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City Under Siege: Richmond in the Civil War
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City Under Siege: Richmond in the Civil War

By Mike Wright

2002. Paperback. New.

$10.00

Stanton
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Stanton

By Stahr Walter

2017. Hardcover wih Dust Jacket. New. 'Walter Stahr, award-winning author of the New York Times bestseller Seward, tells the story of Abraham Lincoln's indispensable Secretary of War, Edwin Stanton, the man the president entrusted with raising the army that preserved the Union. Of the crucial men close to President Lincoln, Secretary of War Edwin Stanton (1814-1869) was the most powerful and controversial. Stanton raised, armed, and supervised the army of a million men who won the Civil War. He organized the war effort. He directed military movements from his telegraph office, where Lincoln literally hung out with him. He arrested and imprisoned thousands for 'war crimes,' such as resisting the draft or calling for an armistice. Stanton was so controversial that some accused him at that time of complicity in Lincoln's assassination. He was a stubborn genius who was both reviled and revered in his time. Stanton was a Democrat before the war and a prominent trial lawyer. He opposed slavery, but only in private. He served briefly as President Buchanan's Attorney General and then as Lincoln's aggressive Secretary of War. On the night of April 14, 1865, Stanton rushed to Lincoln's deathbed and took over the government since Secretary of State William Seward had been critically wounded the same evening. He informed the nation of the President's death, summoned General Grant to protect the Capitol, and started collecting the evidence from those who had been with the Lincolns at the theater in order to prepare a murder trial. Now with this worthy complement to the enduring library of biographical accounts of those who helped Lincoln preserve the Union, Stanton honors the indispensable partner of the sixteenth president. Walter Stahr's essential book is the first major biography of Stanton in fifty years, restoring this underexplored figure to his proper place in American history'--

$14.00

Lincoln\'s Men
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Lincoln's Men

By William C. Davis

1999. Hardcover, Dust Jacket. Like New. Minor wear on dust jacket. Lincoln inspired feelings unlike those instilled by any previous commander-in-chief in America. In Lincoln's Men, William C. Davis draws on thousands of unpublished letters and diaries to tell the hidden story of how a new and untested president could become 'Father Abraham' throughout both the army and the North as a whole. How did the Army of the Potomac, yearning for the grandeur of McClellan, turn instead to the comfort of Old Abe, and how was this change of loyalty crucial to final victory?

$8.00

The Army Of The Potomac: Glory Road By Bruce Catton
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The Army Of The Potomac: Glory Road By Bruce Catton

By Bruce Catton

1952. Hardcover. Like New. Dust jacket shows sigs on age and wear. In the second book of the Army of the Potomac Trilogy, Bruce Catton—one of America's most honored Civil War historians—once again brings the great battles and the men who fought them to breathtaking life. As the War Between the States moved through its second bloody year, General Ambrose Burnside was selected by President Lincoln to replace the ineffectual George "Little Mac" McClellan as commander of the Union Army. But the hope that greeted Burnside's ascension was quickly dashed in December 1862 in the wake of his devastating defeat at Fredericksburg. Following Burnside's exit, a mediocre new commander, Joseph "Fighting Joe" Hooker, turned a sure victory into tragedy at Chancellorsville, continuing the Union's woes and ensuring Robert E. Lee's greatest triumph of the war. But the tide began to turn over the course of three days in July 1863, when the Union won a decisive victory on the battlefield of Gettysburg. Months later, Lincoln would give his historic address on this ground, honoring the fallen soldiers and strengthening the Union Army's resolve to fight for a united and equal nation for all of its people. With brilliant insight, color, and detail, Catton interweaves thrilling narratives of combat with remarkable portrayals of politics and life on the home front. Glory Road is a sweeping account of extraordinary bravery and shocking incompetence during what were arguably the war's darkest days.

$10.00

The Illustrated Gettysburg  Reader
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The Illustrated Gettysburg Reader

By Rod Gragg

2013. Hardcover wih Dust Jacket. New. Examines the Battle of Gettysburg through letters, journals, articles, and speeches from the people who lived through those days.

$15.00

The Civil War State-By-State

By Paul Brewer

2004. Hardcover. New. Civil War literature abounds, matched always by the continuing hunger for new material on the subject. Civil War State-by-State is a comprehensive review that carefully studies the involvement of each state represented on the 34 star pre-war flag. Dedicated entries by historian Paul Brewer feature text and 250 illustrations that bring to life the famous military leaders, politicians, regiments, ships, battle sites, and buildings connected with each state. Using a mixture of historical photographs, artifact imagery, and color artworks from both the Confederate and Union sides, this is a new look at the Civil War, and a must-have for all history buffs.

$20.00

The Civil War Dictionary
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The Civil War Dictionary

By Mark Boatner

1991. Paperback. New. For almost thirty years The Civil War Dictionary has been the most complete, authoritative, and handy reference book on what has been called the Second American Revolution, 1861-1865. Periodically updated throughout sixteen printings, this invaluable volume has more than 4,000 entries, alphabetically arranged and carefully cross-referenced. Among them: -- 2,000 biographical sketches of Civil War leaders. both military and civilian -- extensive descriptions of all 20 campaigns and entries on lesser battles, engagements and skirmishes -- 120 armies, departments, and districts, as well as such famous smaller units as the Iron Brigade, the 20th Maine, and the Pennsylvania Reserves -- plus naval engagements, weapons, issues and incidents, military terms and definitions, politics, literature, statistics, and 86 specially prepared maps and diagrams

$8.00

To The Sea: History and Tour Guide of the War in the West
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To The Sea: History and Tour Guide of the War in the West

By Jim Miles

2002. Hardcover wih Dust Jacket. New. In addition to the history of Gen. William T. Sherman's march to crush the heart of the Confederacy, 'To the Sea 'includes more than 100 photos, maps, fascinating tours of the routes, and sidebar articles on military strategy.

$12.00

Under Siege: Three Children At The Civil War Battle For Vicksburg
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Under Siege: Three Children At The Civil War Battle For Vicksburg

By Andrea Warren

Paperback. New. Meet Lucy McRae and two other young people, Willie Lord and Frederick Grant, all survivors of the Civil War's Battle for Vicksburg. In 1863, Union troops intend to silence the cannons guarding the Mississippi River at Vicksburg – even if they have to take the city by siege. To hasten surrender, they are shelling Vicksburg night and day. Terrified townspeople, including Lucy and Willie, take shelter in caves – enduring heat, snakes, and near suffocation. On the Union side, twelve-year-old Frederick Grant has come to visit his father, General Ulysses S. Grant, only to find himself in the midst of battle, experiencing firsthand the horrors of war. Period photographs, engravings, and maps extend this dramatic story as award-winning author Andrea Warren re-creates one of the most important Civil War battles through the eyes of ordinary townspeople, officers and enlisted men from both sides, and, above all, three brave children who were there.

$18.00

Houses of Civil War America
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Houses of Civil War America

By Hugh Howard

Hardcover with Dustcover. New.

$20.00

Lincoln\'s Loyalists
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Lincoln's Loyalists

By Richard Nelson Current

1992. Hardcover. Very Good. Major wear on dust Jacket. With this path-breaking book, Richard Nelson Current closes a major gap in our understanding of the important role of white southerners who fought for the Union during the Civil War. The ranks of the Union forces swelled by more than 100,000 of these men known to their friends as ""loyalists"" and to their enemies as ""tories"". They substantially strengthened the Union, weakened the Confederacy, and affected the outcome of the Civil War. Despite the assertions of southern governors that Lincoln would get no troops from the South to preserve the Union, every Confederate state except South Carolina provided at least a battalion of white troops for the Union Army. The role of black soldiers (including those from the South) continues to receive deserved attention. Curiously, little heed has been paid to the white southern supporters of the Union cause, and nothing has been published about the group as a whole. Relying almost entirely on primary sources, Current here opens the long-overdue investigation of these many Americans who, at great risk to themselves and their families, made a significant contribution to the Union's war effort. Current meticulously explores the history of the loyalists in each Confederate state during the war. Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia provided over 70 percent of the loyalist troops, but 10,000 from Arkansas, 7,000 from Louisiana, and thousands from North Carolina, Texas, and Alabama volunteered as well. The author weaves the separate state stories into an intriguing and detailed tapestry. The loyalists served in a variety of capacities--some performing mundane tasks, some fighting with valor. Whatever his individual role, each southerner joining the Unionconstituted a double loss to the Confederacy: a subtraction from its own ranks and an addition to the Union's. Undoubtedly, this played an important role in the Confederate defeat.

$10.00