American Civil War

Hell or Richmond

By Ralph Peters

Winner of the yankee Library Association's 2014 Boyd Award for Literary Excellence in army Fiction.
Between may possibly five and June three, 1864, the Union and accomplice armies suffered 88,000 casualties. Twenty-nine thousand have been killed, wounded or captured within the first days of strive against. The savagery stunned a tender, divided state.

Against this backdrop of the delivery of recent struggle and the painful rebirth of the U.S., New York Times bestselling novelist Ralph Peters has created a wide ranging narrative that surpasses the drama and depth of his contemporary seriously acclaimed novel, Cain at Gettysburg.

In Hell or Richmond, thirty days of ceaseless carnage are obvious throughout the eyes of a compelling forged, from the Union's Harvard-valedictorian "boy general," Francis Channing Barlow, to the brawling "dirty boots" insurgent colonel, William C. Oates. From Ulysses S. furnish and Robert E. Lee to an easy laborer destined to win the Medal of Honor, Peters brings to existence a charming array of leaders and easy squaddies from either North and South, fleshing out background with lovely, an expert realism.

From the awful collision of armies within the desert, the place neither aspect desired to struggle, to the surprising slaughter of the grand cost at chilly Harbor, this epic novel can provide a compelling, actual, and suspenseful portrait of Civil conflict combat.

Commemorating the impending a hundred and fiftieth anniversary of this grim come across among valiant americans, Ralph Peters brings to endure the teachings of his personal army occupation, his lifelong research of this conflict and the boys who fought it, and his abilities as a bestselling, prize-winning novelist to painting bad battles and elegant heroism as no different writer has done.

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The Horrors of Andersonville: Life and Death Inside a Civil War Prison

By Catherine Gourley

The accomplice criminal often called Andersonville existed for less than the final fourteen months of the Civil battle - yet its well-documented legacy of horror has lived on within the diaries of its prisoners and the transcripts of the trial of its commandant.

The diaries describe appalling stipulations during which vermin-infested males have been crowded into an open stockade with a unmarried befouled circulation as their water resource. nutrients was once scarce and clinical provides almost nonexistent. The our bodies of these who didn't continue to exist the evening needed to be cleared away every one morning.

Designed to accommodate 10,000 Yankee prisoners, Andersonville held 32,000 in the course of August 1864. approximately a 3rd of the 45,000 prisoners who gone through the camp perished. publicity, hunger, and affliction have been the most motives, yet excessively harsh penal practices or even violence between themselves contributed to the extraordinary demise expense. on the finish of the conflict, outraged Northerners demanded retribution for such travesties, and they...

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American Civil War Artillery 1861-65 (1): Field Artillery (New Vanguard, Volume 38)

By Philip Katcher

Maybe the main influential arm of both military within the prosecution of the yankee Civil warfare, the artillery of each side grew to become hugely expert firms, centralizing their artillery, organizing artillery battalions from person batteries and giving their commanders larger ranks than box artillerymen had formerly held. In conflict, the advent of the 12-pdr. Napoleon , heavily via rifled cannon, supplied a variety and gear formerly unknown on American soil. This e-book info this very important cog within the war-machine of either sides.

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Anything But Civil (Hattie Davish Mysteries) (A Hattie Davish Mystery)

By Anna Loan-Wilsey

Touring secretary Hattie Davish and her trusty typewriter alight on a small city in Illinois, the place the Civil battle may possibly lengthy be over, yet sure mysteries refuse to be buried. . .

Hattie Davish is overjoyed to be ably helping her prosperous organisation, Sir Arthur Windom-Greene, an English pupil who's fluent in Civil battle historical past and tough at paintings placing jointly a definitive biography of common Cornelius Starrett. Their learn takes them to Galena, Illinois, the place they quick research that point has performed little to heal previous conflict wounds. mistrust and betrayal appear to linger in everyone's minds, none extra so than the General's pompous son Henry. And Hattie is bound he has anything to do with a string of unusual incidents in town--especially while he turns up lifeless. . .

Between her paintings for Sir Arthur, getting ready for Christmas, and unscheduled viewers from her prior, Hattie rarely has time to enquire a homicide, yet quickly she is misplaced in a labyrinth of secrets and techniques and deceit that results in extra questions than solutions. Henry had a knack for locating difficulty and making enemies, and there is no scarcity of suspects--including Sir Arthur. Now, Hattie needs to discover the reality whereas holding her civility in a so much uncivil scenario. . .

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"Delightful. . .cozy enthusiasts will eagerly look forward to Hattie's subsequent adventure." --Publishers Weekly

"This ancient comfortable debut showcases the author's outstanding learn. Readers may be involved. . .this is a hot beginning." --Library Journal

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War on the Mississippi : Grant's Vicksburg Campaign

By Time-Life Books

Time-Life Civil conflict sequence 2 of 27

This quantity seems to be on the 1862-1863 Mississippi crusade, an operation designed to take the fortress-city of Vicksburg, the lynchpin among the majority of the Confederacy and its a ways jap states. Union basic Ulysses S. provide, who had made a reputation for himself over the former 12 months, introduced numerous makes an attempt to avoid Vicksburg so as to hyperlink up with common Butler's forces, which have been relocating upriver from New Orleans. None of those labored, yet they served to maintain the Federal troops engaged in operations instead of inactive in wintry weather quarters. supply could get a hold of a method which might let him to outmanuever the Confederates, position Vicksburg lower than seige and seize it, marking the start of the tip for the CSA. Discusses the Battles of Chickasaw Bluffs, Champion's Hill, Raymond, Port Gibson, Grand Gulf and massive Black, in addition to Grierson's Raid.

Richly illustrated with maps, pictures of artifacts, modern photographs and paintings. contains sidebars at the Pearl River POW "camp," a photograph essay of prewar Vicksburg, a chain of antebellum work of the Mississippi River, A Gallery of Western Cavalrymen, Port Hudson and the Union's Homespun Hero. a very good e-book!

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Hampton Roads 1862: Clash of the Ironclads (Campaign)

By Angus Konstam

This Osprey identify examnies the 1st naval clash of the yankee Civil struggle (1861-1865). On nine March 1862 the world's first conflict among ironclad warships came about within the restrained waters of Hampton Roads, Virginia. the day past the accomplice ironclad CSS Virginia, impervious to her enemy's weapons, had sunk Union warships. whilst she re-emerged from Norfolk to accomplish the destruction of the Union blocking off squadron the USS computer screen steamed out to fulfill her. The four-hour duel that ensued was once a stalemate, yet crucially the Virginia had didn't holiday the Northern blockade of the Southern ports. however, in one conflict those vessels rendered wood warships out of date and remodeled the face of naval struggle without end.

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American Civil War Armies (1): Confederate Troops (Men-at-Arms, Volume 170)

By Philip Katcher

While the Southern states seceded to shape their very own govt in 1861, one in every of their first strikes used to be to organise a military. The South's scuffling with males served from the time in their enlistment until eventually the tip of the battle, receiving terrible rations, or even worse garments – and this even though one of many first steps taken through the recent military used to be to layout a uniform and identify criteria for accoutrements and guns. during this first of 5 volumes analyzing American Civil conflict armies, Philip Katcher profiles the uniforms issued through the nationwide accomplice govt to its artillery, cavalry and infantry troops.

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Surprise Attack!: Battle of Shiloh (Graphic History)

By Larry Hama

The first significant Civil struggle conflict within the Western theater, Shiloh got here as a frightening surprise to either the yankee public and people in palms. On April 6, 1862, accomplice forces staged a shock assault at the Union military encamped alongside the Tennessee River. scuffling with was once fierce as basic provide struggled to carry off the enemy until eventually his reinforcements arrived the next day to come in order that he may possibly 'Whip 'em tomorrow'. even though approximately pushed into the Tennessee River, the Union military might finally declare victory - received at an expensive expense. With approximately 24,000 overall casualties in days' struggling with, 'Bloody Shiloh' served as a take-heed call to the kingdom, asserting that the ongoing struggle for the Union will be devastating for either side.
Surprise assault! brings to existence one of many Civil War's bloodiest battles in hugely obtainable photograph novel layout. it is usually 8 pages of authoritative heritage info putting Shiloh in its historic context, detailing the most important avid gamers, and describing the build-up to the struggling with and its aftermath.

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