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1 Fighting Means Killing: Civil War Soldiers And The Nature Of Combat.
University Press of Kansas, Lawrence: 2018. Steplyk, Jonathan M. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Drawing upon letters, diaries, and postwar reminiscences, Steplyk examines what soldiers and veterans thought about killing before, during, and after the war. How did these soldiers view sharpshooters? How about hand-to-hand combat? What language did they use to describe killing in combat? What cultural and societal factors influenced their attitudes? And what was the impact of race in battlefield atrocities and bitter clashes between white Confederates and black Federals? These are the questions that Steplyk seeks to answer in Fighting Means Killing, a work that bridges the gap between military and social history—and that shifts the focus on the tragedy of the Civil War from fighting and dying for cause and country to fighting and killing. "War means fighting, and fighting means killing." Confederate cavalry commander Nathan Bedford Forrest famously declared. The Civil War was fundamentally a matter of Americans killing Americans. This undeniable reality is what Jonathan Steplyk explores in Fighting Means Killing, the first book-length study of Union and Confederate soldiers' attitudes toward, and experiences of, killing in the Civil War. Jonathan M. Steplyk is adjunct instructor at Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, and adjunct lecturer at the University of Texas at Arlington. His work has been published in The Tennessee Campaign of 1864 and a forthcoming anthology on the siege of Vicksburg. "Numerous books on the Civil War deal in part with the idea of killing in combat, but none make it a central theme and certainly none make it the entire subject. Jonathan M. Steplyk's Fighting Means Killing: Civil War Soldiers and the Nature of Combat is thus a unique addition to our understanding of the war. Blending an impressive argument about soldiers' lack of aversion to killing with what historians have found about the nature of killing in other wars, Steplyk offers an engrossing and convincing look into one of the Civil War's more grisly issues." —Timothy B. Smith, author of Shiloh: Conquer or Perish and Grant Invades Tennessee: The 1862 Battles for Forts Henry and Donelson "Americans of the nineteenth century were all too aware of death, even violent death at the hands of each other. But nothing prepared the nation for the scale of military killing generated by the Civil War. Nor will we, who have learned to sentimentalize that conflict so much, be prepared for the profile of slaughter laid out so skillfully by Jonathan Steplyk. This book presents the horrific edge of killing in the most sobering detail, from Elmer Ellsworth to Ft. Pillow. It is a story of good deaths and bad, of blind bloodlust and instinctive repugnance, of bayonets and musket stocks, of closed eyes and open wounds—which is to say, an all-too-human story. I have never seen the Civil War's 'face of battle' appear in uglier or clearer form." —Allen C. Guelzo, Henry R. Luce III Professor of the Civil War Era and director of the Civil War Era Studies Program, Gettysburg College 
Price: 28.45 USD
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2 ALBRIGHT, HARRY. Gettysburg: Crisis Of Command.
Hippocrene Books, New York: 2006. 0781810396 / 9780781810395 Illustrated Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Shortly after one o'clock in the afternoon of July 3, 1863, the small Pennsylvania town of Gettysburg rocked to the deafening roar of the greatest cannonade ever leashed on the American continent. This historical narrative of America's greatest battle examines the strange fall of events leding to failures of command in the two armies during the action. 
Price: 13.73 USD
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3 ALEXANDER, BEVIN. Lost Victories: The Military Genius Of Stonewall Jackson.
The Blue and Grey Press, Edison: 1992. 0785807225 / 9780785807223 Reprint Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
There is nothing inevitable about military victory, even for force3s of apparently overwhelming strength. But what of the American Civil War and the question of inspired Confederate leadership? The prevailing view holds that Robert E. Lee was the Confederacy's pereminent military strategist - the South's mythic hero who achieved all that was possibleagainst vastly superior forces. This fresh and authoritative account of the Civil War's first two years challenges that assumption. Drawing on neglected primary sources it demonstrates that Lee's decision to block Stonewall Jackson's plans for an invasion of the North made defeat certain. Includes an Index. 
Price: 13.73 USD
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4 ALFORD, KENNETH L. (EDITOR). Utah's Official Civil War Record.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2017. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
When Fort Sumter was attacked in April 1861, hundreds of soldiers were stationed at the U.S. Army's Camp Floyd, forty miles southwest of Salt Lake City. The camp, established in June 1858, was the nation's largest military post. Utah and the American Civil War presents a wealth of primary sources pertaining to the territory's participation in the Civil War—material that until now has mostly been scattered, incomplete, or difficult to locate. Organized and annotated for easy use, this rich mix of military orders, dispatches, letters, circulars, battle and skirmish reports, telegraph messages, command lists, and other correspondence shows how Utah's wartime experience was shaped by a peculiar blend of geography, religion, and politics. Editor Kenneth L. Alford opens the collection with a year-by-year summary of important events in Utah Territory during the war, with special attention paid to the army's recall from Utah in 1861, the Lot Smith Utah Cavalry Company's 107-day military service, the Union army's return in 1862, and relations between the military and Mormons. Readers will find accounts of an 1861 attempt to court-martial a Virginia-born commander for treason, battle reports from the January 1863 Bear River Massacre, documents from the army's high command authorizing Governor James Doty to enlist additional Utah troops in October 1864, and evidence of Colonel Patrick Edward Connor's personal biases against Native Americans and Mormons. A glossary of nineteenth-century phrases, military terms, and abbreviations, along with a detailed timeline of key historical events, places the records in historical context. Collected and published together for the first time, these records document the unique role Utah played in the Civil War and reveal the war's influence, both subtle and overt, on the emerging state of Utah. Hardcover, 864 pages, 7" x 10", 1 map. Kenneth L. Alford is Professor of Church History and Doctrine at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, a retired U.S. Army Colonel, and editor of Civil War Saints. 
Price: 57.00 USD
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National Geographic Society, Washington: 1992. 0870448773 / 9780870448775 Deluxe Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good condition. Binding is dark blue cloth (padded) with crossed flags in silver ink. 
The American Civil War - April to April, Sumter to Appomattox, 1861 to 1865 - pervades the national conscience and excites the interest of much of the rest of the world. All this you will find detailed, along with much else, in the pages of this book, including the illuminating maps and identifying photographs, old and new, whose excellence has long been the hallmark of the National Geographic Society. Includes an Index. 
Price: 34.87 USD
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6 ALLEN, THOMAS B.; BAUER, CARLA (ILLUSTRATIONS). Harriet Tubman: Secret Agent - How Daring Slaves And Free Blacks Spied For The Union During The Civil War.
National Geographic Society, Washington: 2005. 1426301103 / 9781426301100 Scholastic Book Club Edition. s Softcover. Fair condition. 
Describes the role of Harriet Tubman, a secret agent, spied for the Union during the United States Civil War. 
Price: 5.93 USD
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7 ANDERS, CURT. Disaster In Damp Sand: The Red River Expedition.
Guild Press of Indiana, Indianapolis: 1997. 1578600162 / 9781578600168 First Edition (Unstated). s Softcover. Very good condition. 
The last decisive Confederate victory in the United States Civil War. Captures all the drama, political intrigue, quirky strategy, and occasional outstanding bravery and heroism. Includes an Index. 
Price: 45.47 USD
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8 ANONYMOUS; SANDBUG, CARL (FOREWORD); BULLARD, F LAURISTON (NOTES). The Diary Of A Public Man: And A Page Of Political Correspondence.
Rutgers University Press, New Brunswick: 1946 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Dustjacket has discolored and has a few tears. 
In 1879, when the North American Review published extracts of The Diary of a Public Man, the book immediately became an important historical source. It purported to be a diary kept during the winter of 1860-61, in Washington. Also included are what purports to be a correspondence between Edwin Stanton and President Buchanan during that same period. 
Price: 42.04 USD
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9 ARMSTRONG, JENNIFER Photo By Brady: A Picture Of The Civil War.
Atheneum, New York: 2005. 0689857853 / 9780689857850 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 

Price: 33.01 USD
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10 ASTOR, AARON. Rebels On The Border: Civil War, Emancipation, And The Reconstruction Of Kentucky And Missouri.
Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge and London: 2012. Conflicting Worlds: New Dimensions of the American Civil War Series. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Rebels on the Border offers a remarkably compelling and significant study of the Civil War South's highly contested and bloodiest border states: Kentucky and Missouri. By far the most complex examination to date, the book sharply focuses on the "borderland" between the free North and the Confederate South. As a result, Rebels on the Border deepens and enhances understanding of the sectional conflict, the Civil War, and Reconstruction. After slaves in central Kentucky and Missouri gained their emancipation, author Aaron Astor contends, they transformed informal kin and social networks of resistance against slavery into more formalized processes of electoral participation and institution building. At the same time, white politics in Kentucky's Bluegrass and Missouri's Little Dixie underwent an electoral realignment in response to the racial and social revolution caused by the war and its aftermath. Black citizenship and voting rights provoked a violent white reaction and a cultural reinterpretation of white regional identity. After the war, the majority of wartime Unionists in the Bluegrass and Little Dixie joined former Confederate guerrillas in the Democratic Party in an effort to stifle the political ambitions of former slaves. Rebels on the Border is not simply a story of bitter political struggles, partisan guerrilla warfare, and racial violence. Like no other scholarly account of Kentucky and Missouri during the Civil War, it places these two crucial heartland states within the broad context of local, southern, and national politics. Aaron Astor is assistant professor of history at Maryville College. "Astor's narrative is compellingly argued and spritely written....[an] impressive volume by a promising young scholar."—Journal of American History "A well-argued and researched volume by Aaron Astor....This important and unique contribution...enriches our understanding of slavery and war in the borderlands."—Kansas History "[A] well-crafted narrative."—Choice "Aaron Astor compellingly and definitively explains the political culture surrounding the Border South's belated embrace of the Confederacy and its consequences for the region's citizens, both white and African American. This volume stands to redefine Civil War and Border State studies."—Anne E. Marshall, author of Creating a Confederate Kentucky: The Lost Cause and Civil War Memory in a Border State "In this clearly and forcefully written study, employing meticulous research skills, Aaron Astor reconstructs an utterly realistic panorama of the era of the Civil War in the border states of Kentucky and Missouri. Far from a romantic portrait of racial progress, what emerges is a sobering account of the sustaining force of a white supremacist nation whose long-term effects still corrode American society."—Michael Fellman, author of Inside War: The Guerrilla Conflict in Missouri During the American Civil War "A powerful corrective to the myth that slavery had little to do with the Civil War. This is a mature first book by an impressive young scholar."—Christopher Phillips, author of The Making of a Southerner: William Barclay Napton's Private Civil War "Fast-paced, sharply written, and deeply researched."—Stanley Harrold, author of Border War: Fighting over Slavery before the Civil War 
Price: 46.08 USD
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11 BAGGETT, JAMES ALEX. The Scalawags: Southern Dissenters In The Civil War And Reconstruction.
Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge: 2004. 0807130141 / 9780807130148 s Softcover. Very good condition. 
This is the first Southwide study of the scalawags, and its scope and astounding wealth in quantity and quality of sources make it the definitive work on the subject. Includes an Index. 
Price: 29.93 USD
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12 BAKELESS, JOHN. Spies Of The Confederacy.
J. B. Lippincott, Philadelphia: 1970. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition, 
Follows the exploits of the most famous and most obscure Southern intelligence agents-and all those in between during the Civil War. Gives a complete record of spying for the Southern causes that ranges from the devious romantic conquests of Mrs. Rose Greenhow, the Rebel Rose, to the hard-riding adventures of Mosby, the Gray Ghost. Includes an Index. 
Price: 37.29 USD
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13 BATTY, PETER & PARISH, PETER. The Divided Union: The Story Of The Great American War, 1861-1865.
Salem House Publishers, Topsfield: 1987. 0881622346 / 9780881622348 h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Illustrated with over 200 pictures in color as well as black and white, and with 5 maps, The Divided Union is a lively and penetrating account of a war whose effects are still with us today. This volume which is the companion book to the major television series tells the history of the United States Civil War which began with cavalry chanse and infantry charges and ended with slaughter by artillery and massed rifles on an epic scale. Includes an Index. 
Price: 10.45 USD
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14 BATTY, PETER & PARISH, PETER. The Divided Union: The Story Of The Great American War, 1861-1865.
Salem House Publishers, Topsfield: 1987. 0881622346 / 9780881622348 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Illustrated with over 200 pictures in color as well as black and white, and with 5 maps, The Divided Union is a lively and penetrating account of a war whose effects are still with us today. This volume which is the companion book to the major television series tells the history of the United States Civil War which began with cavalry chanse and infantry charges and ended with slaughter by artillery and massed rifles on an epic scale. Includes an Index. 
Price: 15.63 USD
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15 BEECHER, HENRY WARD. Patriotic Addresses In America And England 1850-1885: On Slavery, The Civil War, And The Development Of Civil Liberty In The United States.
Fords, Howard, & Hulbert, New York: 1888. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition considering its age. Some Pages are loose in the front. 

Price: 140.60 USD
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16 BENEDICT, BRYCE. Jayhawkers: The Civil War Brigade Of James Henry Lane.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2009. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Challenges long-held assumptions about the man known as the terror of Missouri. No person excited greater emotion in Kansas than James Henry Lane, the U.S. senator who led a volunteer brigade in 1861-62. In fighting numerous skirmishes, liberating hundreds of slaves, burning portions of four towns, and murdering half a dozen men, Lane and his brigade garnered national attention as the saviors of Kansas and the terror of Missouri. This first book-length study of the "jayhawkers," as the men of Lane's brigade were known, takes a fresh look at their exploits and notoriety. Bryce Benedict draws on a wealth of previously unexploited sources, including letters by brigade members, to dramatically re-create the violence along the Kansas-Missouri border and challenge some of the time-honored depictions of Lane's unit as bloodthirsty and indiscriminately violent. Bringing to life an era of guerillas, bushwhackers, and slave stealers, Jayhawkers also describes how Lane's brigade was organized and equipped and provides details regarding staff and casualties. Assessing the extent to which the jayhawkers followed accepted rules of warfare, Benedict argues that Lane set a precedent for the Union Army's eventual adoption of "hard" tactics toward civilians. An entertaining story rich in detail, Jayhawkers will captivate scholars and history enthusiasts as it sheds new light on the unfettered violence on this western fringe of the Civil War. Bryce Benedict served for twenty-one years in the U.S. Army and the Kansas National Guard and is now lead defense counsel for the Kansas State Self Insurance Fund. His historical articles have appeared in the Plains Guardian, the newspaper of the Kansas National Guard. 
Price: 31.07 USD
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The University of Georgia Press, Athens: 1986. 0820308153 / 9780820308159 Fourth Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Four historians consider the popularly held explanations for southern defeat - states-rights disputes, inadequate military supply and strategy, and the Union blockade - undergirding their discussion with a chronological account of the war's progress. At end, the authors find that the South lacked the will to win, that weak Confederate nationalism and the strength of a peculiar brand of evangelical Protestantism sapped the South's ability to continue a war that was not yet lost on the field. Includes an Index. 
Price: 23.13 USD
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18 BERLIN, IRA; REIDY, JOSEPH P. & ROWLAND, LESLIE S. (EDITORS). Freedom's Soldiers: The Black Military Experience In The Civil War.
Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 2004. 0521634490 / 9780521634496 Reprint Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
When nearly 200,000 black men, most of them former slaves, entered the Union army and navy, they transformed the United States Civil War into a struggle for liberty and changed the course of American history. Freedom's Soldiers tells the story of those men in their own words and the words of other eyewitnesses. These moving letters, affidavits, and memorials - drawn from the records of the National Archives - reveal the variety and complexity of the African-American experience during the era of emancipation. A moving account of the role of African-American soldiers in the American Civil War, illustrated with rare photographs. Includes letters written by former slaves describing their wartime experiences, and an Index. 
Price: 28.97 USD
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W. H. Smith, New York: 1990. 0831721561 / 9780831721565 h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Follow the events of the United States Civil War in the order in which they happened. Relive in concise form the events of that tragic conflict from before the first shot was fired through the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Highly illustrated. This will not be an easy book to put down. Includes an Index. 
Price: 25.89 USD
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20 BOTKIN, B. A. (EDITOR & INTRODUCTION); CHAPPELL, WARREN (ILLUSTRATOR). A Civil War Treasury Of Tales, Legends And Folklore.
Promontory Press, New York: 1993 0883940493 / 9780883940495 First Promontory Press Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Contains a rich sampling of the United States Civil War storytelling of all types - personal narratives, anecdotes, hero tales, legends, historical traditions, yarns, tall tales, legends, jests, strange tales, fables. Culled from a wide variety of contemporary sources - letters, diaries, newspapers, periodicals, pamphlets - and from the great body of Civil War reminiscences. Includes an Index. 
Price: 7.60 USD
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