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Civil War Almanac

Author : John C. Fredriksen
ISBN : 9781438108032
Genre : History
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Presents a comprehensive reference to the American Civil War, including a chronology of major events, biographical sketches, related articles and a collection of maps.

The Civil War Almanac

Author : John S. Bowman
ISBN : 0816153396
Genre : History
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Provides a chronology of the war, a rundown of the weapons and equipment used in the war, and biographies of military and political leaders

The Civil War In The West 1861 July 1863

Author : Dale Anderson
ISBN : 0836855833
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Discusses the differences of the Civil War in the east and west, discussing how in the west there was a concentration on controlling transportation, including the Mississippi River and the railroads.

The Civil War Almanac

Author : John Stewart Bowman
ISBN : 0345310330
Genre : United States
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Provides a day-to-day chronology of events of the Civil War, describes the weapons used and includes brief biographical information.

Atlas Of The Civil War

Author : Steven E. Woodworth
ISBN : 9780195221312
Genre : History
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The war that divided the nation receives a complete examination in a single encompassing volume, including information on every significant battle, as well as the vital social and economic aspects of the war and reconstruction, three-dimensional campaign maps, period photographs, scholarly essays, and other valuable features.

The Coal River Valley In The Civil War

Author : Michael B Graham
ISBN : 9781625851925
Genre : History
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A “compelling” account of the little-known bloody skirmishes that took place in this picturesque part of West Virginia (Civil War Monitor). The three rivers that make up the Coal River Valley—Big, Little and Coal—were named by explorer John Peter Salling (or Salley) for the coal deposits found along their banks. More than one hundred years later, the picturesque valley that would separate from Virginia a short time later was witness to a multitude of bloody skirmishes between Confederate and Union forces in the Civil War. Often-overlooked battles at Boone Court House, Coal River, Pond Fork, and Kanawha Gap introduced the beginning of “total war” tactics years before General Sherman used them in his March to the Sea. Join historian Michael Graham as he expertly details the compelling human drama of the bitterly contested Coal River Valley region during the War Between the States. Includes illustrations

Did Lincoln And The Republican Party Create The Civil War?

Author : Robert P. Broadwater
ISBN : 9780786433612
Genre : History
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The author seeks to challenge the long-held perceptions of the politics of the American Civil War. He argues that the war was fought not to preserve the Union or free the slaves but rather to establish the political power of the Republican Party within the federal government. The author argues further that Abraham Lincoln and the Republican Party manipulated events to bring about the Civil War in the first place and used the war as a pretext for the establishment of the modern central government.

The Civil War Papers Of Lt Colonel Newton T Colby New York Infantry

Author : Newton T. Colby
ISBN : 0786415053
Genre : History
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When I woke the battle had begun ... the shells of the enemy flew over us here tearing great limbs off the trees and screaming horribly ... then a shell struck into the ranks near where I was, killing and wounding five or six--I saw them fall and heard their screams. But on we went and I know not who they were or what became of them--Lt. Col. Newton T. Colby, September 21, 1862. Lt. Col. Colby served with the 23rd New York, the 107th New York at Antietam, Chancellorsville and Harper's Ferry, and later in the Veteran Reserve Corps as superintendent of Old Capital Prison. This is a compilation of Colby's letters to family, friends and other military personnel, newspaper articles that detail the fighting in which Colby and his fellow soldiers were involved, and accounts of the fighting and daily life from other soldiers. Colby was not a well known name, but he crossed paths with many prominent figures of the Civil War, witnessed history being made, and was recognized as an excellent soldier by his peers and commanding officers.

Illinois In The Civil War

Author : Victor Hicken
ISBN : 0252061659
Genre : History
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Victor Hicken tells the richly detailed story of the common soldiers who marched from Illinois to fight and die on Civil War battlefields. The second edition of the 1966 classic includes a new preface, twenty-four illustrations, and a twenty-five-page addendum to the bibliography that provides many new sources of information on Illinois regiments.

Women In The Civil War

Author : Larry G. Eggleston
ISBN : 9781476607818
Genre : History
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When the Civil War broke out, women answered the call for help. They broke away from their traditional roles and served in many capacities, some of them even going so far as to disguise themselves as men and enlist in the army. Estimates of such women enlistees range from 400 to 700. About 60 women soldiers were known to have been killed or wounded. More than sixty women who fought or who served the Union or Confederacy in other ways are featured. Among them are Sarah Thompson, the Union spy and nurse who brought down the famous raider John Hunt Morgan; Elizabeth Van Lew, the Union spy instrumental in the largest prison break of the war; Sarah Malinda Blalock, who fought for the Confederacy as a soldier and then for the Union as a guerrilla raider; Dr. Mary Walker, a doctor for the Union and the only woman to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor for Civil War service; and Jennie Hodgers, the longest serving woman soldier (and the only woman to receive a soldier’s pension).

Military Operations Of The Civil War

Author : United States. National Archives and Records Service
ISBN : UCAL:B5363974
Genre : United States
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12 April

Author : Gary C. Cole
ISBN : 9781490724416
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Richard Wesley Cole was a seventh-generation American whose family got caught up in Americas Civil War. He enlisted as a foot soldier with the 3rd Mississippi State Infantry in October 1863 and, less than a year later, became a horseman with Georges Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry, which later became the 5th Mississippi Cavalry in General Nathan Bedford Forrests Cavalry Department. Richard proudly rode with Forrest until Richard was killed on 12 April 1864, at the Battle of Fort Pillow in Lauderdale County, Tennessee. Richards story is a history of his family, a partial history of the 5th Mississippi Cavalry, the 22nd Mississippi Infantry, and the 30th Mississippi Infantry, and is a history of the war itself seen through the eyes of Richard and his family. When news reached Black Hawk, Mississippi, that Confederate troops in South Carolina had fired on Fort Sumter, the men and boys of the village were excited about the possibility of war with the North and bragged that if war came, it wouldnt be long before the Yankees were defeated and sent scurrying back home. The men and boys misunderstood what war would be like, but Richards wife, Eliza, didnt and her worst fears would be realized as the war decimated her family. Eight days after the surrender of Fort Sumter, a volunteer state militia company was formed in Black Hawk. Richards oldest son, a son-in-law, and two future sons-in-law enlisted with the company. Richards second son ran away from home in February 1862 and joined the Confederate Army. Eight months later, Richard left home for the war. Richard and his family lived through the most tumultuous period in our Nations history. They experienced firsthand the hardships and horrors of a nation at war with itself and it affected them for the rest of their lives.

William Lowndes Yancey And The Coming Of The Civil War

Author : Eric H. Walther
ISBN : 9780807877340
Genre : History
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IWilliam Lowndes Yancey (1814-63) was one of the leading secessionists of the Old South. In this first comprehensive biography, Eric H. Walther examines the personality and political life of the uncompromising fire-eater. Born in Georgia but raised in the North by a fiercely abolitionist stepfather and an emotionally unstable mother, Yancey grew up believing that abolitionists were cruel, meddling, and hypocritical. His personal journey led him through a series of mentors who transformed his political views, and upon moving to frontier Alabama in his twenties, Yancey's penchant for rhetorical and physical violence was soon channeled into a crusade to protect slaveholders' rights. Yancey defied Northern Democrats at their national nominating convention in 1860, rending the party and setting the stage for secession after the election of Abraham Lincoln. Selected to introduce Jefferson Davis in Montgomery as the president-elect of the Confederacy, Yancey also served the Confederacy as a diplomat and a senator before his death in 1863, just short of his forty-ninth birthday. More than a portrait of an influential political figure before and during the Civil War, this study also presents a nuanced look at the roots of Southern honor, violence, and understandings of manhood as they developed in the nineteenth century.

Ulysses S Grant And The Road To Appomattox

Author : Richard Sapp
ISBN : 083686431X
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Highlights the life and details the military career of Ulysses S. Grant, General of the Union Army during the Civil War and eighteenth president of the United States.

West Virginia Civil War Almanac

Author : Tim McKinney
ISBN : WISC:89077184679
Genre : Soldiers
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A Handful Of Providence

Author : Richard Goldwaite
ISBN : 0786418567
Genre : History
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The long-silent voices of Richard and Ellen Goldwaite, a newly married couple separated by Richard's service in the Union army, come to life in this collection of their wartime correspondence. Seemingly forgotten for years, tucked away in a burlap sack, these letters provide a first-hand account of the effects of the Civil War on one couple and chronicle the separation and loss, sorrow and despair, loneliness and fear, and longing for peace and happier times that war brings--and the conflict between disillusionment and loneliness, duty and honor that Richard's longing for his young bride forces him to confront. These 132 letters, written from 1861 to 1863, chronologically follow Richard's service throughout the war: his voluntary enlistment; his service on a Union ferry; time spent in the Union Coast Guard; postings in Virginia and North Carolina; and his return home. A brief explanation introduces each group of letters. An introduction details the Goldwaites' lives before the war, and an epilogue tells of their life together afterwards. The text is illustrated with more than 40 photographs. Appendices include a history of Goldwaite's regiment and an account of his company's service in the Mexican War; newspaper accounts of events described in the letters; orders for Goldwaite's postings; details about the deaths of colleagues in the war; and military communications between Richard Goldwaite and other servicemen. There is a preface and a bibliography.

Such Anxious Hours

Author : Jo Ann Daly Carr
ISBN : 9780299324209
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The Second United States Sharpshooters In The Civil War

Author : Gerald L. Earley
ISBN : 9780786453023
Genre : History
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The Second United States Sharpshooters was a hodgepodge regiment, composed of companies raised in several New England states. The regiment was trained for a specific mission and armed with specially ordered breech-loading target rifles. This book covers the origin, recruitment, training, and battle record of the regiment and features 32 photographs, four battlefield maps, and a regimental roster.

Air University Review

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ISBN : UIUC:30112105112400
Genre : Aeronautics
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Empty Sleeves

Author : Brian Craig Miller
ISBN : 9780820343327
Genre : History
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"This will be the first book about the Civil War to examine the meaning of amputation, and of amputees, in the U.S. South. Brian Craig Miller provides medical history of the procedure, looks at men who rejected amputation, and examines how Southern men and women adjusted their ideas about honor, masculinity, and love in response to the presence of large numbers of amputees during and after the war. While some historians have explored the lives of the wounded, disabled and amputated soldiers throughout the major military conflicts of the twentieth century, few monographs have returned to a time when medical care remained primitive at best in American history: the Civil War. While one recent article explored what amputation may have meant to Union soldiers returning from battle, the same has yet to be done for the losing side in the military conflict. The destruction of slavery, the perseverance of the Union and the triumph of liberty, freedom and equality ensured that the sacrifices of Northern men would be recognized, memorialized and cherished for generations beyond the battlefield. However, can the same be said for Southern amputated men, who returned from the war scarred, disillusioned and defeated? In his travels in the South over the past five years, Miller has combed through archives, producing a wealth of surgical and medical manuals, hospital records, surgeons reports, diary, letter and journal entries pertaining to amputation, legislative records, pension files and applications, newspaper reports and numerous anecdotes about what it means to lose a limb. These sources allow Miller to combine political, medical, military, social, cultural and gender history into a much-needed disability study of the Confederacy"--Provided by publisher.

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