The Civil War in Arizona

Author: Andrew E. Masich
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 9780806181967
Release Date: 2012-12-04
Genre: History

Bull Run, Gettysburg, Appomattox. For Americans, these battlegrounds, all located in the eastern United States, will forever be associated with the Civil War. But few realize that the Civil War was also fought far to the west of these sites. The westernmost battle of the war took place in the remote deserts of the future state of Arizona. In this first book-length account of the Civil War in Arizona, Andrew E. Masich offers both a lively narrative history of the all-but-forgotten California Column in wartime Arizona and a rare compilation of letters written by the volunteer soldiers who served in the U.S. Army from 1861 to 1866. Enriched by Masich’s meticulous annotation, these letters provide firsthand testimony of the grueling desert conditions the soldiers endured as they fought on many fronts. Southwest Book Award Border Regional Library Association Southwest Book of the Year Pima County Public Library NYMAS Civil War Book Award New York Military Affairs Symposium

The American Civil War

Author: Cole Christian Kingseed
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313316384
Release Date: 2004
Genre: History

Provides an overview of the war, with information on key figures on both sides; primary documents including speeches, legislation, and letters; and an analysis of the events as they unfolded.

The Legacy of the Civil War

Author: Robert Penn Warren
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803298013
Release Date: 1998
Genre: History

In this elegant book, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer explores the manifold ways in which the Civil War changed the United States forever. He confronts its costs, not only human (six hundred thousand men killed) and economic (beyond reckoning) but social and psychological. He touches on popular misconceptions, including some concerning Abraham Lincoln and the issue of slavery. The war in all its facets “grows in our consciousness,” arousing complex emotions and leaving “a gallery of great human images for our contemplation.”

Desertion During the Civil War

Author: Ella Lonn
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803279752
Release Date: 1998
Genre: History

Desertion during the Civil War, originally published in 1928, remains the only book-length treatment of its subject. Ella Lonn examines the causes and consequences of desertion from both the Northern and Southern armies. Drawing on official war records, she notes that one in seven enlisted Union soldiers and one in nine Confederate soldiers deserted. Lonn discusses many reasons for desertion common to both armies, among them lack of such necessities as food, clothing, and equipment; weariness and discouragement; noncommitment and resentment of coercion; and worry about loved ones at home. Some Confederate deserters turned outlaw, joining ruffian bands in the South. Peculiar to the North was the evil of bounty-jumping. Captured deserters generally were not shot or hanged because manpower was so precious. Moving beyond means of dealing with absconders, Lonn considers the effects of their action. Absenteeism from the ranks cost the North victories and prolonged the war even as the South was increasingly hurt by defections. This book makes vivid a human phenomenon produced by a tragic time.

Turning Points of the Civil War

Author: James A. Rawley
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803289359
Release Date: 1989
Genre: History

James A. Rawley examines the seven turning points of the Civil War: the course of the slaveholding borderland in 1861, First Bull Run, the Trent affair, Antietam, the Emancipation Proclamation, Gettysburg and Vicksburg, and the presidential election of 1864. Among the topic unifying his book are slavery, democracy, British policy, military organization and progress, and the roles of Lincoln, McClellan, Davis, and Lee. The afterword looks at the Civil War itself as a turning point in American history. In a preface to this Bison Book editin, James A. Rawley, considers recent books that sustain the idea of turning points during the Civil War.

The Civil War

Author: Ford Risley
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313321264
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: History

Strong collection of annotated primary documents from the Civil War years present a wide range of opinions, North and South, on the major political and military controversies of the time.

The Civil War in Appalachia

Author: Shannon H. Wilson
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
ISBN: 1572332697
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: History

During the Battle of Perryville, fought in Kentucky in October 1862, participants experienced an unusual phenomenon known as an "acoustic shadow": this peculiar combination of wind and terrain muffled the sounds of the fighting in such a manner that nearby soldiers were unaware that the battle was even taking place. As the editors of this pioneering collection of essays observe, a figurative acoustic shadow has long fallen on the study of the Civil War in Appalachia. Regional stereotypes, cursory generalizations, and a neglect of geographic context have too often replaced detailed analysis and innovative interpretation.

Battle Tactics of the Civil War

Author: Paddy Griffith
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300042477
Release Date: 1989
Genre: History

Analyzes the events, weapons, and strategies of the Civil War and argues that the introduction of modern weaponry did not have significant effect on the outcome or the conduct of the war

Music of the Civil War Era

Author: Steven Cornelius
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313320810
Release Date: 2004
Genre: History

Examines the popular songs of the Civil War and those who composed and played them, includes biographies of musicians of the era and a dictionary of Civil War music.

Hendon Brothers in the Civil War

Author: William Hendon
Publisher: William S. Hendon
ISBN: 9781424166770
Release Date: 2007-02
Genre: History

In late 1863, the Hendon brothers from northern Alabama went to war. Most men around them joined the Confederate Army as did James, the oldest son of William and Sarah Hendon. James joined the 10th Alabama Infantry Regiment and fought in Leeas Army of Northern Virginia against U.S. Grantas Overland Campaign of 1864, including the Wilderness, Spotsylvania and the Bloody Angle, Cold Harbor, Petersburg and the end at Appomattox. However, for the other three brothers, the Union cavalry was their choice. Robert, Jonathan and Henry joined the 1st U.S. Alabama Cavalry Regiment and fought in Alabama, Tennessee, Mississippi, and in the battle for Atlanta under William Tecumseh Sherman. Four brothers went to war and only three came home. This book is the story of their war-time experiences and the deep divide that came to their family as a result.

The Civil War Naval Encyclopedia

Author: Spencer Tucker
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781598843385
Release Date: 2011
Genre: History

Long overlooked in favor of land engagements, this is the first encyclopedia to analyze the naval aspects of the American Civil War. * Introductory essay unifies the material in the encyclopedia, providing an overview of the history of the navies of the American Civil War * Contains over 450 reference entries, listed alphabetically and with accompanying images * Chronology provides historical perspective and highlights the most important naval events of the war * Comprehensive bibliography serves as a gateway to further study

The Seventh Star of the Confederacy

Author: Kenneth Wayne Howell
Publisher: University of North Texas Press
ISBN: 9781574412598
Release Date: 2009
Genre: History

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 seventh state in the Confederacy. Soon the Texans found themselves engaged in a bloody and prolonged civil war against their northern brethren. During the curse of this war, the lives of thousands of Texans, both young and old, were changed forever. This new anthology, edited by Kenneth W. Howell, incorporates the latest scholarly research on how Texans experienced the war. Eighteen contributors take us from the battlefront to the home front, ranging from inside the walls of a Confederate prison to inside the homes of women and children left to fend for themselves while their husbands and fathers were away on distant battlefields, and from the halls of the governor’s mansion to the halls of the county commissioner’s court in Colorado County. Also explored are well-known battles that took place in or near Texas, such as the Battle of Galveston, the Battle of Nueces, the Battle of Sabine Pass, and the Red River Campaign. Finally, the social and cultural aspects of the war receive new analysis, including the experiences of women, African Americans, Union prisoners of war, and noncombatants.

Women Doctors and Nurses of the Civil War

Author: Lesli J. Favor
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 0823944522
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Profiles American women who served as doctors and nurses in the Civil War, including Clara Barton, Mary Ann Bickerdyke, Dorothea Dix, Dr. Esther Hill Hawks, and Dr. Mary Edwards Walker.