Best U.S. Civil War Regimental Histories Books

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1. War Ain't No Picnic: 30 Civil War Stories & Devotionals

Author: by Tom Letchworth
Published at: Fermata House; 1st edition (August 17, 2017)
ISBN: 978-1947566002

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An entertaining and easy-to-read collection of Civil War stories, with footnoted primary sources for the more serious reader who enjoys historical research. Award-winning storyteller and Methodist pastor, Tom Letchworth, retells some of the most fascinating stories from the American Civil War.

Each chapter includes historical photos and spiritual applications. These are some of the interesting stories Tom Letchworth discovered in his research of the American Civil War. And since he’s a United Methodist minister, it’s only natural that he saw the spiritual analogies.

The mystery of the glow-in-the-dark wounds after the Battle of Shiloh. How the Battle of Manassas “invaded” a civilian picnic. The volunteer nurse whose orders even General Sherman followed. How a slave sailed his way to freedom and later served as a U.S.Congressman.

The bullet that passed through General Cleburne’s open mouth as he yelled orders. Lula McLean’s doll “witnessing” the peace talks. The tragic maritime Sultana Disaster. Lincoln’s official presidential memo in which he described a general’s wife as a “saucy woman.”Thirty stories in all.


2. A Stillness at Appomattox (Army of the Potomac, Vol. 3)

Author: by Bruce Catton
Published at: Anchor; Army of the Potomac, Vol. 3 edition (November 9, 1953)
ISBN: 978-0385044516

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Recounting the final year of the Civil War, this classic volume by Bruce Catton won both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for excellence in non-fiction. In this final volume of the Army of the Potomac Trilogy, Catton, America’s foremost Civil War historian, takes the reader through the battles of the Wilderness, the Bloody Angle, Cold Harbot, the Crater, and on through the horrible months to one moment at Appomattox.

Grant, Meade, Sheridan, and Lee vividly come to life in all their failings and triumphs.


3. Civil War Word Search – Large Print Edition: Educational Brain Workouts Featuring Unique No-Spoiler Solution/Hints Pages, Historical Photos, and over 1,000 Hidden Words

Author: by Celesta Letchworth
Published at: Fermata House (June 1, 2020)
ISBN: 978-1947566040

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Give your brain a workout and have fun at the same time with a month’s worth of Large Print Civil War puzzles! Learn about American Civil War history while searching for over 1,000 cleverly hidden words!PLUS! Each theme includes 4 pages:1.

A Historical Photo2. The List of hidden words (30-41 words)3. The Puzzle on a large, 1713 grid4. Unique “No-Spoiler Solution Page” on back of puzzle with directional arrow hints. Here’s more information:EASY ON THE EYES – Large margins, 20-point font, and no-glare paper help those with sight struggles enjoy solving the puzzles.

FLEXIBLE – Each 4-page puzzle theme is designed with 1-inch inside margins so you can tear it out if you like. (The solution page is on the back of the puzzle grid. KEEPS YOU BUSY Work one puzzle a day for a month.

Thirty-one puzzles in all! CHALLENGING, HAND-CRAFTED puzzles. More diagonals and overlapping words than most word search puzzle books. EACH HISTORICAL PHOTO IS FOOTNOTED. View and print information about the photos at www.Fermatahouse.Com/resources. Order one for yourself and a couple more to give as gifts.

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Reminiscences of My Life in Camp: An African American Woman's Civil War Memoir

Author: by Susie King Taylor
Published at: University of Georgia Press; Reprint edition (April 25, 2006)
ISBN: 978-0820326665

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Near the end of her classic wartime account, Susie King Taylor writes, “there are many people who do not know what some of the colored women did during the war.” For her own part, Taylor spent four yearswithout pay or formal trainingnursing sick and wounded members of a black regiment of Union soldiers.

In addition, she worked as a camp cook, laundress, and teacher. Written from a perspective unique in the literature of the Civil War, Reminiscences of My Life in Camp not only chronicles daily life on the battlefront but also records interactions between blacks and whites, men and women, and Northerners and Southerners during and after the war.

Taylor tells of being born into slavery and of learning, in secret, to read and write. She describes maturing under her wartime responsibilities and traveling with the troops in South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. After the war, Taylor dedicated herself to improving the lives of black Southerners and black Union Army veterans.


5. Company Aytch or a Side Show of the Big Show: A Memoir of the Civil War

Author: by Sam R. Watkins
Published at: Turner; Illustrated edition (September 20, 2011)
ISBN: 978-1596528406

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In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War: The definitive Civil War classic as Sam wanted it revised complete with his edits, new perspectives, authoritative text, and images of his changes. Company Aytch has reigned as one of the most memorable and honest depictions of the American Civil War since its original publication in 1882.Sam R.

Watkins’s firsthand account of life as a Confederate soldier eloquently captured the realities of war, the humor and pathos of soldiering, and the tragic, historic events in which he participated. Although there have been other versions of Company Aytch published, this is the first with new material and revisions by Sam Watkins himself.

Featuring over forty images, including his own pencil-marked edits, this volume combines the ageless text with Sam’s intended revisions a treasure for lovers of history, academia, and Civil War enthusiasts alike.


6. Lee's Lieutenants: A Study in Command

Author: by Douglas Southall Freeman
Published at: Simon & Schuster; Abridged edition (April 3, 2001)
ISBN: 978-0684859798

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Lee’s Lieutenants: A Study in Command is the most colorful and popular of Douglas Southall Freeman’s works. A sweeping narrative that presents a multiple biography against the flame-shot background of the American Civil War, it is the story of the great figures of the Army of Northern Virginia who fought under Robert E.Lee.

The Confederacy won resounding victories throughout the war, but seldom easily or without tremendous casualties. Death was always on the heels of fame, but the men who commandedamong them Jackson, Longstreet, and Ewelldeveloped as leaders and men. Lee’s Lieutenants follows these men to the costly battle at Gettysburg, through the deepening twilight of the South’s declining military might, and finally to the collapse of Lee’s command and his formal surrender in 1865.

To his unparalleled descriptions of men and operations, Dr. Freeman adds an insightful analysis of the lessons learned and their bearing upon the future military development of the nation. Accessible at last in a one-volume edition abridged by noted Civil War historian Stephen W.


7. The Twentieth Maine: A Classic Story of Joshua Chamberlain and His Volunteer Regiment

Author: by John J. Pullen
Published at: Stackpole Books; Illustrated edition (September 11, 2008)
ISBN: 978-0811735247

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We went into the fight with 386, all told-358 guns. Every pioneer and musician who would carry a musket went into the ranks. Even the sick and footsore, who could not keep up in the march, came up as soon as they could find their regiments, and took their places in line of battle, while it was battle, indeed.

Col. Joshua Chamberlain The fascinating story of Joshua Chamberlain and his volunteer regiment, the Twentieth Maine, is reprinted with a new foreword by Civil War historian and UCLA professor Joan Waugh. Pullen’s classic and highly acclaimed book tells how Chamberlain and his men fought at Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville on their way to the pivotal battle of Gettysburg.

There, on July 2, 1863, at Little Round Top, they heroically saved the left flank of the Union battle line. The Twentieth Maine’s remarkable story ends with the surrender of Lee’s troops at Appomattox. Considered by Civil War historians to be one of the best regimental histories ever written, this beloved standard of American history is now available in a new Stackpole edition.


8. Lincoln's Lieutenants: The High Command of the Army of the Potomac

Author: by Stephen W. Sears
Published at: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1st edition (April 25, 2017)
ISBN: 978-0618428250

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From the best-selling author of Gettysburg, a multilayered group biography of the commanders who led the Army of the Potomac The high command of the Army of the Potomac was a changeable, often dysfunctional band of brothers, going through the fires of war under seven commanding generals in three years, until Grant came east in 1864.

The men in charge all too frequently appeared to be fighting against the administration in Washington instead of for it, increasingly cast as political pawns facing down a vindictive congressional Committee on the Conduct of the War. President Lincoln oversaw, argued with, and finally tamed his unruly team of generals as the eastern army was stabilized by an unsung supporting cast of corps, division, and brigade generals.

With characteristic style and insight, Stephen Sears brings these courageous, determined officers, who rose through the ranks and led from the front, to life.


9. ASVAB Study Guide 2019-2020 Secrets: ASVAB Test Prep Book 2019 & 2020 and Practice Test Questions for the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery Exam (Includes Step-by-Step Review Tutorial Videos)

Author: by Mometrix Armed Forces Team
Published at: Mometrix Media LLC (March 15, 2019)
ISBN: 978-1516710560

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Mometrix Test Preparation’s ASVAB Study Guide 2019-2020 Secrets is the ideal prep solution for anyone who wants to pass their Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery. The exam is extremely challenging, and thorough test preparation is essential for success. Our study guide includes:Practice test questions with detailed answer explanationsStep-by-step video tutorials to help you master difficult conceptsTips and strategies to help you get your best test performanceA complete review of all ASVAB test sectionsWord Knowledge TestParagraph Comprehension TestArithmetic Reasoning and Mathematics Knowledge TestGeneral ScienceAssembling ObjectsMechanical ComprehensionMometrix Test Preparation is not affiliated with or endorsed by any official testing organization.

All organizational and test names are trademarks of their respective owners. The Mometrix guide is filled with the critical information you will need in order to do well on your ASVAB exam: the concepts, procedures, principles, and vocabulary that the United States Military Entrance Processing Command expects you to have mastered before sitting for your exam.

10. Black Horse Cavalry Defend Our Beloved Country

Author: by Lewis Marshall Helm
Published at: Higher Education Pubns (September 1, 2004)
ISBN: 978-0914927457

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Story of the defenders of Fauquier County, Virginia including the ‘Black Horse Cavaley’ in the War of Northern Agression.

11. The Second Mississippi Infantry Regiment: An Introduction to the Full Annotated Roster (History of the Second Mississippi Infantry)

Author: by Michael R. Brasher
Published at: Coonewah Creek Publishing; Annotated edition (August 14, 2020)
ISBN: 978-1734216530

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Did you know that the Second Mississippi Infantry Regiment had more individuals cited for bravery in battle (the Confederate Roll of Honor) than any other regiment in Confederate service? Its first commander was William C. Falkner, great-grandfather of the famous author William C.

Faulkner (the author changed the spelling of the family last name). Its second and last commander was John Marshall Stone, later governor of Mississippi. The Second Mississippi Infantry Regiment was one of hardest hitting infantry regiments in Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia.

Although there existed, of course, famous brigades, divisions, and even corps, the individual Confederate fighting man always identified most closely with his regiment. This is an introduction to the story of one such regiment, the 2nd Mississippi Infantry Volunteers, that served in the Army of Northern Virginia.

It fought in most of the Virginia army’s major battles, being detached and absent only at Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville. The 2nd Mississippi met its final demise a week before Lee’s surrender at Appomattox when it was overwhelmed by the Federal breakthrough of the Petersburg defenses on April 2, 1865 along the banks of a stream called Hatcher’s Run.

12. A Broken Regiment: The 16th Connecticut's Civil War (Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War)

Author: by Lesley J. Gordon
Published at: LSU Press; Illustrated edition (November 10, 2014)
ISBN: 978-0807157305

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A Broken Regiment recounts the tragic history of one of the Civil War’s most ill-fated Union military units. Organized in the late summer of 1862, the 16th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry was unprepared for battle a month later, when it entered the fight at Antietam.

The results were catastrophic: nearly a quarter of the men were killed or wounded, and Connecticut’s 16th panicked and fled the field. In the years that followed, the regiment participated in minor skirmishes before surrendering en masse in North Carolina in 1864.

Most of its members spent months in southern prison camps, including the notorious Andersonville stockade, where disease and starvation took the lives of over one hundred members of the unit. The struggles of the 16th led survivors to reflect on the true nature of their military experience during and after the war, and questions of cowardice and courage, patriotism and purpose, were often foremost in their thoughts.

Over time, competing stories emerged of who they were, why they endured what they did, and how they should be remembered. By the end of the century, their collective recollections reshaped this troubling and traumatic past, and the “unfortunate regiment” emerged as “The Brave Sixteenth,” their individual memories and accounts altered to fit the more heroic contours of the Union victory.

13. Conspicuous Gallantry: The Civil War and Reconstruction Letters of James W. King, 11th Michigan Volunteer Infantry (Civil War in the North)

Author: by Eric R. Faust
Published at: The Kent State University Press (October 8, 2015)
ISBN: 978-1606352434

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A Weekly Book List selection of The Chronicle of Higher Education. The Union states of what is now the Midwest have received far less attention from historians than those of the East, and much of Michigan’s Civil War story remains untold.

The eloquent letters of James W. King shed light on a Civil War regiment that played important roles in the battles of Stones River, Chickamauga, and Missionary Ridge. King enlisted in the 11th Michigan in 1861 as a private and rose to the rank of quartermaster sergeant.

His correspondence continues into the era of Reconstruction, when he tried his hand at raising cotton in Tennessee and Alabama and found himself caught up in the social and political upheavals of the postwar South. King went off to war as an obscure nineteen-year-old farm boy, but he was anything but average.

His letters to Sarah Jane Babcock, his future wife, vividly illustrate the plight and perspective of the rank-and-file Union infantryman while revealing the innermost thoughts of an articulate, romantic, and educated young man. King’s wartime correspondence explores a myriad of issues faced by the common Federal soldier: the angst, uncertainty, and hope associated with long distance courtship; the scourge of widespread and often fatal diseases; the rapid evolution of views on race and slavery; the doldrums of camp life punctuated with the horrors of combat and its aftermath; the gnawing anxiety while waiting for mail from home; the incessant gambling, drunkenness, and profanity of his comrades; and the omnipresent risk of death or crippling disability as the cost of performing his duty: to preserve the Union.