Military History

The Union Cavalry Comes Of Age
In The Union Cavalry Comes of Age, award-winning cavalry historian Eric J. Wittenberg provides a long-overdue challenge to the persistent myths that have unfairly elevated the reputations of the Confederate cavalry's cavaliers and sets the record...

13.06.2015

New Perspectives on the Civil War
As the American Civil War recedes into the past, popular fascination continues to rise. Once a matter that chiefly concerned veterans, separately organized North and South, who gathered to refight old battles and to memorialize the heroes and...

12.06.2013

Confederate General
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14.09.2016

Forward to Richmond
A gripping, comprehensive account of the Civil War, including eyewitness testimony, profiles of key personalities, period photographs, illustrations and artifacts, and detailed battle maps. Fully researched, superbly written.

12.12.2015

Two Roads to Sumter
s/t: Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis & the March to the Civil WarUsing the early lives and careers of Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis as theme and framework, two of America's finest historians outline each step in the tragic march to...

15.11.2014

Bloody Roads South
Noah Andre Trudeau's Southern Storm is a masterpiece about Sherman's March to the Sea. Two decades before "Southern Storm", Trudeau...

20.11.2016

Stephen Dodson Ramseur
Stephen Dodson Ramseur, born in Lincolnton, North Carolina, in 1837, compiled an enviable record as a brigadier in the Army of Northern Virginia. Commissioned major general the day after his twenty-seventh birthday, he was the youngest West Pointer...

26.03.2018

Lincoln and the Civil War
In Lincoln and the Civil War, Michael Burlingame explores the experiences and qualities that made Abraham Lincoln one of America’s most revered leaders. This volume provides an illuminating overview of the entirety of the Civil War and...

17.04.2015

The Smoothbore Volley That Doomed the Confederacy
No military unit in all the annals of American history exceeds in reputation Robert E. Lee's illustrious Army of Northern Virginia. In ten chapters based on exhaustive research, esteemed Civil War scholar Robert K. Krick gives eloquent examination...

13.04.2013

Don Carlos Buell
Major General Don Carlos Buell stood among the senior Northern commanders early in the Civil War, led the Army of the Ohio in the critical Kentucky theater in 1861-62, and helped shape the direction of the conflict during its first years. Only a...

04.03.2013

Second Manassas
An unforgettable new look at the Civil War from eyewitness accounts by people who were there. Diaries, letters, journals, media reports and more. Beautifully and dramatically illustrated.

08.10.2015

Six Armies in Tennessee
When Vicksburg fell to Union forces under General Grant in July 1863, the balance turned against the Confederacy in the trans-Appalachian theater. The Federal success along the river opened the way for advances into central and eastern Tennessee,...

21.03.2018

The Emergence of Lincoln
"Violence was an American tradition," Allan Nevins reminds us at the beginning of this chronicle of the eve of the Civil War. On 10/16/1859 John Brown & 17 of his followers seized the armory & arsenal at Harper's Ferry. They'd counted on an...

18.12.2012

Lees Lieutenants 3 Volume Abridged
A towering landmark in Civil War literature, long considered one of the great masterpieces of military history -- now available in a one-volume abridgment.Lee's Lieutenants: A Study in Command is the most colorful...

22.11.2014

Gettysburg--The First Day
For good reason, the second and third days of the Battle of Gettysburg have received the lion's share of attention from historians. With this book, however, the critical first day's fighting finally receives its due. After sketching the background...

28.10.2013

Drummer Boy of Company C
In 1861, when he was 14 years old, Almon left home after the start of the Civil War. Too young and too small to enlist, he followed Indiana infantry regiments for almost a year before he found a company that would enlist him as a drummer...

06.02.2017

The Civil War Trilogy
Slipcase set with 'The Battlefields of the Civil War', 'Commanders of the Civil War', and 'The Fighting Men of the Civil War'. A unique Civil War history with clear, lucid and eminently readable text by a 2-time Pulitzer Prize nominee.An...

26.04.2015

A Thief on Morgan's Plantation
An exciting series of Historical Fiction starring great events in America's past and spunky young protagonists who help solve mysteries in their times. Silver Moon Press has discovered that the way to the hearts and minds of young readers is through...

03.05.2016

Second Manassas
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...

29.03.2014

Civil War Weapons
War is a driver for technological change, and the evolution of weapons can be seen by studying the design of the Civil War weapons cataloged in this attractive full-color reference book. The Civil War was fought all over the United States, although...

11.04.2017

Lincoln's War
Drawing on newly discovered documents in the National Archives, Lincoln’s War is the only full-length account to date on Abraham Lincoln as Com-mander in Chief. For the first time, readers will see the war unfold as Lincoln saw...

28.06.2017

Beneath a Northern Sky
Of all the places and events in this nation's history, Gettysburg may well be the name best known to Americans. Millions flock each year to the little town in south-central Pennsylvania where more than 135 years ago the largest, bloodiest, and most...

05.10.2017

Fields of Honor
Few historians have ever captured the drama, excitement, and tragedy of the War Between the States quite like Edwin Bearss. The acclaimed "Homer of the Civil War," has won a huge, devoted following with his extraordinary battlefield tours and...

02.02.2017

The Battle Of Gettysburg
This account of Gettysburg was written by Haskell to his brother, shortly after the battle, and was not intended for publication. This fact ought to be borne in mind in connection with some severe reflections cast by the author upon certain...

01.05.2017

Shiloh and the Western Campaign of 1862
The bloody and decisive two-day battle of Shiloh (April 6-7, 1862) changed the entire course of the American Civil War. The stunning Northern victory thrust Union commander Ulysses S. Grant into the national spotlight, claimed the life of...

14.01.2014

A Woman's War
Addresses the role of Southern women during the Civil War; topics include the experiences of female slaves, the lives of rural and non-elite refugee women, the effects of the post-war era on African-American women and the legacy of the Civil War in...

07.03.2013

The Civil War Paintings of Mort Kunstler Volume 3
For nearly thirty years, Mort K?nstler has focused his considerable artistic talent on interpreting the Civil War. In crafting his work to reflect poignant moments or critical instances of the conflict, he has turned to leading historians and...

10.07.2016

Covered with Glory
In late June, 1863, one of the largest regiments in General Lee's army -- led by the charismatic 21-year-old Colonel Henry King Burwyn, Jr. -- arrived at Gettysburg, where, after a valiant and legendary fight, they suffered an 85% casualty rate --...

06.02.2016

Fighting Joe Hooker
“I have placed you at the head of the Army of the Potomac. Of course I have done this upon what appear to me to be sufficient reasons. And yet I think it best for you to know that there are some things in regard to which, I am not quite satisfied...

16.12.2016

Chancellorsville
A variety of important but lesser-known dimensions of the Chancellorsville campaign of spring 1863 are explored in this collection of eight original essays. Departing from the traditional focus on generalship and tactics, the contributors address...

21.11.2017

The Great Locomotive Chase - The Andrews Raid 1862
In April 1862, the stage was set for one of the greatest locomotive chases in history. Union forces planned to steal a train and travel at high speed to Chattanooga, Tennessee, disabling the line as they went, in order to cut off vital rail supplies...

17.12.2017

Ordeal of the Union, Vol 2
From 1852 to 1857 the American people lived through one crisis after another. Tension was steadily increasing over the issue of slavery. Senator Stephen A Douglas forced through the Kansas-Nebraska Act in 1854. Since this meant the repeal of the...

14.05.2015

Play for a Kingdom
A friend gave me this book to read because I love historical fiction and the Civil War era in particular. I've been reading a lot of fantasy/young adult novels and wasn't really anxious to move to another genre just yet, but since it was a borrowed...

08.01.2015

America Goes to War
Catton was known as a narrative historian who specialized in popular histories that emphasized the colorful characters and vignettes of history, in addition to the simple dates, facts, and analysis. His works, although well-researched, were...

19.05.2016

The Seventh Star of the Confederacy
On February 1, 1861, delegates at the Texas Secession Convention elected to leave the Union. The people of Texas supported the actions of the convention in a statewide referendum, paving the way for the state to secede and to officially become the...

29.09.2015

The West Point History of the Civil War
The definitive military history of the Civil War, featuring the same exclusive images, tactical maps, and expert analysis commissioned by The United States Military Academy to teach the history of the art of war to West Point cadets.The...

07.05.2014

The Whirlwind of War
"The Whirlwind of War" is the second book in prize-winning historian and biographer Stephen B. Oates' extraordinary "Voices of the Storm" trilogy, which began with "The Approaching Fury", Oates' compelling narrative about the 40 tumultuous years...

20.02.2018

Atlas of the Civil War
In this one-of-a-kind atlas, scores of archival maps and dozens of newly created maps trace the battles, political turmoil, and great themes of America’s most violent and pivotal clash of arms. From the Antebellum South to Fort Sumter, the...

05.09.2017

Commander Will Cushing
I was introduced to Will Cushing while reading BIG BAD IRONCLAD, the second book in the graphic novel series Nathan Hale’s Hazardous Tales. Even though Will was a minor part of the narrative of that book, the accounts of his creative and daring...

24.04.2017

Gate of Hell
Known for sharply affecting the Civil War's outcome, the Charleston campaign of 1863 included the assault on Battery Wagner, so vividly depicted at the culmination of the film "Glory." Stephen R. Wise vividly re-creates the campaign in Gate of...

04.03.2015

How the North Won
Very persuasive. Strictly a military history, from the opening of hostilities until the surrender of the remaining confederate armies. Very much a necessary supplement to the fine political history of 07.09.2016

Lincoln and Chief Justice Taney
The clashes between President Abraham Lincoln and Chief Justice Roger B. Taney over slavery, secession, and the president's constitutional war powers went to the heart of Lincoln's presidency. James Simon, author of the acclaimed "What Kind of...

21.10.2012

Devils' Domain
A Union soldier is determined to escape the squalid conditions of Andersonville Prison and make his way West during one of the most turbulent times in US history.

01.06.2013

Gettysburg's Bloody Wheatfield
"Some of the deadliest fighting of the Battle of Gettysburg took place in the now famous Wheatfield. Confederate General Robert E. Lee sought to defeat Union General George G. Meade's army on Northern soil, as the battle between the North and South...

10.08.2014

Atlanta 1864
"The fall of Atlanta in September 1864 was an important strategic and psychological victory for the war-weary North, virtually assuring that the Union would win the Civil War while assisting Lincoln in his reelection efforts. This concise volume by...

14.10.2013

Tenting Tonight
I’ve long had a fondness for the many series of heavily illustrated works of history published by Time-Life. I was the copyeditor and indexer for several years on one of the series, so I know what kind of research and fact-checking went into them....

20.06.2016

One Continuous Fight
I have mixed feelings about the book. On the positive side, I learned a lot about the 11 days after Gettysburg that led up to Lee's successful withdrawal from Maryland despite an unfordable and unbridgeable swollen Potomac. The authors do a...

21.02.2017

The Civil War Almanac
The Civil War Almanac is a comprehensive and invaluable reference tool for anyone interested in learning more about the War Between the States. If you already own a sizeable collection of Civil War literature, this will be an invaluable...

26.03.2013

Civil War In The East 1861-1865
For all the literature about Civil War military operations and leadership, precious little has been written about strategy, particularly in what has become known as the eastern theater. Yet it is in this theater where the interaction of geography...

08.05.2017

Grant Moves South, 1861-1863
Grant Moves South is the second of a trilogy, starting with Lloyd Lewis' Captain Sam Grant, covering the life of U.S. Grant through the Civil War. This volume picks up on him in June 1861 as a colonel and commander of the 21st...

08.06.2017

Lee's Young Artillerist
William R. J. Pegram forged a record as one of the most prominent artillerists in the Army of Northern Virginia. He participated in every major battle in Virginia and rose from sergeant to full colonel by the end of the war. Pegram entered...

10.05.2015

Leaders of the Lost Cause
Two well-known historians of the American Civil War collect new essays on eight major military commanders of the Confederacy. Serving both as character studies and strategic analyses, these pieces draw extensively on primary sources and come from...

25.04.2017

The Army of the Cumberland
This book is a classic account of one of the most important Union armies of the Civil War, by an officer who served in that army. Cist provides a detailed account and sound analysis, and his narrative serves as a good counterpoint to all the...

02.04.2015

Third Day at Gettysburg and Beyond
The six essays in this volume testify to the enduring impact of the Civil War on our national consciousness. Covering subjects as diverse as tactics, the uses of autobiography, and the power of myth-making in the southern tradition, they illustrate...

30.01.2016

The Battle of Monroe's Crossroads and the Civil War's Last Campaign
The Battle of Monroe's Crossroads, fought March 10, 1865, was one of most important but least known engagements of William T. Sherman's Carolinas Campaign. Confederate cavalry, led by Lt. Gen. Wade Hampton and Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler, launched a...

11.04.2014

Vicksburg, 1863
A riveting history of the battle that permanently turned the tide of the Civil War.While Gettysburg is better known, Winston Groom makes clear in this engrossing narrative that Vicksburg was the more important battle from a strategic point...

16.06.2018

Webb Garrison's Civil War Dictionary
In the 140-plus years since the American Civil War, the American language has changed dramatically. As the meanings of many words have become obscure or lost, links with the vibrant language of the Civil War era have dissolved, and much of that...

25.07.2013

The Lincoln Assassination
The assassination of President Abraham Lincoln remains one of the most prominent events in U.S. history. It continues to attract enormous and intense interest from scholars, writers, and armchair historians alike, ranging from painstaking new...

16.05.2015

Civil War Trivia Book
How did “Stonewall” Jackson get his name?<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />   Who said he had “fought day and night for 12 years” to...

30.01.2017

Shenandoah 1862
Revisionist look at Stonewall Jackson's most famous exploit. As a detailed campaign history it's worth reading: Cozzens covers a lot of ground in admirable detail, describing strategic decisions, personalities and battles without losing reader...

13.11.2017

Belle Boyd in Camp and Prison
First published in 1865, Belle Boyd's memoir of her experiences as a Confederate spy has stood the test of time and interest. Belle first gained notoriety when she killed a Union soldier in her home in 1861. During the Federal occupations of the...

13.06.2017

The Fredericksburg Campaign
"It is well this is so terrible! We should grow too fond of it," said General Robert E. Lee as he watched his troops repulse the Union attack at Fredericksburg on 13 December 1863. This collection of seven original essays by leading Civil War...

12.12.2016

The Sword of Lincoln
The Sword of Lincoln is the first authoritative single-volume history of the Army of the Potomac in many years. From Bull Run to Gettysburg to Appomattox, the Army of the Potomac repeatedly fought -- and eventually defeated --...

16.05.2014

Confederate Ironclad vs Union Ironclad
The Ironclad was a revolutionary weapon of war. Although iron was used for protection in the Far East during the 16th century, it was the 19th century and the American Civil War that heralded the first modern armored self-propelled warships. With...

28.02.2015

Civil War Blunders
This was okay. Some of the stories were funny (it's supposed to be bringing humor/irony to the war as best it can in a wartime situation), but I think the reason I rated it lower was because it just got depressing. There were so many officers in...

17.07.2013

Lincoln's Marxists
In 1865, Karl Marx, author of the Communist Manifesto, praised Lincoln as a "single-minded son of the working class." This book examines why Marx-and other socialists-supported Mr. Lincoln's War and notes his negative influence on modern society....

30.09.2013

Yankee Dutchman
German-Americans, during the Civil War, were proud of saying "I fights mit Sigel." Franz Sigel was a German officer, who fled to the United States after an unsuccessful insurrection, in which he played a role as an officer of a revolutionary force...

01.06.2017

The Tree of Appomattox
A story of the Civil War's close, concludes Altsheler's series of romances dealing with the Civil War

02.10.2015

Why The Civil War Came
In the early morning of April 12, 1861, Captain George S. James ordered the bombardment of Fort Sumter, beginning a war that would last four horrific years and claim a staggering number of lives. Since that fateful day, the debate over the causes of...

29.04.2018

Civil War In Tennessee
This descriptive, illustrated history begins with Shiloh, Lookout Mountain, Chickamauga, and Stones River and ends with the terrible carnage that was Franklin.

14.01.2013

A Great Civil War
"The crowning achievement of one of America's most distinguished military historians." --Lincoln Prize jury"Readers will find much to debate in this book--including... its affirmation that, because of emancipation, 'the Civil War calls for a...

18.11.2017

Gettysburg's Forgotten Cavalry Actions
In 1998, Eric J. Wittenberg's Gettysburg's Forgotten Cavalry Actions won the Bachelder-Coddington Award for the year's best new work interpreting the Battle of Gettysburg. This fully revised edition adds extensive new research, interpretations, and...

01.11.2017

With My Face to the Enemy
Essays on the most vital conflict in our nation's history written by renowned historians and presented by the editor of the acclaimed What If? With My Face to the Enemy is a provocative and wide-ranging anthology of essays on the Civil War-our...

21.07.2017

The Wilderness Campaign
In the spring of 1864 in the vast scrub forest that spread south from Virginia's Rapidan and Rappahannock Rivers, Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee met in battle for the first time. The Wilderness campaign of May 5-6 initiated an epic confrontation...

24.09.2017

Lee's Tarnished Lieutenant
In the South, one can find any number of bronze monuments to the Confederacy featuring heroic images of Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, J. E. B. Stuart, and many lesser commanders. But while the tarnish on such statues has done nothing to color...

16.10.2012

Rebel Train
David Healey has been a journalist, teacher and ghostwriter. He has written three Civil War novels, including "Sharpshooter," and non-fiction books, "1812: Rediscovering Chesapeake Bay's Forgotten War," "Delmarva Legends & Lore" and "Great...

13.08.2013

The Last Battle Of Winchester
The Last Battle of Winchester: Phil Sheridan, Jubal Early, and the Shenandoah Valley Campaign, August 7 - September 19, 1864 is the first serious study to chronicle the Third Battle of Winchester. The September 1864 combat was the largest, longest,...

29.12.2013

Protecting the Flank at Gettysburg
Few aspects of the battle of Gettysburg are as misunderstood as the role played by the cavalry of both sides. Protecting the Flank at Gettysburg: The Battles for Brinkerhoffs Ridge and East Cavalry Field, July 2 - 3, 1863 by award-winning author...

23.09.2013

The Last, Long Night (Bregdan Chronicles, #5)
The power of the Union army brings the South to its knees in surrender, but not until a year of intense pain and violence creates a chasm that may be impossible for the country to bridge.Carrie struggles to hold on to hope as the world caves...

02.09.2016

Shadow of Dawn
Southern bride Catherine Kelly's husband is finally returning home after being critically wounded on a Civil War battlefield. Having married him on impulse the day before he left for war, she realizes she barely knows him. When Andrew descends...

16.06.2017

Braxton Bragg and Confederate Defeat, Volume I
Born in 1817 in North Carolina, Bragg ranked high in the graduating class of 1837 at West Point. He served with distinction in both the Seminole War and the Mexican War. Just prior to the outbreak of the Civil War, Bragg was promoted to major...

06.03.2017

The Civil War Art of Mort Kunstler
Mort Kunstler, the premier historical artist in America today, has focused on the Civil War for over twenty years. Immersed in a life-long research of the subject, he works closely with historians and scholars to ensure the historical accuracy of...

16.09.2015

The Army of Robert E. Lee
Enjoy a unique, insightful look at Lee's close-knit force itself—its remarkable qualities, powerful tactics, and high morale. Dissect each level of the Army and all its component parts—infantry, artillery, and cavalry; the myriad support...

06.02.2017

Why the North Won the Civil War
Reading this book is like watching a first-rate debating society. (In fact, the book began as a conference of five guys at Gettysburg College in November, 1958.) I wish there were more anthologies like this: “Why the Roman Empire Fell” or “What...

04.01.2017

How to Lose the Civil War
A fascinating and fact–filled collection of the greatest and dumbest missteps of America's bloodiest conflictFor four years in the middle of the nineteenth century, brother fought brother on American soil. No...

07.09.2015

Confederate Troops of the American Civil War
A catastrophic and ruinous civil war raged across the fledgling United States between 1861 and 1865. The conflict pitted brother against brother, father against son and friend against friend. This book minutely examines the uniforms and equipment of...

21.01.2013

Drawn with the Sword
James M. McPherson is acclaimed as one of the finest historians writing today and a preeminent commentator on the Civil War. Battle Cry of Freedom, his Pulitzer Prize-winning account of that conflict, was a national bestseller that Hugh Brogan, in...

06.01.2016

Three Great Novels of the Civil War
A moving collection of novels that explore the powers, passions, and politics of the war between the North and South includes Killer Angels, by Michael Shaara, Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage, and Andersonville.

03.10.2013

Chancellorsville
Sears describes the series of controversial events that define this crucial battle, including General Robert E. Lee's radical decision to divide his small army--a violation of basic military rules--sending Stonewall Jackson on his famous march...

24.12.2016

Civil War on the Missouri-Kansas Border
During the Civil War, the western front was the scene of some of that conflictis bloodiest and most barbaric encounters as Union raiders and Confederate guerrillas pursued each other from farm to farm with equal disregard for civilian casualties....

19.11.2014

Bull's-Eyes and Misfires
You don't have to know much about the Civil War to be familiar with Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, Stonewall Jackson, or William Tecumseh Sherman. "Bull's-Eyes and Misfires," however, tells the fascinating stories of fifty largely unknown people...

04.08.2013

The Cause Lost
For nearly a quarter of a century, Pulitzer Prize nominee William C. Davis has been one of our best writers on the Civil War. His books--including "Breckinridge: Statesman, Soldier, Symbol"; "Jefferson Davis: The Man and His Hour"; and ""A...

12.07.2016

The Battle of Cold Harbor
Mr. Rhea is a nationally acclaimed historian. He has lectured extensively on topics of military history at the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, at several National Military Parks, and at historical societies and civil war round...

23.03.2014

Voices of the Civil War
This was the Civil War, as it was fought and suffered, seen and recorded, by the men and women on both sides of the conflict. These searingly vivid eyewitness reports form a continuous narrative of the war on all fronts, in the east and west, on...

02.05.2016

Forged in Battle
Sixteen months after the start of the American Civil War, the Federal government, having vastly underestimated the length and manpower demands of the war, began to recruit black soldiers. This revolutionary policy gave 180,000 free blacks and former...

18.08.2016

The Red River Campaign
During the spring of 1864, when the Union efforts to the win were geared from Tennessee to Georgia and along the Eastern Board and in Virginia, one lone campaign was conducted against these directions. It was an attempt to invade Texas by traversing...

20.01.2014

The Antietam Campaign
The Maryland campaign of September 1862 ranks among the most important military operations of the American Civil War. Crucial political, diplomatic, and military issues were at stake as Robert E. Lee and George B. McClellan maneuvered and fought in...

05.06.2016

From Manassas to Appomattox
This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor...

26.04.2015

America's Longest Siege
In 1863, Union forces surrounded the city of Charleston. Their vice-like grip on the harbor would hold the city hostage for nearly two years, becoming the longest siege in the history of modern warfare. But for almost two centuries prior, a singular...

11.02.2017