1. Edward Porter
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
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
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 -
14. Gamaliel Bradford -
Bradford portrays Johnston, Stuart, Longstreet and several other
15. Francis Boardman Crowinshield Bradlee -
BLOCKADE RUNNING DURING THE
CIVIL WAR AND THE EFFECT OF LAND AND WATER TRANSPORTATION ON THE
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
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
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
22. Lenoir Chambers -
STONEWALL JACKSON. This is
the most detailed analysis of Jackson's personal life and military
23. Mary Boykin Chestnut -
A DIARY FROM DIXIE.
This 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
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
44. James Dinkins - 1861-1865, BY AN OLD JOHNNIE. PERSONAL RECOLLECTIONS
AND EXPERIENCES IN THE CONFEDERATE ARMY - out
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
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
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 -
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
57. Edwin Hedge Fay -
THIS INFERNAL WAR; THE CONFEDERATE LETTERS OF
EDWIN H. FAY
58. Frances Fearn - DIARY OF A REFUGEE - out of
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
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, 1863. This
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 WAR. This 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
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
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
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
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 -
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
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
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
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
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
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 -
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
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
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 -
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
188. Robert Penn Warren -
THE LEGACY OF THE CIVIL WAR: MEDITATIONS ON
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
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.”