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American Civil War books

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Recently Published

Lincoln's Sense of Humor by Richard Carwardine Lincoln's Sense of Humor

Abraham Lincoln was the first president to make storytelling, jokes, and laughter tools of the office, and his natural sense of humor has become legendary. Lincoln's Sense of Humor registers the variety, complexity of purpose, and ethical dimension of Lincoln's...
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/11/2017

Confederate Prisoners at Fort Delaware The Legend of Mistreatment Reexamined by Joel D. Citron Confederate Prisoners at Fort Delaware The Legend of Mistreatment Reexamined

Drawing on prisoner diaries and Union Army documents (some newly discovered), this volume presents a fresh and detailed study of supposed prisoner mistreatment at Fort Delaware - one of the largest Union prison camps - and draws some surprising conclusions,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/10/2017

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

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

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

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

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

Coming Soon

That Bloody Hill Hilliard's Legion at Chickamauga by Lee Elder That Bloody Hill Hilliard's Legion at Chickamauga

Here, for the first time, the fighting done by Hilliard's Legion, a part of Archibald Gracie's Brigade of Alabama Confederates, is examined in detail. Using period sources not generally cited by other researchers, including letters from Legion members, this study...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/11/2017

Turning Points of the American Civil War by Thomas A. Desjardin Turning Points of the American Civil War

Although most Americans believe that the Battle of Gettysburg was the only turning point of the Civil War, the war actually turned repeatedly. Events unfolded in completely unexpected ways and had unintended consequences. Turning Points of the American Civil War...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/12/2017

Kentucky Confederates Secession, Civil War, and the Jackson Purchase by Berry Craig Kentucky Confederates Secession, Civil War, and the Jackson Purchase

During the Civil War, the majority of Kentuckians supported the Union under the leadership of Henry Clay, but one part of the state presented a striking exception. The Jackson Purchase - bounded by the Mississippi River to the west, the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 05/01/2018

Kentucky's Rebel Press Pro-Confederate Media and the Secession Crisis by Berry Craig Kentucky's Rebel Press Pro-Confederate Media and the Secession Crisis

Throughout the Civil War, the influence of the popular press and its skilful use of propaganda was extremely significant in Kentucky. In this compelling and timely study, Berry Craig analyses the media's role in both reflecting and shaping public opinion...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/01/2018

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: 08/01/2018

Maps of Fredericksburg An Atlas of the Fredericksburg Campaign, Including All Cavalry Operations, September 18, 1862 - January 22, 1863 by Bradley Gottfried Maps of Fredericksburg An Atlas of the Fredericksburg Campaign, Including All Cavalry Operations, September 18, 1862 - January 22, 1863

The Maps of Fredericksburg: An Atlas of the Fredericksburg Campaign, Including all Cavalry Operations, September 18, 1862 - January 22, 1863 continues Bradley M. Gottfried's efforts to study and illustrate the major campaigns of the Civil War's Eastern Theater. This...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/01/2018

The Generals of Shiloh Character in Leadership, April 6-7, 1862 by Larry Tagg The Generals of Shiloh Character in Leadership, April 6-7, 1862

Character is destiny wrote Greek Philosopher Heraclitus more than twenty-five centuries ago. Douglas Southall Freeman, the Army of Northern Virginia's preeminent historian, echoed that view when he wrote, Further study ...may prove both more profitable and more interesting when it...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/01/2018

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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

Nashville 1864 From the Tennessee to the Cumberland by Mark Lardas Nashville 1864 From the Tennessee to the Cumberland

In September 1864, the Confederate army abandoned Atlanta and were on the verge of being driven out of the critical state of Tennessee. In an attempt to regain the initiative, John Bell Hood launched an attack on Union General Sherman's...
Format: Paperback - Released: 19/10/2017

Montreal, City of Secrets Confederate Operations in Montreal During the American Civil War by Barry Sheehy Montreal, City of Secrets Confederate Operations in Montreal During the American Civil War

During the American Civil War, the Confederate government's largest foreign secret service base was in Montreal. Montreal, then the largest city in British North America, has kept secret its unique role in the American Civil War ever since. This study...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

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: 15/10/2017

Ulysses S. Grant A Victor Not a Butcher by Edward H., III Bonekemper Ulysses S. Grant A Victor Not a Butcher
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Ulysses S. Grant is often accused of being a cold? hearted butcher of his troops. In Ulysses S. Grant: A Victor, Not a Butcher, historian Edward H. Bonekemper III proves that Grant's casualty rates actually compared favorably with those of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/10/2017

Ghosts of the Civil War Exploring the Paranormal History of America's Deadliest War by Rich Newman Ghosts of the Civil War Exploring the Paranormal History of America's Deadliest War

Includes more than 160 locations related to the Civil War, from battlefields to cemeteries, and covers many states and regions as well
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

Death and Disease in the Civil War A Union Surgeon's Correspondence from Harpers Ferry to Richmond by Christopher Loperfido Death and Disease in the Civil War A Union Surgeon's Correspondence from Harpers Ferry to Richmond

Union surgeon James Dana Benton witnessed firsthand the suffering and death brought about by the ghastly wounds, infections, and diseases that wreaked havoc to both the Union and Confederate armies. A native of New York, Dr. Benton penned a series...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

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

Tells of zealous abolitionists and free-state campaigners aiding and abetting John Brown in Bleeding Kansas; of a Civil War soldier serving as a provost marshal in an occupied Arkansas town; of young women who became doctors in rural Texas and...
Format: Hardback - 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

Tells of zealous abolitionists and free-state campaigners aiding and abetting John Brown in Bleeding Kansas; of a Civil War soldier serving as a provost marshal in an occupied Arkansas town; of young women who became doctors in rural Texas and...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/09/2017

The National Tribune Civil War Index 1904-1943 A Guide to the Weekly Newspaper Dedicated to Civil War Veterans, 1877-1943 by Richard Sauers The National Tribune Civil War Index 1904-1943 A Guide to the Weekly Newspaper Dedicated to Civil War Veterans, 1877-1943

The National Tribune was the premier Union veterans' newspaper of the post-Civil War era. Launched in 1877 by a New York veteran to help his comrades and sway Congress to pass better pension laws, a short time later the National...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/09/2017

The National Tribune Civil War Index Author, Unit, and Subject Index A Guide to the Weekly Newspaper Dedicated to Civil War Veterans, 1877-1943 by Richard Sauers The National Tribune Civil War Index Author, Unit, and Subject Index A Guide to the Weekly Newspaper Dedicated to Civil War Veterans, 1877-1943

The National Tribune was the premier Union veterans' newspaper of the post-Civil War era. Launched in 1877 by a New York veteran to help his comrades and sway Congress to pass better pension laws, a short time later the National...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/09/2017

The National Tribune Civil War Index 1877-1903 A Guide to the Weekly Newspaper Dedicated to Civil War Veterans, 1877-1943 by Richard Sauers The National Tribune Civil War Index 1877-1903 A Guide to the Weekly Newspaper Dedicated to Civil War Veterans, 1877-1943

The National Tribune was the premier Union veterans' newspaper of the post-Civil War era. Launched in 1877 by a New York veteran to help his comrades and sway Congress to pass better pension laws, a short time later the National...
Format: Hardback - Released: 19/09/2017

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

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

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