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Chancellorsville 1863: The Souls of the Brave
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Chancellorsville 1863: The Souls of the Brave

By Ernest B. Furgurson

New York: Knopf, 1992. Very good condition, jacket near fine condition, 405pp including index, sources, notes for chapters, and appendix. very small spotting on top edge, For 130 years historians and military strategists have been obsessed by the battle of Chancellorsville. It began with an audaciously planned stroke by Union general Joe Hooker as he sent his army across the Rappahannock River and around Robert E. Lee s lines. It ended with that same army fleeing back in near total disarray--and Hooker s reputation in ruins. 16 pages of illustrations. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Civil War.


Fort Macon North Carolina During the Civil War

By W.l. Pohoresky

Havelock, NC: The Print Shop, 1980. 2nd printing. cover is worn. From the Table of Contents Page: Construction of Fort Macon Birth of the Confederacy Distressing Events North Carolina Moves Repairs of Fort Macon Fort Graham Confederate Coastal Defenses Fall of New Berne Investment of Fort Macon The Heavy Artillary Fort Macon's Flour Problem The Assult of Fort Macon Confederate Diary and much more.... 1st. Paperback. Good/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Civil War.


General Lee's Army: From Victory to Collapse

By Joseph Glatthaar

United States of America: Free Press, 2008. "You would be surprised to see what men we have in the ranks," Virginia cavalryman Thomas Rowland informed his mother in May 1861, just after joining the Army of Northern Virginia. His army -- General Robert E. Lee's army -- was a surprise to almost everyone: With daring early victories and an invasion into the North, they nearly managed to convince the North to give up the fight. Even in 1865, facing certain defeat after the loss of 30,000 men, a Louisiana private fighting in Lee's army still had hope. "I must not despair," he scribbled in his diary. "Lee will bring order out of chaos, and with the help of our Heavenly Father, all will be well." Astonishingly, after 150 years of scholarship, there are still some major surprises about the Army of Northern Virginia. In General Lee's Army, renowned historian Joseph T. Glatthaar draws on an impressive range of sources assembled over two decades -- from letters and diaries, to official war records, to a new, definitive database of statistics -- to rewrite the history of the Civil War's most important army and, indeed, of the war itself. Glatthaar takes readers from the home front to the heart of the most famous battles of the war: Manassas, the Peninsula campaign, Antietam, Gettysburg, all the way to the final surrender at Appomattox. General Lee's Army penetrates headquarters tents and winter shanties, eliciting the officers' plans, wishes, and prayers; it portrays a world of life, death, healing, and hardship; it investigates the South's commitment to the war and its gradual erosion; and it depicts and analyzes Lee's men in triumph and defeat. The history of Lee's army is a powerful lens on the entire war. The fate of Lee's army explains why the South almost won -- and why it lost. The story of his men -- their reasons for fighting, their cohesion, mounting casualties, diseases, supply problems, and discipline problems -- tells it all. Glatthaar's definitive account settles many historical arguments. The Rebels were fighting above all to defend slavery. More than half of Lee's men were killed, wounded, or captured -- a staggering statistic. Their leader, Robert E. Lee, though far from perfect, held an exalted place in his men's eyes despite a number of mistakes and despite a range of problems among some of his key lieutenants. General Lee's Army is a masterpiece of scholarship and vivid storytelling, narrated as much as possible in the words of the enlisted men and their officers.. 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Civil War.


Clash of sabres: Blue and gray
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Clash of sabres: Blue and gray

By Walbrook D Swank

United States of America: Avonelle Associates, 1981. Historical fiction novel about the American Civil War.. 1st. Soft Cover. Very Good/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Civil War.


The New York City Draft Riots: Their Significance for American Society and Politics in the Age of the Civil War

By Iver Bernstein

New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1990. For five days in July 1863, at the height of the Civil War, New York City was under siege. Angry rioters burned draft offices, closed factories, destroyed railroad tracks and telegraph lines, and hunted policemen and soldiers. Before long, the rioters turned their murderous wrath against the black community. In the end, at least 105 people were killed, making the draft riots the most violent insurrection in American history. In this vividly written book, Iver Bernstein tells the compelling story of the New York City draft riots. He details how what began as a demonstration against the first federal draft soon expanded into a sweeping assault against the local institutions and personnel of Abraham Lincoln's Republican Party as well as a grotesque race riot. Bernstein identifies participants, dynamics, causes and consequences, and demonstrates that the "winners" and "losers" of the July 1863 crisis were anything but clear, even after five regiments rushed north from Gettysburg restored order. In a tour de force of historical detection, Bernstein shows that to evaluate the significance of the riots we must enter the minds and experiences of a cast of characters--Irish and German immigrant workers, Wall Street businessmen who frantically debated whether to declare martial law, nervous politicians in Washington and at City Hall. Along the way, he offers new perspectives on a wide range of topics: Civil War society and politics, patterns of race, ethnic and class relations, the rise of organized labor, styles of leadership, philanthropy and reform, strains of individualism, and the rise of machine politics in Boss Tweed's Tammany regime. An in-depth study of one of the most troubling and least understood crises in American history, The New York City Draft Riots is the first book to reveal the broader political and historical context--the complex of social, cultural and political relations--that made the bloody events of July 1863 possible.. 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Civil War.


Sea Wolf of the Confederacy: The Daring Civil War Raids of Naval Lt. Charles W. Read
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Sea Wolf of the Confederacy: The Daring Civil War Raids of Naval Lt. Charles W. Read

By David W. Shaw

United States of America: Free Press, 2004. In June 1863, just days before the epic clash at Gettysburg ended the last rebel land invasion of the North, a small party of the Confederate Navy mounted a devastating series of raids on the New England coast, culminating in a battle off Portland, Maine. Veteran author David W. Shaw brilliantly re-creates this almost forgotten chapter of the Civil War in rich narrative detail drawn from accounts of the participants. At the center of the conflict were two men: the hotheaded young adventurer Charles W. Read, who resigned his commission as a Union midshipman to become a lieutenant in the Confederate Navy; and Secretary of the United States Navy Gideon Welles, a well-connected politician who ably oversaw the explosive growth of the fleet -- including the revolutionary ironclads -- during the war despite his lack of maritime experience. Serving aboard CSS Florida off the coast of Brazil, Read hatched a daring plan to sail a captured brig directly into the Union's home waters and wreak havoc on their shipping lanes. Burning or capturing more than twenty merchant vessels in less than three weeks, and switching ships several times to elude capture, Read's rampage caused widespread panic in Northern cities, made headlines in the major daily newspapers, and brought enormous pressure on Welles to "stop the rebel pirate." At one point there were nearly forty Union ships sent to hunt down Read in a cat-and-mouse game that finally led to his dramatic capture off the coast of Maine. Sea Wolf of the Confederacy brings to light this fascinating yet little known episode of the war, combining Shaw's flair for powerful storytelling with extensive research culled from contemporary newspapers, journals, and official war records. Taking readers to the heart of the action on the decks of the burning ships, Shaw offers a compelling portrait of the complex Read and an insightful new perspective on the divisions splitting North and South during this dark time in American history.. 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Civil War.


Jefferson Davis: Confederate President

By Strode, Hudson

New York: Hartcourt, Brude and Company, 1959. 556 pages including index, sources and notes, b&w portrait of jefferson davis. Chapters include a new nation is made as war looms, vacillation and doubledealing jugglery, awesome decisions and sumters fall, lincoln calls for troops, last weeks in montgomery, dramatic arrest at sea, the clash of the ironclads, richmond imperiled. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Civil War.


Side Lights on Southern History

By Mary H. Flournoy

Richmond, Virginia: The Dietz Press, 1939. A series of essays on the South by the Historian-General of the United Daughters of The Confederacy, including articles on old Southern history, educational institutions, literature, the Civil War era. signed by flournoy on front end paper.. By Author. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Civil War.


Wade Hampton: Confederate Warrior to Southern Redeemer

By Rod Andrew Jr.

United States of America: University of North Carolina Press, 2008. One of the South's most illustrious military leaders, Wade Hampton III was for a time the commander of all Lee's cavalry and at the end of the war was the highest-ranking Confederate cavalry officer. Yet for all Hampton's military victories, he also suffered devastating losses in his family and personal life. Rod Andrew's critical biography sheds light on his central role during Reconstruction as a conservative white leader, governor, U.S. senator, and Redeemer; his heroic image in the minds of white southerners; and his positions and apparent contradictions on race and the role of African Americans in the New South. Andrew also shows that Hampton's tragic past explains how he emerged in his own day as a larger-than-life symbol--of national reconciliation as well as southern defiance.. 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Civil War.


An Aide-De-camp of Lee

By Frederick Maurice

Boston: Little Brown & Co, 1927. the Papers of Colonel Charles Marshall, sometime Aide-de-Camp, Military Secretary, and Assistant Adjutant General on the Staff of Robert E. Lee, 1862-1865.. 1st. Hard Cover. Very Good/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Civil War.


Is Davis a Traitor or Was Secession a Constitutional Right Previous to the War of 1861

By Albert Taylor Bledsoe

Baltimore: Innes and Company, 1866. The radicals themselves may, if they will only read the following pages, find sufficient reason to doubt their own infallibility, and to relent in their bitter persecutions of the South.. 1st. Hard Cover. Fair/Not Issued. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Civil War.


Diary of a Southern Refugee during the War

By Judith McGuire

Richmond, Virginia: J.W. Randolph and English Publishers , 1889. Judith Brockenbrough McGuire's Diary of a Southern Refugee during the War is among the first of such works published after the Civil War.. 3rd. Hard Cover. Fair/Not Issued. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Civil War.


The Confederate Alamo: Bloodbath at Petersburgs Fort Gregg on April 2, 1865
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The Confederate Alamo: Bloodbath at Petersburgs Fort Gregg on April 2, 1865

By John J. Fox

Winchester, VA: Angle Valley Press, 2010. Robert E. Lee faced the most monumental crisis of his military career on the morning of April 2, 1865. By sunrise that morning, the Union 6th Corps had punched a huge hole in Lee's outer line, southwest of Petersburg. He needed time for reinforcements to arrive from Richmond, but how could his depleted army buy that time? Amidst overwhelming odds, this suicide mission fell to a handful of Confederates who made a desperate last stand at Fort Gregg. Famous historian Douglas Southall Freeman called this epic fight "one of the most dramatic incidents of an overwhelming day," and yet it has been overshadowed by all the other historic events of April 1865. Fourteen Union soldiers received the Medal of Honor for their bravery at Fort Gregg. Many battle-scarred veterans from both sides described this clash as the nastiest of their four-year war experience. The Confederate Alamo is the first battle study ever written about this strategic fight.. 1st. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Civil War.


Newport North Carolina during the Civil War

By W.L. Pohoresky

United States of America: The Print Shop, 1978. the true day-to-day experiences of the federal soldiers at newport barracks during the civil war: from lt. col. valentine barney letters.. 1st. Soft Cover. Good/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Civil War.


The Notorious Captain George W. Graham

By Pohoresky, W. L.

Havelock, NC: Print Shop, 1982. Pictorial softcover with a black paper spine. 245 pp including references. Privitly published, typed and illustrated by the author. Tells the story of Graham, a Union Captain Graham and the war crimes commited under his command. There is some smudging of the title as a result of removing a price sticker. Interior clean and bright. 1st. Softcover. Good/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Civil War.


Slavery and Its Results

By Benners, Alfred H

Macon, Georgia: J.W. Burke Company, 1923. From the Author's Preface; This little book gives the personal recollections of the author, for 75 years in his native State, Alabama. It deals with the Civil War and its causes, the slaves, plantation life, a story of the master and slave, the poor whites, race caste, three classes in the war, small softcover, patterned to resemble leather. 58pp Inscribed and signed by the author on the free end paper.58pp . 1st. Softcover. Very Good/Not Issued. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. American History/Civil War.


Narrative of a Blockade Runner (Collector's Library of the Civil War)

By John Wilkinson

USA: Time Life Education, 1984. First Edition thus 1984 Collector's Library of the Civil War. Tooled genuine leather with title stamped in gilt on spine and front cover. All edges Gilt sewn in red silk ribbon. 252pp. 1st. Hardcover. As New/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Civil War.


Battle-Fields of the South: From Bull Run to Fredericksburgh; With Sketches of Confederate Commanders, and Gossip of the Camps by English Combatant

By An English Combatant

Time Life Books, 1984. Collector's Library of the Civil War. Bound in Genuine Leather with title stamped in Gilt on spine and front cover. Marbled endpapers, All edges Gilt with a red silk ribbon sewn in. This is a facsimile of the original 1st edition of 1864. 517pp As new copy. First Edition Thus 1984.. 1st. Hardcover. As New/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Civil War.


So I Killed Lincoln Johne Wilkes Booth

By Bauer, Charles J

New York: Vantage Press, 1976. Very good hardcover in a vg dust jacket in a mylar cover. Inscribed and signed by the author on the fep. There is aalso a letter tipped in front praiing the book, 225pp including bibliography. Inscribed and Signed. 1st. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Civil War.


Back Door to Richmond: The Bermuda Hundred Campaing, April-June 1864

By William Glenn Robertson

Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1991. Back Door to Richmond is the first book-length study of the Bermuda Hundred Campaign with more than sixty unpublished accounts, and includes hundreds of sources. 284pp including an appendix, bibliography and index.. 2nd. Paperback. Very Good/Not Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Civil War.


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