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The South Besieged: The Image of War, 1861-1865, Vol. 5 (Images of War - 1861-1865 , Vol 5)
National Historical Society

Doubleday, 1983

The South Besieged: The Image of War, 1861-1865, Vol. 5 (Images of War - 1861-1865 , Vol 5)


The Northern Railroads in the Civil War, 1861-1865
Thomas Weber

Indiana University Press, 1999

Time has been very good to Thomas Weber's Northern Railroads in the Civil War, 1861-1865. First published by Columbia University Press in 1952, it has been out of print since the 1970s, but never out of demand. It has emerged as the premier account of the impact of the railroads on the American Civil War and vice versa. Not only did the railroads materially help the north to victory through movement of troops and materiel, but the war materially ...


The Confederate Steam Navy: 1861-1865
Donald L. Canney

Schiffer Publishing Ltd, 2015

This is the first book-length study devoted to the vessels of the Confederate Navy, including all types used during the conflict: ironclads (both domestic and foreign-built), commerce raiders, blockade runners, riverine and ocean-going gunboats, torpedo and submersible vessels, and floating batteries. The book emphasizes the development, construction, and design of these vessels using, where available, original plans, photographs, and ...


Virginia's Private War: Feeding Body and Soul in the Confederacy, 1861-1865
William Blair

Oxford University Press, 2000

This book tells the story of how Confederate civilians in the Old Dominion struggled to feed not only their stomachs but also their souls. Although demonstrating the ways in which the war created many problems within southern communities, Virginia's Private War: Feeding Body and Soul in the Confederacy, 1861-1865 does not support scholars who claim that internal dissent caused the Confederacy's downfall. Instead, it offers a study of the ...


Guide to Louisiana Confederate Military Units, 1861--1865
Arthur W. Jr. Bergeron

Louisiana State University Press, 1996

In Guide to Louisiana Confederate Military Units, Arthur W. Bergeron, Jr., examines the 111 artillery, cavalry, and infantry divisions that Louisiana furnished to the Confederate armies. For each unit, he provides a brief account of its combat activities and lists the outfits' field officers, the companies in each regiment or battalion, and the names of company commanders. A comprehensive index helps locate the hundreds of officers and ...


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 ...


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 New York Times The Complete Civil War 1861-1865

Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2010

The Civil War as you've never experienced it before, through original, first-hand reportage of The New York Times , the country's newspaper of record.  Available for the first time in a unique book/DVD package The New York Times , established in 1851, was one of the few newspapers with correspondents on the front lines throughout the Civil War. The Complete Civil War collects every article written about the war from 1861 to 1865, plus ...


The Uncivil War: Irregular Warfare in the Upper South, 1861-1865 (Campaigns and Commanders Series)
Robert R. Mackey

University of Oklahoma Press, 2005

The Upper South—Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, and Virginia—was the scene of the most destructive war ever fought on American soil. Contending armies swept across the region from the outset of the Civil War until its end, marking their passage at Pea Ridge, Shiloh, Perryville, and Manassas. Alongside this much-studied conflict, the Confederacy also waged an irregular war, based on nineteenth-century principles of unconventional warfare. In ...


War on the Waters: The Union and Confederate Navies, 1861-1865 (Littlefield History of the Civil War Era)
James M. McPherson

The University of North Carolina Press, 2012

Although previously undervalued for their strategic impact because they represented only a small percentage of total forces, the Union and Confederate navies were crucial to the outcome of the Civil War. In War on the Waters , James M. McPherson has crafted an enlightening, at times harrowing, and ultimately thrilling account of the war's naval campaigns and their military leaders. McPherson recounts how the Union navy's blockade of the ...


Abraham Lincoln (The American Presidents Series: The 16th President, 1861-1865)
George S. McGovern

Times Books, 2008

America’s greatest president, who rose to power in the country’s greatest hour of need and whose vision saw the United States through the Civil War Abraham Lincoln towers above the others who have held the office of president—the icon of greatness, the pillar of strength whose words bound up the nation’s wounds. His presidency is the hinge on which American history pivots, the time when the young republic collapsed of its own ...


Personal Memoirs of John H. Brinton: Civil War Surgeon, 1861-1865 (Shawnee Classics)
John H. Brinton

Southern Illinois University Press, 1996

John Hill Brinton (1832–1907) met, observed, and commented on practically the entire hierarchy of the Union army; serving as medical director for Ulysses S. Grant, he came into contact with Philip H. Sheridan, John C. Frémont, Henry W. Halleck, William A. Hammond, D. C. Buell, John A. Rawlins, James Birdseye McPherson, C. F. Smith, John A. McClernand, William S. Rosecrans, and his first cousin George Brinton McClellan. John Y. Simon points out ...


Embattled Confederacy: The Image of War, 1861-1865, Vol. 3 (The Image of War, 1861-1865, V. 3)
National Historical Society

Doubleday, 1982

Used Book but in great shape. Looks to be new, but I can't verify that.


The Guns of '62: The Image of War: 1861-1865, Vol. 2
National Historical Society

Doubleday, 1982

Small tear back of dj, else Vg


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 ...


Reminiscences of the Boys in Gray 1861-1865
Mamie Yeary

Morningside Bookshop, 1986

Publisher: Ericson Date of Publication: 2003 Binding: hard cover Edition: Reprint Condition: High quality production, printed on acid free paper, all photo reproductions clear, sewn binding. New. Description: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall


Carbines of the Civil War, 1861-1865
John D McAulay

Pioneer Press, 1981

Covers only the best known carbines which were produced by the United States Government for use by their troops during the Civil War. Includes patent drawings, and the patent papers are quoted from freely in the coverage of each gun. Lists of procurement by months. Fully illustrated. 1981


The Confederate Nation: 1861-1865
Emory M. Thomas

Harper Perennial, 2011

“ The Confederate Nation has yet to be superseded as the standard title on the subject. ” — Journal of Southern History , 2007 “Incisive and insightful…. As good a short history of the Southern war effort was we have.” —T. Harry Williams, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lincoln and His Generals Emory M. Thomas’s critically acclaimed chronicle of the Confederacy remains widely recognized as the standard history of the South ...


The Harp and the Eagle: Irish-American Volunteers and the Union Army, 1861-1865
Susannah J. Ural

NYU Press, 2006

On the eve of the Civil War, the Irish were one of America's largest ethnic groups, and approximately 150,000 fought for the Union. Analyzing letters and diaries written by soldiers and civilians; military, church, and diplomatic records; and community newspapers, Susannah Ural Bruce significantly expands the story of Irish-American Catholics in the Civil War, and reveals a complex picture of those who fought for the Union. While the population ...


The Sable Arm: Black Troops in the Union Army, 1861-1865
Dudley Taylor Cornish

University Press of Kansas, 1987

A bona fide classic, the Sable Arm was the first work to fully chronicle the remarkable story of the nearly 180,000 black troops who served in the Union army. Hailed by such distinguished historians as T. Harry Williams ("superbly written") and George B. Tindall ("a volume of permanent value"), this work paved the way for the exploration of the black military experience in other wars. The present edition, with a new foreword and bibliographical ...



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