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A Fine Body of Men: The Orleans Light Horse, Louisiana Cavalry, 1861-1865
Donald Peter Moriarty, II

The Historic New Orleans Collection, 2014

AS ARMIES FORMED ACROSS THE COUNTRY in early 1861, the call to the colors sounded and volunteer groups began to assemble. One such unit formed in New Orleans was the Orleans Light Horse, an independent light cavalry troop described by the New Orleans Daily Picayune as 'a fine body of men all spendidly mounted.' In this thoroughly researched Civil War regimental history, Donald P. Moriarty follows the Orleans Light Horse from its organization ...


Ships of the Civil War 1861-1865: An Illustrated Guide to the Fighting Vessels of the Union and the ...
Kevin Dougherty

Amber Books, 2013

The Civil war may be mainly remembered for its infamous land battles, such as Gettsyburg, Manassas, and Shiloh, but its naval engagements announced a new kind of naval warfare, with the first-time use of ironclads, submarines, and torpedoes, and the introduction of newer and more powerful naval artillery. The conflict saw the use of paddle-driven river boats, steam warships, ram ships, sloops, cruisers, and the development of new ironclad ships ...


Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865
James Oakes

W. W. Norton & Company, 2014

Winner of the Lincoln Prize. “Oakes brilliantly succeeds in [clarifying] the aims of the war with a wholly new perspective.”—David Brion Davis, New York Review of Books Freedom National is a groundbreaking history of emancipation that joins the political initiatives of Lincoln and the Republicans in Congress with the courageous actions of Union soldiers and runaway slaves in the South. It shatters the widespread conviction that the ...


The Business of Civil War: Military Mobilization and the State, 1861-1865 (Johns Hopkins Studies in the ...
Mark R. Wilson

Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010

This wide-ranging, original account of the politics and economics of the giant military supply project in the North reconstructs an important but little-known part of Civil War history. Drawing on new and extensive research in army and business archives, Mark R. Wilson offers a fresh view of the wartime North and the ways in which its economy worked when the Lincoln administration, with unprecedented military effort, moved to suppress the ...


What They Fought for 1861-1865 (Walter Lynwood Fleming Lectures in Southern History)
James M. McPherson

Louisiana State Univ Pr, 1994

Pulitzer Prize-winning author James McPherson (Battle Cry of Freedom) draws on the letters or diaries of nearly 1,000 Union and Confederate soldiers in investigating what motivated those who fought the Civil War. The result is both an impressive scholarly tour de force and a highly accessible account of the sentiments of both sides of the conflict.


General Lee: His Campaigns in Virginia, 1861-1865
Walter H. Taylor

Bison Books, 1994

The crucial Civil War battles in the East—from First Manassas to Antietam to Gettysburg—are described from the point of view of General Robert E. Lee’s staff officer, Walter Taylor. Originally published in 1906, General Lee: His Campaigns in Virginia, 1861–1865 is rich in reminiscences. Working closely with Lee, Taylor prepared reports, delivered messages, and saw the general every day. As postwar controversies swirled, he was often ...


A Great Civil War: A Military and Political History, 1861-1865
Russell F. Weigley

Indiana University Press, 2004

"The crowning achievement of one of America’s most distinguished military historians." —Lincoln Prize jury "Readers will find much to debate in this book—including... its affirmation that, because of emancipation, ‘the Civil War calls for a rethinking of the attitude... that war is always futile, that its rewards never match its cost, that any conflict [must be] immediately decisive and virtually without loss of American lives.’" ...


The Civil War Day By Day; an Almanac, 1861-1865
E.B. Long, Barbara Long

Doubleday, 1971

"In all the vast collection of books on the American Civil War there is no book like this one," says Bruce Catton. Never before has such a stunning body of facts dealing with the war been gathered together in one place and presented in a coherent, useful, day-by-day narrative. And never before have statistics revealed human suffering of such heroic and tragic magnitude. The text begins in November, 1860, and ends with the conclusion of ...


What They Fought for 1861-1865
James M. McPherson

Anchor Books, 1995

An analysis of the Civil War, drawing on letters and diaries by more than one thousand soldiers, gives voice to the personal reasons behind the war, offering insight into the ideology that shaped both sides. Reprint. Title: What They Fought for 1861-1865 Author: McPherson, James M. Publisher: Random House Inc Publication Date: 1995/05/01 Number of Pages: 88 Binding Type: PAPERBACK Library of Congress: 94038423


Military history of Ulysses S. Grant from April 1861 to April 1865 - Vol I

Pickle Partners Publishing, 2013

Includes Civil War Map and Illustrations Pack – 224 battle plans, campaign maps and detailed analyses of actions spanning the entire period of hostilities. Few men can have known General and President of the United States Ulysses S. Grant as well as General Adam Badeau. As Grant’s military secretary during 1864-1865, he came to know and work closely with the future president; he wrote his classic account of General Grant’s military ...


The Civil War in Arizona: The Story of the California Volunteers, 1861-1865
Andrew E. Masich

University of Oklahoma Press, 2008

Bull Run, Gettysburg, Appomattox. For Americans, these battlegrounds, all located in the eastern United States, will forever be associated with the Civil War. But few realize that the Civil War was also fought far to the west of these sites. The westernmost battle of the war took place in the remote deserts of the future state of Arizona. In this first book-length account of the Civil War in Arizona, Andrew E. Masich offers both a lively ...


Gardner's Photographic Sketchbook of the American Civil War 1861-1865
Alexander Gardner

Delano Greenidge Editions, 2002

GARDNER'S PHOTOGRAPHIC SKETCHBOOK OF THE CIVIL WAR This is the most important book published at the end of the Civil War. Published in 1866, the original edition contained 100 original photographs each accompanied by text from the editor Alexander Gardner in two large format volumes. Now, Delano Greenidge Editions has republished the book in a single volume with high quality reproductions of the photographs with the original text. This book ...


Our Masters the Rebels: A Speculation on Union Military Failure in the East, 1861-1865
Michael C.C. Adams

Harvard University Press, 1978

Here is a bold, new interpretation of the military conduct of the Civil War that sheds new light on the cultural and intellectual life of antebellum America. Adams challenges the prevailing view that in the Virginia campaigns superior Southern military skills led to Confederate victories. The union armies, he argues, defeated themselves by assuming Southern superiority. Northerners saw in the South, which they defined as an area ruled by ...


Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865 1st (first) Edition by Oakes, ...

W. W. Norton & Company, 1112


Confederate Cavalryman 1861-65 (Warrior)
Philip Katcher

Osprey Publishing, 2002

The southerner of the mid-19th century had been bred to ride horses. In addition the period southerner had long been used to handling firearms, through hunting for pleasure, food or simply for sport. The combination of these factors promised that when the southern states began to secede in December 1860, the cavalry would be a major combat arm. This title looks at how the men of the Confederate cavalry were recruited, trained, lived and fought ...


End of an Era: The Image of War, 1861-1865, Vol. 6
National Historical Society

Doubleday, 1984



Holt McDougal Library: What They Fought For 1861-1865 Grades 9-12 (Walter Lynwood Fleming Lectures in ...


In Battle Cry Of Freedom ,  James M. McPherson presented a fascinating, concise  general history of the defining American conflict.  With What They Fought For , he  focuses his considerable talents on what motivated  the individual soldier to fight. In an exceptional  and highly original Civil War analysis, McPherson  draws on the letters and diaries of nearly one  thousand Union and Confederate soldiers, giving voice  to the ...


Abraham Lincoln: Sixteenth President 1861-1865 (Getting to Know the U.S. Presidents)
Mike Venezia

Children's Press(CT), 2006

Presents a biography of Abraham Lincoln


Reminiscences Of The War Of 1861-1865: By Philip F. Brown...
Philip Francis Brown

Nabu Press, 2012

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, ...


Who Wore What?: Women's Wear, 1861-1865
Juanita Leisch

Thomas Publications (PA), 1995

Very popular among reenactors, this book explains what was worn, by whom, and in what combinations. With more than 300 photographs, it provides invaluable information on the dress styles and designs of women's clothing in the 19th century. It also includes descriptions of accessories and construction tips for those involved with reenactments and living history. Now in use extensively in the Hollywood film industry.



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