Category: Civil War

  • Download Admiral Farragut by A. T. Mahan PDF

    By A. T. Mahan

    In getting ready this short comic strip of the main celebrated of our naval heroes, the writer has been aided by means of the very complete and invaluable biography released in 1878 by means of his son, Mr. Loyall Farragut, who has additionally kindly provided for this paintings many extra info of curiosity from the Admiral's journals and correspondence, and from different memoranda.
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  • Download Lee and His Men at Gettysburg: The Death of a Nation by Clifford Dowdey PDF

    By Clifford Dowdey

    In this sweeping account Clifford Dowdey recreates essentially the most vital battles in U.S. heritage. With brilliant and breathtaking element, Lee and His males at Gettysburg is either a ancient paintings and an honorary ode to the virtually fifty thousand infantrymen who died on the fields of Pennsylvania. Written with an emphasis at the accomplice forces, the booklet captures the brilliance and frustration of a common compelled to cope with overwhelming odds and in-competent subordinates. Dowdey not just offers the proof of struggle, yet brings to existence the solid of characters that outlined this singular second in American history.
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  • Download General John H. Winder, C.S.A. by Arch Fredric Blakey PDF

    By Arch Fredric Blakey

    After virtually 40 years within the U.S. military, Winder spent the final 4 years of his existence as a accomplice brigadier basic. His command of Richmond earned him the contempt of the accomplice civilians; and, as commandant of all Union prisoners, he turned identified to northerners because the "beast" of Andersonville. this can be a examine in army ethics, an exam of 1 man’s try and do his accountability withough tarnishing his honor, and an account of his disasters and their enduring outcomes.
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  • Download Spotsylvania Campaign: May 7-19, 1864 by John Cannan PDF

    By John Cannan

    Spotsylvania used to be a dramatic conflict among person devices and a determined conserving motion fought through Robert E. Lee because the sands have been operating out for the Confederacy. This the tale of 1 of the Civil War's such a lot tragic battles and is more suitable by means of sidebars, particularly commissioned maps, and certain orders of conflict and casualty figures in keeping with contemporary learn on the nationwide information.
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  • Download Battles and Campaigns. Civil War by Tim Cooke PDF

    By Tim Cooke

    The yankee Civil struggle used to be marked via sour, bloody battles together with the 1st conflict of Bull Run and the Appomattox crusade. Readers are given specific debts of the main well-known and demanding battles of the warfare. more suitable through historic illustrations of occasions and bonus evidence within the margins, the obtainable content material introduces readers to special figures of the Civil battle, corresponding to Ulysses S. supply and Thomas Stonewall Jackson. useful sidebars on the finish of the every one bankruptcy will illustrate an occasions value, and considerate questions during the publication will supply readers an opportunity to contemplate their very own perspectives of those momentous occasions.
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  • Download A Just and Righteous Cause: Benjamin H. Grierson's Civil War by Bruce J. Dinges, Shirley A. Leckie PDF

    By Bruce J. Dinges, Shirley A. Leckie

    Common Benjamin H. Grierson is most generally often called the intense cavalryman whose activities within the Civil War's Mississippi Valley crusade facilitated Ulysses S. Grant's seize of Vicksburg. there's, besides the fact that, even more to this key Union officer than a profitable raid into Confederate-held Mississippi. In A simply and Righteous reason: Benjamin H. Grierson's Civil warfare Memoir, edited by means of Bruce J. Dinges and Shirley A. Leckie, Grierson tells his tale in forceful, direct, and hugely enticing prose. A simply and Righteous reason paints a bright photograph of Grierson's prewar and Civil conflict occupation, pertaining to his antislavery perspectives, Republican get together rules, and army approach and strategies. His tale starts together with his mom and dad' immigration to the U.S. and follows his early life, adolescence, and profession as a musician; the early years of his arriage; his enterprise disasters ahead of changing into a cavalry officer in an Illinois regiment; his stories in conflict; and his Reconstruction appointment. Grierson additionally offers intimate bills of his relationships with such favorite politicians and Union leaders as Abraham Lincoln, Richard Yates, Andrew Johnson, William T. Sherman, Ulysses S. supply, John C. Fr?mont, and Benjamin Prentiss. simply because Grierson wrote the memoir in general together with his relatives because the meant viewers, he manages to prevent the self-promotion that plagues a lot of his contemporaries' chronicles. His reliance on army files and correspondence, in addition to family members letters, lends an immediacy not often present in army memoirs. His recollections additionally upload gas to a reemerging debate on squaddies' motivations for enlisting—in Grierson's case, patriotism and ideology—and shed new mild at the Western theater of the Civil battle, which has noticeable a contemporary surge in curiosity between Civil struggle enthusiasts.A non-West element officer, Grierson owed his constructing occupation to his self sufficient reviews of the army and his connections to political figures in his domestic country of Illinois and later to big Union leaders. Dinges and Leckie offer a useful creation, which supplies historical past at the memoir and areas Grierson's profession into historic context. Aided through fourteen photographs and maps, in addition to the editors' excellent annotations, A simply and Righteous reason is a worthwhile addition to Civil conflict heritage.  
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  • Download Slavery and the Commerce Power: How the Struggle Against the by Prof. David L. Lightner PDF

    By Prof. David L. Lightner

    Despite the U.S.’ ban on slave importation in 1808, ecocnomic interstate slave buying and selling persisted. The 19th century’s nice cotton increase required massive human hard work to convey new lands lower than cultivation, and plenty of millions of slaves have been torn from their households and offered throughout country traces in far away markets. stunned by means of the cruelty and quantity of this tradition, abolitionists known as upon the government to workout its constitutional authority over interstate trade and outlaw the interstate promoting of slaves. This groundbreaking e-book is the 1st to inform the complicated tale of the decades-long debate and criminal conflict over federal rules of the slave alternate. David Lightner explores a variety of constitutional, social, and political matters that absorbed antebellum the United States. He revises accredited interpretations of varied ancient figures, together with James Madison, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Abraham Lincoln, and he argues convincingly that southern nervousness over the probability to the interstate slave alternate was once a key precipitant to the secession of the South and the Civil War.
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