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American Civil War

1-214380 BATTLE ABOVE THE CLOUDS: Lifting the Siege of Chattanooga and the Battle of Lookout Mountain, October 16 - November 24, 1863 In October 1863, the Union Army of the Cumberland was besieged in Chattanooga, all but surrounded by familiar opponents: The Confederate Army of Tennessee. The Federals were surviving by the narrowest of margins, thanks only to a trickle of supplies painstakingly hauled over the sketchiest of mountain roads. Soon even those quarter-rations would not suffice. Disaster was in the offing. Includes 150 images and maps.

Yet those Confederates, once jubilant at having routed the Federals at Chickamauga and driven them back into the apparent trap of Chattanooga's trenches, found their own circumstances increasingly difficult to bear. In the immediate aftermath of their victory, the South rejoiced; the Confederacy's own disasters of the previous summer-Vicksburg and Gettysburg-were seemingly reversed. Then came stalemate in front of those same trenches. The Confederates held the high ground, Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge, but they could not completely seal off Chattanooga from the north.

The Union responded. Reinforcements were on the way. A new man arrived to take command: Ulysses S. Grant. Confederate General Braxton Bragg, unwilling to launch a frontal attack on Chattanooga's defenses, sought victory elsewhere, diverting troops to East Tennessee.

Battle above the Clouds by David Powell recounts the first half of the campaign to lift the siege of Chattanooga, including the opening of the 'cracker line,' the unusual night battle of Wauhatchie, and one of the most dramatic battles of the entire war: Lookout Mountain. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2017 US, SAVAS BEATIE
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1-930297 STRATEGY & TACTICS # 297: 1863 ACW 1863 is a two-player wargame of a pivotal year in the American Civil War, with Gettysburg, Vicksburg, and Chattanooga-Chickamauga. Each player commands one of the two Theater of Operations: East and West.

What makes this game unique is that one player commands the Union in the Eastern Theater, and the Confederates in the Western Theater; the second commands the Union in the Western Theater, and the Confederates in the Eastern Theater. Both players are competing to gain the most Victory Points in each Theater while defeating their opponent on the other.

The objective of each player is to score the most Victory Points in terms of seizing critical cities and winning battles. The idea is that you are positioning yourself for a major promotion for total command of all your side's armies for the rest of the war. Units represent corps, divisions and individual leaders with their staffs. Each turn is one month. Includes one 22x34-inch map and 176 counters.

Other Articles:

* Area Denial: the strategies and mechanisms used to prevent a stronger foe, currently the US military, from imposing its will on a region.
* Operation C3: the Italian contribution to the planned Axis invasion of Malta in 1942 was to have included the best troops left to the Italian army.
* An Lushan's Rebellion: General An Lushan rebellion against China's Tang Dynasty in 755 led to the costliest civil war in history. 1 vol, 84 pgs 2015 US, DECISION GAMES
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1-DG1721 MANSFIELD: Crisis in the Pine Barrens In early 1864, Union Gen. Nathaniel Banks led a small army up Louisiana's Red River. His objective, in conjunction with an overland campaign through Arkansas, was the Confederate Trans-Mississippi capital at Shreveport. Poor coordination of the two columns enabled the Confederates to concentrate their slender resources against each in turn. Banks was first, and in early April his spearhead was hit near the crossroads of Mansfield. Historically, the Union forces, strung out on the march, were routed piecemeal, but the battle could have gone the other way.

Mansfield uses the simplified QuickPlay version of the Musket & Saber system of warfare during the muzzle-loading era. Combat is based on unit quality rather than raw numbers, and rewards use of historical tactics. All units are susceptible to rout when weakened, so players must maintain reserves. Leaders enhance unit capabilities. Winning the battle depends on deployment, thoughtful maneuver to concentrate at the key points, the proper coordination of arms, careful use of leaders and special units, and an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of each army.

Scale: Players: 2; Level: Brigade; Hex: 440 yards

Game Contents:
* 11x17-inch map
* 40 die-cut counters
* Scenario Instructions
* Four page rule booklet 1 vol, 4 pgs 2015 CA, DECISION GAMES
NEW-pb, available late May 2016 ......$13.00 with a discount of 10% rct

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1-DG1722 Wilson's Creek: Opening Round In The West In the months after Fort Sumter fell, Missouri was riven by a civil war within a civil war. Rebels, organized as the Missouri State Guard under Sterling Price, had been joined by a Confederate force under Ben McCulloch to threaten Nathaniel Lyon's small but well drilled Union army in the southwestern part of the state. Lyon, hoping to catch the Rebels off guard, attacked their scattered camps along Wilson's Creek.

The initial Union assault went well before the battle devolved into a grueling firefight. Confederate numbers eventually prevailed, but Lyon's attack might have succeeded.

Wilson's Creek uses the simplified QuickPlay version of the Musket & Saber system of warfare during the muzzle-loading era. Combat is based on unit quality rather than raw numbers, and rewards use of historical tactics. All units are susceptible to rout when weakened, so players must maintain reserves. Leaders enhance unit capabilities. Winning the battle depends on deployment, thoughtful maneuver to concentrate at the key points, the proper coordination of arms, careful use of leaders and special units, and an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of each army.

Contents: One 11x17-inch map, 40 die-cut counters, Four page rule booklet, and scenario sheet. 1 vol, 4 pgs 2016 CA, DECISION GAMES
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1-40630 8.5x11, details (9) of the major forts of the CSA, CONFEDERATE FORTS color and b/w illust, maps and drawings. 1 vol, 107 pgs 1977 NACHEZ, SO. HISTORICAL
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1-200220 Akers, Monte YEAR OF GLORY: The Life and Battles of Jeb Stuart and His Cavalry, June 1862-June 1863 Biography of Jeb Stuart told through the eyes of the men who rode with him, as well as Jeb's letters, reports, and anecdotes handed down over 150 years. This focuses on the twelve months in which Stuart's reputation was made, following his career on an almost day-to-day basis from June 1862, when Lee took command of the army, to June 1863, when Stuart turned north to regain a glory slightly tarnished at Brandy Station, but found Gettysburg instead. 16 pages of illustrations. 1 vol, 392 pgs 2012 US, Casemate
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1-207970 Akers, Monte YEAR OF DESPERATE STRUGGLE: Jeb Stuart and His Cavalry, from Gettysburg to Yellow Tavern, 1863-1864 By the summer of 1863, following Chancellorsville, it was clear to everyone on both sides of the Civil War that the Army of Northern Virginia was the most formidable force Americans had ever put in the field. It could only be tied in battle, if against great odds, but would more usually vanquish its opponents. A huge measure of that army's success was attributable to its cavalry arm, under Major General J.E.B. Stuart, which had literally run rings around its enemies.

But Northern arithmetic and expertise were gradually catching up. In this work, the sequel to his acclaimed Year of Glory, this book tracks Stuart and his cavalry through the following year of the war, from Gettysburg to the Overland Campaign, concluding only when Jeb himself succumbs to a gunshot while fending off a force three times his size at the very gates of Richmond. Gettysburg put paid to the aura of unstoppable victory surrounding the Army of Northern Virginia. But when Grant and Sheridan came east they found that Lee, Stuart, Longstreet, and the rest still refused to be defeated. It was a year of grim casualties and ferocious fighting. 16pp of illust. 1 vol, 312 pgs 2014 UK, PEN & SWORD
NEW-dj, available late March 2015 ......$33.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-208100 Alexander, Edward S. DAWN OF VICTORY: Breakthrough at Petersburg -- March 25 - April 2, 1865 After the unprecedented violence of the 1864 Overland Campaign, Union Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant turned his gaze south of Richmond to Petersburg, where the railroads that supplied the Confederate capital and its defenders found their junction. Nine grueling months of constant maneuver and combat around the 'Cockade City' followed. Massive fortifications dominated the landscape, and both armies frequently pushed each other to the brink of disaster.

As March 1865 drew to a close, Grant planned one more charge against Confederate lines. Despite recent successes, many viewed this latest task as an impossibility and their trepidations had merit.

Grant ordered the attack for April 2, 1865, setting the stage for a dramatic early morning bayonet charge by his Sixth Corps across half a mile of open ground into the 'strongest line of works ever constructed in America.' 1 vol, 168 pgs 2015 UK, SAVAS BEATIE
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1-203850 Alexander, Steve CUSTER AND THE GETTYSBURG CAMPAIGN: Believe in the Bold Beautifully illustrated with an insightful introduction by National Park Historian Emeritus Ed Bearss. Custer and the Gettysburg Campaign combines a unique blend of period writing with the poetic style of Steve Alexander, one of the top Custer historians and a re-enactor of the general. He has combed the archives, original letters, and period writings to help bring to life the thoughts and ideals of the brave horsemen of the Civil War.

Includes a look at the 54mm collectible Black Hawk Toy Soldier collection: Custer's Charge At Gettysburg. 1 vol, 88 pgs 2013 SPAIN, ANDREA PRESS
NEW-softcover, available mid to late December 2013 ......$35.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-71740 Andrews, Richard S. ANDREWS MOUNTED ARTILLERY DRILL A most important ACW drill manual, used by theConfederates throughout the war, 60+ b/w illust,used to teach gun crews drill for piece & batterymanouvers. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2001 NASHVILLE, BOHEMIAN BOOKS
NEW-hc, REPRINT OF 1863 EDITION ......$38.00

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1-211440 Andrews, William G THE LIFE OF A UNION SHARPSHOOTER: The Diaries and Letters of John T. Farnham John T. Farnham, a sharpshooter in the Union Army, wrote a substantial diary entry nearly every day during his three-year enlistment, sent over 50 long articles to his hometown newspaper, and mailed some 600 letters home.

He described training, battles, skirmishes, encampments, furloughs, marches, hospital life, and clerkships at the Iron Brigade headquarters and the War Department. He met Lincoln and acquired a blood-stained cuff taken from his assassinated body. He was gregarious and popular, naming in his diaries 108 friends in the service and 156 at home. Frail and sickly, he died of tuberculosis four years after his discharge. He paints a detailed portrait of the lives of ordinary soldiers in the Union Army, their food, living conditions, relations among officers and men, ordeals, triumphs, and tragedies. 1 vol, 266 pgs 2016 UK, FRONTHILL MEDIA
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1-210730 Barringer, Sheridan FIGHTING FOR GENERAL LEE: Confederate General Rufus Barringer and the North Carolina Cavalry Brigade Biography of Rufus Barringer, who fought on horseback through most of the Civil War with General Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, and ultimately rose to lead the North Carolina Cavalry Brigade in some of the war's most difficult combats. He fought with the 1st North Carolina Cavalry from the Virginia peninsula through Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville. He was severely wounded in the face at Brandy Station and missed the remainder of the Gettysburg Campaign, returning to his regiment in mid-October, 1863. Within three months he was a lieutenant colonel, and by June 1864 a brigadier general in command of the North Carolina Brigade, which fought the rest of the war with Lee and was nearly destroyed during the retreat from Richmond in 1865. The captured Barringer met President Lincoln at City Point, endured prison, and after the war did everything he could to convince North Carolinians to accept Reconstruction and heal the wounds of war.

Draws upon a wide array of newspapers, diaries, letters, and previously unpublished family documents and photographs, as well as other first-hand accounts, to paint a broad, deep, and colorful portrait of an overlooked Southern cavalry commander. Despite its subject matter, the book is a balanced account that concludes Barringer was a dependable, hard-hitting warrior increasingly called upon to lead attacks against superior Union forces. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2016 US, SAVAS BEATIE
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1-199901 Bearss, Edwin PETERSBURG CAMPAIGN, THE - The Eastern Front Battles June - August 1864 Vol. 1 The wide-ranging and largely misunderstood series of operations around Petersburg, Virginia, were the longest and most extensive of the entire Civil War. The fighting that began in early June 1864 when advance elements from the Union Army of the Potomac crossed the James River and botched a series of attacks against a thinly defended city would not end for nine long months. This important - many would say decisive - fighting is presented by legendary Civil War author Edwin C. Bearss in The Petersburg Campaign: The Eastern Front Battles, June - August 1864, the first in a ground-breaking two-volume compendium.

Although commonly referred to as the Siege of Petersburg, that city (as well as the Confederate capital at Richmond) was never fully isolated and the combat involved much more than static trench warfare. In fact, much of the wide-ranging fighting involved large-scale Union offensives designed to cut important roads and the five rail lines feeding Petersburg and Richmond. This volume of Bearss' study of these major battles includes:

The Attack on Petersburg (June 9, 1864) The Second Assault on Petersburg (June 15 - 18, 1864) The Battle of the Jerusalem Plank Road (June 21 - 24, 1864) The Crater (July 30, 1864) The Battle of the Weldon Railroad (August 18 - 21, 1864) The Battle of Reams' Station (August 25, 1864).

Accompanying these salient chapters are original maps by Civil War cartographer George Skoch, together with photos and illustrations. The result is a richer and deeper understanding of the major military episodes comprising the Petersburg Campaign. 1 vol, 488 pgs 2012 US, SAVAS BEATIE
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1-199902 Bearss, Edwin PETERSBURG CAMPAIGN, THE: The Western Front Battles, September 1864 - April 1865, Volume 2 The wide-ranging and largely misunderstood series of operations around Petersburg, Virginia, were the longest and most extensive of the entire Civil War. The fighting that began in early June 1864 when advance elements from the Union Army of the Potomac crossed the James River and botched a series of attacks against a thinly defended city would not end for nine long months. This important - many would say decisive - fighting is presented by legendary Civil War author Edwin C. Bearss in The Petersburg Campaign: The Eastern Front Battles, June - August 1864, the first in a ground-breaking two-volume compendium.

Although commonly referred to as the Siege of Petersburg, that city (as well as the Confederate capital at Richmond) was never fully isolated and the combat involved much more than static trench warfare. In fact, much of the wide-ranging fighting involved large-scale Union offensives designed to cut important roads and the five rail lines feeding Petersburg and Richmond.

This volume of Bearss' study of these major battles includes: Peebles' Farm (September 29 - October 1, 1864); Burgess Mill (October 27, 1864); Hatcher's Run (February 5 - 7, 1865); Fort Stedman (March 25, 1865); Five Forks Campaign (March 29 - April 1, 1865); The Sixth Corps Breaks Lee's Petersburg Lines (April 2, 1865)

Accompanying these salient chapters are two dozen original maps by Civil War cartographer George Skoch, coupled with photos and illustrations. Taken together, these two volumes present the most comprehensive and thorough understanding of the major military episodes comprising the fascinating Petersburg Campaign. 1 vol, 488 pgs 2014 US, SAVAS BEATIE
NEW-dj, available late April 2014 ......$35.00 with a discount of 15%

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1-211760 Bielski, Mark SONS OF THE WHITE EAGLE IN THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR: Divided Poles in a Divided Nation This book describes nine transplanted Poles who participated in the Civil War. They span three generations and are connected by culture, nationality, and adherence to their principles and ideals. The common thread that runs through their lives-the Polish White Eagle-is that they came from a country that had basically disintegrated at the end of the previous century, yet they carried the concepts of freedom they inherited from their forefathers to the New World to which they immigrated.

Once in America the pre-war political feuds, ferocious ensuing battles, captures, prison camp escapes and privations of war-often in the words of the soldiers themselves-are fully described. More highly trained in warfare than their American brethren-and certainly more inured to struggles for nationhood- the Poles made a more significant contribution to Civil war combat than is usually described.

The first group had fought in the 1830 war for freedom from the Russian Empire. The European revolutionary struggles of the 1840's molded the next generation. The two of the youngest generation came of age just as the Civil War began, entered military service as enlisted men and finished as officers. Of the group, four sided with the North and four with the South, and the other began in the Confederate cavalry and finished fighting for the Union side. All but one came from aristocratic backgrounds.

In a war commonly categorized as a 'brother against brother,' a struggle between two American regions, history has not devoted a great deal of attention to the participation of Poles, and foreigners in general. These men fought with a belief in European democratic liberalism. Whether for the North to keep a Union together or to form a new nation from the Southern states, they held to their ideals, and in America's own greatest conflict continued to fight for their beliefs. 1 vol, 312 pgs 2016 US, CASEMATE
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1-42470 Billings, John D. SLEEPER'S TENTH MASSACHUSETTS BATTERY Unit history of the 10th Mass Battery of Light Art from 1862-1865, index. 1 vol, 494 pgs 19?? BALT, BUTTERNUT & BLUE
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1-199320 Bowden, Scott ROBERT E. LEE AT WAR: The Mind and Method of a Great American Soldier V1: Tragic Secessionist This is the first volume of a remarkable new series, oversized at 9x12 inches and with a lavish array of maps and illust in b/w and color. By mining fresh sources, and in adhering to a rigorous historical methodology, Bowden's account of General Lee emerges to be as necessary as it is original. Bowden explains in great detail Lee's ongoing efforts to craft and reorganize the army he inherited from Joe Johnston-a force unevenly led and inefficiently organized-into a modern and fierce fighting machine known as the Army of Northern Virginia.

The story of Lee's decision making is laid before the reader, and his relationship with his key lieutenants, along with the complicated and strained relationship with Confederate President Jefferson Davis, appears in fresh, new light. 1 vol, 208 pgs 2012 US, EMPEROR'S PRESS
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1-36840 Bragg, William Harris JOE BROWN'S ARMY:The Georgia State Line 1862-1865 An extensive treatment of the two regiments raised to serve only in Georgia, they began with coastal defense until the final major battle at Columbus,b/w illust, maps, appendices, biblio, index. 1 vol, 192 pgs 1995 MACON, MERCER UNIVERSITY
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1-210470 Canney, Donald THE CONFEDERATE STEAM NAVY 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 contemporary descriptions.

The author describes these vessels in context with wartime conditions as well as with the transitional naval technology of the era. Over 100 vessels are detailed, including more than 30 ironclads. Over 150 illustrations are included, many of which have not previously been published. Also included is a section on steam engine technology of the era. 1 vol, 191 pgs 2015 ATGLEN, SCHIFFER BOOKS
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1-200121 Carman, General Erza A and Thomas G. Clemens editor MARYLAND CAMPAIGN Of September 1862 - Volume 1, South Mountain When Robert E. Lee marched his Army of Northern Virginia into Maryland in early September 1862, Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan moved his reorganized and revitalized Army of the Potomac to meet him. The campaign included some of the bloodiest, most dramatic, and influential combat of the entire Civil War. Combined with Southern failures in the Western Theater, the fighting dashed the Confederacy's best hope for independence, convinced President Abraham Lincoln to announce the Emancipation Proclamation, and left America with what is still its bloodiest day in history.

One of the campaign's participants was Ezra A. Carman, the colonel of the 13th New Jersey Infantry. Wounded earlier in the war, Carman would achieve brigade command and fight in more than twenty battles before being mustered out as a brevet brigadier general. After the horrific fighting of September 17, 1862, he recorded in his diary that he was preparing 'a good map of the Antietam battle and a full account of the action.' Unbeknownst to the young officer, the project would become the most significant work of his life.

Appointed as the 'Historical Expert' to the Antietam Battlefield Board in 1894, Carman and the other members solicited accounts from hundreds of veterans, scoured through thousands of letters and maps, and assimilated the material into the hundreds of cast iron tablets that still mark the field today. Carman also wrote an 1,800-page manuscript on the campaign, from its start in northern Virginia through McClellan's removal from command in November 1862. Although it remained unpublished for more than a century, many historians and students of the war consider it to be the best overall treatment of the campaign ever written. 10 b/w photos and 10 maps.
1 vol, 624 pgs 2010 US, SAVAS BEATTIE
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1-200122 Carman, General Erza A and Thomas G. Clemens editor MARYLAND CAMPAIGN Of September 1862 - Volume 2, Antietam Second volume of The Maryland Campaign of September 1862. 16 photos, 63 maps. Jammed with first-hand accounts, personal anecdotes, detailed footnotes, maps, and photos.

Adapted from Carmen's 1,800-page manuscript but including his detailed maps of the dawn to nearly dusk fighting on September 17. Carman had the advantage of not only participating in the battle as a colonel in the Union army, but knowing, corresponding, and conversing with hundreds of Northern and Southern soldiers from corps commanders all the way down to privates. Over the decades he amassed a vast collection of letters, maps, and personal memoirs from many key participants.

In addition, newly discovered 19th century photographs authorized by Carman to document his work laying out the battlefield are included -- a haunting visual record of how the battlefield appeared to Carman as he tried to unravel its mysteries. 1 vol, 624 pgs 2010 US, SAVAS BEATTIE
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1-200123 Carman, General Erza A and Thomas G. Clemens editor THE MARYLAND CAMPAIGN: September 1862 - Volume 3, Shepherdstown Ford and the End of the Campaign This is the third and final volume of Ezra Carman's The Maryland Campaign of September 1862.

As bloody and horrific as the battle of Antietam was, historian Ezra Carman-who penned a 1,800-page manuscript on the Maryland campaign-did not believe it was the decisive battle of the campaign. Generals Robert E. Lee and George B. McClellan intended to continue fighting after Sharpsburg, but the battle of Shepherdstown Ford (September 19 and 20) forced them to abandon their goals and end the campaign.

Carman was one of the few who gave this smaller engagement its due importance, detailing the disaster that befell the 118th Pennsylvania Infantry and Maj. Gen. A. P. Hill's success in repulsing the Union advance, and the often overlooked foray of Jeb Stuart's cavalry to seize the Potomac River ford at Williamsport.

Carman also added a statistical study of the casualties in the various battles of the entire Maryland Campaign, and covered Lincoln's decision to relieve McClellan of command on November 7. He also explored the relations between President Lincoln and General McClellan before and after the Maryland Campaign, which he appended to his original manuscript. The before section, a thorough examination of the controversy about McClellan's role in the aftermath of Second Manassas campaign, will surprise some and discomfort others, and includes an interesting narrative about McClellan's reluctance to commit General Franklin's corps to aid Maj. Gen. John Pope's army at Manassas. Carman concludes with an executive summary of the entire campaign.

Dr. Clemens concludes Carman's invaluable narrative with a bibliographical dictionary (and genealogical goldmine) of the soldiers, politicians, and diplomats who had an impact on shaping Carman's manuscript. While many names will be familiar to readers, others upon whom Carman relied for creating his campaign narrative are as obscure to us today as they were during the war.

This concludes the most comprehensive and detailed account of the campaign ever produced. Jammed with first-hand accounts, personal anecdotes, detailed footnotes, maps, and photos, this long-awaited study will be appreciated as Civil War history at its finest. 1 vol, 624 pgs 2017 US, SAVAS BEATTIE
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1-46880 Casdorph, Paul D. PRINCE JOHN MAGRUDER:His Life and Campaigns A master of military maneuvers while fighting in his native Virginia and later defending Texas, b/w illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 400 pgs 1997 NY, JOHN WILEY & SONS
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1-42450 Chenery, William H. FOURTEENTH REGIMENT RHODE ISLAND HEAVY ARTILLERY History of the Regiment, a black unit, from 1861 to 1866, list of all members of various companies. 1 vol, 341 pgs 1969 NY, NEGRO UNIVERSITY PRES
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1-1947702 Christini, Luca S. AMERICAN CIVIL WAR: 150 Years and 150 Photos This is the second book of the WAR IN COLOR series, where black and white images are 'recolored' by artists using special software to obtain wonderful and new images of the war.

This volume includes 80 full-color pages, with many additional b/w illustrations and maps. Bilingual English-Italian text and all color plates have full English translations. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2011 ITALY, SOLDIER SHOP
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1-705015 Clark, Champ and the Time-Life editors GETTYSBURG:The Confederate High Tide Part of the Time-Life series 'The Civil War'.Color amd b/w plates, illust, maps, index. 1 vol, 176 pgs 1985 ALEXANDRIA VA, TIME-LIFE
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1-203560 Cobb, Michael BATTLE OF BIG BETHEL: Crucial Clash in Early Civil War Virginia Full-length treatment of the small but consequential June 10, 1861 battle that reshaped both Northern and Southern perceptions about what lay in store for the divided nation. In the spring of 1861, many people in the North and South imagined that the Civil War would be short and nearly bloodless. The first planned engagement of the war at Big Bethel, however, provided undeniable evidence of just how wrong popular opinion could be.

Major General Benjamin F. Butler was in command of Union forces at Fort Monroe, Virginia, at the tip of the peninsula between the James and York rivers only ninety miles from the Confederate capital at Richmond. Thanks to the foresight of Lt. Gen. Winfield Scott, President Abraham Lincoln's elderly chief military adviser, thousands of troops had been assigned to Butler to protect the fort and eventually threaten Richmond, thus perhaps bringing a quick end to the war.

Opposing the Yankees was the aggressive and dramatic Colonel John Bankhead Magruder, who decided to lure Butler into a fight. Magruder fortified a strategic swampy creek crossing, skillfully placed several artillery pieces, selected excellent defensive positions for his 1,400 men, and camouflaged the entire works with brush. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Butler marshaled about 4,000 men for a daring dawn attack. 1 vol, 312 pgs 2013 US, SAVAS BEATIE
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1-41410 Coombe, Jack D. THUNDER ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI - The River Battles that Split the Confederacy The introduction of Union ironclad vessels on the Mississippi River was a menacing threat to the western Confederacy. In this book, you'll read how they effectively pummeled the river defenses at Forts Henry and Donelson, at New Orleans, and at Vicksburg to bring about the collapse of the Confederacy's western defenses. B/w illust/maps, biblio, index. 1 vol, 304 pgs 2005 US, CASTLE BOOKS
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1-46810 Cozzens, Peter DARKEST DAYS OF THE WAR, THE:Iuka & Corinth Cozzens presents a complete account of these two battles that led to the fall of Vicksburg, (11) maps, b/w illust, primary source biblio, index. 1 vol, 448 pgs 1997 CHAPEL HILL, UNIV OF NC
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1-214610 Crenshaw, Doug RICHMOND SHALL NOT BE GIVEN UP: The Seven Days' Battles, June 25-July 1, 1862 Includes 150 images and maps.

In the spring of 1862, the largest army ever assembled on the North American continent landed in Virginia, on the peninsula between the James and York Rivers, and proceeded to march toward Richmond. Between that army and the capital of the Confederate States of America, an outnumbered Confederate force did all in its feeble power to resist-but all it could do was slow, not stop, the juggernaut.

To Southerners, the war, not yet a year old, looked lost. The Confederate government prepared to evacuate the city. The citizenry prepared for the worst. And then the war turned.

During battle at a place called Seven Pines, an artillery shell wounded Confederate commander Gen. Joseph E. Johnston. His replacement, Gen. Robert E. Lee, stabilized the army, fended off the Federals, and then fortified the capital. 'Richmond must not be given up!' he vowed, tears in his eyes. 'It shall not be given up!'

Federal commander Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan, confident of success, found himself unexpectedly hammered by a newly aggressive, newly emboldened foe. For seven days, Lee planned ambitious attacks and launched them, one after another, hoping not just to drive Federals from the gates of Richmond but to obliterate them entirely. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2017 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-COL3301 Dalgliesh, Tom BOBBY LEE - 3rd Edition American Civil War Block game includes:

* Full color, deluxe mapboard that is 130% larger (25x33-inch) than the original, with ample room to fit 10 blocks in a hex.
* 90 Hardwood blocks, blue and gray. The Order of Battle is similar to that found in earlier editions, but the former NATO symbols have been replaced with period crossed muskets, sabres, and gun barrels and the game includes six extra blocks.
* Two color copies of the rules. Five scenarios are included, one covering the entire war in the east, 1861-65, and one for each year 1861, 1862, 1863, and 1864 that can be played separately or linked together. The third edition rules are a blend of previous 1st and 2nd edition rules.
* Two larger, thicker tactical battle maps. Battles fought on these maps are similar to those found in Napoleon, but have rules to reflect American Civil War battle tactics.
* Four quality dice: two blue and two gray.

The game covers the ACW in the east, focusing on the one hundred miles between the two rival capitals of Washington and Richmond. For four years, the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia, commanded by the incomparable Robert E. Lee (known as Bobby Lee to his soldiers) defended these few bloody miles against overwhelming Union strength in men and supply.

The eastern theater saw the campaigns and battles of First Bull Run, Shenandoah Valley, Peninsula, Second Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Petersburg, and Appomattox. You can re-stage all of these battles and campaigns, or devise your own war-winning strategies.

Players maneuver their armies on a map of the Eastern Theater. When enemy armies clash in the same location, a battle is fought. Battles are resolved on tactical boards where clever tactical maneuvers allow skilled players to defeat larger armies. 1 vol, 1 pgs 2013 US, COLUMBIA GAMES
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1-208030 Davis, Daniel CALAMITY IN CAROLINA: The Battles of Averasboro and Bentonville, March 1865 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. Locked in a desperate defense of Richmond and Petersburg, there was little Lee could do to stem Sherman's tide -- so he turned to Johnston.

The one-time hero of Manassas had squabbled for years with Confederate President Jefferson Davis, eventually leading to his removal during the Atlanta Campaign. The disgraced Johnston had fallen far.

Yet Lee saw his old friend and professional rival as the only man who could stop Sherman -- the only man who could achieve the impossible. J.E. Johnston is the only officer whom I know who has the confidence of the army -- Lee told Davis.

Back in command, Johnston would have to assemble a makeshift force -- including the shattered remnants of the once-vaunted Army of Tennessee -- then somehow stop the Federal juggernaut. He would thus set out to achieve something that had ever eluded Lee: deal a devastating blow to an isolated Union force. Success could potentially prolong the most tragic chapter in American history, adding thousands more to a list of casualties that was already unbearable to read. Includes 148 images and eight maps.
1 vol, 168 pgs 2015 US, SAVAS BEATIE
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1-213950 Davis, Stephen ALL THE FIGHTING THEY WANT: The Atlanta Campaign from Peachtree Creek to the City's Surrender, July 18-September 2, 1864 Includes 148 images and eight maps.

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. Locked in a desperate defense of Richmond and Petersburg, there was little Robert E. Lee could do to stem Sherman's tide -- so he turned to Johnston.

The one-time hero of Manassas had squabbled for years with Confederate President Jefferson Davis, eventually leading to his removal during the Atlanta Campaign. The disgraced Johnston had fallen far. Yet Lee saw his old friend and professional rival as the only man who could stop Sherman -- the only man who could achieve the impossible.

Back in command, Johnston would have to assemble a makeshift force -- including the shattered remnants of the once-vaunted Army of Tennessee -- then somehow stop the Federal juggernaut. He would thus set out to achieve something that had ever eluded Lee: deal a devastating blow to an isolated Union force. Success could potentially prolong the most tragic chapter in American history, adding thousands more to a list of casualties that was already unbearable to read. 1 vol, 168 pgs 2017 US, SAVAS BEATIE
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2-35920 Davis, William C. BATTLE OF NEW MARKET, THE Story of the incredible victory in the Shenandoah Valley May, 1864, o/b's, maps, illust, biblio. 1 vol, 249 pgs 1993 PA, STACKPOLE BOOKS
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1-60030 Davis, William editor IAMGE OF WAR 1861-65:V2 The Guns of '62 8.5x11, 650+ phptographs chronicle the second yearof the war, index. 1 vol, 460 pgs 1982 GARDEN CITY, DOUBLEDAY
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1-198410 Desjardin, Thomas JOSHUA L. CHAMBERLAIN: The Life in Letters of a Great Leader of the American Civil War His life is a remarkable story of perseverance, tragedy and triumph. From an insecure young man with a considerable stutter who grew up in a small town in eastern Maine, Joshua Chamberlain rose to become a major general, recipient of the Medal of Honor, Governor of Maine and President of Bowdoin College. His writings are among the most oft-quoted of all Civil War memoirs, and he has become a legendary, even mythical historical figure.

In 1995, the National Civil War Museum acquired a collection of approximately three hundred letters written by or sent to Chamberlain from his college years in 1852 to his death in 1914. Author Thomas Desjardin puts Chamberlain's words in contemporary and historical context and uses this extraordinary collection of letters to reveal - for the first time - the full and remarkable life of Joshua Chamberlain. 1 vol, 336 pgs 2012 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-202860 Dougherty, Kevin SHIPS OF THE CIVIL WAR 1861-1865: An Illustrated Guide to the Fighting Vessels of the Union and the Confederacy The Civil war may be mainly remembered for its infamous land battles, such as Gettsyburg, Manassas, and Shiloh, but its naval engagements announced

The conflict saw the use of paddle-driven river boats, steam warships, ram ships, sloops, cruisers, and the development of new ironclad ships such as low-lying monitors. The ACW offered 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.

Arranged by type of ship, Ships of the Civil War provides concise coverage of some of the most famous warships of the era, including: the seminal duel between the ironclads CSS Virginia and the USS Monitor, the Confederate raider Alabama's demise off the USS Kearsage; and one of the first successful actions by a submarine, when CSS Hunley exploded a mine beneath the Federal gunboat USS Housatonic. The book also includes blockade runners, such as A.D. Vance and Hope; raiders, such as CSS Sumter and USS Quaker City; and cruisers, like the CSS Tallahassee, which spectacularly raided northern waters, destroying dozens of Federal merchantmen in the process.

Filled with colorful artworks, expertly written background, and useful specifications of more than 120 fighting ships of the era, Ships of the Civil War is a handy guide to an often ignored aspect of the great struggle between North and South. More than 110 color illustrations and photographs. 1 vol, 0 pgs 2012 US, AMBER BOOKS
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1-197100 Dougherty, Kevin J. CAMPAIGNS FOR VICKSBURG: 1862-63 - Leadership Lessons Long relegated to a secondary position behind Gettysburg, Vicksburg has more recently earned consideration by historians as the truly decisive battle of the Civil War. Indeed, Vicksburg is fascinating on many levels. A focal point of both western armies, the Federal campaign of maneuver that finally isolated the Confederates in the city was masterful. The Navy's contribution to the Federal victory was significant. The science of the fortifications and siege tactics are rich in detail. The human drama of Vicksburg's beleaguered civilian population is compelling, and the Confederate cavalry dashes that first denied the Union victory were thrilling. But perhaps more than any other factor, the key to the Federal victory at Vicksburg was simply better leadership. It is this aspect of the campaign that Leadership Lessons: The Campaigns for Vicksburg, 1862-1863 seeks to explore.

The first section of this book familiarizes the reader with the challenges, characteristics, and styles associated with leadership during the Civil War in general. It also outlines the Vicksburg Campaign by explaining the strategic significance of the Mississippi River and Vicksburg, detailing the opposing forces and the terrain, discussing the failed attempts to capture Vicksburg over the winter of 1862-63, and tracing the brilliant campaign of maneuver and logistics that allowed Grant to ultimately lay siege and win a Federal victory. The second section of the book contains 30 'leadership vignettes' that span the actions of the most senior leaders down to those of individual soldiers. Each vignette focuses the campaign overview to the specific situation in order to provide appropriate context, explains the action in terms of leadership lessons learned, and concludes with a short list of 'take-aways' to crystallize the lessons for the reader.

The human drama of Vicksburg involved such traits as daring, persistence, hesitation, raw courage, vascillation, self-confidence, and over-reliance-all with a great prize at stake. This study of many of the Civil War's most famous commanders who vied for the Rebel 'Gibraltar on the Mississippi' reveals combat on a wide scale, but more importantly lessons on decision-making that still apply to this day. 1 vol, 256 pgs 2011 US, CASEMATE PUBLISHING
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1-208020 Dunkerly, Robert M TO THE BITTER END: Appomattox, Bennett Place, and the Surrender of the Confederacy Across the Confederacy, determination remained high through the winter of 1864 into the new year. Yet ominous signs were everywhere. The peace conference had failed. Large areas were overrun, the armies could not stop Union advances, the economy was in shambles, and industry and infrastructure were crumbling the Confederacy could not make, move, or maintain anything. No one knew what the future held, but uncertainty.

Civilians and soldiers, generals and governors, resolved to fight to the bitter end. Myths and misconceptions abound about those last days of the Confederacy. There would be no single surrender or treaty that brought the war to an end. Rather, the Confederacy collapsed, its government on the run, its cities occupied, its armies surrendering piecemeal.

Offering a fresh look at the various surrenders that ended the war, To the Bitter End: Appomattox, Bennett Place, and the Surrenders of the Confederacy by Robert M. Dunkerly brings to light little-known facts and covers often-overlooked events. Each surrender starting at Appomattox and continuing through Greensboro, Citronelle, and the Trans Mississippi unfolded on its own course. Many involved confusing and chaotic twists and turns. Includes 150 illustrations and maps.
1 vol, 168 pgs 2015 US, SAVAS BEATIE
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1-205140 Dunkley, Robert NO TURNING BACK: A Guide to the 1864 Overland Campaign, from the Wilderness to Cold Harbor, May 4 - June 13, 1864 With the Union Army of the Potomac as his sledge, Grant crossed the Rapidan River, intending to draw the Army of Northern Virginia into one final battle. Short of that, he planned 'to hammer continuously against the armed forces of the enemy and his resources, until by mere attrition, if in no other way, there should be nothing left to him.' Includes 25 maps and 194 images

Almost immediately, though, Robert E. Lee's Confederates brought Grant to bay in the thick tangle of the Wilderness. Rather than retreat, as other army commanders had done in the past, Grant outmaneuvered Lee, swinging left and south.

The 1864 Overland Campaign would be a nonstop grind of fighting, maneuvering, and marching, with much of it in rain and mud, and with casualty lists longer than anything yet seen in the war. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2014 US, SAVAS BEATIE
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1-972002 Field, Ron 002 COMBAT: UNION INFANTRYMAN vs CONFEDERATE INFANTRYMAN: Eastern Theater 1861-65 The enthusiastic but largely inexperienced soldiers serving on both sides in the Civil War had to adapt quickly to the appalling realities of warfare in the industrial age. Author Ron Field, an authority on the Civil War, investigates three clashes that illustrate the changing realities of combat. Pitched into combat after an exhausting march to reach the battlefield, newly recruited infantrymen of both sides clashed at First Bull Run/Manassas in 1861.

Two years later, the outcome of the Civil War's pivotal battle at Gettysburg hung in the balance as the Confederate veterans of Pickett's Division mounted a set-piece attack on Union positions at 'The Bloody Angle'. In 1864, African-American troops fighting for the Union took part in a bloody assault on formidable Confederate positions at Chaffin's Farm/New Market Heights, outside Petersburg. This absorbing study casts light on what it was like to take part in close-quarters battle during the Civil War, as increased infantry firepower and an increasing reliance on prepared defensive positions spelled the end of close-order tactics in the conflict that shaped America. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2013 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-972012 Field, Ron 012 CONFEDERATE CAVALRYMAN vs UNION CAVALRYMAN: Eastern Theater 1861-65 During the intense, sprawling conflict that was the American Civil War, both Union and Confederate forces fielded substantial numbers of cavalry, which carried out the crucial tasks of reconnaissance, raiding, and conveying messages. The perception was that cavalry's effectiveness on the battlefield would be drastically reduced in this age of improved mass infantry firepower.

This title, however, demonstrates how cavalry's lethal combination of mobility and dismounted firepower meant it was still very much a force to be reckoned with in battle. It also charts the swing in the qualitative difference of the cavalry forces fielded by the two sides as the war progressed. The enormous initial superiority enjoyed by Confederate cavalry was gradually eroded, through the Union's outstanding improvements in training and tactics, and the bold and enterprising leadership of men such as Philip Sheridan.

Featuring full-color artwork, specially drawn maps, and archive illustrations, this gripping study offers key insights into the tactics, leadership, combat performance, and subsequent reputations of Union and Confederate mounted units fighting in three pivotal cavalry actions of the American Civil War - Second Bull Run/Manassas (1862), Buckland Mills (1863), and Tom's Brook (1864). 1 vol, 80 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-36792 Freeman, Douglas Southall R.E. LEE:V2 Definitive work, a must for any Civil War buff, maps, illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 621 pgs 1988 NY, HUDSON RIVER EDITIONS
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1-71720 Gallagher, Gary and others AMERCIAN CIVIL WAR:This Mighty Scourge of War A compilation of OSPREY Essential History Series nos 4,5,10 & 11, good basic coverage. 1 vol, 328 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISH'NG
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1-203600 Gottfried, Bradley THE MAPS OF THE BRISTOE STATION AND MINE RUN CAMPAIGNS The fifth installment in the Savas Beatie Military Atlas Series. 87 full color maps. An Atlas of the Battles and Movements in the Eastern Theater after Gettysburg, Including Rappahannock Station, Kelly's Ford, and Morton's Ford, July 1863- February 1864.

Few historians have examined what happened to the Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of the Potomac during the critical months following Gettysburg, when both armies assumed the offensive in a pair of fascinating campaigns of thrust and counter-thrust. This careful study breaks down these campaigns (and all related operational maneuvers) into 13 map sets or 'action-sections' enriched with 87 original full-page color maps. These spectacular cartographic creations bore down to the regimental and battery level.

The Maps of the Bristoe Station and Mine Run Campaigns includes the actions at Auburn and Bristoe Station, where Meade's II Corps was nearly trapped and destroyed and the Confederates were caught by surprise and slaughtered; the seminal actions at Rappahannock Station and Kelly's Ford, where portions of Lee's army were surprised and overwhelmed; and the Mine Run Campaign, during which an aggressive Confederate division at the battle of Payne's Farm held back two full Federal corps and changed the course of the entire operation.

At least one-and as many as twelve-maps accompany each 'action-section.' Opposite each map is a full facing page of detailed text with footnotes describing the units, personalities, movements, and combat (including quotes from eyewitnesses) depicted on the accompanying map, all of which make the story of these campaigns come alive.

This original presentation offers readers a step-by-step examination through these long-overlooked but highly instructive campaigns. Coming on the heels of the fiasco that was Lee's Bristoe Station operation, the stunning Union successes at Kelly's Ford and Rappahannock Station demonstrated the weakened state of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia following the debilitating Gettysburg campaign.

The Mine Run Operation that followed, with its extensive display of field works and trenches, foreshadowed the bloody fighting that would arrive with the spring weather of 1864 and highlighted once again Meade's methodical approach to battlefield operations that left the authorities in Washington wondering whether he possessed the tenacity to defeat Lee. This detailed coverage is augmented with fascinating explanatory notes. Detailed orders of battle, together with a bibliography and index complete this exciting new volume. 1 vol, 240 pgs 2013 US, SAVAS BEATIE
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1-190510 Gottfried, Bradley M. MAPS OF FIRST BULL RUN, THE (51) color maps break down the entire campaign,includes the pre-battle operations, the initial skirmishing at Blackburn's Ford, the entire battle and the subsequent rout of Federal forces, O/b's. 1 vol, 136 pgs 2008 UK, PEN & SWORD BOOKS
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1-200590 Green, Arthur Mobile Confederates From Shiloh to Spanish Fort: 21st Alabama Mobile Confederates From Shiloh to Spanish Fort: The Story of the 21st Alabama Infantry Volunteers - Arthur E. Green. The 21st Alabama Volunteers CSA was created in October 1861 and remained in the vicinity of Mobile, Alabama, for most of the war. It was staffed primarily by local Mobile area men supplemented with some additional men from South Alabama counties.

The 21st Regiment included existing companies such as the French Guards, the Spanish Guards, the British Guards and the Mobile Cadets. It served gallantly at Shiloh in April 1862 and suffered heavily in that conflict. Lieutenant George Dixon was a member of the 21st who was wounded at Shiloh; he later died with his crew in command of the submarine Hunley at Charleston after sinking the first enemy warship by submarine warfare.

The 21st manned and defended the forts at the mouth of Mobile Bay, Fort Gaines, Fort Morgan and Fort Powell at Grant's Pass as well as forts at Oven Bluff and Choctaw Bluff on the Alabama and Tombigbee Rivers north of Mobile. The 21st suffered the siege and defeat at Spanish Fort in April 1865. The abstracted compiled service records of almost 3,000 men who served are contained in this roster. Entries are arranged alphabetically by surname. A brief history of the 21st Alabama Infantry Volunteers, an appendix and a bibliography add to the value of this work. 1 vol, 388 pgs 2012 US, HERITAGE BOOKS
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2-46060 Griffith, Paddy BATTLE TACTICS OF THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR The author argues that far from being the 'first' war of modern times that the ACW was the last Napoleonic-style war. 1 vol, 260 pgs 1989 NEW HAVEN, YALE UNIVERSIT
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1-192211 Hasenauer, Richard REGIMENTAL FIRE AND FURY - Civil War Battle Scenarios Vol. 1 1861-1862 The full-color, 80-page softback book offers sixteen early war battle scenarios to go with your Regimental Fire and Fury rulebook. The scenarios have been thoroughly researched, playtested, and designed to offer a wide range of gaming experiences. Each scenario comes with a detailed battlefield map, a complete order of battle with unit labels, and the special rules and content you need to set up and play each game. The book also has a section of optional rules and a new oblique template.

List of scenarios: Battle of Big Bethel, June 10, 1861; Henry House Hill, First Battle of Bull Run, July 21, 1861; Battle of Belmont, November 7, 1861; Battle of Pea Ridge, Intro, March 7-8, 1862 (Leetown and Elkhorn Tavern); First Battle of Kernstown, March 23, 1862; Battle of Port Republic, June 9, 1862; Brawner's Farm, Second Battle of Bull Run, August 28, 1862; The Cornfield, Battle of Antietam, September 17, 1862; Battle of Iuka, September 19, 1862; Battle of Perryville, Intro, October 8, 1862 (Polk's Right Wing Attack, Hardee's Left Wing Attack, Battle of Perryville Full-Scenario); Battle of Prairie Grove, Intro, December 7, 1862 (Herron Assaults The Ridge, Blunt To The Rescue, Battle of Prairie Grove Full-Scenario). 1 vol, 80 pgs 2012 US, FIRE AND FURY GAMES
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1-192212 Hasenauer, Richard REGIMENTAL FIRE AND FURY - Civil War Battle Scenarios Vol. 2 1862-1863 Lead the breakout at Fort Donelson, stand with the Iron Brigade in its finest moment on McPherson's Ridge, and charge with General Barksdale into the Peach Orchard. The full-color, 80-page softback book offers 13 early and mid-war battle scenarios to go with your Regimental Fire and Fury rulebook. The scenarios have been thoroughly researched, playtested, and designed to offer a wide range of gaming experiences. Each scenario comes with a detailed battlefield map, a complete order of battle with unit labels, and the special rules and content you need to set up and play each game. The book also has a section of optional rules.

Fort Donelson Breakout, February 15, 1862
Battle of Valverde, February 21, 1862
Battle of McDowell, May 8, 1862
Battle of Mechanicsville, June 26, 1862
Fox's Gap: Morning, Battle of South Mountain, September 14, 1862
Fox's Gap: Afternoon
Battle of Salem Church, May 3, 1863
McPherson's Ridge: Morning, Battle of Gettysburg, July 1, 1863
McPherson's Ridge: Afternoon
Sickles' Salient, Battle of Gettysburg, July 2, 1863
Caldwell Clears the Wheatfield, Battle of Gettysburg, July 2, 1863
Viniard Field, Battle of Chickamauga, September 19, 1863
Tunnel Hill, Battle of Chattanooga, November 25, 1863
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1-46480 Hendrickson, Robert SUMTER:The First Day of The Civil War A colorful account the ironic first shots of the ACW, b/w illust, list of union soldiers of all ranks present, biblio, index. 1 vol, 286 pgs 1990 CHELSEA, SCARBOROUGH HSE
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1-199910 Herdegen, Lance THE IRON BRIGADE IN CIVIL WAR AND MEMORY - The Black Hats from Bull Run to Appomattox and Thereafter Why another book on the Iron Brigade? Because this is really the first book on this storied outfit - and it could not have been written without the lifetime of study undertaken by award-winning author Lance J. Herdegen. More than a standard military account, Herdegen's latest puts flesh and faces on the men who sat around the campfires, marched through mud and snow and dust, fought to put down the rebellion, and recorded much of what they did and witnessed for posterity. 124 b/w photos and 15 maps.

Herdegen's magnificent The Iron Brigade in Civil War and Memory, sure to be looked upon as his magnum opus, is based on decades of archival research and includes scores of previously unpublished letters, photos, journals, and other primary accounts. This well researched and written tour de force, which includes reunion and memorial coverage until the final expiration of the last surviving member, will be the last word on the Iron Brigade for the foreseeable future.

1 vol, 696 pgs 2012 US, SAVAS BEATIE
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1-191820 Hessler, James A SICKLES AT GETTYSBURG The Controversial Civil War General Who Committed Murder, Abandoned Little Round Top, and Declared Himself the Hero of Gettysburg. (40) b/w photos & maps, biblio, index. 1 vol, 504 pgs 2010 US, SAVAS BEATIE
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1-207950 Horn, John THE SIEGE OF PETERSBURG: The Battles for the Weldon Railroad, August 1864 The nine-month siege of Petersburg was the longest continuous operation of the American Civil War. A series of large-scale Union offensives, grand maneuvers that triggered some of the fiercest battles of the war, broke the monotony of static trench warfare. Grant's Fourth Offensive, August 14-25, the longest and bloodiest operation of the campaign, is the subject of John Horn's revised and updated Sesquicentennial edition. Includes 20+ maps and 20+ b/w images.

Frustrated by his inability to break through the Southern front, General Grant devised a two punch combination strategy in an effort to sever the crucial Weldon Railroad and stretch General Lee's lines. The plan called for General Hancock's II Corps (with the X Corps) to move against Deep Bottom north of the James River to occupy Confederate attention while General Warren's V Corps, supported by elements of the IX Corps, marched south and west below Petersburg toward Globe Tavern on the Weldon Railroad.

The plan triggered the battles of Second Deep Bottom, Globe Tavern, and Second Reams Station, bitter fighting that witnessed fierce Confederate counterattacks and additional Union operations against the railroad before Grant's troops dug in and secured their hold on Globe Tavern. The end result was nearly 15,000 killed, wounded, and missing, the severing of the railroad, and the jump-off point for what would be Grant's Fifth Offensive in late September.
1 vol, 384 pgs 2015 US, SAVAS BEATIE
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1-210740 Huffstodt, James LINCOLN'S BOLD LION: The Life and Times of Brigadier General Martin Davis Hardin Biography of General Martin Hardin provides more than a combat record-in fact comprises a walking tour through 1800s America, with its most costly war only a centerpiece. From his childhood in Illinois, where a slave girl implanted in him a fear of ghosts, to his attendance at West Point, along with other future luminaries, to his service on the frontier (where he took particular note of the bearing of the Cheyenne), Hardin's life reveals the progress of a century.

Abraham Lincoln was a close friend and political ally of Martin's father, who died a hero in the Mexican War. The family were also relatives of Mary Todd. Made Brigadier General at age 27, Hardin fought with distinction at Malvern Hill, Second Manassas, Gettysburg, Grant's Overland Campaign, and the July 1864 Rebel raid on Washington. He was wounded four times, nearly died on two occasions, and lost an arm during the war. On one occasion he was ambushed on a road by Mosby's men, one of whom may have been Lincoln conspirator Lewis Paine. Hardin himself took part in the hunt for John Wilkes Booth after Lincoln's assassination. 1 vol, 0 pgs 2016 US, CASEMATE
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1-45110 Imholte, John Quinn FIRST VOLUNTEERS, THE History of the First Minnesota Volunteer Regiment 1861-1865, they served at Bull Run, the Peninsula Campaign and Gettysburg, chpt notes, b/w maps, biblio, index. 1 vol, 238 pgs 1963 MINNEAPOLIS, ROSS-HAINES
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1-197770 Jordan, Brian Matthew UNHOLY SABBATH: The Battle of South Mountain in History and Memory, September 14, 1862 Fresh finds fight at South Mountain a decisive Federal victory and important turning point in the campaign, providing a substantial boost for the downtrodden men of the Union army, who recognized the battle as hard fought and deservedly won-a ferocious hours-long fight with instances of hand-to-hand combat and thousands of casualties. This was the first time the Army of the Potomac held the field and were tasked with the responsibility of burying the dead.

Based upon extensive archival research, newspaper accounts, regimental histories, official records, postwar reunion materials, public addresses, letters, and diaries, complete with outstanding maps, photographs, a complete order of battle with losses, and an in-depth interview with the author.

6 x 9, 12 maps, 40 photos 1 vol, 408 pgs 2012 UK, Savas Beatie
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1-25450 Katcher, Philip CIVIL WAR SOURCE BOOK Brief chronological history of Civil War, tactics, weapons, leading figures, 250 b/w photos, maps, biblio, glossary, index. 1 vol, 320 pgs 1992 NY, FACTS-ON-FILE
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3-34680 Katcher, Phillip ARMY OF ROBERT E. LEE, THE Detailed look at every level of the army, all arms, unit organization, o/b's, 70+ b/w illust/photos. 1 vol, 320 pgs 1996 LONDON, CASSELL LTD
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1-192510 Knight, Charles R. VALLEY THUNDER: The Battle of New Market Charles R. Knight's 'Valley Thunder' is the first full-length account in more than three decades to examine the combat at New Market on May 15, 1864-the battle that opened the pivotal 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign.

'Valley Thunder: The Battle of New Market' is based upon years of primary research and a firsthand appreciation of the battlefield terrain. Knight's balanced and objective approach includes a detailed examination of the complex prelude leading up to the day of battle. His entertaining prose introduces a new generation of readers to a wide array of soldiers, civilians, and politicians who found themselves swept up in one of the war's most gripping engagements.

6 x 9, 16 b/w photos, 8 maps, and woodcuts throughout.
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1-886207 le Pautremat, Pascal First Bull Run: First Victory for the South The Battle of Bull Run took place in July 1861 and although when all was said and done, its impact was relatively limited, it did have a far-reaching effect on the American Civil War itself. The psychological impact of the battle on the combatants was indeed unquestionable, particularly for the North, and increased general consciousness of the reality of war and the challenges that lay ahead. The first Battle of Manassas was special because it was the first large-scale engagement in which troops were brought to the battle area by train, which enabled the Confederates to win this battle.

Includes 14 uniform plates, 50 period photographs, and 5 pages of full illustration. 8 x 9.5 inches. 1 vol, 80 pgs 2010 France, Histoire and Collections
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1-199990 Longacre, Edward LEE'S CAVALRYMEN: A History of the Mounted Forces of the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865 Chronicles the operations and experiences of the Northern Virginia cavalry and includes seven maps. Details the organizational and operational history of the mounted arm of the Army of Northern Virginia and examines the personal experiences of officers and men.

Longacre chronicles the salient characteristics of the regiments, brigades, and divisions, and explores the evolution of cavalry leadership, with emphasis on the personalities, interpersonal relationships, and operational styles of J. E. B. Stuart, Wade Hampton, Fitzhugh Lee, and other influential commanders. He consulted dozens of collections of letters, diaries, and memoirs by cavalrymen of all ranks, and his careful study of North Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia newspapers unearthed rare cavalry-specific dispatches. Longacre also makes extensive use of an unpublished memoir of Gen. Wade Hampton, Stuart's second-in-command. 1 vol, 484 pgs 2012 US, UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA PRESS
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1-200000 Longacre, Edward LINCOLN'S CAVALRYMEN: A History of the Mounted Forces of the Army of the Potomac, 1861-1865 Comprehensive history of the Union cavalry in the Civil War includes 10 maps. Longacre consulted at least 50 manuscript collections pertaining to general officers of cavalry, as well as the unpublished letters and diaries of more than 450 officers and enlisted men that represented almost every mounted unit in the Army of the Potomac.

The result is the most comprehensive history of the Union cavalry to date. It covers the gamut of cavalry life - not only field operations but also the recruiting, organizing, mounting, remounting, equipping, training, tactical instruction, and war-long support of this critical branch of the army. The book vividly portrays the cavalry's most influential commanders and assesses the depth and quality of its leadership. Longacre also places the cavalry in the context of the army and the war effort as a whole. 1 vol, 484 pgs 2012 US, UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA PRESS
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1-207630 Longacre, Edward THE EARLY MORNING OF WAR: Bull Run, 1861 When Union and Confederate forces squared off along Bull Run on July 21, 1861, the Federals expected this first major military campaign would bring an early end to the Civil War. But when Confederate troops launched a strong counterattack, both sides realized the war would be longer and costlier than anticipated. First Bull Run, or First Manassas, set the stage for four years of bloody conflict that forever changed the political, social, and economic fabric of the nation. It also introduced the commanders, tactics, and weaponry that would define the American way of war through the turn of the twentieth century.

Longacre has combed previously unpublished primary sources, including correspondence, diaries, and memoirs of more than 400 participants and observers, from ranking commanders to common soldiers and civilians affected by the fighting. In weighing all the evidence, Longacre finds correctives to long-held theories about campaign strategy and battle tactics and questions sacrosanct beliefs-such as whether the Manassas Gap Railroad was essential to the Confederate victory.

Longacre shears away the myths and persuasively examines the long-term repercussions of the Union's defeat at Bull Run, while analyzing whether the Confederates really had a chance of ending the war in July 1861 by seizing Washington, DC. Includes 30 b/w illustrations and 12 maps. 1 vol, 648 pgs 2014 US, UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA PRESS
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1-58070 Lowry, Don THE FINAL YEAR OF THE CIVIL WAR The four volumes that make up this set tell thestory from March 1864 to May 1865, extensive maps,chpt notes, biblio, o/b's, index. 4 vol, 2698 pgs 1992-95 NY, HIPPOCRENE BOOKS
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1-208870 Mackowski, Chris STRIKE THEM A BLOW: Battle Along the North Anna River, May 21-25, 1864 Includes 174 images and 11 maps.

For 16 days the armies grappled in a grueling horror-show of nonstop battle, march, and maneuver that stretched through May of 1864. Union commander Ulysses S. Grant resolved to destroy his Confederate adversaries through attrition if by no other means, while CSA commander Robert E. Lee determined, 'We must strike them a blow.' At the North Anna River, the two sides collided.

This offers a concise, engaging account of the mistakes and missed opportunities of the third and least understood phase of the Overland Campaign. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2015 US, SAVAS BEATIE
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1-211860 Mackowsli, Chris DON'T GIVE AN INCH: The Second Day at Gettysburg - July 2, 1863 George Gordon Meade could hardly believe it: only three days earlier, he had been thrust unexpectedly into command of the Army of the Potomac, which was cautiously stalking its long-time foe, the Army of Northern Virginia, as it launched a bold invasion northward. Meade had hardly wrapped his head around the situation before everything exploded. 150 images and maps.

Outside the small college town of Gettysburg, Confederates had inexplicably turned on the lead elements of Meade's army and attacked. The first day of battle had ended poorly for Federals, but by nightfall, they had found a lodgment on high ground south of town. There, they fortified and waited. 'Don't give an inch, boys!' one Federal commander told his men.

The next day, July 2, 1863, would be one of the Civil War's bloodiest. Confederate commander Robert E. Lee would launch his army at the Federal position in a series of assaults that would test the mettle of men on both sides in a way few had ever before been tested-and the Pennsylvania landscape would run red as a result.

With names that have become legendary - Little Round Top, Devil's Den, the Peach Orchard, the Wheatfield, Culp's Hill - the second day at Gettysburg encompasses some of the best-known engagements of the Civil War. Yet those same stories have also become shrouded in mythology and misunderstanding. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2016 US, SAVAS BEATIE
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1-41450 Manigault, Major Edward edited by Warren Ripley SIEGE TRAIN:Journal of a Confederate Artilleryman A thirteen month account of the day-by-day affairs of a Civil War Artillery unit, notable for its description of artillery training, b/w drawings, seven maps, biblio, index. 1 vol, 386 pgs 1996 COLUMBIA, UNIV OF S.C.
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1-48700 Marshall-Cornwell, James GRANT AS MILITARY COMMANDER B/w maps, appendix, index. 1 vol, 244 pgs 1970 NY, VAN NOSTRAND-REINHOLD
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1-17240 McAfee, Michael ZOUAVES:The First and The Bravest Brief but concise account, packed with color & b/w illust, index, biblio, front cover by Don Trioani. 1 vol, 122 pgs 1991 GETTYSBURG, THOMAS PUBS.
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1-213560 McCarthy, Michael CONFEDERATE WATERLOO: The Battle of Five Forks, April 1, 1865, and the Controversy that Brought Down a General The Battle of Five Forks broke the long siege of Petersburg, triggered the evacuation of Richmond, precipitated the Appomattox Campaign, and destroyed the careers and reputations of two generals. Includes 55 images and 10 maps.

General Lee's Army of Northern Virginia had been locked into the sprawling defenses surrounding the logistical stronghold of Petersburg and the Southern capital at Richmond for more than eight months when General Grant struck beyond his far left flank to break the extended Rebel lines. A series of battles led up to April 1, when General Phil Sheridan's forces struck at Five Forks. The attack surprised and collapsed General George Pickett's Confederate command and turned Lee's right flank. An attack along the entire front the following morning broke the siege and forced the Virginia army out of its defenses and, a week later, into Wilmer McLean's parlor to surrender at Appomattox.

Despite this decisive Union success, Five Forks spawned one of the most bitter and divisive controversies in the postwar army when Sheridan relieved Fifth Corps commander Gouverneur K. Warren for perceived failures connected to the battle. The order generated a life-long effort by Warren and his allies to restore his reputation by demonstrating that Sheridan's action was both unfair and dishonorable. The struggle climaxed with a Court of Inquiry that generated a more extensive record of testimony and exhibits than any other US military judicial case in the 19th Century. In addition to Sheridan and Warren, participants included Generals U. S. Grant and Winfield S. Hancock, and a startling aggregation of former Confederate officers. 1 vol, 336 pgs 2017 US, SAVAS BEATIE
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1-200580 McCoy, Richard KEYSTONE THUNDER: Pennsylvania Field Artillery in the Civil War The story of Pennsylvania's field batteries during the Civil War is, to a great extent, the story of the war itself. Pennsylvania field batteries served through the duration of the war and in every major theatre of the conflict. A Pennsylvania field battery was one of the first units to rush to the defense of Washington after the attack on Fort Sumter, and others fought with the Army of the Potomac in every one of its major engagements except the First Battle of Bull Run.

Pennsylvania batteries were stationed in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, Ohio, Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, the Carolinas, and as far away as Texas. Some Pennsylvania batteries also served within their home state during the war, and during the 1863 invasion of Pennsylvania that culminated in the Battle of Gettysburg, some fought in the direct defense of their home state's soil.

This work tells the story of the entire Pennsylvania field artillery service collectively rather than as a series of individual unit sketches. It chronicles the entire service of the Pennsylvania field artillery, and shares each step along the way-not only what each Pennsylvania battery did, but also what other Pennsylvania batteries were doing at the same time, and how their stories are all interconnected. Numerous illustrations, appendices which include 'Officer Listings by Organization' and 'Battery Assignments,' a bibliography, and an index to full-names, places and subjects augment this exceptionally well-written narrative history. 1 vol, 278 pgs 2012 US, HERITAGE BOOKS
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1-46490 McDonough, James Lee CHATTANOOGA:Death Grip on the confederacy Mcdonough reconstructs the siege & battles as they appeared to both the Rebels/Yankees culminating with the battle for Missionary Ridge, b/w illust, maps, biblio, index. 1 vol, 298 pgs 1984 KNOXVILLE, UNIV TENNESSEE
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1-211870 Miller, William DECISION AT TOM'S BROOK: George Custer, Thomas Rosser, and the Joy of the Fight The Battle of Tom's Brook, recalled one Confederate soldier, was 'the greatest disaster that ever befell our cavalry during the whole war.' The fight took place during the last autumn of the Civil War, when the Union General Phil Sheridan vowed to turn the crop-rich Shenandoah Valley into 'a desert.' Farms and homes were burned, livestock slaughtered, and Southern families suffered.

The story of the Tom's Brook cavalry affair centers on two young men who had risen to prominence as soldiers: George A. Custer and Thomas L. Rosser. They had been friends since their teenage days at West Point, but the war sent them down separate paths -- Custer to the Union army and Rosser to the Confederacy. Each was a born warrior who took obvious joy in the exhilaration of battle. Each possessed almost all of the traits of the ideal cavalryman -- courage, intelligence, physical strength, inner fire. Only their judgment was questionable.

Their separate paths converged in the Shenandoah Valley in the autumn of 1864, when Custer was ordered to destroy, and Rosser was ordered to stop him. For three days, Rosser's gray troopers pursued and attacked the Federals. On the fourth day, October 9, the tables turned in the open fields above Tom's Brook, where each ambitious friend sought his own advancement at the expense of the other. One capitalized upon every advantage fate threw before him, while the other, sure of his abilities in battle and eager to fight, tried to impose his will on unfavorable circumstances and tempted fate by inviting catastrophe. This long-overlooked cavalry action had a lasting effect on mounted operations and influenced the balance of the campaign in the Valley.

Based upon extensive research in primary documents and gracefully written, award-winning author William J. Miller's Decision at Tom's Brook presents significant new material on Thomas Rosser and argues that his character was his destiny. Rosser's decisions that day changed his life and the lives of hundreds of other men. Miller's new study is Civil War history and high personal drama at its finest. Includes 35 images and 10 maps. 1 vol, 288 pgs 2016 US, SAVAS BEATIE
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1-194960 Mingus, Scott Sr FLAMES BEYOND GETTYSBURG: The Confederate Expedition to the Susquehanna River, June 1863 This is a detailed study of Richard Ewell's maneuvers to seize Harrisburg during the final days of June 1863. Author Scott Mingus examines both sides of the conflict and ensuing action, from key Southern decisions to the burning of the Columbia bridge.

'Flames Beyond Gettysburg' also includes driving tours of the sites discussed in the book, such as the Confederate route of march from Maryland and the skirmish at Wrightsville.

Includes 32 black/white illustrations and 10 black/white maps, bibliography, and index. 1 vol, 312 pgs 2011 US, SAVAS BEATIE
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2-71340 Nosworthy, Brent BLOODY CRUCIBLE OF COURAGE, THE Fighting Methods & Combat Experince of the ACW, amajor revision of our understanding of how the ACWwas fought & how it looked through the eyes of themen fighting it, b/w maps/drawings/iluust, biblio. 1 vol, 754 pgs 2005 NY, CARROLL & GRAF
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1-88550 Nosworthy, Brent ROLL CALL TO DESTINY:Soldier's Eyes View of ACW A soldier's eye view of Civil War combat 1 vol, 336 pgs 2008 NY, DACAPO PRESS
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1-215010 Owen, Joe TEXANS AT ANTIETAM: A Terrible Clash of Arms, September 16-17, 1862 The soldiers in Hood's Texas Brigade who fought at Antietam on September 16- 17, 1862 described intense and harrowing experiences of the fierce battle in the days, weeks, and decades after the battle. Their experiences were written in official reports, diary entries, interviews, newspaper articles, and letters to families at home.

These memories provide a fascinating and descriptive account of the battle against the Union Army of the Potomac at Miller's Cornfield, the Dunker Church and other locations at the battlefield. The 1st Texas Infantry at Miller's Cornfield would suffer an 82.3% casualty rate and their heroics were written down by the soldiers of the 1st Texas Infantry. All the other regiments of Hood's Texas Brigade would suffer over a 50% casualty rate at the battle. Testimonials of Union soldiers who fought against the soldiers of Hood's Texas Brigade are included together for the first time. 1 vol, 272 pgs 2017 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-211100 Owen, Joseph TEXANS AT GETTYSBURG: Blood and Glory with Hood's Texas Brigade The Texans from Hood's Texas Brigade and other regiments who fought at Gettysburg on 1-3 July 1863 described their experiences of the battle in personal diaries, interviews, newspaper articles, letters, and speeches. Their reminiscences provide a fascinating and harrowing account of the battle as they fought the Army of the Potomac.

Speeches were given in the decades after the battle during the annual reunions of Hood's Brigade Association and the dedication of the Hood's Brigade Monument that took place on 26-27 October 1910 at the state capital in Austin, Texas. These accounts describe their actions at Devil's Den, Little Round Top, and other areas during the battle. 1 vol, 240 pgs 2016 UK, FONTHILL MEDIA
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1-197630 Patchan, Scott C SECOND MANASSAS - Longstreet's Attack and the Struggle for Chinn Ridge 19 B&W Photos; 12 Maps; Appendixes; Notes; Bibliography; Index

In 1862, looking for an opportunity to attack Union general John Pope, Confederate general Robert E. Lee ordered Maj. Gen. James Longstreet to conduct a reconnaissance and possible assault on the Chinn Ridge front in Northern Virginia. At the time Longstreet launched his attack, only a handful of Union troops stood between Robert E. Lee and Gen. John Pope's Army of Virginia. Northern Virginia's rolling terrain and Bull Run also provided Lee with a unique opportunity seldom seen during the entire Civil War - that of 'bagging' an army, an elusive feat keenly desired by political leaders of both sides.

Second Manassas: Longstreet's Attack and the Struggle for Chinn Ridge details the story of Longstreet and his men's efforts to obtain the ultimate victory that Lee desperately sought. At the same time, this account tells of the Union soldiers who, despite poor leadership and lack of support from Pope and his senior officers, bravely battled Longstreet and saved their army from destruction along the banks of Bull Run.

Longstreet's men were able to push the Union forces back, but only after they had purchased enough time for the Union army to retreat in good order. Although Lee did not achieve a decisive victory, his success at Chinn Ridge allowed him to carry the war north of the Potomac River, thus setting the stage for his Maryland Campaign. Within three weeks, the armies would meet again along the banks of Antietam Creek in western Maryland. Uncovering new sources, Scott Patchan gives a vivid picture of the battleground and a fresh perspective that sharpens the detail and removes the guesswork found in previous works dealing with the climactic clash at Second Manassas. 1 vol, 214 pgs 2010 US, POTOMAC BOOKS
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1-202450 Patchan, Scott C LAST BATTLE OF WINCHESTER, THE: Phil Sheridan, Jubal Early, and the Shenandoah Valley Campaign, August 7 - September 19, 1864 The Last Battle of Winchester is the first serious study to chronicle the largest, longest, and bloodiest battle fought in the Shenandoah Valley. The fighting began about daylight and did not end until dusk, when the victorious Union army routed the Confederates off the field. It was the first time Stonewall Jackson's former corps had ever been driven from a battlefield, and the stinging defeat set the stage for the final climax of the 1864 Valley Campaign at Fisher's Hill and Cedar Creek. The Northern victory was a long time coming.

After a spring and summer of Union defeat in the Valley, Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant cobbled together a formidable force under redoubtable cavalryman Phil Sheridan. His task was a tall one: sweep Jubal Early's Confederate army out of the bountiful Shenandoah and reduce the verdant region of its supplies. Thus far, the aggressive Early had led Jackson's veterans to one victory after another at Lynchburg, Monocacy, Snickers Gap, and Kernstown.

Author Scott Patchan dissects the five weeks of complex maneuvering and sporadic combat before the opposing armies ended up at Winchester, an important town in the northern end of the Valley that had changed hands dozens of times during the war. Tactical brilliance and ineptitude were on display throughout the day-long affair as Sheridan threw infantry and cavalry against the thinning Confederate ranks, and Early and his generals shifted to meet each assault. A final blow against Early's left flank collapsed the Southern army, killed one of the Confederacy's finest combat generals in Robert Rodes, and planted the seeds of the sweeping large-scale victory at Cedar Creek the following month. Includes 81 illustrations and 22 maps. 1 vol, 576 pgs 2012
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1-190170 Perello, Christopher QUEST FOR ANNIHILATION, THE Role & Mechanics of Battle in the American Civil War. 220 maps, 100+ diagrams, photos, o/b's and data tables. Each chapter uses a single battle to describe how the armies fought each other. 1 vol, 320 pgs 2009 CA, DECISION GAMES
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1-190540 Petruzzi, J. David photos by Steveb Stanley COMPLETE GETTYSBURG GUIDE, THE Walking and Driving Tours of the Battlefield, Town, Field Hospital sites and other topics. Full color, biblio, extensive index. 1 vol, 304 pgs 2009 US, SAVAS BEATIE LLC
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1-530836 Pigeard, Alain LES ARMES DE LA GUERRE DE SECESSION AMERICAINE Les Armes de la guerre de secession Americaine 1 vol, 80 pgs 2008 FRANCE, LE LIVRE CHEZ VOU
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1-207240 Powell, David THE CHIKAMAUGA CAMPAIGN: A Mad Irregular Battle - From the Crossing of Tennessee River Through the Second Day, August 22 - September 19, 1863 Chickamauga, according to soldier rumor, is a Cherokee word meaning 'River of Death.' It certainly lived up to that grim sobriquet in September 1863 when the Union Army of the Cumberland and Confederate Army of Tennessee waged bloody combat along the banks of West Chickamauga Creek.

Long considered a two-day affair, award-winning author David Powell embraces a fresh approach that explores Chickamauga as a three-day battle, with September 18 being key to understanding how the fighting developed the next morning. The second largest battle of the Civil War produced 35,000 casualties and one of the last, clear-cut Confederate tactical victories-a triumph that for a short time reversed a series of Rebel defeats and reinvigorated the hope for Southern independence. At issue was Chattanooga, the important 'gateway to the South' and logistical springboard into Georgia.

The first of three installments spanning the entire campaign, A Mad Irregular Battle includes the Tullahoma Campaign in June, which set the stage for Chickamauga, and continues through the second day of fighting on September 19. The second installment finishes the battle from dawn on September 20 and carries both armies through the retreat into Chattanooga and the beginning of the siege. The third and last book of the series includes appendices and essays exploring specific questions about the battle in substantially greater detail.

Includes 32 b/w images and 27 maps. 1 vol, 672 pgs 2014 US, SAVAS BEATIE
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1-206150 Priest, John Michael STAND TO IT AND GIVE THEM HELL - Gettysburg as the Soldiers Experienced it from Cemetery Ridge to Little Round Top, July 2, 1863 This book chronicles the Gettysburg fighting from Cemetery Ridge to Little Round Top on July 2, 1863, through the letters, memoirs, diaries, and postwar recollections of the men from both armies who struggled to control that hallowed ground.

John Michael Priest, dubbed the Ernie Pyle of the Civil War soldier, wrote this book to help readers understand and experience, as closely as possible through the written word, the stress and terror of that fateful day in Pennsylvania. Readers will gain a deeper appreciation of the personal sacrifice made that awful day by privates and generals alike. This invaluable method uses their own words to paint a rich tapestry of their personal courage and cowardice, and their failures and triumphs.

Nearly 60 detailed maps, mostly on the regimental level, illustrate the tremendous troop congestion in the Wheatfield, the Peach Orchard, and Devil's Den. They accurately establish, by regiment or by company, the extent of the Federal skirmish line from Ziegler's Grove to the Slyder farm and portray the final Confederate push against the Codori farm and the center of Cemetery Ridge, which three Confederate divisions in what is popularly known as Pickett's Charge would unsuccessfully attack on the final day of fighting.

This is a book about combat as seen through the eyes of those who waged it. There is no glamour here, and no adventure. Nor are there accusations, confessions, or second-guessing from the comfort of an easy chair. Instead, Stand to It and Give Them Hell offers the brutal, heart-wrenching story of a slice of America's greatest battle as described by those who marched, fought, bled, and died there. This is their story, and it is one you will long remember. 1 vol, 528 pgs 2014 US, SAVAS BEATIE
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1-213400 Quint, Ryan DETERMINED TO STAND AND FIGHT: The Battle of Monacacy In another fascinating title from the award-winning Emerging Civil War Series, Ryan T. Quint tells the story of what became known as the 'battle that saved Washington.' In early July 1864, outnumbered Union soldiers under the command of Maj. Gen. Lew Wallace prepared for a last-ditch defense along the banks of the Monocacy River against Lt. Gen. Jubal Early's Confederates, who had invaded the north for the third time in the war. That day, Union and Confederate soldiers filled the fields just south of Frederick, Maryland, with the dead and wounded. While Wallace's men fell into retreat, they had succeeded in slowing Early. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2017 US, SAVAS BEATIE
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1-212620 Rasbach, Dennis JOSHUA LAWRENCE CHAMBERLAIN AND THE PETERSBURG CAMPAIGN: His Supposed Charge from Fort Hell, his Near-Mortal Wound, and a Civil War Myth Reconsidered Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain earned the sobriquet 'Lion of the Round Top' for his tactical brilliance leading his 20th Maine Infantry on the rocky wooded slopes of Little Round Top at on the evening of July 2, 1863. Promoted to brigade command, he was presumed mortally wounded during an assault at Petersburg on June 18, 1864, and bestowed a rare battlefield promotion to brigadier general. He survived, returned to the command in 1865, and participated in the surrender of Lee's veterans at Appomattox.

Chamberlain went to his grave a half-century later believing he was wounded while advancing alone from the future site of Fort Hell. His thrust, so he and others believed, was against the permanent fortifications of the Dimmock Line at Rives' Salient, near the Jerusalem Plank Road, through a murderous flank fire from what was soon to become Confederate-held Fort Mahone.

This narrative has been perpetuated by Chamberlain scholars and biographers over the past century. Chamberlain's wounding and Rives' Salient are now fused in the modern consciousness. This interpretation was given an additional mantle of authority with the erection of a Medal of Honor Recipient's placard near South Crater Road by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources on November 8, 2014.

In fact, author Dennis A. Rasbach argues, a careful review of the primary evidence left by Chamberlain and his contemporaries suggests that Chamberlain was mistaken regarding the larger context of the engagement in which he fought and fell. An overwhelming body of evidence, much of it derived from Chamberlain himself, demonstrates he actually attacked a different part of the Confederate line in the vicinity of an entirely different road. This part of the Petersburg campaign must now be rewritten to properly understand the important battle of June 18, 1864, and Chamberlain's role in it. 1 vol, 248 pgs 2016 US, SAVAS BEATIE
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1-48870 Rhea, Gordon C. BATTLES FOR SPOTSYLVANIA/THE ROAD TO YELLOW TAVERN Rhea examines the maneuvers/battles May 12-17 1864 here for the first time is a detailed examination of the cavalry's role in the campaign, (300 maps,illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 483 pgs 1997 BATON ROUGE, LSU PRESS
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1-64320 Rhea, Gordon C. TO THE NORTH ANNA RIVER The author's spectacular narrative of the initial campaign between Grant and Lee in the Spring of 1864 and the battle of wits between the two, 30+b/w maps, illust, o/b's, biblio, index. 1 vol, 505 pgs 2000 BATON ROUGE, LSU PRESS
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1-209250 Robertson,Wwilliam Glenn THE FIRST BATTLE FOR PETERSBURG: The Attack and Defense of the Cockade City, June 9, 1864 Despite its significance, very little has been written about the nearly ten-month struggle for Petersburg, Virginia. It comes as no surprise, then, that few readers are even aware that Petersburg's citizens felt war's hard hand nearly a week before the armies of Grant and Lee arrived on their doorstep in the middle of June 1864.

During his ill-fated Bermuda Hundred Campaign, Maj. Gen. Benjamin Butler in late May took note of the Petersburg, Virginia (nicknamed the Cockade City) position astride Richmond's railroad lifeline and its minuscule garrison.

When two attempts to seize the city and destroy the bridges over the Appomattox River failed, Butler mounted an expedition to Petersburg on June 9. Led by Maj. Gen. Quincy Gillmore and Brig. Gen. August Kautz, the Federal force of 3,300 infantry and 1,300 cavalry appeared large enough to overwhelm Brig. Gen. Henry Wise's paltry 1,200 Confederate defenders, one-quarter of which were reserves that included several companies of elderly men and teenagers. The attack on the critical logistical center, and how the Confederates managed to hold the city, is the subject of Robertson's groundbreaking study.

Ironically, Butler's effort resulted in Gen. P. G. T. Beauregard's decision to slightly enlarge Petersburg's garrison-troops that may have provided the razor-thin margin of difference when the head of the Army of the Potomac appeared in strength six days later.

The First Battle for Petersburg describes the strategy, tactics, and generalship of the Battle of June 9 in full detail, as well as the impact on the city's citizens, both in and out of the ranks. Robertson's study is grounded in extensive primary sources supported by original maps and photos and illustrations. It remains the most comprehensive analysis of the June 9 engagement of Petersburg's old men and young boys. Includes b/w illustrations and maps. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2015 US, SAVAS BEATIE
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1-TPS16 Rohrbaugh TURNING POINT SIMULATIONS #16: The Vicksburg Campaign The full sweep and scope of the campaign are included, from Grant's crossing at Bruinsburg to the finale (or not). Interesting side stories are also part of the picture, like Grierson's Raid, the CSS Arkansas, and 'that devil Forrest' and his part -- or not -- in the grand campaign.

The Vicksburg Campaign includes: One full-color, 11x17-inch mounted map; 140 full-color, die-cut counters; and 12-page rulebook. 1 vol, 12 pgs 2017 US, AGAINST THE ODDS
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1-199890 Romaneck, Greg A CIVIL WAR'S REENACTOR'S GUIDEBOOK Offers living historians a treasure trove of information, tips, suggestions, and other information that will appeal to practicing re-enactors, potential participant and curious spectators. In the pages of this book readers will learn how to camp in a style reminiscent of Civil War soldiers. Tips linked to effective marching and safety practices are offered in a way that will assist participants. Sections dedicated to period health remedies, language of the time period, and the experiences of soldiers, civilians, and children in those long gone days will afford readers insights into not only the material world of Civil War America but also aspects of social history. A wealth of period illustrations enhance the text. The author has included resources for additional reading and research in a variety of related areas. 1 vol, 262 pgs 2007 US, HERITAGE BOOKS
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1-45100 Rowell, John W. YANKEE ARTILLERYMAN Using journals the author details the campaigns of Eli Lilly's 18th Indiana Light Artillery Battery, b/w illust/maps, good biblio, index. 1 vol, 320 pgs 1975 KNOXVILLE, UNIV OF TENN
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2-23980 Schiller, Dr David Th. ACW, THE:Recreated on Color Photographs (120) stunning color photos, text. 1 vol, 96 pgs 1990 LONDON, WINDROW & GREEN
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1-211880 Schmutz, John F THE BLOODY FIFTH: The 5th Texas Infantry Regiment, Hood's Texas Brigade, Army of Northern Virgin Volume 1: Secession to the Suffolk Campaign Profile of the 5th Texas Infantry (the Bloody Fifth) -- one of only three Texas regiments to fight with Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. The 5th Texas established an exceptional combat record in an army known for its fighting capabilities. This first volume Secession to the Suffolk Campaign includes 15 illustrations and 13 maps. An upcoming second installment, Gettysburg to Appomattox, will complete the history.

The regiment took part in 38 engagements, including nearly every significant battle in the Eastern Theater, as well as the Chickamauga, Chattanooga, and Knoxville campaigns in the Western Theater, before laying down its arms forever at Appomattox. 1 vol, 344 pgs 2016 US, SAVAS BEATIE
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1-211882 Schmutz, John F THE BLOODY FIFTH: The 5th Texas Infantry Regiment, Hood's Texas Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia: Volume 2 Profile of the 5th Texas Infantry (the Bloody Fifth) -- one of only three Texas regiments to fight with Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. The 5th Texas established an exceptional combat record in an army known for its fighting capabilities. This first volume Secession to the Suffolk Campaign includes 15 illustrations and 13 maps. An upcoming second installment, Gettysburg to Appomattox, will complete the history.

The regiment took part in 38 engagements, including nearly every significant battle in the Eastern Theater, as well as the Chickamauga, Chattanooga, and Knoxville campaigns in the Western Theater, before laying down its arms forever at Appomattox. 1 vol, 456 pgs 2017 US, SAVAS BEATIE
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1-60040 Sears, Stephen W. editor CENTURY COLLECTION OF CIVIL WAR ART 10.5x13, the 700+ works of art that were done forthe BATTLES AND LEADERS OF THE CIVIL WAR, firstclass reproductions, catalogue of works by artist. 1 vol, 400 pgs 1974 NY, AMERICAN HERITAGE PRS
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1-980020 Sheehan-Deanm Aaron editor STRUGGLE FOR A VAST FUTURE:The American Civil War Fifteen of today's ACW experts each provide new insights, color and b/w illust throughout. 1 vol, 242 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISH'NG
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1-210160 Shuiltz, David and Mingus, Scott THE SECOND DAY AT GETTYSBURG: The Attack and Defense of Cemetery Ridge, July 2, 1863 Includes 44 illustrations and 12 maps.

Based upon a faulty early-morning reconnaissance, General Robert E. Lee decided to attack up the Emmitsburg Road in an effort to collapse the left flank of General George Meade's Army of the Potomac and decisively defeat it. The effort got underway when General James Longstreet's First Corps troops crushed General Sickles' Peach Orchard salient and turned north and east to drive deeply into the Union rear. A third Confederate division under Richard Anderson, part of A. P. Hill's Third Corps, joined in the attack, slamming one brigade after another into the overstretched Union line stitched northward along the Emmitsburg Road. The bloody fighting stair-stepped its way up Cemetery Ridge, tearing open a large gap in the center of the Federal line that threatened to split the Union army in two. The fate of the Battle of Gettysburg hung in the balance.

Despite the importance of the position, surprisingly few Union troops were available to defend the yawning gap on the ridge. Major General Winfield S. Hancock's Second Corps had been reduced to less than one division when his other two were sucked southward to reinforce the collapsing Third Corps front. Reprising Horatio at the Bridge, the gallant commander cobbled together a wide variety of infantry and artillery commands and threw them into the action, refusing to yield even one acre of ground. The long and intense fighting included hand-to-hand combat and the personal heroics of which legends are made.

Demonstrating how the fighting on the far Union left directly affected the combat to come in the center of General Meade's line, the authors also address some of the most commonly overlooked aspects of the fighting: what routes did some of the key units take to reach the front? What could the commanders actually see, and when could they see it? How did the fences, roads, farms, trees, ravines, creeks, and others obstacles directly affect tactical decisions, and ultimately the battle itself? 1 vol, 552 pgs 2015 US, SAVAS BEATIE
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1-207640 Spurgeon, Ian Michael SOLDIERS IN THE ARMY OF FREEDOM: The 1st Kansas Colored, the Civil War's First African American Combat Unit In 1862, 250 Union soldiers of the First Kansas Colored Infantry, the first black regiment raised in a northern state, faced down rebel irregulars on Enoch Toothman's farm near Butler, Missouri. This was no battle over abstract principles. They were fighting for their own freedom and that of their families.

Composed primarily of former slaves, the First Kansas Colored saw major combat in Missouri, Indian Territory, and Arkansas. Despite naysayers' bigoted predictions - and a merciless slaughter at the Battle of Poison Spring - these black soldiers proved themselves as capable as their white counterparts. Includes 11 b/w illustrations and five b/w maps. 1 vol, 400 pgs 2014 US, UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA PRESS
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1-13480 Stackpole, Edward J. THEY MET AT GETTYSBURG A step-by-step retelling of the battle, b/w maps, photos, first-hand accounts, index. 1 vol, 342 pgs 1966 HARRISBURG, STACKPOLE PUB
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3-13480 Stackpole, Edward J. THEY MET AT GETTYSBURG A step-by-step retelling of the battle, b/w maps, photos, first-hand accounts, index. 1 vol, 342 pgs 1956 HARRISBURG, STACKPOLE PUB
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1-24850 Starr, Stephen Z. UNION CAVALRY IN THE CIVIL WAR, THE Definitive work on the Union Cavalry from Sumter to Appomattox and the War in the West; b/w maps and illust, biblio, index. 3 vol, 1649 pgs 1985 BATON ROUGE, LSU PRESS
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1-24851 Starr, Stephen Z. UNION CAVALRY IN THE CIVIL WAR, THE:V1 Definitive work on the Union Cavalry from Sumter to Gettysburg; b/w maps/illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 507 pgs 1983 BATON ROUGE, LSU PRESS
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1-24852 Starr, Stephen Z. UNION CAVALRY IN THE CIVIL WAR, THE:V2 Definitive work on the Union Cavalry, Gettysburg to Appomattox, b/w maps/illust, biblio, index. 1 vol, 526 pgs 1983 BATON ROUGE, LSU PRESS
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1-83417 Sutherland, Jonathan UNION TROOPS OF THE ACW Europa Militaria Special #17, an examination of all aspects of uniforms/equipment/flags and more through the 100+ full color photos of re-enactors of all arms and civilian period dress. 1 vol, 96 pgs 2005 UK, THE CROWOOD PRESS
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1-198310 Tidball, John C THE ARTILLERY SERVICE IN THE WAR OF REBELLION: 1861-65 A comprehensive overview and analysis of the US Army's field artillery service in the Civil War's principal battles, written by John C. Tidball, a distinguished artilleryman of the era. The overview, which appeared in the Journal of the Military Service Institution from 1891 to 1893, and nearly impossible to find today, examines the Army of the Potomac, including the battles of Fair Oaks, Gaines's Mill, Mechanicsville, Malvern Hill, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg; the Army of the Tennessee, including the battles of Stones River and Chickamauga, and the Army of the Ohio's battle of Shiloh.

Tidball, a decorated Civil War veteran and superintendent of artillery instruction for the army, expertly presents the war through an artilleryman's eyes in explaining the organization, equipping, and manning of the artillery service. His analysis highlights how the improper use of artillery, tying batteries down to relatively small infantry commands that diluted their firepower, seriously undermined the army's effectiveness until reforms produced independent artillery commands that could properly mass artillery fire in battle.

Presented here in one volume for the first time, this includes additional material from an unpublished paper Tidball wrote in 1905 which contains further insights into the artillery service, as well as a general overview of the Petersburg campaign. 1 vol, 400 pgs 2012 US, WESTHOLME PUBLISHING
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1-84023 Troiani, Don DON TROIANI'S CIVIL WAR MILITIA & VOLUNTEERS 9x12, 37 color paintings, from previous work. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2006 US, STACKPOLE BOOKS
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1-84024 Troiani, Don DON TROIANI'S CIVIL WAR ZOUAVES, OFFICERS & OTHERS 9x12, 38 color paintings, from previous work. 1 vol, 76 pgs 2006 US, STACKPOLE BOOKS
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1-30530 Trout, Robert J. THEY FOLLOWED THE PLUME The story of J.E.B. Stuart and his staff, detailed of staff officers & headquarters personnel. Biblio b/w photos/illust, index, chapter notes. 1 vol, 400 pgs 1993 HARRISBURG, STACKPOLE BKS
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1-207250 Trudeau, Noah Andre THE LAST CITADEL: Petersburg, June 1864 - April 1865 This revised sesquicentennial edition of Noah Andre Trudeau's The Last Citadel includes updated text, redrawn maps, and new material about the investment of Petersburg, Virginia.

The Petersburg campaign began on June 9, 1864, and ended on April 3, 1865, when Federal troops at last entered the city. It was the longest and most costly siege ever to take place on North American soil, yet it has been overshadowed by other actions that occurred at the same time period, most notably Sherman's famous 'March to the Sea,' and Sheridan's celebrated Shenandoah Valley campaign.

The ten-month Petersburg affair witnessed many more combat actions than the other two combined, and involved an average of 170,000 soldiers, not to mention thousands of civilians who were also caught up in the maelstrom. By its bloody end, the Petersburg campaign would add more than 70,000 casualties to the war's total.

Petersburg was the key to the war in the East. It lay astride five major railroad lines that in turn supplied the Confederate capital, Richmond. Were Petersburg to fall, these vital arteries would be severed, and Richmond doomed. With the same dogged determination that had seen him through the terrible Overland Campaign, Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant fixed his sights on the capture of Petersburg. Grant's opponent, General Robert E. Lee, was equally determined that the 'Cockade City' would not fall.

Includes 23 maps and a choice selection of drawings by on-the-spot combat artists. 1 vol, 0 pgs 2014 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-201300 Tucker, Phillip Thomas BARKSDALE'S CHARGE: The True High Tide of the Confederacy at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863 On the third day of Gettysburg, Robert E. Lee launched a magnificent attack. For pure pageantry it was unsurpassed, and it also marked the centerpiece of the war, both time-wise and in terms of how the conflict had turned a corner-from persistent Confederate hopes to impending Rebel despair. But Pickett's Charge was crushed by the Union defenders that day, having never had a chance in the first place.

The Confederacy's real 'high tide' at Gettysburg had come the afternoon before, during the swirling conflagration when Longstreet's corps first entered the battle, when the Federals just barely held on. The foremost Rebel spearhead on that second day of the battle was Barksdale's Mississippi brigade, which launched what one (Union) observer called the 'grandest charge that was ever seen by mortal man.'

Barksdale's brigade was already renowned in the Army of Northern Virginia for its stand-alone fights at Fredericksburg. On the second day of Gettysburg it was just champing at the bit to go in. The Federal left was not as vulnerable as Lee had envisioned, but had cooperated with Rebel wishes by extending its Third Corps into a salient. Hood's crack division was launched first, seizing Devil's Den, climbing Little Round Top, and hammering in the wheatfield.

Then Longstreet began to launch McLaws' division, and finally gave Barksdale the go-ahead. The Mississippians, with their white-haired commander on horseback at their head, utterly crushed the peach orchard salient and continued marauding up to Cemetery Ridge. Hancock, Meade, and other Union generals desperately struggled to find units to stem the Rebel tide. One of Barksdale's regiments, the 21st Mississippi, veered off from the brigade in the chaos, rampaging across the field, overrunning Union battery after battery. The collapsing Federals had to gather men from four different corps to try to stem the onslaught.

Barksdale himself was killed at the apex of his advance. Darkness, as well as Confederate exhaustion, finally ended the day's fight as the shaken, depleted Federal units on their heights took stock. They had barely held on against the full ferocity of the Rebels, on a day that decided the fate of the nation. Barksdale's Charge describes the exact moment when the Confederacy reached its zenith, and the soldiers of the Northern states just barely succeeded in retaining their perfect Union. 1 vol, 384 pgs 2012
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1-57980 Vandiver, Frank E. THEIR TATTERED FLAGS:The Epic of the Confederacy First rate analysis of life in the south duringthe ACW, chpt notes, index. 1 vol, 364 pgs 1970 NY, HARPER & ROW PUBLIS'G
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1-200440 Ward. John K THE BATTLE OF SACRAMENTO: Forrest's First Fight, A Skirmish of Future Generals The Battle of Sacramento has been shrouded in exaggeration and myth from the time it was fought more than 150 years ago. It is probable that few, if any, military engagements this small saw the beginning careers of so many future high-ranking officers. With a total of less than 500 men engaged, here three future generals and five future colonels began their rise to military glory. And while a small skirmish, we see here the same basic elements of warfare that have appeared since the beginning of recorded history.

Initial developments leading to the cavalry engagement at Sacramento, Kentucky, on December 28, 1861, occurred during the previous month. In November 1861, Confederate Lieutenant Colonel Nathan Bedford Forrest's Tennessee cavalry battalion was assigned to Hopkinsville, Kentucky, at that time a major outpost on the Confederate defense line in Kentucky. On December 28, 1861, at the onset of what is now known as the Battle of Sacramento, Lt. Col. Forrest fired the first shot; and, with about 150 men, Forrest charged the Union advance.

This well-documented account explores not just the battle but the men-and women-involved. Following an account of the prelude to the Battle of Sacramento and the battle itself; the Selected Personnel After-Action Activities section presents individual accounts of twenty-three participants. A section devoted to weapons includes: Colt Navy revolvers, the Enfield rifle musket, the Maynard carbine, Sharps carbine and rifle, and shotguns. Portraits, vintage photographs and maps, a bibliography, and an index to full-names, places, and subjects are included. 1 vol, 132 pgs 2012 US, HERITAGE BOOKS
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1-211700 Welch, Dan THE LAST ROAD NORTH: A Guide to the Gettysburg Campaign 1863 A string of battlefield victories through 1862 had culminated in the spring of 1863 with Lee's greatest victory yet: the battle of Chancellorsville. Propelled by the momentum of that supreme moment, confident in the abilities of his men, Lee decided to once more take the fight to the Yankees and launched this army on another invasion of the North, ending at Gettysburg.

The book follows in the footsteps of the Army of Northern Virginia and the Army of the Potomac as they made their way to Gettysburg. Based on the Gettysburg Civil War Trails, it's packed with dozens of lesser-known sites related to the Gettysburg Campaign. 1 vol, 192 pgs 2016 UK, PEN & SWORD
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1-92200 Williams, Harry T. P.G.T. BEAUREGARD:Napoleon in Grey From Sumter to Richmond, Beauregard left his markon the Civil War. Index, b/w illust. 1 vol, 345 pgs 1989 BATON ROUGE: LSU PRESS
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1-197190 Wittenberg, Eric GETTYSBURG'S FORGOTTEN CAVALRY ACTIONS: Farnsworth's Charge, South Cavalry Field, and the Battle of Fairfield, July 3, 1863 Gettysburg's Forgotten Cavalry Actions examines in great detail three of the campaign's central cavalry episodes.

The first is the heroic but doomed legendary charge of Brig. Gen. Elon J. Farnsworth's cavalry brigade against Confederate infantry and artillery. The attack was launched on July 3 after the repulse of Pickett's Charge, and the high cost included the life of General Farnsworth.

The second examines Brig. Gen. Wesley Merritt's tenacious fight on South Cavalry Field, including a fresh look at the opportunity to roll up the Army of Northern Virginia's flank on the afternoon of July 3.

Finally, Wittenberg studies the short but especially brutal cavalry fight at Fairfield, Pennsylvania. The strategic Confederate victory kept the Hagerstown Road open for Lee's retreat back to Virginia, nearly destroyed the 6th U. S. Cavalry, and resulted in the award of two Medals of Honor.

Gettysburg's Forgotten Cavalry Actions: Farnsworth's Charge, South Cavalry Field, and the Battle of Fairfield, July 3, 1863 boasts several worthy additions: nearly 15,000 words of new material based upon recently uncovered archival sources, including a new appendix that resolves the dispute about where Farnsworth's Charge and Merritt's fight occurred; a walking and driving tour complete with GPS coordinates; and updated photographs to reflect the modern appearance of the Gettysburg battlefield, which now better reflects its 1863 appearance. 1 vol, 244 pgs 2011 US, SAVAS BEATTIE
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1-208040 Wittenberg, Eric THE BATTLE OF MONROE'S CROSSROADS: And the Civil War's Final Campaign The Battle of Monroe's Crossroads, March 10, 1865, was an important but little-known engagement in William T. Sherman's Carolinas Campaign. Now in paperback, here is the only book-length account of this combat.

As Sherman's infantry crossed into North Carolina, Maj. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick's veteran Federal cavalry division fanned out in front, screening the advance. When Kilpatrick learned that Confederate cavalry under Lt. Gen. Wade Hampton was hot on his trail, he decided to set a trap for the Southern horsemen near a place called Monroe's Crossroads. Hampton, however, learned of the plan and decided to do something Kilpatrick was not expecting: attack.

On March 10, Southern troopers under Hampton and Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler launched a savage surprise attack on Kilpatrick's sleeping camp. After three hours of some of the toughest cavalry fighting of the entire Civil War, Hampton broke off and withdrew. His attack, however, stopped Kilpatrick's advance and bought another precious day for Lt. Gen. William J. Hardee to evacuate his command from Fayetteville. This, in turn, permitted Hardee to join the command of Gen. Joseph E. Johnston and set the stage for the climactic Battle of Bentonville nine days later.

Noted Civil War author Eric J. Wittenberg has written the first detailed tactical narrative of this important but long-forgotten battle, and places it in its proper context within the entire Carolinas Campaign. His study features 28 original maps and dozens of illustrations. 1 vol, 360 pgs 2015 US, SAVAS BEATIE
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1-72550 Wittenberg, Eric UNION CAVALRY COMES OF AGE, THE This noted authority on cavalry challenges a Civil War myth, from Hartwood Church to Brandy Station 1863, b/w photos, maps, appendices, notes, biblio, index. 1 vol, 432 pgs 2003 LONDON, BRASSEY'S INC
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1-89720 Wittenberg, Eric & Petruzzi, David & Nugent, Mike ONE CONTINUOUS FIGHT:The Retreat from Gettysburg The retreat from Gettysburg and the pursuit of Lee's Army was a nightmare. This is the first detailed history of the ten days and the twenty plus skirmishes, maps, biblio, index 1 vol, 576 pgs 2008 US, SAVAS BEATIE
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1-201110 Wittenberg, Eric J. PROTECTING THE FLANK AT GETTYSBURG: The Battles for Brinkerhoff's Ridge and East Cavalry Field, July 2 -3, 1863 First and only book to examine in significant detail how the mounted arm directly affected the outcome of the battle.

On July 3, 1863, a large-scale cavalry fight was waged on Cress Ridge four miles east of Gettysburg. There, on what is commonly referred to as East Cavalry Field, Union horsemen under Brig. Gen. David M. Gregg tangled with the vaunted Confederates riding with Maj. Gen. Jeb Stuart. This magnificent mounted clash, however, cannot be fully appreciated without an understanding of what happened the previous day at Brinkerhoff's Ridge, where elements of Gregg's division pinned down the legendary infantry of the Stonewall Brigade, preventing it from participating in the fighting for Culp's Hill that raged that evening.

Stuart arrived at Gettysburg on the afternoon of July 2 after his long ride around the Army of the Potomac just in time to witness the climax of the fighting at Brinkerhoff's Ridge, and spot good ground for mounted operations one ridge line to the east. Stuart also knew that Gregg's troopers held the important Hanover and Low Dutch road intersection, blocking a direct route into the rear of the Union center. If Stuart could defeat Gregg's troopers, he could dash thousands of his own men behind enemy lines and wreak havoc. The ambitious offensive thrust resulted the following day in a giant clash of horse and steel on East Cavalry Field. The combat featured artillery duels, dismounted fighting, hand-to-hand engagements, and the most magnificent mounted charge and countercharge of the entire Civil War.

This fully revised edition of Protecting the Flank at Gettysburg is the most detailed tactical treatment of the fighting on Brinkerhoff's Ridge yet published, and includes a new Introduction, a detailed walking and driving tour with GPS coordinates, and a new appendix refuting claims that Stuart's actions on East Cavalry Field were intended to be coordinated with the Pickett/Pettigrew/Trimble attack on the Union center on the main battlefield. 1 vol, 224 pgs 2012
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1-211770 Wittenberg,, Eric amd Scott L. Mingus Sr. THE SECOND BATTLE OF WINCHESTER: The Confederate Victory that Opened the Door to Gettysburg June 1863. The Gettysburg Campaign is underway. Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia is pushing northward through the Shenandoah Valley toward Pennsylvania, and only one significant force stands in its way: Maj. Gen. Robert H. Milroy's Union division of the Eighth Army Corps, in the vicinity of Winchester and Berryville, Virginia. Includes 97 images and 17 maps.

Despite being heavily outnumbered, General Milroy defied repeated instructions to withdraw his command even as the overpowering Second Corps under Lt. Gen. Richard Ewell approached within striking distance. The veteran Indiana politician-turned-soldier was convinced the enemy consisted of nothing more than cavalry or was simply a feint.

Milroy's controversial decision to stand and fight pitted his outnumbered and largely inexperienced men against some of Lee's finest veterans. The complex and fascinating maneuvering and fighting that followed on June 13-15 cost Milroy hundreds of killed and wounded and some 4,000 captured (about one-half of his command), with the remainder of his command routed from the battlefield.

The combat cleared the northern end of the Shenandoah Valley of Federal troops, demonstrated Lee could obtain supplies on the march, justified the elevation of General Ewell to replace the recently deceased Stonewall Jackson-and sent shockwaves through the Northern states.

Today, the Second Battle of Winchester is largely forgotten. But in June 1863, the politically charged front-page news caught President Lincoln and the War Department by surprise and forever tarnished Milroy's career. The beleaguered Federal soldiers who fought there spent a lifetime seeking redemption, arguing their three-day 'forlorn hope' delayed the Rebels long enough to allow the Army of the Potomac to arrive and defeat Lee at Gettysburg.

For the Confederates, the decisive leadership on display outside Winchester proved an illusion that masked significant command issues buried within the upper echelons of Stonewall Jackson's former corps that would only make themselves known in the earliest days of July on a different battlefield. 1 vol, 528 pgs 2016 US, SAVAS BEATIE
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