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Letters from Vicksburg. A series of 61 newspaper articles from the Memphis Daily Appeal before, during and after the Siege of Vicksburg. Both soldiers and correspondents contributed their stories. Oral history at its finest. <<Sample Article>>>
Memories of the Civil War - Special Edition. Over one hundred twenty articles from our popular Memories of the Civil War series. <<<Article List>>> <<Sample Article>>>
Gardner’s Photographic Sketch Book of the War. (Washington: Philp & Solomons, 1865–66) was published in two editions, one in 1865 and the other in 1866, both editions consisting of two volumes of fifty albumen print photographs, each with a descriptive caption, generally believed to have been written by Gardner himself. Historians estimate that no more than 200 copies of the Sketch Book were produced. The small print run is due primarily to the difficulty of mass-producing photographically illustrated books in the 1860s. <<Sample Photo>>>
Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War. During and after the war, Harper’s Weekly editors Alfred H. Guernsey and Henry M. Alden worked to compile and publish a definitive history of the Civil War. Combining original illustrations and content from Harper’s Weekly wartime coverage with historical context and previously unpublished information, Guernsey and Alden authored Harper’s Pictorial History of the Great Rebellion in the United States from 1863-1867. Published between 1866-1868 by Harper and Bros., the multi-volume work was later re-released as Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War. The Pictorial History featured over 1,000 illustrations by artists of renown including Thomas Nast and Winslow Homer. <<Sample Page>>>
The West Point Atlas of the Civil War. Orignally published in 1959 as part of a two-volume set, The West Point Atlas of War: The Civil War is considered a classic of military history. The original volumes were prepared by distinguished members of the Department of Military Art and Engineering at the U.S. Military Academy and used as instrictional tools for the cadets. This mammoth and invaluable work was created under the direction of Brigadier General Vincent J. Esposito, a faculty member at West Point for more than twenty years. His highly resepected endeavor allows readers to easily follow the entire course of a campaign or battle in detail while gaining a greater understanding of the Civil War. <<Sample Map>>>
Atlas of the Battlefield of Antietam. Prepared under the direction of the Antietam Battlefield Board, Lieut. Col. Geo. W. Davis, U.S.A., President, Gen. E.A. Carman, U.S.V., Gen. H. Heth, C.S.A. Surveyed by Lieut. Col. E.B. Cope, engineer, H.W. Mattern, assistant engineer, of the Gettysburg National Park. Drawn by Charles H. Ourand, 1899. Position of troops by gen. E. A. Carman. Published by authority of the Secretary of War, under the direction of the Chief of Engineers, U.S. Army, 1904. Relief shown by contour lines. Cover title. "Organization of the Union and Confederate armies at the Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg), September 17, 1862". <<Sample Map Detail>>>
The Memorial War Book. As drawn from historical records and personal narratives of the men who served in the great struggle., by Major George F. Williams. Illustrated by two thousand magnificent engravings reproduced largely from photographs taken by the U.S. Government photographers, M.B. Brady and Alexander Gardner, being the only original photographs taken during the war of the Rebellion.<<Cover>>> <<Sample Page>>>
Frank Leslie's Scenes and Portraits of the Civil War (1894). The most important events of the conflict between the states graphically pictured. Stirring battle scenes and grand naval engagements, drawn by special artists on the spot. Portraits of principal participants, military and civil; famous forts; pathetic episodes, etc. The whole forming an authentic pictorial history of the war. Illustrated with 512 line drawings depicting various aspects of the war. Scarce. An amazing compendium of visual materials about the major occurrence of the nineteenth century. <<Sample Page>>>
Harpers New Monthly Magazine-The Civil War Years: It was founded in 1850 as Harper’s New Monthly Magazine, a literary journal, by the printing and publishing firm of the Harper brothers. Noted in its early years for its serialization of great English novels and for the fine quality of its own essays and other literature of the period, Harper’s was the first American magazine to introduce the extensive use of woodcut illustrations. It was a leader in publishing the writings of the most illustrious British and American authors, and by 1865 it had become the most successful periodical in the United States. The Story of Harper's Magazine>>> <<Sample Page>>>
Thirty Pen and Ink maps of the Maryland Campaign, 1862: Drawn from descriptive readings and map fragments by Robert E. Lee Russell, 1932. <<Sample Map Detail>>>
Artists of Lincoln Portraits - Excerpts from newspapers and other sources: The set comprises over 400 volumes, one per artist. We processed the entire collection into one file with bookmarks for each artist.
Compendium of the War of the Rebellion by Frederick Henry Dyer. This is a SEARCHABLE compilation of the records of the Union Army from the Official Records of the War of the Rebellion and other records of the Federal & Confederate armies, reports of the adjutant generals of the various states, army registers, and other sources. Part I contains statistical breakdowns; Part II the records of campaigns, battles, skirmishes & important events and operations; Part III the regimental histories. All description is at the regimental level. (1,796 pages) <<<Table of Contents>>> <<Sample pages>>>
The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant - 31 Volumes. This is a SEARCHABLE compilation. This digital collection consists of 31 volumes of The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant, political cartoons, and sheet music. At least 80 per cent of the text has never before been printed and most has been unavailable in any form. Every significant Grant document is printed in full and all others are incorporated in calendars at the back of the volumes. Items in the calendars include routine letters and documents, letters to Grant with no known reply, and material for which no reliable text is available. <<<Volume List>>> <<Sample pages>>>
Maps of the Battle of the Wilderness by Robert E.L. Russell. A beautiful set of 26 Pen and Ink maps of the Battle of the Wilderness, May 5-6 and 7, 1864 between Lee (60,000) and Grant (120,000) including the approach and the movement toward Spottsylvania Courthouse. <<<Sample map>>> <<<Map list>>>
Civil War Atlas to Accompany Steele's American Campaigns. 136 plates covering the following campaigns: General map -- First Bull Run campaign -- Henry and Donelson -- Shiloh campaign -- Peninsular campaign -- Jackson's Valley campaign -- Second Bull Run campaign -- Antietam campaign -- Fredericksburg campaign -- Stones River campaign -- Chancellorsville campaign -- Gettysburg campaign -- Vicksburg campaign -- Chickamauga campaign -- Battles around Chattanooga -- Wilderness campaign -- Spottsylvania campaign -- Petersburg campaign -- Atlanta campaign -- Franklin and Nashville campaign. Published by US Military Academy (Dept. Of Military Art and Engineering), West Point, 1941. <<<Sample Map>>> <<<Table of Contents>>>
The Union Army: History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-65. Records of the Regiments in the Union Army—Cyclopedia of Battles—Memoirs of Commanders and Soldiers. SEARCHABLE, 8 volumes, 1908. <<<Table of Contents>>>
Report of the Camps, Marches & Engagements, of the Second Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, and of the Army of the Valley District of the Department of Northern Virginia., during the Campaign of 1864 by Jed Hotchkiss, Top. Eng., 1908. 41 Maps and text. <<<Sample Map>>>
History of the Army of the Cumberland- Its Organization, Campaigns and Battles by Thomas Van Horne. 2 Volumes and accompanying Atlas. <<<Table of Contents - Vol. 1>>> <<<Table of Contents - Vol. 2>>> <<<Sample Map>>>
The Official Records to Accompany the Union and Confederate Navies. Scanned images of all 30 volumes in PDF format, fully SEARCHABLE. Also search across the text of all 30 volumes in one PDF file. <<<Colllection Guide>>>
Second Manassas Campaign: August 17 - September 1, 1862. A series of 30 Pen and Ink Maps drawn by Robert E. Lee Russell, 1943. <<<Map List>>> <<<Sample>>>
Second Manassas Campaign: A series of 21 Pen and Ink Maps showing details of the battles of Gainesville, Groveton, Second Manassas, and Chantilly, August 28 - September 1, 1862 drawn by Robert E. Lee Russell, 1943. <<<Map List>>> <<<Sample>>>
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The Novels of John Esten Cooke: John Esten Cooke (1830-1886) was a novelist, historian, lawyer, and Confederate Army Officer, of Millwood (Clarke Co.), Va. We present here 33 of his works in PDF format. <<<Book List>>>
The Army in the Civil War. All 13 volumes in PDF format. <<<Book list with Authors>>>
The Journal of the Congress of the Confederate States of America, 1861-1865. At the conclusion of the Civil War, the United States Department of War seized the journals of the Confederate Congress. A Senate Resolution dated January 28, 1904, directed the secretary of war, Elihu Root, to transmit to the U.S. Senate a copy of the Journal of the Provisional Congress and of the 1st and 2nd Congresses of the Confederate States of America. The Journal of the Congress of the Confederate States of America, 1861-1865 was printed in a seven-volume set between 1904 and 1905. The Journal of the Congress of the Confederate States of America is a transcript of the Civil War time proceedings of the Provisional Congress, House and Senate, of the Confederate States of America. The journals cover hundreds of topics dealing with the Civil War, politics, and the creation of a new government. Included are ordinances of secession from state legislatures; lists of delegates and their credentials; proceedings of open and secret sessions; texts of bills and resolutions; records of votes cast; communications to and from the Congress, including those relating to Jefferson Davis and his cabinet; and a record of the Confederate States of America Constitutional Convention. 5,700 pages of the Journal of the Congress of the Confederate States of America, 1861-1865. The general index has the names of approximately 14,000 individuals. All 7 volumes in PDF format. <<<Volume List and Contents>>>
Life Studies of the Great Army- A Civil War Artist at the Front. This folio contains 38 copper plate etchings illustrating Army life during the Civil War, which Forbes composed as an artist-reporter for "Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper." These etchings are derived from his original pencil sketches made while he followed the Army of the Potomac, which were compiled into a folio and published in 1876. The views offered in these prints cover a wide range of themes, including battle scenes, troop movements, soldiers taking breaks, meal preparation, camp life, and sweeping landscape views. The prints are individually titled, with sometimes-sarcastic commentary. <<<Sample>>>
Campaigns of the American Civil War. Atlas of 45 maps drawn by Gustav Joseph Fiebeger, West Point, U.S.M.A ( Companion atlas to the U.S.M.A textbook on the battles of the Civil War. ) <<<Map Gallery>>>
The American Civil War Book and Grant Album. A Portfolio of half-tone reproductions from rare and costly photographs designed to perpetuate the memory of General Ulysses S. Grant. Depicting scenes and incidents in connection with the Civil War.
Lloyds Battle History of the Great Rebellion, H.H. Lloyd & Co., 1866. Complete, from the capture of Fort Sumter, April 14, 1861, to the capture of Jefferson Davis, May 10, 1865, embracing General Howard’s tribute to the volunteer, 268 battle descriptions, 39 biographical sketches, 49 portraits of generals, 17 maps of battle-fields, 13 battle pictures, and a general review of the War for the Union. <<<Cover>>> <<<Table of Contents>>>
Abraham Lincoln: The War Years. Four-volume biography by Carl Sandburg, published in 1939. It was awarded the 1940 Pulitzer Prize for history. After the success of Sandburg’s 1926 biography, Abraham Lincoln: The Prairie Years, Sandburg turned to Lincoln’s life after 1861, devoting 11 years to research and writing. <<<Foreword>>> <<<Table of Contents>>>
Personal War Sketches by Grand Army of the Republic. This is a special book containing the narrations of the military service of each of the members of Post 415 of the Grand Army of the Republic. There is a list at the beginning of the book which lists the name of the member and the page which contains the member's handwritten narration. <<<Cover>>> <<<Sample>>>
Annals Of The Army Of The Cumberland. Comprising Biographies, Descriptions of Departments, Accounts, Expeditions, Skirmishes, and Battles; also the Police Record of Spies, Smugglers, and Prominent Rebel Emissaries. Together with Anecdotes, Incidents, Poetry, Reminiscences, etc. And Official Reports of the Battle of Stone River And of the Chickamauga Campaign.<<<Preface and Table of Contents>>>
New York in the War of the Rebellion, 1861 to 1865 (6 volumes). This set, compiled by Frederick Phisterer, provides detailed information on various aspects of New York State's role in the Civil War and is an important resource for conducting research into New York State regiments during the Civil War. Each regimental history in this set includes information on when and where a regiment was recruited, the names of its officers, the battles in which the regiment participated, and the casualties suffered.
NEW...Campaigns of the Army of the Potomac. A Critical History Of Operations In Virginia, Maryland And Pennsylvania From The Commencement To The Close Of The War, 1861-1865.
NEW...The Annals of The War. Written By The Leading Participants North And South. Originally Published In The Philadelphia Weekly Times, furnishing the most valuable contributions to thefuture historian which haveyet been given to the world. They are far from being perfect ; but they have elicited the truth to a degree that no other means could have accomplished. They are from the pens of a number of the most honored, intelligent and impartial of the immediate actors in the scenes they portray. They embrace in the list of authors men of high rank in military circles on both sides, and statesmen and historians of great trust and attainments, who favored the cause of both the Blue and the Gray.
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