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

Author: by S. C. Gwynne
Published at: Scribner; Reprint edition (October 6, 2015)
ISBN: 978-1451673296

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Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, the epic New York Times bestselling account of how Civil War general Thomas Stonewall Jackson became a great and tragic national hero. Stonewall Jackson has long been a figure of legend and romance.

As much as any person in the Confederate pantheoneven Robert E. Leehe embodies the romantic Southern notion of the virtuous lost cause. Jackson is also considered, without argument, one of our country’s greatest military figures. In April 1862, however, he was merely another Confederate general in an army fighting what seemed to be a losing cause.

But 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. 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 his magnificent Rebel YellS.C. Gwynne brings Jackson ferociously to life (New York Newsday) in a swiftly vivid narrative that is rich with battle lore, biographical detail, and intense conflict among historical figures. Gwynne delves deep into Jackson’s private life and traces Jackson’s brilliant twenty-four-month career in the Civil War, the period that encompasses his rise from obscurity to fame and legend; his stunning effect on the course of the war itself; and his tragic death, which caused both North and South to grieve the loss of a remarkable American hero.


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. Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant Volume 1: Large Print Edition (River Moor Books Large Print Editions)

Author: by Ulysses S. Grant
Published at: River Moor Books; Large type / Large print edition (August 30, 2018)
ISBN: 978-1582188577

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Born in 1822, Grant was the son of an Ohio tanner. He went to West Point rather against his will and graduated in the middle of his class. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Grant was appointed by the governor to command an unruly volunteer regiment, quickly rising to the rank of brigadier general of volunteers.

In February 1862, he took Fort Henry and attacked Fort Donelson. When the Confederate commander asked for terms, Grant replied, No terms except an unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted. The Confederates surrendered, and President Lincoln promoted Grant to major general of volunteers.

At Shiloh in April, Grant fought one of the bloodiest battles in the West and came out less well. Lincoln fended off demands for his removal by saying, I can’t spare this manhe fights. For his next major objective, Grant then maneuvered and fought skillfully to win Vicksburg, the key city on the Mississippi, cutting the Confederacy in two.

ISBN for Volume 2 is 9781582188584


4. William Tecumseh Sherman: In the Service of My Country: A Life

Author: by James Lee McDonough
Published at: W. W. Norton & Company; Illustrated edition (June 13, 2017)
ISBN: 978-0393354201

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The New York Times best-selling biography of one of America’s most storied military figures. General William Tecumseh Sherman’s 1864 burning of Atlanta solidified his legacy as a ruthless leader. Evolving from a spirited student at West Point, Sherman became a general who fought in some of the Civil War’s most decisive campaignsShiloh, Vicksburg, Atlantauntil finally, seeking a swift ending to the war’s horrendous casualties, he devastated southern resources on his famous March to the Sea across the Carolinas.

Later, as general-in-chief of the U.S. Army, Sherman relentlessly paved the way west during the Indian wars. James Lee McDonough’s fresh insight reveals a man tormented by fears that history would pass him by and that he would miss his chance to serve his country.

Drawing on years of research, McDonough delves into Sherman’s dramatic personal life, including his strained relationship with his wife, his personal debts, and his young son’s death. The result is a remarkable, illuminating portrait of an American icon. 8 pages of illustrations, 10 maps


5. 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.


6. Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant Volume 2/2: Large Print Edition (River Moor Books Large Print Editions)

Author: by Ulysses S. Grant
Published at: River Moor Books; Large type / Large print edition (August 30, 2018)
ISBN: 978-1582188584

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Born in 1822, Grant was the son of an Ohio tanner. He went to West Point rather against his will and graduated in the middle of his class. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Grant was appointed by the governor to command an unruly volunteer regiment, quickly rising to the rank of brigadier general of volunteers.

In February 1862, he took Fort Henry and attacked Fort Donelson. When the Confederate commander asked for terms, Grant replied, No terms except an unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted. The Confederates surrendered, and President Lincoln promoted Grant to major general of volunteers.

At Shiloh in April, Grant fought one of the bloodiest battles in the West and came out less well. Lincoln fended off demands for his removal by saying, I can’t spare this manhe fights. For his next major objective, Grant then maneuvered and fought skillfully to win Vicksburg, the key city on the Mississippi, cutting the Confederacy in two.

ISBN for Volume 1 is 9781582188577


7. 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.


8. 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.


9. Pickett's Charge: Revised and Updated: A New Look at Gettysburg's Final Attack

Author: by Phillip Thomas Tucker
Published at: Skyhorse; Updated, Revised edition (November 24, 2020)
ISBN: 978-1510755734

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“The book is most interesting for the bright nuggets of information Tucker presents as he unfolds the attack minute by minute, foot by foot. The account is a mosaic of thousands of tiny pieces that, seen whole, amounts to a fascinating picture of what probably was the most important moment of the Civil War.

The New York Times Book Review “[Pickett’s Charge] contains much to interest and provoke Civil War enthusiasts.” Kirkus Reviews “Takes issue with many long-held assumptions and analysis of the famous attack and seeks to revise many of the long-held misconceptions about Lee’s plans, the course of the attack, and the ultimate reasons for its failure….

Overall, the author does a workmanlike job.” New York Journal of Books The Battle of Gettysburg, the Civil War’s turning point, produced over 57,000 casualties, the largest number from the entire war that was itself America’s bloodiest conflict. On the third day of fierce fighting, Robert E.

Lee’s attempt to invade the North came to a head in Pickett’s Charge. The infantry assault, consisting of nine brigades of soldiers in a line that stretched for over a mile, resulted in casualties of over 50 percent for the Confederates and a huge psychological blow to Southern morale.

10. 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.

11. 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.

12. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant (Volume 1)

Author: by Ulysses S. Grant
Published at: Digital Scanning Inc.; Illustrated edition (December 19, 1998)
ISBN: 978-1582181899

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This digital reproduction of the C.L. Webster Shoulder Board Set is Volume 1 of 2. Born in 1822, Grant was the son of an Ohio tanner. He went to West Point reluctantly and graduated in the middle of his class. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Grant was appointed by the governor to command an unruly volunteer regiment, quickly rising to the rank of brigadier general of volunteers.

In February 1862, he took Fort Henry and attacked Fort Donelson. When the Confederate commander asked for terms, Grant replied, No terms except an unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted.’ The Confederates surrendered, and President Lincoln promoted Grant to major general of volunteers.

At Shiloh in April, Grant fought one of the bloodiest battles in the West and came out less well. Lincoln fended off demands for his removal by saying, “I can’t spare this man he fights”. For his next major objective, Grant then maneuvered and fought skillfully to win Vicksburg, the key city on the Mississippi, cutting the Confederacy in two.

13. Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant (Volume 2)

Author: by Ulysses S. Grant

Published at: Digital Scanning Inc. (December 1, 1998)
ISBN: 978-1582181905

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This digital reproduction of the C.L. Webster Shoulder Board Set, Volume 2 of 2. Born in 1822, Grant was the son of an Ohio tanner. He went to West Point reluctantly and graduated in the middle of his class. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Grant was appointed by the governor to command an unruly volunteer regiment, quickly rising to the rank of brigadier general of volunteers.

In February 1862, he took Fort Henry and attacked Fort Donelson. When the Confederate commander asked for terms, Grant replied, No terms except an unconditional and immediate surrender can be accepted.’ The Confederates surrendered, and President Lincoln promoted Grant to major general of volunteers.

At Shiloh in April, Grant fought one of the bloodiest battles in the West and came out less well. Lincoln fended off demands for his removal by saying, “I can’t spare this man he fights”. For his next major objective, Grant then maneuvered and fought skillfully to win Vicksburg, the key city on the Mississippi, cutting the Confederacy in two.

14. 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.

15. 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.

16. Radical Sacrifice: The Rise and Ruin of Fitz John Porter (Civil War America)

Author: by William Marvel
Published at: The University of North Carolina Press (March 8, 2021)
ISBN: 978-1469661858

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Born into a distinguished military family, Fitz John Porter (1822-1901) was educated at West Point and breveted for bravery in the war with Mexico. Already a well-respected officer at the outset of the Civil War, as a general in the Union army he became a favorite of George B.

McClellan, who chose him to command the Fifth Corps of the Army of the Potomac. Porter and his troops fought heroically and well at Gaines’s Mill and Malvern Hill. His devotion to the Union cause seemed unquestionable until fellow Union generals John Pope and Irvin McDowell blamed him for their own battlefield failures at Second Bull Run.

As a confidant of the Democrat and limited-war proponent McClellan, Porter found himself targeted by Radical Republicans intent on turning the conflict to the cause of emancipation. He made the perfect scapegoat, and a court-martial packed with compliant officers dismissed him for disobedience of orders and misconduct before the enemy.

Porter tenaciously pursued vindication after the war, and in 1879 an army commission finally reviewed his case, completely exonerating him. Obstinately partisan resistance from old Republican enemies still denied him even nominal reinstatement for six more years. This revealing new biography by William Marvel cuts through received wisdom to show Fitz John Porter as he was: a respected commander whose distinguished career was ruined by political machinations within Lincoln’s administration.