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Gettysburg—The First Day

Gettysburg—The First Day

Harry W. Pfanz

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807826249
eISBN:
9781469603018
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898406_pfanz
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

For good reason, the second and third days of the Battle of Gettysburg have received the lion's share of attention from historians. With this book, however, the critical first day's fighting finally ... More

God's Almost Chosen PeoplesA Religious History of the American Civil War

God's Almost Chosen Peoples: A Religious History of the American Civil War

George C. Rable

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834268
eISBN:
9781469603841
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899311_rable
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Throughout the Civil War, soldiers and civilians on both sides of the conflict saw the hand of God in the terrible events of the day, but the standard narratives of the period pay scant attention to ... More

The Green and the GrayThe Irish in the Confederate States of America

The Green and the Gray: The Irish in the Confederate States of America

David T. Gleeson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469607566
eISBN:
9781469612508
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469607573_Gleeson
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Why did many Irish Americans, who did not have a direct connection to slavery, choose to fight for the Confederacy? This perplexing question is at the heart of this sweeping analysis of the Irish in ... More

A Gunner in Lee's ArmyThe Civil War Letters of Thomas Henry Carter

A Gunner in Lee's Army: The Civil War Letters of Thomas Henry Carter

Graham Dozier and Peter S. Carmichael (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469618746
eISBN:
9781469618760
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469618746.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In May 1861, the prominent young Virginian Thomas Henry Carter raised an artillery battery and joined the Confederate army during the American Civil War. Over the next four years he rose steadily in ... More

The Imagined Civil WarPopular Literature of the North and South, 1861-1865

The Imagined Civil War: Popular Literature of the North and South, 1861-1865

Alice Fahs

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807825815
eISBN:
9781469604268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807899298_fahs
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This book explores a little-known side of the Civil War: the outpouring of popular literature inspired by the conflict. From 1861 to 1865, authors and publishers in both the North and the South ... More

In the Trenches at PetersburgField Fortifications and Confederate Defeat

In the Trenches at Petersburg: Field Fortifications and Confederate Defeat

Earl J. Hess

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807832820
eISBN:
9781469603261
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807882351_hess
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This book recounts the strategic and tactical operations around Petersburg during the last ten months of the Civil War. It covers all aspects of the Petersburg campaign, from important engagements ... More

Jews and the Civil WarA Reader

Jews and the Civil War: A Reader

Jonathan D. Sarna and Adam D. Mendelsohn (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814740910
eISBN:
9780814786796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814740910.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

At least 8,000 Jewish soldiers fought for the Union and Confederacy during the Civil War. A few served together in Jewish companies while most fought alongside Christian comrades. Yet even as they ... More

Josie Underwood's Civil War Diary

Josie Underwood's Civil War Diary

Josie Underwood

Nancy Disher Baird (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125312
eISBN:
9780813135151
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125312.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

A well-educated, outspoken member of a politically prominent family in Bowling Green, Kentucky, Josie Underwood (1840–1923) left behind one of the few intimate accounts of the Civil War written by a ... More

Kennesaw MountainSherman, Johnston, and the Atlanta Campaign

Kennesaw Mountain: Sherman, Johnston, and the Atlanta Campaign

Earl J. Hess

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469602110
eISBN:
9781469608372
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9781469602127_Hess
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

While fighting his way toward Atlanta, William T. Sherman encountered his biggest roadblock at Kennesaw Mountain, where Joseph E. Johnston's Army of Tennessee held a heavily fortified position. The ... More

Kentucky ConfederatesSecession, Civil War, and the Jackson Purchase

Kentucky Confederates: Secession, Civil War, and the Jackson Purchase

Berry Craig

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780813146928
eISBN:
9780813151441
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813146928.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Dubbed “the South Carolina of Kentucky,” the Jackson Purchase was Kentucky's only pro-Confederate region during the Civil War. Secession sentiment was so strong that in 1861, while Kentucky was ... More

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