Best Civil War Antietam History Books

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1. Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion, and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson

Author: by S. C. Gwynne
Published at: Scribner; First Edition/First Printing (September 30, 2014)
ISBN: 978-1451673289

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From the author of the prize-winning New York Times bestseller Empire of the Summer Moon comes a thrilling account of how Civil War general Thomas Stonewall Jackson became a great and tragic American hero. Stonewall Jackson has long been a figure of legend and romance.

As much as any person in the Confederate pantheon, even Robert E. Lee, he embodies the romantic Southern notion of the virtuous lost cause. Jackson is also considered, without argument, one of our country’s greatest military figures. His brilliance at the art of war tied Abraham Lincoln and the Union high command in knots and threatened the ultimate success of the Union armies.

Jackson’s strategic innovations shattered the conventional wisdom of how war was waged; he was so far ahead of his time that his techniques would be studied generations into the future. In April 1862 Jackson was merely another Confederate general in an army fighting what seemed to be a losing cause.

By June he had engineered perhaps the greatest military campaign in American history and was one of the most famous men in the Western world. He had, moreover, given the Confederate cause what it had recently lackedhopeand struck fear into the hearts of the Union.

2. The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Civil War (The Politically Incorrect Guides)

Author: by H. W. Crocker III
Published at: Regnery Publishing; Illustrated edition (October 21, 2008)
ISBN: 978-1596985490

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Think you know the Civil War? You don’t know the full story until you read The Politically Incorrect GuideTM to the Civil War Bestselling author and former Conservative Book Club editor H.W. Crocker III offers a quick and lively study of America’s own Iliad-the Civil War-in this provocative and entertaining addition to The Politically Incorrect GuideTM series.

In The Politically Incorrect GuideTM to the Civil War Crocker profiles eminent-and colorful-military generals including the noble Lee, the controversial Sherman, the indefatigable Grant, the legendary Stonewall Jackson, and the notorious Nathan Bedford Forrest. He also includes thought-provoking chapters such as “The Civil War in Sixteen Battles You Should Know” and the most devastatingly politically incorrect chapter of all, “What If the South Had Won?” Along the way, he reveals a huge number of little-known truths, including why Robert E.

Lee had a higher regard for African Americans than Lincoln did; how, if there had been no Civil War, the South would have abolished slavery peaceably (as every other country in the Western Hemisphere did in the nineteenth century); and how the Confederate States of America might have helped the Allies win World War I sooner.

3. Civil War Battlefields: Walking the Trails of History

Author: by David T. Gilbert
Published at: Rizzoli; Illustrated edition (March 14, 2017)
ISBN: 978-0847859122

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Walk in the footsteps of history with this stunning volume that brings more than thirty Civil War battlefields to life. From the First Battle of Bull Run to Lee’s surrender at Appomattox Court House four years later, this book celebrates the history and scenic beauty of these hallowed grounds in a large-format, beautifully produced volume.

Explore more than thirty Civil War battlefields from Antietam to Chancellorsville, Gettysburg to Shilohincluding the first five national battlefield parks preserved by veterans in the 1890s. Each battlefield features extensive photos of the key sites and monuments, as well as beautiful landscapes and historic archival photography.

The essays enable the reader to understand each battlefield from a strategic perspectiveits topography, geography, and military valuethe battle’s seminal moments, and its historical significance, and guide the reader on how best to tour the grounds on foot. With maps, rarely seen archival photos, and stunning contemporary photography, this photo- and information-packed book is an inspirational bucket list for Civil War and history buffs, as well as those who wish to walk in the literal boot steps of American history.

4. The Civil War: A Narrative: Volume 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville (Vintage Civil War Library)

Author: by Shelby Foote
Published at:
Vintage Books; 1st Vintage Books ed edition (November 12, 1986)
ISBN: 978-0394746234

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This first volume of Shelby Foote’s classic narrative of the Civil War opens with Jefferson Davis’s farewell to the United Senate and ends on the bloody battlefields of Antietam and Perryville, as the full, horrible scope of America’s great war becomes clear.

Exhaustively researched and masterfully written, Foote’s epic account of the Civil War unfolds like a classic novel. Includes maps throughout. “Here, for a certainty, is one of the great historical narrativesa unique and brilliant achievement, one that must be firmly placed in the ranks of the masters.”Van Allen Bradley, Chicago Daily News “A stunning book full of color, life, character and a new atmosphere of the Civil War, and at the same time a narrative of unflagging power.

Eloquent proof that an historian should be a writer above all else.” Burke Davis “To read this great narrative is to love the nationto love it through the living knowledge of its mortal division. Whitman, who ultimately knew and loved the bravery and frailty of the soldiers, observed that the real Civil War would never be written and perhaps should not be.

5. Genius of Place: The Life of Frederick Law Olmsted (A Merloyd Lawrence Book)

Author: by Justin Martin
Published at: Da Capo Press; Reprint edition (October 30, 2012)
ISBN: 978-0306821486

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The full and definitive biography of Frederick Law Olmsted, influential abolitionist, ardent social reformer and conservationist, and the visionary designer of Central ParkFrederick Law Olmsted is arguably the most important historical figure that the average American knows the least about.

Best remembered for his landscape architecture, from New York’s Central Park to Boston’s Emerald Necklace to Stanford University’s campus, Olmsted was also an influential journalist, early voice for the environment, and abolitionist credited with helping dissuade England from joining the South in the Civil War.

This momentous career was shadowed by a tragic personal life, also fully portrayed here. Most of all, he was a social reformer. He didn’t simply create places that were beautiful in the abstract. An awesome and timeless intent stands behind Olmsted’s designs, allowing his work to survive to the present day.

With our urgent need to revitalize cities and a widespread yearning for green space, his work is more relevant now than it was during his lifetime. Justin Martin restores Olmsted to his rightful place in the pantheon of great Americans.

6. Battle Maps of the Civil War: The Eastern Theater (1) (Maps from the American Battlefield Trust)

Author: by American Battlefield Trust
Published at: Knox Press (May 26, 2020)
ISBN: 978-1682619346

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From the American Battlefield Trust comes the collection of their popular maps of the Eastern Theater of the American Civil War. I just love those maps that you guys send to me. It is a phrase that the staff of the American Battlefield Trust hears on a weekly basis.

The expression refers to one of the cornerstone initiatives of the organizationmapping the battlefields of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and the American Civil War. The American Battlefield Trust is the premier battlefield preservation organization in the United States. Over the last thirty years, the American Battlefield Trust and its members have preserved more than 52,000 acres of battlefield land across 143 battlefields in twenty-four statesat sites such as Antietam, Vicksburg, Chancellorsville, Shiloh, and Gettysburg.

Outside of physically walking across the hallowed battle grounds that the American Battlefield Trust preserves, the best way to illustrate the importance of the parcels of land that they preserve is through their battle maps. Through the decades, the American Battlefield Trust has created dozens of maps detailing the action of hundreds of battles.

7. The Cornfield: Antietam's Bloody Turning Point

Author: by David A Welker
Published at: Casemate; Illustrated edition (February 20, 2020)
ISBN: 978-1612008325

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Antietam.For generations of Americans this wordthe name of a bucolic stream in western Marylandheld the same sense of horror and carnage that the simple date 9/11 does for modern America. But Antietam eclipses even this modern tragedy as America’s single bloodiest day, on which 22,000 men became casualties in a war to determine our nation’s future.

Antietam is forever burned into the American psyche, a battle bathed in blood that served no military purpose, brought no decisive victory. This much Americans know. What they didn’t know is why this is sountil now. The Cornfield: Antietam’s Bloody Turning Point tells for the first time the full story of the exciting struggle to control the Cornfield, the action on which the costly battle of Antietam turned, in a thorough yet readable narrative.

It explains what happened in Antietam’s Cornfield and why. Because Federal and Confederate forces repeatedly traded control of the spot, the fight for the Cornfield is a story of human struggle against fearful odds, of men seeking to do their duty, of simply trying to survive.

8. An Environmental History of the Civil War (Civil War America)

Author: by Judkin Browning
Published at: University of North Carolina Press (April 13, 2020)
ISBN: 978-1469655383

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This sweeping new history recognizes that the Civil War was not just a military conflict but also a moment of profound transformation in Americans’ relationship to the natural world. To be sure, environmental factors such as topography and weather powerfully shaped the outcomes of battles and campaigns, and the war could not have been fought without the horses, cattle, and other animals that were essential to both armies.

But here Judkin Browning and Timothy Silver weave a far richer story, combining military and environmental history to forge a comprehensive new narrative of the war’s significance and impact. As they reveal, the conflict created a new disease environment by fostering the spread of microbes among vulnerable soldiers, civilians, and animals; led to large-scale modifications of the landscape across several states; sparked new thinking about the human relationship to the natural world; and demanded a reckoning with disability and death on an ecological scale.

And as the guns fell silent, the change continued; Browning and Silver show how the war influenced the future of weather forecasting, veterinary medicine, the birth of the conservation movement, and the establishment of the first national parks. In considering human efforts to find military and political advantage by reshaping the natural world, Browning and Silver show not only that the environment influenced the Civil War’s outcome but also that the war was a watershed event in the history of the environment itself.

9. Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of Antietam

Author: by Stephen W. Sears
Published at: Mariner Books; 1st edition (June 30, 2003)
ISBN: 978-0618344192

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Combining brilliant military analysis with rich narrative history, Landscape Turned Red is the definitive work on the Battle of Antietam. The Civil War battle waged on September 17, 1862, at Antietam Creek, Maryland, was one of the bloodiest in the nation’s history: on this single day, the war claimed nearly 23,000 casualties.

Here renowned historian Stephen Sears draws on a remarkable cache of diaries, dispatches, and letters to recreate the vivid drama of Antietam as experienced not only by its leaders but also by its soldiers, both Union and Confederate, to produce what the New York Times Book Review has called “the best account of the Battle of Antietam.”

10. The Irish Brigade: A Pictorial History of the Famed Civil War Fighters

Author: by Russ A. Pritchard Jr.
Published at: Skyhorse; Illustrated edition (April 7, 2020)
ISBN: 978-1510756601

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A Full-Color History for Civil War Enthusiasts, History Buffs, and Anyone Interested in the Saga of the Irish in America! The Union’s Irish Brigade, the Civil War’s most famous fighting outfit, built an unusual reputation for dash and gallantry having fought throughout the war, from First Bull Run in 1861 to the Confederate surrender and Appomattox Court House in 1865.

Here is the gripping true story, replete with stunning full-color illustrations, of all Irish regiments from Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and New York serving under the direction of the Brigade’s most famous commander, General Thomas Francis Meagher. This meticulously researched text features complete and detailed accounts of the Brigade’s battles and skirmishes, from Bull Run to Yorktown to Peach Orchard to Malvern Hill to Antietam to Petersburgto name a few.

This powerful, authoritative volume captures the heart and tireless effort of the heroic men who rescued the Union from defeat time and time againenthralling reading with authentic accompanying illustrations that will fascinate everyone from the biggest history buffs to the occasional layman interested in the history of Irish-Americans or the Civil War.

11. The Maps of Antietam: An Atlas of the Antietam (Sharpsburg) Campaign, including the Battle of South Mountain, September 2 – 20, 1862 (Savas Beatie Military Atlas)

Author: by Bradley M. Gottfried
Published at: Savas Beatie; Illustrated edition (June 13, 2012)
ISBN: 978-1611210866

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The Maps of Antietam: An Atlas of the Antietam (Sharpsburg) Campaign is the fourth installment in the Savas Beatie Military Atlas Series. This magisterial work breaks down the entire campaign (and all related operational maneuvers) into 21 map sets or action-sections enriched with 124 original full-page color maps.

These spectacular cartographic creations bore down to the regimental and battery level. The Maps of Antietam includes the march into Maryland, the Harpers Ferry operation, the Battle of South Mountain (Fox’s Gap, Turner’s Gap, and Crampton’s Gap), operations in Pleasant Valley, the Confederate withdrawal to Sharpsburg, the Battle of Antietam, the retreat across the Potomac River, and the sharp fighting at Shepherdstown.

At least oneand as many as tenmaps accompany each action-section. Opposite each map is a full facing page of detailed footnoted text describing the units, personalities, movements, and combat (including quotes from eyewitnesses) depicted on the accompanying map, all of which make the story of General Lee’s invasion into Maryland come alive.

12. Custer: The Making of a Young General

Author: by Edward G. Longacre
Published at: Skyhorse; 1st edition (August 14, 2018)
ISBN: 978-1510733190

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“Longacre has provided excellent contribution to the literature on George Custer. This work is a fine addition to any Civil War bookshelf.” The Civil War MonitorThe name George Armstrong Custer looms large in American history, specifically for his leadership in the American Indian Wars and unfortunate fall at the Battle of Little Bighorn.

But before his time in the West, Custer began his career fighting for the Union in the Civil War. In Custer: The Making of a Young General, legendary Civil War historian Edward G. Longacre provides fascinating insight into this often-overlooked period in Custer’s life.

In 1863, under the patronage of General Alfred Pleasonton, commander of the Army of the Potomac’s horsemen, a young but promising twenty-three-year-old Custer rose to the unprecedented rank of brigadier general and was placed in charge of the untried Michigan Calvary Brigade.

Although over time Custer would bring out excellence in his charges, eventually leading the Wolverines to prominence, his first test came just days later at Hanover, then Hunterstown, and finally Gettysburg. In these campaigns and subsequent ones, Custer’s reputation for surging ahead regardless of the odds (almost always with successful results that appeared to validate his calculating recklessness) was firmly established.

13. That Field of Blood: The Battle of Antietam, September 17, 1862 (Emerging Civil War Series)

Author: by Daniel Vermilya
Published at: Savas Beatie; Illustrated edition (April 30, 2018)
ISBN: 978-1611213751

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September 17, 1862one of the most consequential days in the history of the United Stateswas a moment in time when the future of the country could have veered in two starkly different directions. Confederates under General Robert E. Lee had embarked upon an invasion of Maryland, threatening to achieve a victory on Union soil that could potentially end the Civil War in Southern Independence.

Lee’s opponent, Major General George McClellan, led the Army of the Potomac to stop Lee’s campaign.In Washington D.C., President Lincoln eagerly awaited news from the field, knowing that the future of freedom for millions was at stake. Lincoln had resolved that, should Union forces win in Maryland, he would issue his Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.

All this hung in the balance on September 17: the day of the battle of Antietam. The fighting near Sharpsburg, Maryland, that day would change the course of American history, but in the process, it became the costliest day this nation has ever known, with more than 23,000 men falling as casualties.

14. Geography Workbook for Kids: 50 US States Activity Book – Word Scrambles & Matches, Population, Maps, Capitals, Biggest Cities, State Mammals, Birds and Flowers

Author: by Junior Press
Published at: Independently published (December 1, 2020)
ISBN: 979-8574860731

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Discover amazing facts about all fifty states. You will get to know the largest cities, populations, famous people from given states as well as the highest peaks, capitals and interesting facts. A great workbook for everyone interested in geography and those who want to know more about the United States.

Learn safely at home. Geography Workbook Features :100 special designed pages Sized at 8. 5″ X 11″.Full color MATTE cover for an elegant, professional look and feel. Flexible soft cover paperback. High-quality paperPlace for your notes Pages contain:FactsWord scramblesWord matchesSign the picturesFill the empty spaces in sentences.