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  • Calamity in Carolina by Daniel T. Davis
    Calamity in Carolina (English, Paperback)

    Robert E. Lee gave Joseph E. Johnston an impossible task. Federal armies under Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman had rampaged through Georgia on their "March to the Sea" and now were cutting a swath of destruction as they marched north from Savannah through the Carolinas.

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  • River of Death-The Chickamauga Campaign, Volume 1 by William Glenn Robertson
    River of Death-The Chickamauga Campaign, Volume 1 (English, Hardback)

    The Battle of Chickamauga was the third bloodiest of the American Civil War and the only major Confederate victory in the conflict's western theater. It pitted Braxton Bragg's Army of Tennessee against William S. Rosecrans's Army of the Cumberland and resulted in more than 34,500 casualties. In this first volume of an authoritative two-volume history of the Chickamauga campaign, William Glenn...

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  • In Memory of Self and Comrades by Michael K. Shaffer
    In Memory of Self and Comrades (English, Hardback)

    Thomas W. Colley served in one of the most active and famous units in the Civil War, the 1st Virginia Cavalry. The first modern scholarly edition of Colley's writings, In Memory of Self and Comrades dramatizes Colley's fate as a wounded soldier mustered out before the war's conclusion.

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  • Nathan Bedford Forrest: a Biography by Jack Hurst
    Nathan Bedford Forrest: a Biography (English, Paperback)

    Traces the life of the Civil War calvalry officer, describes his complex personality, and recounts his involvement in the establishment of the Ku Klux Klan

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  • Mr. Lincoln's Brown Water Navy by Gary D. Joiner
    Mr. Lincoln's Brown Water Navy (English, Paperback)

    The ironclads and gunboats protected army forces and convoyed much needed supplies to far-flung Federal forces. They patrolled thousands of miles of rivers and fought battles that were every bit as harrowing as land engagements. This book is about the men who fought under these conditions and the highly improvised boats in which they fought.

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  • Work for Giants by Thomas E. Parson
    Work for Giants (English, Hardback)

    During the summer of 1864 a Union column, commanded by Maj. Gen. Andrew Jackson Smith, set out from Tennessee with a goal that had proven impossible in all prior attempts-to find and defeat the cavalry under the command of Confederate major general Nathan Bedford Forrest. Forrest's cavalry was the greatest threat to the long supply line feeding Sherman's armies as they advanced on Atlanta....

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  • Private Confederacies by James J. Broomall
    Private Confederacies (English, Paperback)

    How did the Civil War, emancipation, and Reconstruction shape the masculinity of white Confederate veterans? Drawing on personal letters and diaries, James Broomall argues that the crisis of defeat ultimately necessitated new forms of expression between veterans and among men and women.

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  • Gettysburg--The First Day by Harry W. Pfanz
    Gettysburg--The First Day (English, Paperback)

    For good reason, the second and third days of the Battle of Gettysburg have received the lion's share of attention from historians. This book describes the engagements in McPherson Woods, at the Railroad Cuts, on Oak Ridge, on Seminary Ridge, and at Blocher's Knoll. Throughout, it challenges many long-held assumptions about the battle.

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  • We Have The War Upon Us by William J. Cooper
    We Have The War Upon Us (English, Paperback)

    In this carefully researched book William J. Cooper gives us a fresh perspective on the period between Abraham Lincoln's election in November 1860 and the firing on Fort Sumter in April 1861, during which all efforts to avoid or impede secession and prevent war failed. Here is the story of the men whose decisions and actions during the crisis of the Union resulted in the outbreak of the Civil War....

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  • Behind the Scenes in the Lincoln White House by Elizabeth H. Keckley
    Behind the Scenes in the Lincoln White House (English, Paperback)

    A former slave who was a dressmaker and confidante of Mary Todd Lincoln, Keckley witnessed the happy times as well as the tragic events that unfolded within the Lincoln White House.

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  • Recollections of a Civil War Medical Cadet by Burt Green Wilder
    Recollections of a Civil War Medical Cadet (English, Hardback)

    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 draft his recollections of an era that had transformed him personally and radically altered American medicine.

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  • Simply Murder by Chris Mackowski
    Simply Murder (English, Paperback)

    They melted like snow on the ground, one officer said-wave after wave of Federal soldiers charging uphill across an open, muddy plain. Confederates, fortified behind a stone wall along a sunken road, poured a solid hail of lead into them as they charged . . . and faltered . . . and died.

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  • Antebellum and Civil War San Francisco by Monika Trobits
    Antebellum and Civil War San Francisco (English, Paperback)

    Spurred by the...

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  • Illusions of Emancipation by Joseph P. Reidy
    Illusions of Emancipation (English, Hardback)

    In this sweeping reappraisal of slavery's end during the Civil War era, Joseph P. Reidy employs the lenses of time, space, and individuals' sense of personal and social belonging to understand how participants and witnesses coped with drastic change, its erratic pace, and its unforeseeable consequences.

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  • Gettysburg by Bruce Catton
    Gettysburg (English, Paperback)

    An incisive look at the turning point of the Civil War, when the great armies of the North and South came to Gettysburg in July 1863?from Pulitzer Prize winner Bruce Catton, one of the great historians of the Civil War....

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  • A Campaign of Giants-The Battle for Petersburg by A. Wilson Greene
    A Campaign of Giants-The Battle for Petersburg (English, Hardback)

    Grinding, bloody, and ultimately decisive, the Petersburg Campaign was the Civil War's longest and among its most complex. Full of fresh insights drawn from military, political, and social history, A Campaign of Giants is destined to be the definitive account of the campaign.

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  • At the Forefront of Lee's Invasion by Robert J. Wynstra
    At the Forefront of Lee's Invasion (English, Hardback)

    After clearing Virginia's Shenandoah Valley of Federal troops, Gen. Robert E. Lee's bold invasion into the North reached lower Pennsylvania in June 1863. The move to the North lasted for nearly a month. As Robert Wynstra explains, confederate commanders constantly struggled to control the desire among the troops to seek retribution for what they perceived as Federal outrages in the South.

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  • Andersonville Civil War Prison by Robert Scott Davis
    Andersonville Civil War Prison (English, Paperback)

    Andersonville (Camp Sumter) Civil War prison was only in operation for little more than one year, from 1864 into 1865. In just a few of those months, however, it became the largest city in Georgia and the fifth largest city in the Confederate States of America. During that time, it also became America's deadliest prison. Of the almost forty thousand captured Federal soldiers, sailors and civilians...

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  • The Negro's Civil War by James M. McPherson
    The Negro's Civil War (English, Paperback)

    In this classic study, Pulitzer Prize-winning author James M. McPherson deftly narrates the experience of blacks--former slaves and soldiers, preachers, visionaries, doctors, intellectuals, and common people--during the Civil War. Drawing on contemporary journalism, speeches, books, and letters, he presents an eclectic chronicle of their fears and hopes as well as their essential...

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