200 Most Important Confederate Books

This list is based on Richard Barksdale Harwell’s "In Tall Cotton: The 200 Most Important Confederate Books for the Reader, Researcher and Collector" (Jenkins Publishing Co., Austin, 1978). These outstanding books are essential classics, a must for every enthusiast of the American "Civil War". The list is enhanced with hyperlinks direct to book pages on Amazon.com (for purchase or just for information). Clicking on links on this page will pop up a new window in your browser. Close it, and you can return to this page.


1. Edward Porter Alexander - MILITARY MEMOIRS OF A CONFEDERATE, A CRITICAL NARRATIVE. E.P. Alexander served the Confederate army with distinction from 1st Manassas until the finals days of the war. His most enduring service was as an artillerist attached to Longstreet 1st Corps, ANV. His memoirs are considered by many historians to be the example to be followed of how a participant in events can step back and offer clear, relatively unbiased commentary on those events. Alexander's memoirs are possibly the most accurate chronicle of the Civil War written by a Confederate participant.

2. Hervey Allen - ACTION AT AQUILA

3. Eliza Frances Andrews - THE WAR-TIME JOURNAL OF A GEORGIA GIRL 1864-1865. Provides a window into the culture, the politics, and the society of the period. Together with the 1908 material, the 1864-1865 views and attitudes are tempered with the reflection and wisdom of time. Andrews's descriptions of the events surrounding the last days of the Southern Confederacy coupled with her reactions to the collapse of her aristocratic world make this diary valuable to anyone seeking first-person witness to a tragic time in the country's history.

4. J. Cutler Andrews - THE SOUTH REPORTS THE CIVIL WAR. The best work written to date on Southern newspapers during the great conflict, rich with information on how the news was gathered by the dashing corespondents of the time, and reported to the public, together with extensive quotes from the war's most significant editorials and news reports.

5. Myrta Lockett Avary - A VIRGINIA GIRL IN THE CIVIL WAR:  BEING A RECORD OF THE ACTUAL EXPERIENCES OF THE WIFE OF A CONFEDERATE OFFICER. The author tells of her many travels across the war-torn South, her capture behind enemy lines, her encounter with the famous Belle Boyd, her friendship with the dashing general J. E. B. Stuart, and the devastation suffered by the citizens of Richmond in the last days of the Confederacy. Learn what life was like for the wife of a Confederate officer; A real Gone with the Wind.

6. John Edwin Bakeless - SPIES OF THE CONFEDERACY. An intriguing and well-documented account of Confederate espionage activities during the Civil War profiles famous and obscure spies who served the Southern cause. True stories of undercover agents in Washington, at Bull Run, Gettysburg and elsewhere make an engrossing read for Civil War buffs, American History students and anyone who enjoys spy stories.

7. John Gilchrist Barrett - THE CIVIL WAR IN NORTH CAROLINA. John Barrett presents the complete story of military engagements across the state, including the classical pitched battle of Bentonville, the siege of Fort Fisher, the amphibious campaigns on the coast, and cavalry sweeps such as Stoneman's raid. The author, a professor emeritus at the Virginia Military Institute, brings a lively writing style and immediacy to this comprehensive history.

8. BATTLE-FIELDS OF THE SOUTH, FROM BULL RUN TO FREDERICKSBURG; WITH SKETCHES OF CONFEDERATE COMMANDERS, AND GOSSIP OF THE CAMPS - By an English Combatant - out of print

9. Stephen Vincent Benet - JOHN BROWN'S BODY. One of the most widely read poems of our time of the retelling of the Civil War. A masterpiece of epic poetry.

10. Robert Clifford Black - THE RAILROADS OF THE CONFEDERACY. The story of the use of railroads on a major scale during the American Civil War. The book includes maps of all the Confederate railroads and contemporary photographs and facsimiles of such documents as railroad tickets, timetables, and soldiers' passes.

11. William Willis Blackford - WAR YEARS WITH JEB STUART. Characterized by precision of statement and clarity of detail, W.W. Blackford’s memoir of his service in the Civil War is one of the most valuable to come out of Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia. It also provides a critically important perspective on one of the best-known Confederate cavalrymen, Major General J.E.B. Stuart.In a vivid style, Blackford describes the life among the cavalrymen, including scenes of everyday camp life and portraits of fellow soldiers both famous and obscure. He presents firsthand accounts of, among others, the battles of First Bull Run, the Peninsular campaign, Second Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, and Cold Harbor, and describes his feelings at witnessing the surrender at Appomattox.

12. Heros von Borcke - MEMOIRS OF THE CONFEDERATE WAR FOR INDEPENDENCE. Von Borcke's memoirs are set apart from other such documents by their author's unabashed enthusiasm for the art of civilized warfare, and by his uniquely European, and aristocratic, outlook on the American Civil War.

13. James Boyd - MARCHING ON

14. Gamaliel Bradford - CONFEDERATE PORTRAITS. Bradford portrays Johnston, Stuart, Longstreet and several other influential Confederates.

15. Francis Boardman Crowinshield Bradlee - BLOCKADE RUNNING DURING THE CIVIL WAR AND THE EFFECT OF LAND AND WATER TRANSPORTATION ON THE CONFEDERACY

16. Irving A. Buck - CLEBURNE AND HIS COMMAND. Buck provides considerable biographical data on Cleburne's pre-war career, as well as on his military activities. The services of Cleburne's division are traced with care and skill. Buck's book is one of the basic documents dealing with the campaigns of the Army of the Tennessee.

17. James Dunwody Bulloch - THE SECRET SERVICE OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES IN EUROPE; OR, HOW THE CONFEDERATE CRUISERS WERE EQUIPPED. The most comprehensive and interesting source concerning C.S.N. purchasing operations abroad.

18. Dolly Sumner Lunt Burge - THE DIARY OF DOLLY LUNT BURGE 1848-1879. This diary is the compelling story of an ordinary woman rising to meet extraordinary challenges in nineteenth-century Georgia. Dolly Lunt Burge's full life was remarkable for the range of roles she filled and the myriad experiences she had. Dolly recorded the changes in her life and her country, describing her surroundings, friends, family, and feelings in thoughtful, moving language.

19. James Fitz James Caldwell - THE HISTORY OF A BRIGADE OF SOUTH CAROLINIANS, KNOWN FIRST AS "GREGG'S" AND SUBSEQUENTLY AS "MCGOWAN'S BRIGADE". This book is a history of the brigade made up of 5 South Carolina Regiments, having participating in most of the major eastern battles, including the Peninsula Campaign, 7 Days Battle, 2nd Manassas, Fredericksburg, Antietam, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, Petersburg, and ending up at Appomattox. It gives a look at the 5 regiments and tells of the Brigade from the beginning of the war to its conclusion. It also lists the statistics of the brigade and each regiment for the different battles and the war itself.

20. John Overton Casler - FOUR YEARS IN THE STONEWALL BRIGADE. Containing the Daily Experiences of Four Year's Service in the Ranks from a Diary Kept at the Time. A Truthful Record of Battles and Skirmishes, Advance, Retreat and Maneuvers of the Army. -Of Incidents as they Occurred on the March, in the Field, in the Bivouac and in Battle, on the Scout, in Hospital and Prison. Replete with Thrilling Adventures and hair-breadth Escapes.

21. John Hampden Chamberlayne - HAM CHAMBERLAYNE-VIRGINIAN: LETTERS AND PAPERS OF AN ARTILLERY OFFICER IN THE WAR FOR SOUTHERN INDEPENDENCE, 1861-1865. An exceptionally revealing collection of papers by a young Virginia aristocrat who served long and faithfully in a Richmond artillery battery.

22. Lenoir Chambers - STONEWALL JACKSON. This is the most detailed analysis of Jackson's personal life and military campaigns

23. Mary Boykin Chestnut - A DIARY FROM DIXIEThis original diary of the wife of Confederate General James Chestnut, Jr., who was also an aide to President Jefferson Davis, provides an eyewitness narrative of all the years of the war.

24. Walter Clark - HISTORIES OF THE SEVERAL REGIMENTS AND BATTALIONS FROM NORTH CAROLINA, IN THE GREAT WAR OF 1861-'65. A compilation of histories of each regiment and organization from North Carolina which served in the Confederate army. North Carolina Regiments, as it came to be called, is a massive work of five volumes totaling more than 4,000 pages. In addition to the regimental histories, there are sketches of brigades, accounts of battles in which North Carolinians fought, lists of officers, a roster of North Carolinians who surrendered at Appomattox, and articles on North Carolina prisoners in the North, the Home Guard, the Medical Corps, and numerous other topics. Several hundred portraits, many of them available nowhere else accompany the text and are an especially valuable part of the set.

25. R.M. Collins - CHAPTERS FROM THE UNWRITTEN HISTORY OF THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES; OR, THE INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF A CONFEDERATE SOLDIER IN CAMP, ON THE MARCH, IN THE GREAT BATTLES, AND IN PRISON

26. CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA, WAR DEPARTMENT. UNIFORM AND DRESS OF THE ARMY AND NAVY OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA - out of print

27. John Esten Cooke - OUTLINES FROM THE OUTPOST

28. Ellis Merton Coulter - THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA, 1861-1865.  The drama of war has led most historians to deal with the years 1861 to 1865 in terms of campaigns and generals. In this volume, however, Mr. Coulter treats the war in its perspective as an aspect of the life of a people. The attempt to build a nation strong enough to win independence naturally drew Southerners’ attention to such problems as morale, money, bonds, taxes, diplomacy, manufacturing, transportation, communication, publishing, armaments, religion, labor, prices, profits, race problems, and political policy. Mr. Coulter balances these phases of the struggle in their relation to war itself, and the whole is dealt with as a period in the history of a people. And finally, Mr. Coulter deals with the ever-recurring questions: Did secession necessarily mean war? Was the South from the very beginning engaged in a hopeless struggle? And, if not, why did it lose?

29. Ellis Merton Coulter - LOST GENERATION: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF JAMES BARROW, C.S.A. - out of print

30. Ellis Merton Coulter - TRAVELS IN THE CONFEDERATE STATES A BIBLIOGRAPHY

31. Kate Cumming - A JOURNAL OF HOSPITAL LIFE IN THE CONFEDERATE ARMY OF TENNESSEE; FROM THE BATTLE OF SHILOH TO THE END OF THE WAR - out of print

32. Horace Herndon Cunningham - DOCTORS IN GRAY; THE CONFEDERATE MEDICAL SERVICE. Clears up a lot of misconceptions about the Southern Medical Service and unfolds the story of how the service overcame a great many obstacles in delivering medical attention to Confederate soldiers. Remains the definitive work on the medical history of the Confederate army. Drawing on a prodigious array of sources, Cunningham paints as complete a picture as possible of the daunting task facing those charged with caring for the war's wounded and sick.

33. Fredrick Stone Daniel - RICHMOND HOWITZERS IN THE WAR; FOUR YEARS CAMPAIGNING WITH THE ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA

34. Jefferson Davis - THE RISE AND FALL OF THE CONFEDERATE GOVERNMENT. The chronicle of the birth, life and death of the Confederacy.

35. Nicholas A. Davis - THE CAMPAIGN FROM TEXAS TO MARYLAND - out of print

36. William Charles Davis - BRECKINRIDGE: STATESMAN, SOLDIER, SYMBOL

37. Francis Warrington Dawson - REMINISCENCES OF CONFEDERATE SERVICE, 1861-1865. The only memoir by a British citizen who saw active service in both the Confederate navy and army. Dawson utilizes his skill as a journalist to write vivid descriptions of his experiences on the blockade runner Nashville, with the Army of Northern Virginia, and as a prisoner of war at Fort Delaware. He gives an eyewitness account of the wounding of General James Longstreet and of major battles, including those at Fredericksburg and Gettysburg.

38. Sarah Dawson - A CONFEDERATE GIRL'S DIARY. Sarah Morgan Dawson lived in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at the outbreak of the American Civil War. In March 1862, she began to record her thoughts about the war in a diary--thoughts about the loss of friends killed in battle and the occupation of her home by Union troops. Her devotion to the South was unwavering and her emotions real and uncensored. A true classic in Civil War studies.

39. Thomas Cooper De Leon - BELLES, BEAUX AND BRAINS OF THE 60'S - out of print

40. Thomas Cooper De Leon - FOUR YEARS IN REBEL CAPITALS: AN INSIDE VIEW OF LIFE IN THE SOUTHERN CONFEDERACY, FROM BIRTH TO DEATH. De Leon was a novelist, journalist and Confederate army officer stationed in Richmond during the war. In this book he portrays the great events he witnessed, the inner life of the people of the South, and the gradual changes in society.

41. D. Augustus Dickert - HISTORY OF KERSHAW'S BRIGADE WITH COMPLETE ROLL OF COMPANIES, BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES, INCIDENTS, ANECDOTES, ETC.

42. Mary Elizabeth Dickison - DICKISON AND HIS MEN; REMINISCENCES OF THE WAR IN FLORIDA - out of print

43. August Dietz - THE POSTAL SERVICE OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA. The definitive work on Confederate States stamps and postal history.

44. James Dinkins - 1861-1865, BY AN OLD JOHNNIE. PERSONAL RECOLLECTIONS AND EXPERIENCES IN THE CONFEDERATE ARMY - out of print

45. Henry Kyd Douglas - I RODE WITH STONEWALL, BEING CHIEFLY THE WAR EXPERIENCES OF THE YOUNGEST MEMBER OF JACKSON'S STAFF FROM THE JOHN BROWN RAID TO THE HANGING OF MRS. SURRATT. Stonewall Jackson depended on him; General Lee complimented him; Union soldiers admired him; and ladies adored him--this dashing, handsome, young Henry Kyd Douglas. He rode with Stonewall. He fought at the side of Ashby. He lived, joked and courted with Jeb Stuart. From his meeting with John Brown, shortly before Harper's Ferry, through the long bitter years of the Civil War, he clung to the Southern cause. He fought its battles and endured its defeats. And he captured it all, in a resonant prose, in his diaries.

46. Clifford Dowdey - BUGLES BLOW NO MORE. The experience of Richmond, Virginia from 1861 to 1864 intertwined with a love story. Told from a Southern viewpoint.

47. Clifford Dowdey - EXPERIMENT IN REBELLION. Human story of the men who guided the Confederacy.

48. Basil Wilson Duke - REMINISCENCES OF GENERAL BASIL W. DUKE. Duke, in his fascinating Reminiscences, has provided a glimpse of Civil War campaigning with Morgan’s Raiders, of the character and leadership of a number of prominent Confederate generals, and of a Southerner’s perception of the pre-war South and of reconstruction. The reader of this volume will gain a greater appreciation of the human element of leadership in conflict and will enjoy reading this colourful anecdotal account as much as Duke seemingly enjoyed writing it.

49. Joseph Thomas Durkin - STEPHEN R. MALLORY: CONFEDERATE NAVY CHIEF. Through a generous use of Mallory's diary and personal letters, the author gives us a full picture of the subject's private and public life.

50. Clement Eaton - A HISTORY OF THE SOUTHERN CONFEDERACY. A fascinating study that
depicts the devastating effects of war on the Old South.


51. John Ellis Edwards - THE CONFEDERATE SOLDIER; BEING A MEMORIAL SKETCH OF GEORGE N. AND BUSHROD W. HARRIS - out of print

52. George Cary Eggleston - A REBEL'S RECOLLECTIONS. Originally published in 1875, George Cary Eggleston’s memoir, which proved immensely popular among readers throughout the country, is a nostalgic, often amusing collection of essays based on the author’s Civil War experiences. Eggleston describes life in Virginia before the war, offers glowing assessments of the men who made up the Confederate army and the women who stood behind them, satirizes the Confederacy’s finances and its army’s red tape, and recollects the war’s end. He provides compelling portraits of his heroes from the war, lavishing praise on Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, and especially Jeb Stuart. By 1905, A Rebel’s Recollections had gone through four editions, suggesting how well it reflected the mood of the nation, which by then wanted to forget angry sectionalism and glorify the soldiers of both sides in an idealized view of the war.

53. George Cary Eggleston - THE HISTORY OF THE CONFEDERATE WAR; ITS CAUSES AND ITS CONDUCT; A NARRATIVE AND CRITICAL HISTORY

54. Augusta Jane Evans - MACARIA; OR ALTERS OF SACRIFICE. A bestseller in the South during the Civil War, this tale focuses on a pair of strong-minded heroines who grapple with questions of individual morality and, when war breaks out, contribute to the fight against the ``Cain-cursed race of New England.''

55. Clement Anselm Evans - CONFEDERATE MILITARY HISTORY: A LIBRARY OF CONFEDERATE STATES HISTORY... WRITTEN BY DISTINGUISHED MEN OF THE SOUTH, AND EDITED BY GENERAL CLEMENT A. EVANS - 12 volumes

56. William Faulkner - THE UNVANQUISHED. Set in Mississippi during the Civil War and Reconstruction, THE UNVANQUISHED focuses on the Sartoris family, who, with their code of personal responsibility and courage, stand for the best of the Old South's traditions.

57. Edwin Hedge Fay - THIS INFERNAL WAR; THE CONFEDERATE LETTERS OF EDWIN H. FAY

58. Frances Fearn - DIARY OF A REFUGEE - out of print - READ IT ONLINE!

59. James Madison Folsom - HEROES AND MARTYRS OF GEORGIA: GEORGIA'S RECORD IN THE REVOLUTION OF 1861

60. Sallie Rochester Ford - RAIDS AND ROMANCE OF MORGAN AND HIS MEN - out of print

61. Douglas Southall Freeman - THE LAST PARADE; an editorial by Douglas Southall Freeman from "Richmond Leader" of Friday, June twenty-fourth, nineteen hundred and thirty-two, the last day of the forty-second annual reunion of the United Confederate Veterans - out of print

62. Douglas Southall Freeman - LEE'S LIEUTENANTS, A STUDY IN COMMAND. A classic history of the U.S. Civil War, concentrating on the personalities and strategies of Robert E. Lee's general staff. Drawing on eyewitness testimony, "Lee's Lieutenants" re-creates the battles of the Civil War from Bull Run to Appomattox--as well as the mindsets of such commanders as Stonewall Jackson, Jeb Stuart, James Longstreet, George Pickett, and John Brown Gordon.

63. Douglas Southall Freeman - R.E. LEE, A BIOGRAPHY. This book is still the best biography of Lee.

64. Douglas Southall Freeman - THE SOUTH TO POSTERITY: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE WRITING OF CONFEDERATE HISTORY

65. Sir Arthur James Lyon Fremantle - THREE MONTHS IN THE SOUTHERN STATES: APRIL-JUNE, 1863This book has long been considered a classic of wartime writing, especially in its description of the battle at Gettysburg. Filled with biographical vignettes of Lee, Davis, Stonewall Jackson, Sam Houston and others, the diary offers insights into the state of the Confederacy at this time. Remains a superior source on the Confederacy.

66. Claud E. Fuller - CONFEDERATE CURRENCY AND STAMPS, 1861-1865

67. Claud E. Fuller - FIREARMS OF THE CONFEDERACY. The shoulder arms, pistols and revolvers of the Confederate soldier….

68. Washington Lafayette Gammage - THE CAMP, THE BIVOUAC, AND THE BATTLE FIELD - out of print

69. Mary Ann Harris Gay - LIFE IN DIXIE DURING THE WAR. This acclaimed real-life account of what the fictional Scarlett O'Hara saw ranks among the best first-person accounts of the American Civil War. Mary A. H. Gay eloquently recounts her wartime experiences in Georgia and bears witness to the "suffering and struggle, defeat and despair, triumph and hope that is human history."

70. William Worthington Goldsborough - THE MARYLAND LINE IN THE CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY

71. Albert Theodore Goodloe - SOME REBEL RELICS FROM THE SEAT OF WAR - out of print

72. John Brown Gordon - REMINISCENCES OF THE CIVIL WARThis is one of the liveliest, most detailed, and most compelling first-person accounts of the War from perspective of a Confederate officer. A native of Upson County, Georgia, Gordon was a true citizen soldier who entered the service as a captain and left it at war's end as a general. A blend of the romantic & the bloody, the dramatic & the dreadful, this book vividly conveys the valor, stamina, & accomplishments of a beloved Southern figure.

73. Josiah Gorgas - THE CIVIL WAR DIARY OF GENERAL JOSIAH GORGAS

74. Henry Lea Graves - A CONFEDERATE MARINE; A SKETCH OF HENRY LEA GRAVES WITH EXCERPTS FROM THE GRAVES FAMILY CORRESPONDENCE, 1861-1865

75. John Williams Green - JOHNNY GREEN OF THE ORPHAN BRIGADE: THE JOURNAL OF A CONFEDERATE SOLDIER. A riveting view of frontline Civil War action at Shiloh, Baton Rouge, Vicksburg, Chickamauga, Atlanta, and many other crucial battles. A true classic!

76. Josephine Clay Habersham - EBB TIDE; AS SEEN THROUGH THE DIARY OF JOSEPHINE CLAY HABERSHAM, 1863

77. Parthenia Antoinette Hague - A BLOCKADED FAMILY: LIFE IN SOUTHERN ALABAMA DURING THE CIVIL WAR. This reminiscence of daily life on a Southern plantation during the Civil War was originally published in 1888. This book is filled with vivid details of everything from methods of making dyes and preparing foods to race relations and the effects of the war. The book is an unusual and beautifully written primary source of Southern life inside the blockade imposed by the Union.

78. Martin Hardwick Hall - SIBLEY'S NEW MEXICO CAMPAIGN. A good overall work on the campaign. Some recent research has cast some doubt on a few of Hall's hypothesis, but this is still a very valuable piece of reference.

79. Richard Ramsey Hancock - HANCOCK'S DIARY; OR, A HISTORY OF THE SECOND TENNESSEE CONFEDERATE CAVALRY WITH SKETCHES OF THE FIRST AND SEVENTH BATTALIONS

80. Alfred Jackson Hanna - FLIGHT INTO OBLIVION. Hanna begins with General Lee’s fatal telegram and the hasty exodus of Jefferson Davis and high officials to Danville, then Greensboro and Charlotte. From there the Confederate Cabinet dispersed, and the author follows each man’s adventurous course in detail. Most of the fugitives headed for the pine barrens and scrub lands of Florida but were soon apprehended. Only John C. Breckinridge and Judah P. Benjamin successfully escaped, outwitting Federal officials and pirates along their way to Cuba. A classic work that makes for fabulous, spirited reading.

81. Joel Chandler Harris - ON THE PLANTATION, A STORY OF A GEORGIA BOY'S ADVENTURES DURING THE WAR  

82. Constance Harrison - RECOLLECTIONS GRAVE AND GAY BY MRS. BURTON HARRISON - out of print

83. Richard Barksdale Harwell - CONFEDERATE BELLES-LETTRES, A BIBLIOGRAPHY AND A FINDING LIST OF THE FICTION, POETRY, DRAMA, SONGSTERS, AND MISCELLANEOUS LITERATURE PUBLISHED IN THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA

84. Richard Barksdale Harwell - THE CONFEDERATE HUNDRED, A BIBLIOGRAPHIC SELECTION OF CONFEDERATE BOOKS

85. Richard Barksdale Harwell - CONFEDERATE MUSIC - out of print

86. John Cheves Haskell - THE HASKELL MEMOIRS

87. William Williston Heartsill - FOURTEEN HUNDRED AND 91 DAYS IN THE CONFEDERATE ARMY. A JOURNAL KEPT BY W.W. HEARTSILL FOR FOUR YEARS, ONE MONTH, AND ONE DAY; OR CAMP LIFE; DAY-BY-DAY, OF THE W.P. LANE RANGERS, FROM APRIL 19TH 1861-MAY 20TH 1865 - out of print

88. Ralph Selph Henry - "FIRST WITH THE MOST" FORREST . This is an excellent portrayal of the 'best' General in the Confederacy. It gives an in-depth look into the life of Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest.

89. Ralph Selph Henry - THE STORY OF THE CONFEDERACY

90. Isaac Hermann - MEMOIRS OF A VETERAN WHO SERVED AS A PRIVATE IN THE 60'S IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES

91. DuBose Heyward - PETER ASHLEY. Weaves together fact and fiction in one of the first historical novels of its kind. A departure from Heyward’s focus on African American and Gullah culture, Peter Ashley explores war, class and Southern society.

92. Augustus Charles Hobart-Hampden - SKETCHES FROM MY LIFE

93. Sarah Katherine Holmes - BROKENBURN; THE JOURNAL OF KATE STONE, 1861-1865

94. John Bell Hood - ADVANCE AND RETREAT, PERSONAL EXPERIENCE IN THE UNITED STATES AND CONFEDERATE STATES ARMIES. The majority of Hood's memoirs deal with his service with the Army of Tennessee and reveal a commander jealous of his own reputation and in some cases out of touch with reality. For the most part, Hood is writing in an attempt to release himself from criticism arising out of his command with the AoT.

95. Catherine Cooper Hopley - LIFE IN THE SOUTH, FROM THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE WAR

96. Stanley Fitzgerald Horn - THE ARMY OF TENNESSEE. Horn's study of The Army of Tennessee from its original organization as the Army of the Mississippi through its horrific destruction at Franklin, TN, is still considered by many to be one of the finest accountings of that ill-fated army's struggles.

97. Jedediah Hotchkiss - MAKE ME A MAP OF THE VALLEY; THE CIVIL WAR JOURNAL OF STONEWALL JACKSON'S TOPOGRAPHER

98. Francis Thomas Howard - IN AND OUT OF THE LINES; AN ACCURATE ACCOUNT OF INCIDENTS DURING THE OCCUPATION OF GEORGIA BY FEDERAL TROOPS IN 1864-65 - out of print

99. McHenry Howard - RECOLLECTIONS OF A MARYLAND CONFEDERATE SOLDIER AND STAFF OFFICE UNDER JOHNSTON AND LEE

100. Eppa Hunton - AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF EPPA HUNTON - out of print

101. John Johnson - THE DEFENSE OF CHARLESTON HARBOR, INCLUDING FORT SUMTER AND THE ADJACENT ISLANDS, 1863-1865

102. Joseph Eggleston Johnston - NARRATIVE OF MILITARY OPERATIONS, DIRECTED, DURING THE LATE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES BY JOSEPH E. JOHNSTON, GENERAL, C.S.A. Engaged in much debate over the causes of the Confederate defeat, General Johnston  wrote Narrative of Military Operations which was highly critical of the Confederacy's President and many of his fellow generals. Nevins calls this book "one of the earliest Confederate reminiscences; strongly partisan, anti-Davis, and defensive in tome.." Best read in conjunction with General Hood's Advance & Retreat...

103. Mary Johnston - THE LONG ROLL

104. Charles Colcock Jones - HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE CHATHAM ARTILLERY DURING THE CONFEDERATE STRUGGLE FOR INDEPENDENCE - out of print

105. John Beauchamp Jones - A REBEL WAR CLERK'S DIARY

106. Robert Garlick Hill Kean - INSIDE THE CONFEDERATE GOVERNMENT; THE DIARY OF ROBERT GARLICK HILL LEAN, HEAD OF THE BUREAU OF WAR

107. Clifford Anderson Lanier - THORN-FRUIT - out of print

108. Alexander Atkinson Lawrence - A PRESENT FOR MR. LINCOLN, THE STORY OF SAVANNAH FROM SECESSION TO SHERMAN

109. Emma LeConte - WHEN THE WORLD ENDED. DIARY

110. Joseph LeConte - WARE SHERMAN, A JOURNAL OF THREE MONTHS' PERSONAL EXPERIENCE IN THE LAST DAYS OF THE CONFEDERACY. A record of the experiences of a consulting chemist in the Confederate States Nitre and Mining Bureau in trying to remove part of his family and, later, stores and personal possessions from the path of Sherman’s army.

111. Charles R. Lee - THE CONFEDERATE CONSTITUTIONS - out of print

112. Robert E. Lee - LEE'S DISPATCHES. When first published in 1914, these letters, written between June 2, 1862, and April 1, 1865, put Lee's strategy in clearer perspective and shed new light on certain of his moves that had been in dispute. As Douglas Southall Freeman states in the Introduction, every written line of Lee's was a lesson in war. Together these 215 dispatches offer a portrait of Lee that can otherwise be glimpsed only by sifting through hundreds of other letters scattered through the ponderous volumes of the Official Records. They fill in many important details about the leadership of the South's greatest general, especially about his close and always cooperative relationship with President Davis.

113. Robert E. Lee - RECOLLECTIONS AND LETTERS OF ROBERT E. LEE. Shows all the varying facets of Lee's character. His letters reveal his personal warmth, bravery and concern for the South during and after the war. No other collection of source materials gives such a whole and rewarding picture of one of the South's greatest sons and heroes.

114. Susan Lee - MEMOIRS OF WILLIAM NELSON PENDLETON

115. James Longstreet - FROM MANASSAS TO APPOMATTOX. Longstreet's memoirs reflect the combative style of the old soldier. Their tremendous historical interest lies as much in the insight they afford into the general's mind and character as in the factual account of the progress of the war.

116. Ella Lonn - FOREIGNERS IN THE CONFEDERACY. The Confederate armies included in their ranks a remarkable range of nationalities--among them Germans, Irish, Italians, French, Poles, Mexicans, Cubans, Hungarians, Russians, Swedes, Danes, and Chinese. Covering the complete story of the activities of the foreigners in the Confederacy--in both military and civil service--this book recognizes their many contributions to the cause of the South. First published in 1940, it remains the only work on the subject.

117. Ella Lonn - SALT AS A FACTOR IN THE CONFEDERACY

118. Carlton McCarthy - DETAILED MINUTIAE OF SOLDIER LIFE IN THE ARMY OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA, 1861-1865

119. Cornelia Peake McDonald - A DIARY WITH REMINISCENCES OF THE WAR AND REFUGEE LIFE IN THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY, 1860-1865

120. William Naylor McDonald - A HISTORY OF THE LAUREL BRIGADE. First printed in 1907, this book presents a nearly contemporary view of the lauded unit of Confederate horsemen. William N. McDonald served as an ordnance officer in the Laurel Brigade. After the Civil War, he remained active in veterans' affairs and, late in the century, began this history.

121. Judith White McGuire - DIARY OF A SOUTHERN REFUGEE DURING THE WAR, BY A LADY OF VIRGINIA

122. Randolph Harrison McKim - A SOLDIER'S RECOLLECTIONS

123. William Wyndham Malet - AN ERRAND TO THE SOUTH IN THE SUMMER OF 1862 - out of print

124. Betty Herndon Maury - THE CONFEDERATE DIARY OF BETTY HERNDON MAURY, DAUGHTER OF LIEUT. COMMANDER M.F. MAURY...1861-1863 - out of print

125. Robert Douthat Meade - JUDAH P. BENJAMIN, CONFEDERATE STATESMAN. Originally published in 1943, the book provides an absorbing account of the life of this enigmatic Civil War figure. Meade chronicles Benjamin’s birth in the Virgin Islands; his rise to power as a lawyer and politician in south Louisiana; his election to the U.S. Senate in the 1850s; his outspoken role in the secession controversy; his friendship with Davis; his prominent role in the Confederate government; his daring escape after Appomattox; and his brilliant second law career in England after the war. Still the definitive study of Benjamin after nearly sixty years, Meade’s authoritative work is a classic of Civil War biography.

126. Margaret Mitchell - GONE WITH THE WIND. Sometimes only remembered for the epic motion picture and "Frankly ... I don't give a damn," Gone with the Wind was initially a compelling and entertaining novel. It was the sweeping story of tangled passions and the rare courage of a group of people in Atlanta during the time of Civil War that brought those cinematic scenes to life. The reason the movie became so popular was the strength of its characters--Scarlett O'Hara, Rhett Butler, and Ashley Wilkes--all created here by the deft hand of Margaret Mitchell, in this, her first novel. This is beyond a doubt one of the most remarkable first novels produced by an American writer. It is also one of the best.

127. Edward Alexander Moore - THE STORY OF A CANNONEER UNDER STONEWALL JACKSON. When Moore published the book in 1907, it carried an introduction by Robert E. Lee, Jr., a close friend who had served with Moore for a year. 'We are glad', Lee wrote, that 'these delightful pages have not been marred by discussion of the causes or conduct of the great struggle between the States. There is no theorizing or special pleading to distract our attention from the unvarnished story of the Confederate soldier... Moore's homey observations and eye for detail make the book a valuable record of army life." Great classic in a beautifully produced edition!

128. Julia Morgan - HOW IT WAS; FOUR YEARS AMONG THE REBELS - out of print -  READ IT ONLINE!

129. John Singleton Mosby - MOSBY'S WAR REMINISCENCES AND STUART'S CALVARY CAMPAIGNS

130. Frank M. Myers - THE COMANCHES: A HISTORY OF WHITE'S BATTALION, VIRGINIA CALVARY, LAUREL BRIGADE - out of print

131. Robert M. Myers - THE CHILDREN OF PRIDE: A TRUE STORY OF GEORGIA AND THE CIVIL WAR. Composed of actual letters from family members in Georgia during the Prewar, during actual war and after the Civil War. You get an actual account on how life was day to day, with very enjoyable and easy to read wording.

132. G.W. Nichols - A SOLDIER'S STORY OF HIS REGIMENT (61ST GEORGIA) AND INCIDENTALLY OF THE LAWSON-EVANS BRIGADE - out of print

133. James Lynn Nichols - CONFEDERATE ENGINEERS - out of print

134. James Cooper Nisbet - FOUR YEARS ON THE FIRING LINE

135. Theophilus Noel - A CAMPAIGN FROM SANTA FE TO THE MISSISSIPPI - out of print

136. Stephen B. Oates - CONFEDERATE CAVALRY WEST OF THE RIVER. This classic story seeks to illuminate a little-known theater of the Civil War--the cavalry battles of the Trans-Mississippi West, a region that included Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, the Indian Territory, and part of Louisiana. Stephen B. Oates traces the successes and defeats of the cavalry; its brief reinvigoration under John S. "Rip" Ford, who fought and won the last battle of the war at Palmetto Ranch; and finally, the disintegration of this once-proud fighting force.

137. William Miller Owen - IN CAMP AND BATTLE WITH THE WASHINGTON ARTILLERY OF NEW ORLEANS. As adjutant of the Battalion Washington Artillery of New Orleans, William Miller Owen was in an ideal position to observe his unit's inner workings. During his service, which spanned the entire war, he drafted and received orders; fought at Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and Chickamauga; and endured the siege at Petersburg. Well acquainted with the officer corps of the Army of Northern Virginia, Owen chatted with General James Longstreet, took rides with General Robert E. Lee, and dined with President Jefferson Davis. Based on Owen's diary from these years, this volume brings to life the major figures and battles of the Army of Northern Virginia as well as lesser-known Civil War episodes.

138. Frank Lawrence Owsley - KING COTTON DIPLOMACY: FOREIGN RELATIONS OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA

139. Frank Lawrence Owsley - THE C.S.S. FLORIDA: HER BUILDING AND OPERATIONS

140. Thomas Nelson Page - TWO LITTLE CONFEDERATES. Presents a boy's-eye view of the Civil War from the Southern side. Based on Page's boyhood days at Oakland. Between 1861-65 the author saw his father and uncle ride off with the Confederate army. He saw Stonewall Jackson and his men eating breakfast and accompanied one of Oakland's servants with provisions for Jackson's staff. He saw the Yankees raid his neighborhood. He went with another uncle, Rev. Robert Nelson, to check on relatives and slept in his father's tent. From Oakland he could hear the guns at Chancellorsville. He saw Sheridan burn the railroad station and supplies 5 miles from Oakland. Events similar to these become part of the lives of the fictional Frank and Willy.

141. William Horwar Parker - RECOLLECTIONS OF A NAVAL OFFICER, 1841-1865

142. Joseph Howard Parks - GENERAL LEONIDAS POLK, C.S.A., THE FIGHTING BISHOP

143. Joseph Howard Parks - GENERAL EDMUND KIRBY SMITH, C.S.A. Here is the first critical biography of the Confederate general who commanded the largest theater of the Civil War, the Trans-Mississippi Department, and who held the same important command post longer than any other officer on either side.

144. Joseph Howard Parks - JOSEPH E. BROWN OF GEORGIA

145. Rembert Wallace Patrick - JEFFERSON DAVIS AND HIS CABINET

146. Robert Patrick - RELUCTANT REBEL: THE SECRET DIARY OF ROBERT PATRICK, 1861-1865. A keen observer who had a flair for descriptive writing, Patrick offers a fascinating look behind the Confederate front lines. In his memoir, this articulate and practical-minded young Louisianan provides a colorful narrative of events—both on and off duty. He vividly recounts the siege around Port Hudson and Vicksburg, the Battle of Shiloh, and the retreat from Atlanta, episodes in which his regiment had one of the highest records for casualties in the entire Confederate Army. Especially enlightening are his comments on logistics, supply, and the competence of supply officers, issues relatively ignored in Confederate history. His descriptions of conditions and civilian sentiment in the residential areas near army camps and along the route of the march are also revealing. Patrick’s honesty and literary craftsmanship give his narrative unusual realism. Full of anecdotes ranging from humorous to horrifying, his diary adds significant details to the portrait of the Confederate soldier in the rear echelons.

147. Edmund Dewitt Patterson - YANKEE REBEL: THE CIVIL WAR JOURNAL OF EDMUND DEWITT PATTERSON

148. Phoebe Pember - A SOUTHERN WOMAN'S STORY

149. Milton Freeman Perry - INFERNAL MACHINES: THE STORY OF THE CONFEDERATE SUBMARINE AND MINE WARFARE. The Confederate use of mines and torpedoes, and ''booby traps'' such as wired coffee pots.

150. Edward Alfred Pollard - OBSERVATIONS IN THE NORTH: EIGHT MONTHS IN PRISON AND ON PAROLE  - out of print

151. Francis Peyre Porcher - RESOURCES OF THE SOUTHERN FIELDS AND FORESTS, MEDICAL, ECONOMICAL, AND AGRICULTURAL

152. Sallie A. Putnam - RICHMOND DURING THE WAR; FOUR YEARS OF PERSONAL OBSERVATION

153. Charles Todd Quintard - DOCTOR QUINTARD, CHAPLAIN C.S.A. AND SECOND BISHOP OF TENNESSEE. Quintard offers an unusual perspective and insightful observations gained from ministering to soldiers and civilians as both a priest and a physician. With thoughtful editing and annotating, Quintard’s writings provide a valuable window into the high command of the Army of Tennessee at some of its more critical junctures and substantial detail of the last eight months of the war in Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia.

154. Henry William Ravenel - THE PRIVATE JOURNAL OF HENRY WILLIAM RAVENEL, 1859-1887 - out of print

155. John Henninger Reagan - MEMOIRS, WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO SECESSION AND THE CIVIL WAR

156. Jesse Walton Reid - HISTORY OF THE FOURTH REGIMENT OF S.C. VOLUNTEERS - out of print

157. James Irvin Robertson - THE STONEWALL BRIGADE. A superb job of combining tactical movement and graphic narrative into human story . . . A heroic story about heroic men.

158. William Morrison Robinson - THE CONFEDERATE PRIVATEERS. Recounts the exploits of the Confederacy's privately armed ships and their sea battles with the Union. Using naval war records and other archives, William Robinson describes the privateers, their cruises, their successes, their failures, and their ultimate fates. This narrative history is the first to portray the privateer Confederate cruises of the Jefferson Davis, the Dixie, the Sally, and the pygmy submarine Pioneer.

159. William Morrison Robinson - JUSTICE IN GREY: A HISTORY OF THE JUDICIAL SYSTEM OF THE UNITED CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA

160. Charles Pierce Roland - THE CONFEDERACY

161. Fitzgerald Ross - A VISIT TO THE CITIES AND CAMPS OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES. When Bell I. Wiley reviewed Cities and Camps of the Confederate States for the Civil War Book Club in 1958, he commended its style as "simple, straightforward, and engaging." Further, he said, "It contains fascinating and revealing details about prices, food, travel, manufacturing, blockade-running, and the organization and equipment of the armies. Of especial value is the full comment on life in Southern towns and cities."

162. Sir William Howard Russell - PICTURES OF SOUTHERN SOCIAL LIFE; SOCIAL, POLITICAL, AND MILITARY - out of print

163. John Thomas Scharf - HISTORY OF THE CONFEDERATE STATES NAVY FROM ITS ORGANIZATION TO THE SURRENDER OF ITS LAST VESSEL

164. Justus Scheibert - SEVEN MONTHS IN THE REBEL STATES DURING THE NORTH AMERICAN WAR, 1863 - out of print

165. John Christopher Schwab - THE CONFEDERATE STATES OF AMERICA, 1861-1865: A FINANCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL HISTORY OF THE SOUTH DURING THE CIVIL WAR - out of print

166. Raphael Semmes - THE CRUISE OF THE ALABAMA AND THE SUMTER

167. James Wesley Silver - CONFEDERATE MORALE AND CHURCH PROPAGANDA

168. Francis Butler Simkins - THE WOMEN OF THE CONFEDERACY

169. William Gilmore Simms - SACK AND DESTRUCTION OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA S.C. In the first reissue of these documents since 1865, A City Laid Waste captures in riveting detail the destruction of South Carolina's capital city as Gen. William T. Sherman brought his scorched-earth campaign to a hotbed of secessionism. William Gilmore Simms, a native South Carolinian and one of the nation's foremost men of letters, was in Columbia and witnessed firsthand the city's capture and destruction. A renowned novelist and poet who was also an experienced journalist and historian, Simms deftly recorded the events of February 1865 in a series of eyewitness accounts published in the first ten issues of the Columbia Phoenix. Later that year, he edited the Phoenix text, curbing some of his immediate outrage, and published the material as a pamphlet, Sack and Destruction of the City of Columbia, S.C. Reprinted here in its entirety and illustrated with a collection of drawings and photographs, the newspaper version of Simms's account offers an unparalleled view into the horrors of invasion on American soil.

170. William Gilmore Simms - WAR POETRY OF THE SOUTH

171. Gilbert Moxley Sorrel - RECOLLECTIONS OF A CONFEDERATE STAFF OFFICER. G. Moxley Sorrel, James Longstreet's AAG during the war and later brigadier-general of infantry during the war's final months, has not attempted a complete history of the war, but has concentrated on more anecdotal observations during his service. He does provide insightful commentary regarding certain campaigns and battles not available elsewhere.

172. South Carolina Convention - DECLARATION OF THE IMMEDIATE CAUSES WHICH  INDUCE AND JUSTIFY THE SECESSION OF SOUTH CAROLINA FROM THE FEDERAL UNION; AND THE ORDINANCE OF SECESSION - out of print

173. Cornelia Spencer - THE LAST NINETY DAYS OF THE WAR IN NORTH CAROLINA - out of print

174. Alexander Hamilton Stephens - A CONSTITUTIONAL VIEW OF THE LATE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES; ITS CAUSES, CHARACTER, CONDUCT AND RESULTS

175. George Rippey Stewart - PICKETT'S CHARGE; A MICROHISTORY OF THE FINAL ATTACK AT GETTYSBURG, JULY 3, 1863. Stewart tells this only too familiar story as if it had never been told before. A splendid and stirring book

176. Robert Stiles - FOUR YEARS UNDER MARSE ROBERT. This book is a moving firsthand account of four years in the Confederate Army, and a glowing and vivid tribute to Robert E. Lee, the man and the general. Robert Stiles served as a Major of the Army of Northern Virginia, under the direct command of Lee, from First Manassas to Appomattox.

177. Richard Taylor - DESTRUCTION AND RECONSTRUCTION: PERSONAL EXPERIENCES OF THE LATE WAR. General Richard Taylor's recollections focus on his service in the Valley of Virginia under Stonewall Jackson and later as commander of the department of Alabama, Mississippi, and East Louisiana. In recounting his personal experiences, General Taylor produced a masterful history of the War, with special attention to the often neglected western theatre. Taylor first served under Stonewall Jackson, whose methods he later adapted in defeating Banks in his Red River Campaign. A brilliant commander and an astute observer, Taylor's severe judgments of high officers, North and South, and his comments about Reconstruction are particularly valuable.

178. Walter Herron Taylor - GENERAL LEE, HIS CAMPAIGNS IN VIRGINIA, 1861-1865

179. John William Thomason - JEB STUART. This book neglects none of the little touches that so clearly reveal the human and lovable side of Jeb Stuart. At the same time it retells, in unforgettable language, the story of the Confederate cavalry's part in the fighting done by the Army of Northern Virginia. Originally published in 1930, Thomason’s portrait may not be a critical evaluation of the dashing cavalryman, but it’s well worth reading because he captures the spirit of Stuart as no other biographer. Thomason talked to people who knew Stuart and his work reveals a multi-layered man whose exterior masked depths rarely explored by modern writers.

180. William Y. Thompson - ROBERT TOOMBS OF GEORGIA - out of print

181. Robert Augustus Toombs - THE CORRESPONDENCE OF ROBERT TOOMBS, ALEXANDER H. STEPHENS, AND HOWELL COBB

182. Glen Irving Tucker - HIGH TIDE AT GETTYSBURG: THE CAMPAIGN IN PENNSYLVANIA. The Battle of Gettysburg from the point of view of the Army of Virginia. The author follows -- with considerable drama -- the army from their invasion of Pennsylvania on June 3, 1863 until the march back home across the Potomac on July 18. With 12 maps. Originally published in 1958, this book is widely accepted as the best account of the battle.

183. Nathaniel Beverley Tucker - THE PARTISAN LEADER: A NOVEL, AND AN APOCALYPSE OF THE ORIGIN AND STRUGGLES OF THE SOUTHERN CONFEDERACY

184. Frank Everson Vandiver - CONFEDERATE BLOCKADE RUNNING THROUGH BERMUDA, 1861-1865: LETTERS AND CARGO MANIFESTS

185. Frank Everson Vandiver - THEIR TATTERED FLAGS. Forms a very important addition to the large literature existing on the experiment in rebellion. Vandiver's volume will not only join these long ranks, however; it will assume at once a leading place because it combines extraordinary evocative, literary, and scholarly qualities. Warm and compelling without polemics, insightful about the causes of secession and civil war without becoming carping, the Vandiver book is an unusual combination of analysis and recapitulation.

186. Julia Ellen Waitz - THE JOURNAL OF JULIA LE GRAND, NEW ORLEANS, 1862-1863 - out of print

187. Margaret Ward - TESTIMONY OF MRS. GEORGE R. WARD BEFORE THE UNITED STATES SENATE COMMITTEE ON RELATIONS BETWEEN LABOR AND CAPITAL AT RELAY HOUSE IN BIRMINGHAM ON NOVEMBER 15, 1883 - out of print

188. Robert Penn Warren - THE LEGACY OF THE CIVIL WAR: MEDITATIONS ON THE CENTENNIAL

189. Samuel R. Watkins - CO. AYTCH,' MAURY GRAYS, FIRST TENNESSEE REGIMENT; OR A SIDE SHOW OF THE BIG SHOW. Among the plethora of books about the Civil War Company Aytch stands out for its uniquely personal view of the events as related by a most engaging writer--a man with Twain-like talents who served as a foot soldier for four long years in the Confederate army. Originally published in 1881 as a series of articles in the Columbia, Tennessee, Herald, Sam Watkins's account has long been recognized by historians as one of the most lively and witty accounts of the war.

190. Bell Irvin Wiley - EMBATTLED CONFEDERATES: AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF SOUTHERNERS AT WAR

191. Bell Irvin Wiley - THE LIFE OF JOHNNY REB, THE COMMON SOLDIER OF THE CONFEDERACY. Regarded as one of the best available accounts of the ordinary citizens who made up the Confederate army. The Life of Johnny Reb is not about the battles and skirmishes fought by the Confederate foot soldier. Rather, it is an intimate history of the soldier's daily life—the songs he sang, the foods he ate, the hopes and fears he experienced, the reasons he fought. Wiley has examined countless letters, diaries, newspaper accounts, and official records in constructing this frequently poignant, sometimes humorous account of the life of Johnny Reb.

192. Bell Irvin Wiley - THE PLAIN PEOPLE OF THE CONFEDERACY

193. Bell Irvin Wiley - SOUTHERN NEGROES, 1861-1865

194. Francis Leigh Williams - MATTHEW FONTAINE MAURY, SCIENTIST OF THE SEA

195. Thomas Harry Williams - P.G.T. BEAUREGARD, NAPOLEON IN GRAY. This book is universally regarded as the first authoritative portrait of the Confederacy’s always dramatic, often perplexing general In historical soundness and in rich storytelling, not many Civil War books . . . can match this long-needed volume (Chicago Tribune).

196. Jennings Cropper Wise - THE LONG ARM OF LEE. Originally published in 1915 when Wise was commandant of the Virginia Military Institute, The Long Arm of Lee is considered the authoritative study of Confederate artillery in the Civil War.

197. John Henry Worsham - ONE OF JACKSON'S FOOT CAVALRY: HIS EXPERIENCE AND WHAT HE SAW DURING THE WAR, 1861-1865

198. Louise Wright - A SOUTHERN GIRL IN 61: THE WAR TIME MEMORIES OF A CONFEDERATE SENATOR'S DAUGHTER - out of print - READ IT ONLINE!

199. Wilfred Buck Yearns - THE CONFEDERATE CONGRESS - out of print

200. Stark Young - SO RED THE ROSE. Young's most successful novel, So Red the Rose deals with the fortunes of the McGehee family during the War, though the war lies only in the background. Young’s real objective was to contrast Northern industrial society with Southern agrarianism. The former he criticized upon the grounds that it lacks a commitment to humanism and stresses material goods over moral values. Young sought to preserve out of the Southern tradition primarily its emphasis upon right living, what Young called “the life of the affections.”

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