard

Among collections of letters written between American soldiers and their spouses, the Civil War correspondence of William and Jane Standard stands out for conveying the complexity of the motives and experiences of Union soldiers and their families.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

Horse Sweat and Powder Smoke The First Texas Cavalry in the Civil War by Stanley S. McGowen Horse Sweat and Powder Smoke The First Texas Cavalry in the Civil War

Stanley S. McGowen describes and honors one of the most unique and successful military units in Texas history. He provides the first complete history of the 1st Texas Cavalry Regiment, documenting their origins from the Confederate Committee on Public Safety's...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

Lincoln's Spymaster Thomas Haines Dudley and the Liverpool Network by David Hepburn Milton Lincoln's Spymaster Thomas Haines Dudley and the Liverpool Network


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

The Battle of Peach Tree Creek Hood's First Effort to Save Atlanta by Earl J. Hess The Battle of Peach Tree Creek Hood's First Effort to Save Atlanta

On July 20, 1864, the Civil War struggle for Atlanta reached a pivotal moment. As William T. Sherman's Union forces came ever nearer the city, the defending Confederate Army of Tennessee replaced its commanding general, removing Joseph E. Johnston and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 11/09/2017

John Quincy Adams and the Gag Rule, 1835-1850 by Peter Charles (Research Professor of History, University of Georgia) Hoffer John Quincy Adams and the Gag Rule, 1835-1850
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A lively narrative intended for history classrooms and anyone interested in abolitionism, slavery, Congress, and the coming of the Civil War, John Quincy Adams and the Gag Rule, 1835-1850, vividly portrays the importance of the political machinations and debates that...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

The War That Forged a Nation Why the Civil War Still Matters by James M. McPherson The War That Forged a Nation Why the Civil War Still Matters

James McPherson evokes the meaning and significance of the Civil War
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

A Short History of the American Civil War by Paul Christopher Anderson A Short History of the American Civil War

The American Civil War (1861-65) remains a searing event in the consciousness of the United States. This title shows how and why the conflict remains the nation's defining moment, arguing that it was above all a struggle for political supremacy....
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

A Short History of the American Civil War by Paul Christopher Anderson A Short History of the American Civil War

The American Civil War (1861-65) remains a searing event in the consciousness of the United States. Melding social, cultural and military history, the author explores iconic battles like Shiloh, Chickamauga, Antietam and Gettysburg as well as the bitterly contesting forces...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Confederate Soldiers in the American Civil War Facts and Photos for Readers of All Ages by Mark Hughes Confederate Soldiers in the American Civil War Facts and Photos for Readers of All Ages

Confederate Soldiers in the American Civil War offers a complete guide for Civil War enthusiasts of all ages to better understand these men.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

John Quincy Adams and the Gag Rule, 1835-1850 by Peter Charles (Research Professor of History, University of Georgia) Hoffer John Quincy Adams and the Gag Rule, 1835-1850
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A lively narrative intended for history classrooms and anyone interested in abolitionism, slavery, Congress, and the coming of the Civil War, John Quincy Adams and the Gag Rule, 1835-1850, vividly portrays the importance of the political machinations and debates that...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

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Abolitionists, Doctors, Ranchers, and Writers A Family Journey Through American History by Lynne Marie Getz Abolitionists, Doctors, Ranchers, and Writers A Family Journey Through American History

Nearly 250 years after ninety-five-year-old Elder Thomas Faunce got caught up in the mythmaking around Plymouth Rock, his great-great-great-great-great-granddaughter Hilda Faunce Wetherill died in Pacific Grove, California, leaving behind a cache of letters and family papers. The remarkable story they...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/09/2017

Abolitionists, Doctors, Ranchers, and Writers A Family Journey Through American History by Lynne Marie Getz Abolitionists, Doctors, Ranchers, and Writers A Family Journey Through American History

Nearly 250 years after ninety-five-year-old Elder Thomas Faunce got caught up in the mythmaking around Plymouth Rock, his great-great-great-great-great-granddaughter Hilda Faunce Wetherill died in Pacific Grove, California, leaving behind a cache of letters and family papers. The remarkable story they...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/09/2017

William Edmondson  Grumble  Jones The Life of a Cantankerous Confederate by James Buchanan Ballard William Edmondson Grumble Jones The Life of a Cantankerous Confederate

William Edmondson Grumble Jones was among the most notable Southwest Virginians to fight in the Civil War. The Washington County native graduated from Emory & Henry College and West Point. He resigned his commission in 1857, resumed his military career...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

The Thin Light of Freedom The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America by Edward L. Ayers The Thin Light of Freedom The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America

Amid the devastation of war rise the first stirrings of freedom in this absorbing, ground-level narrative by an acclaimed historian.
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/10/2017

The Chickamauga Campaign-Barren Victory The Retreat into Chattanooga, the Confederate Pursuit, and the Aftermath of the Battle, September 21 to October 20, 1863 by David Powell The Chickamauga Campaign-Barren Victory The Retreat into Chattanooga, the Confederate Pursuit, and the Aftermath of the Battle, September 21 to October 20, 1863

Now in paperback, Barren Victory is the third and concluding volume of the magisterial Chickamauga Campaign trilogy, a comprehensive examination of one of the most important and complex military operations of the Civil War. The first installment, A Mad Irregular...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/10/2017

Resisting Sherman A Confederate Surgeon's Journal and the Civil War in the Carolinas, 1865 by Thomas Robertson Resisting Sherman A Confederate Surgeon's Journal and the Civil War in the Carolinas, 1865

Surprisingly little ink has been spilled on the final months of the Civil War in the Carolinas, despite its fascinating cast of characters, host of combats large and small, and its impact on the course of the war. Now in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/10/2017

General Lee's Immortals The Battles and Campaigns of the Branch-Lane Brigade in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865 by Michael Hardy General Lee's Immortals The Battles and Campaigns of the Branch-Lane Brigade in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865

Two decades after the end of the Civil War, former Confederate officer Riddick Gatlin bewailed the lack of a history of the famous Branch-Lane Brigade, within which he had served. Who has ever written a line to tell of the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/10/2017

Fighting for General Lee Confederate General Rufus Barringer and the North Carolina Cavalry Brigade by Sheridan Barringer Fighting for General Lee Confederate General Rufus Barringer and the North Carolina Cavalry Brigade

Rufus Barringer fought on horseback during the Civil War with General Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, and rose to lead the North Carolina Cavalry Brigade in some of the war's most difficult combats. Now in paperback, Fighting for General Lee:...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/10/2017

That Field of Blood The Battle of Antietam, September 17, 1862 by Daniel Vermilya That Field of Blood The Battle of Antietam, September 17, 1862

September 17, 1862-one of the most consequential days in the history of the United States-was a moment in time when the future of the country could have veered in two starkly different directions. Confederates under General Robert E. Lee had...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/10/2017

Richmond Shall Not be Given Up The Seven Days' Battles, June 25-July 1, 1862 by Doug Crenshaw Richmond Shall Not be Given Up The Seven Days' Battles, June 25-July 1, 1862

In the spring of 1862, the largest army ever assembled on the North American continent landed in Virginia, on the peninsula between the James and York Rivers, and proceeded to march toward Richmond. Between that army and the capital of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/10/2017

The Chickamauga Campaign - Glory or the Grave The Breakthrough, the Union Collapse, and the Defense of Horseshoe Ridge, September 20, 1863 by David Powell The Chickamauga Campaign - Glory or the Grave The Breakthrough, the Union Collapse, and the Defense of Horseshoe Ridge, September 20, 1863

Now in paperback, Glory or the Grave: The Breakthrough, the Union Collapse, and the Defense of Horseshoe Ridge, September 20, 1863 is the second volume in The Chickamauga Campaign, David Powell's magnificent three-volume study of this overlooked and often misunderstood...
Format: Paperback - Released: 28/10/2017

New York's Black Regiments During the Civil War by William Seraile New York's Black Regiments During the Civil War

First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/10/2017

I Remain Yours Common Lives in Civil War Letters by Christopher Hager I Remain Yours Common Lives in Civil War Letters

For men in the Union and Confederate armies and their families at home, letter writing was the sole means to communicate. Taking pen to paper was a new and daunting task, but Christopher Hager shows how ordinary people made writing...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/12/2017

Don Troiani's Civil War Soldiers by Don Troiani, Earl J. Coates, Jennifer Locke Jones Don Troiani's Civil War Soldiers
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/12/2017

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Sharpshooting Rifles of the American Civil War Colt, Sharps, Spencer, and Whitworth by Martin Pegler Sharpshooting Rifles of the American Civil War Colt, Sharps, Spencer, and Whitworth

At the outset of the American Civil War, the Union Army's sharpshooters were initially equipped with the M1855 Colt revolving rifle, but it was prone to malfunction. Instead, the North's sharpshooters preferred the Sharps rifle, an innovative breech-loading weapon capable...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/08/2017

Triumph and Defeat The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume 2 by Terrence Winschel Triumph and Defeat The Vicksburg Campaign, Volume 2

The study of the Civil War in the Western Theater is more popular now than ever before, and the center of that interest is the months-long Vicksburg Campaign, which is the subject of National Park Historian Terrence J. Winschel's book...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/08/2017

Too Useful to Sacrifice Reconsidering George B. McClellan's Generalship in the Maryland Campaign from South Mountain to Antietam by Steven Stotelmyer Too Useful to Sacrifice Reconsidering George B. McClellan's Generalship in the Maryland Campaign from South Mountain to Antietam

Too Useful to Sacrifice shows that General McClellan deserves significant credit for defeating and turning back the South's most able general through five comprehensive chapters, each dedicated to a specific major issue of the campaign.
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/08/2017

Silent Sentinels A Reference Guide to the Artillery of Gettysburg by George W. Newton Silent Sentinels A Reference Guide to the Artillery of Gettysburg

Artillery played an important and perhaps decisive role in the July 1863 battle of Gettysburg. Although many hundreds of books have been published on the battle, very few have focused more than a few paragraphs or a sprinkling of entries...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/08/2017

The Campaigns and Battles of General Nathan Bedford Forrest Kentucky to Chickamauga, 1861-1863 by John Scales The Campaigns and Battles of General Nathan Bedford Forrest Kentucky to Chickamauga, 1861-1863

Nathan Bedford Forrest was one of the most intriguing characters to emerge during the Civil War. There are no shortage of books and articles on the man and his generalship, with topics ranging from hero worship based on his extraordinary...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/08/2017

Correspondence of Major General Emory Upton, Volume 2, 1875-1881 by Salvatore Cilella Correspondence of Major General Emory Upton, Volume 2, 1875-1881

Emory Upton (1839-1881) was thrust into the Civil War immediately upon graduation from the United States Military Academy at West Point in May of 1861. He participated in nearly ever major battle in the Eastern Theater. The two-volume Correspondence of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 14/08/2017

For Brotherhood and Duty The Civil War History of the West Point Class of 1862 by Brian R. McEnany For Brotherhood and Duty The Civil War History of the West Point Class of 1862

During the tense months leading up to the American Civil War, the cadets at the United States Military Academy at West Point continued their education even as the nation threatened to dissolve around them. Students from both the North and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/08/2017

Correspondence of Major General Emory Upton, Volume 1, 1857-1875 by Salvatore Cilella Correspondence of Major General Emory Upton, Volume 1, 1857-1875

Emory Upton (1839-1881) was thrust into the Civil War immediately upon graduation from the United States Military Academy at West Point in May of 1861. He participated in nearly ever major battle in the Eastern Theater. The two-volume Correspondence of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/08/2017

Southern Reconstruction by Philip Leigh Southern Reconstruction

While the rest of the country enjoyed a Gilded Age, the Deep South descended into severe poverty, a devastating consequence of Civil War-era legislation
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/07/2017

Reconstruction in America by Jason Xidias Reconstruction in America

Eric Foner's 1988 account of the decade following the American Civil War shows that black people were integral in ending slavery and were often key drivers of what successes there were in the 'Reconstruction' period.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/07/2017

Reconstruction in America by Jason Xidias Reconstruction in America

Eric Foner's 1988 account of the decade following the American Civil War shows that black people were integral in ending slavery and were often key drivers of what successes there were in the `Reconstruction' period.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/07/2017

Texans at Antietam A Terrible Clash of Arms, September 16-17, 1862 by Philip McBride Texans at Antietam A Terrible Clash of Arms, September 16-17, 1862

The Texans from Hood's Texas Brigade and other regiments who fought at the Battle of Antietam described their experiences of the battle in personal diaries, interviews, newspaper articles, letters, and speeches. Their words provide a fascinating and harrowing account of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/07/2017

Along the Lines of Devotion The Bloodstained Field of Gettysburg on July 1, 1863 by James Smith Along the Lines of Devotion The Bloodstained Field of Gettysburg on July 1, 1863

Gettysburg became known as one of the bloodiest battles on American soil. Beginning on June 9, 1863 this comprehensive narrative takes the reader through the Gettysburg campaign until reaching the end of the first day's battle of Gettysburg, on July...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/07/2017

Shades of Green Irish Regiments, American Soldiers, and Local Communities in the Civil War Era by Ryan W. Keating Shades of Green Irish Regiments, American Soldiers, and Local Communities in the Civil War Era

Drawing on records of about 5,500 soldiers and veterans, Shades of Green traces the organization of Irish regiments from the perspective of local communities in Connecticut, Illinois, and Wisconsin and the relationships between soldiers and the home front. Research on...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/07/2017

Shades of Green Irish Regiments, American Soldiers, and Local Communities in the Civil War Era by Ryan W. Keating Shades of Green Irish Regiments, American Soldiers, and Local Communities in the Civil War Era

Drawing on records of about 5,500 soldiers and veterans, Shades of Green traces the organization of Irish regiments from the perspective of local communities in Connecticut, Illinois, and Wisconsin and the relationships between soldiers and the home front. Research on...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2017

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