"[T]he author is to be commended for staying focused on the organization rather than its most famous commander, [although] Hancock understandably occupies center stage at key moments." —Civil War Book Review
"The author has an easy to read informative style that made the pages fly. His word portraits make lesser-known names into real people. The battles descriptions are excellent... This is a well-written book with all the items that are expected in a serious history." —TOCWOC - A Civil War Blog
“I found [this book] very engaging. The basic idea of drawing children’s ideas out through storytelling may not be new, but discussing their ethics, getting them to think about right and wrong in the context of stories and their own communities can have such a lasting impact on how they grow as citizens.”—Hilary Albert (PLA)
“This was not only thoroughly researched but it was well written. The text actually reads more like a story than the chronicle of a war. ... This book is a great asset to any collection.”—Elizabeth Willoughby (AASL)
Today is the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Sumter, which started the Civil War. To mark this occasion, we offer the following reading selections to further your understanding of the Civil War.
Defeating Lee A History of the Second Corps, Army of the Potomac Lawrence A. Kreiser, Jr. Read excerpt
This absorbing history of the Second Corps follows the unit's creation and rise to prominence, the battles that earned it a reputation for hard fighting, and the legacy its veterans sought to maintain in the years after the Civil War.
A Great Civil War A Military and Political History, 1861-1865 Russell F. Weigley Read excerpt
"Weigley's A Great Civil War is the finest, most complete and insightful, and historiographically up-to-date, large-scale one-volume military and political history of the U.S. war for the Union now in print." —Herman M. Hattaway
Largely biographical in its approach, the book captures the human drama of the war and shows how this group of individuals—including Abraham Lincoln, James Longstreet, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, William C. Oates, and others—endured or succumbed to the war and, willingly or unwillingly, influenced its outcome.
Four Years with General Lee Walter H. Taylor
Edited and with a New Introduction by James I. Robertson, Jr.
A recognized classic, Four Years with General Lee first appeared in 1877 and was a collector's item by the turn of the century. This annotated edition, first published in 1962, was prepared by noted Civil War historian James I. Robertson, Jr., who provided a new introduction for this paperback reissue.
The Stand of the U.S. Army at Gettysburg Jeffrey C. Hall Read excerpt
This major reinterpretation of the key battle of the American Civil War tells the story of the Gettysburg campaign as it unfolded from early June through mid-July 1863, and its climax with the Federal victory at Gettysburg.
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"This work should be of particular interest to military historians and even more so to those interested in the American Civil War and its impact on military logistics, the use of technology, weaponology, military tactical and strategic thought, and the concepts of modern warfare and its history." —wigwags
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"Glenn LaFantasie continues to draw readers into the story of Gettysburg. By turns very direct and very subtle, Gettysburg Heroes offers concise and clear stories of soldiers, civilians, generals and presidents." --Civil War Librarian <read post>