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original illustrations and content from Harper’s Weekly wartime coverage with historical context and previously unpublished information, Guernsey and Alden authored Harper’s Pictorial History of the Great Rebellion in the United States from 1863-1867.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>>>
Edwin Forbes - 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.
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. <<<Preface and Table of Contents>>>
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. <<<Preface and Table of Contents>>>
Seven Days' battles, Virginia, June 25-July 1, 1862. Set of 10 maps made from data compiled by officers of the Federal Army during the war. Shows troop positions and fortifications in the Richmond region and names of some residents. Relief shown by contours. <<< Map Sample - Battle of Gaines' Mill, Va., June 27,1862 >>>
Maps for history of 20th Army Corps, June 1864-May 11, 1865. Set of 28 maps. Maps show General Sherman's march south through Georgia then north to Virginia. Relief shown by hachures. Pen and ink, colored ink, and pencil on paper and tracing cloth. <<<Sample>>>
History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865 by Samuel Bates. This 5 volume series written in 1869 is considered the standard reference for Pennylvania's Civil War regimental rosters and histories. <<<Sample>>>
Histories of the Several Regiments and Battalions from North Carolina in the Great War, 1861-1865. This 5 volume set was edited by Walter Clark, a brigadier general who served for the North Carolina militia during the Civil War. The books were published in 1901 by E.M. Uzzell in Raleigh, North Carolina after the state provided funds for publication. The books contain first-hand accounts of those who served in North Carolina regiments during the Civil War. <<<Sample>>>
Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War. The complete set (9 volumes) contains the names of all the men who served in Massachusetts units during the Civil War (1861 - 1864). The details for each man are: full name, rank, town/state from, age, occupation, date of service and #harge, and reason for #harge. There is approximately 140,000 individuals in the complete set which are all men who served in Massachusetts units during the Civil War. <<<Sample>>>
Battle of Spottsylvania Courthouse, May 8-21, 1864 between Lee (50,000) and Grant (110,000), immediately following the Wilderness Battle. A series of 32 pen and ink maps drawn by Robert E. L. Russell. <<<Cover>>> <<<Sample>>>
Farrow's Military Encyclopedia was compiled as a labor of love by Edward S. Farrow, an instructor at West Point. Designed to be a complete reference of hard to find information covering all aspects of military and many other subjects in one set of books. Three volumes of military knowledge illustrated with maps and about three thousand wood engravings by Edward S.Farrow, U.S.Army. A assistant instructor of tactics at the United States Military Academy. West Point, New York]. <<<Preface and Table of Contents>>>
Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper - Jan 7, 1860 to Sept 15, 1866. Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper was an American illustrated literary and news magazine founded in 1855 and published until 1922. It gave a vivid picture of typical American life during the decades of its publication.
Barnard's Photographic Views of the Sherman Campaign, ca. 1866. Embracing scenes of the occupation of Nashville, the great battles around Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain, The Campaign of Atlanta, March to the Sea, and the Great Raid through the Carolinas from negatives taken in the field George N. Barnard. <<<Sample>>>
Civil War Photograph Album - Alice Mason. Alice Mason’s album of Civil War photographs is a comprehensive, personal representation of the war. The circumstances of the creation of Alice Mason’s album of Civil War photographs are unclear. There is no way of knowing whose eye and experience informed the selection of these views, whether they were chosen and arranged by Alice Mason herself, or by someone else. Probably assembled in Washington after the conclusion of the war, the album opens with portraits of the defenders of the Union, arranged in order of precedence.
Gettysburg Map Collection. Over 80 maps of the Gettysburg campaign from cartographers such as Jedediah Hotchkiss, Robert Knox Sneden and others. <<<Sample>>>
Battles and Leaders of the Civil War - 4 volumes. Battles and Leaders of the Civil War is recognized as the outstanding history of the War between the States to come out of the 19th century. This series was originally conceived in 1883 by the editors of Century Company, who set out to provide an accurate, unbiased account of the war.
Being for the most part contributions by Union and Confederate Officers based upon "The Century War Series" edited by Robert Underwood Johnson and Clarence Clough Buel, of the editorial staff of "The Century Magazine". Each volume contains several maps, illustrated by various artist and engravers including Thomas Moran, Winslow Homer, Joseph Pennell, Rufus F. Zogbaum, and others, The last volume contains an extensive index with a supplemental index. SEARCHABLE across all four volumes at once.
History of the Confederate States Navy. From its organization to the surrender of its last vessel.
Its stupendous struggle with the great navy of the United States; the engagements fought in the rivers and harbors of the South, and upon the high seas; blockade-running, first use of iron-clads and torpedoes, and privateer history.
By J. Thomas Scharf. <<<Preface and Table of Contents>>>
History of the Second Army Corps in the Army of the Potomac. A history of the II Corps written by the assistant Adjutant General of the Corps, Francis A. Walker. <<<Preface and Table of Contents>>>
The Army of the Potomac from 1861 to 1863. An inside view of the history of the Army of the Potomac and its leaders as told in the official dispatches, reports and secret correspondence, from the date of its organization under General George B. McClellan in 1861, until the supersedure of General Hooker, and the assignment of General Meade to its command in 1863. <<<Preface and Table of Contents>>>
The Military Annals of Tennessee. Confederate. First series. Embracing a review of military operations, with regimental histories and memorial rolls. <<<Preface and Table of Contents>>>
The Annals of the Army of Tennessee and early western history, including a chronological summary of battles and engagements in the western armies of the Confederacy. <<<Preface and Table of Contents>>>
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NEW...The Military History of Wisconsin. A record of the civil and military patriotism of the state, in the war for the union, with a history of the campaigns in which Wisconsin soldiers have been conspicuous, regimental histories, sketches of distinguished officers, the roll of the illustrious dead, movements of the Legislature and state officers, etc. <<<Preface and Table of Contents>>>
NEW...The Rebellion Record- a Diary of American Events, by Frank Moore (1861-1863). A twelve-volume set (eleven volumes and a supplement to the first volume) that created a history of the American Civil War while the war was still being fought. It was published during the Civil War and in the three years following. SEARCH across all 12 volumes at once or each volume individually. <<<Table of Contents - All Volumes>>>
NEW...Confederate Veteran Magazine A forty-volume set, The Confederate Veteran was originally started in 1893 by Sumner A. Cunningham (1843-1913). These magazines provide the largest collection of personal experiences, anecdotes, battle footnotes, tall tales, and biographical sketches for the Confederate side
SEARCH across all 40 volumes at once or each volume individually. <<<Sample Pages>>>
NEW...Life and Works of Abraham Lincoln, Centenary Edition, in 9 volumes. v. 1. Lincoln the citizen, February 12, 1809, to March 4, 1861 -- v. 2. Early speeches, 1832-1856 -- v. 3. Speeches and debates, 1856-1858 -- v. 4. Speeches and debates, 1858-1859 -- v. 5. Speeches and presidential addresses, 1859-1865 -- v. 6. State papers, 1861-1865 -- v. 7. Letters and telegrams, Adams to Garrison -- v. 8. Letters and telegrams, Gasparin to Meade -- v. 9. Letters and telegrams, Meredith to Yates. SEARCH across all 9 volumes at once or each volume individually.
NEW... History of the Army of the Potomac, by James Henry Stine. A critical history of operations in Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania, from the commencement to the close of the war. SEARCHABLE.
NEW... Confederate Military History is a 12-volume series of books written and/or edited by former Confederate Brigadier General Clement A. Evans that deals with specific topics related to the military personalities, places, battles, and campaigns in various Southern United States states, including those of the Confederacy. SEARCH across all 12 volumes at once or each volume individually. <<Collection description>> <<Tables Of Contents>>
The History of the Navy during the Rebellion. A history of the Union Navy during civil war detailing important battles, strategy as well technical developments. 2 Volumes. The whole material for the work has been drawn from documents in possession of the Navy Department, so that its narrative rests upon the highest possible authority. SEARCHABLE.
NEW... Maps illustrating General Sherman's March to the Sea and through the Carolinas and Virginia. Part 1: Maps showing positions of 20th Corps on march from Chattanooga, Tenn. to Atlanta, Ga. with dates and Union and Rebel defenses. Part 2: Maps showing the campaign of the 20th Corps from Atlanta to Savannah with the dates [and] Union and Rebel defenses, 1864. Part 3: Campaign maps exhibiting the line of march of the 20th Corps from Savannah, Ga. to Goldsboro, N.C. with the plans of the battle fields of Averysboro and Bentonsville, 1865. Part 4: Campaign maps exhibiting the line of march of the Army of Georgia, commanded by Maj. Genl. H.W. Slocum, from Goldsboro, N.C. to Martha's Vineyard, N.C., 1865. Part 5: Maps showing the line of march of the Army of Georgia, commanded by Maj. Genl. H.W. Slocum, from Raleigh, N.C. to Alexandria, Va., 1865. < Sample >
NEW... Union and Confederate Campaigns in the Lower Shenandoah Valley illustrated. Twenty-six maps show positions of Federal and Confederate armies. Includes maps of the battles of Winchester: Opequon, Fisher's Hill, and Cedar Creek. < Sample Map > < List of Sheridan's and Early's Armies in the Campaign of 1864 >
NEW... The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion. The six volumes included numerous statistical summaries relating to diseases, wounds, and deaths in both the Union and Confederate armies, almost all of the material formed from the reports of U.S. Army medical directors, surgeons, doctors, and hospital staff. The accounts are a basic source for medical data on the War and also comprise an important source of information relating to individual soldiers. The names of the surgeons who submitted these case studies are almost always included, so the books can be helpful in tracking where an individual surgeon was at various times. Hundreds of etchings, wood engravings, charts, and tables, as well as many photographs and color plates (lithographs, chromolithographs, albumen photographs, heliotypes, and woodburytypes) accompany the approximately 3,000 pages of densely printed text. < Index >
NEW... Maps of the March of the 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division. Fifty-five maps drawn in pencil of the March of the 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Department of Cumberland on the Stoneman expedition through Tenn., Va., N.C., S.C., Geo., & Ala., March to June 1865. < Sample Map > < Sample Map >
NEW... The Secret Service in the War of the Rebellion. This collection contains the following books in PDF format:
- The Secret Service of the Confederate States in Europe or, How the Confederate Cruisers were equipped, vol.1 (1883).
- The Secret Service of the Confederate States in Europe or, How the Confederate Cruisers were equipped, vol.2 (1883).
- Capturing a Locomotive - A History of the Secret Service in the Late War.
- The Army Detective - A story of the Secret Service during the Rebellion (1886).
- The War Detective, or, Secret Service in the Rebellion - A story of Booth's Great Conspiracy , 1887.
- The Secret Service, the Field, the Dungeon, and the Escape (1865).
- Between the lines - Secret Service Stories told Fifty Years After (1911).
- Running the Blockade; or, U. S. Secret Service Adventures (1875).
- History of the United States Secret Service, 1867.
- The Secret Service in the late war - comprising the author's introduction to the leading men at Washington, with the origin and organization of the detective police, and a graphic history of his rich experiences.
NEW... The Signal Corps in the War of the Rebellion. This collection contains the following in PDF format:
- The First Signal Message – It was sent at Bull Run by General E.P. Alexander, C.S.A.
- The Signal Corps, U.S.A. in the War of the Rebellion (1896).
- Visiting War Scenes - Reminiscences of a United States Signal Corps Man.
- Unites States Signal Corps – History of this important branch of the War Department.
- The Signal Corps - Union officers reading Confederate signals, by C.H. Fish.
- Hold the Fort - Signal messages between Kenesaw and Allatoona.
- Reminiscences of the Signal Service in the Civil War.
- Roster of Signal Corps, U.S.A. 1861-1865, issued by the U.S. Veteran Signal Corps Association.
- Under Fire with Farragut - The Signal Boy's Story, 1919.
- Code of Flotilla and Boat Squadron Signals for the United States Navy (1861).
- A Manual of Signals - for the use of signal officers in the field, and for military and naval students.(1868).
- The Last Signal Message - Flashing the magic word Peace.
NEW... Civil War Art Volume 1. This collection has 190 images from our archives. All the images have been processed with image enhancing software to give you the best quality. If you like Civil War Art, look no further.
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NEW... Civil War Art Volume 2. This collection has 200 images from our archives. All the images have been processed with image enhancing software to give you the best quality. If you like Civil War Art, look no further.
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NEW... Civil War Art Volume 3. This collection has 200 images from our archives. All the images have been processed with image enhancing software to give you the best quality. If you like Civil War Art, look no further.
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NEW... Civil War Art Volume 4. This collection has 200 images from our archives. All the images have been processed with image enhancing software to give you the best quality. If you like Civil War Art, look no further.
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NEW... Civil War Art Volume 5. This collection has 300 images from our archives. All the images have been processed with image enhancing software to give you the best quality. If you like Civil War Art, look no further.
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NEW... Military Maps of the Armies of the Potomac and James. Seventeen Military Maps Illustrating the Operations of the Armies Of The Potomac & James May 4th 1864 to April 9th 1865 including Battlefields of the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, North Anna, Totopotomoy, Cold Harbor, The Siege Of Petersburg And Richmond Battle-fields of Five Forks. Maps partially prepared by order of Lieut. Genl. U.S. Grant. Surveys and Maps were executed under the direction of Bvt. Brig. Genl. N. Michler and Bvt. Lieut. Col. P.S. Michie prepared for publication by Bvt. Brig. Genl. N. Michler under the authority of the Hon. Secretary of War. The Surveys and Maps relating to the Battle-fields under orders of Brig. & Bvt. Maj. Genl. A.A. Humphreys. < Thumbnail Image Gallery >
NEW... Map of the Tennessee River for the use of the Mississippi Squadron in the Civil War. The Mississippi River Squadron was a Union military unit established in 1861 that operated vessels along the Mississippi River and its tributaries. Operating under both Federal army and navy command during the Civil War, boats of the unit saw action in and near Arkansas for much of the war. Sixteen maps plus notes. < Thumbnail Image Gallery >
NEW... The Retreat from Petersburg, April 2-9, 1865. A series of 32 pen and ink maps picturing the progress of Lee's retreat and Grant's pursuit from Petersburg to Appomattox Courthouse, approximately 100 miles, (with descriptive notes) divided into three phases. < Thumbnail Image Gallery >
NEW... The Private and official correspondence of General Benjamin F. Butler, during the period of the Civil War. All five volumes in PDF format. SEARCH across all 5 volumes at once or each volume individually. Volumes 1-5 [ALL INDEXES]
NEW... The Confederate Records of the State of Georgia. Volumes 1,2,3,4,6 in PDF format. Volume 5 was never published. SEARCH across all volumes at once or each volume individually. Indexes to All Volumes
NEW... Civil War Guns. The complete story of Federal and Confederate small arms: Design, manufacture, identification,procurement, issue, employment,effectiveness, and postwar disposal. < Table of Contents > < Sample Pages >
NEW...Hand Book of the United States Navy - Being a Compilation of all the Principal Events in the History of every Vessel of the United States Navy. (1864) “ In compiling this Hand Book it it has been the author's aim to give those interested in the naval history of the United States a well-arranged sketch of the doings of each vessel, with the date of all important events connected with her individual history, thus enabling all to see at a glance what each has accomplished. ” - Bradley S. Osbon < Sample Pages >
NEW...Our Navy in the War of the Rebellion - Heroes and Battles of the War 1861-65. An Authentic Account Of Battles And Sieges, Adventures And Incidents, Including Biographies Of The Prominent Naval Heroes Who Were Instrumental In Bringing The Civil War To A Triumphant Close. < Table of Contents and Sample Pages >
NEW...Our Army in the War of the Rebellion - Heroes and Battles of the War 1861-65. An Authentic Account Of Battles And Sieges, Adventures And Incidents, Including Biographies Of The Prominent Generals Who Were Instrumental In Bringing The Civil War To A Triumphant Close. < Table of Contents and Sample Pages >
NEW...Complete Regular Army Register of the United States for One Hundred Years (1779 to 1879). Complete regular army register of the United States for one hundred years together with the volunteer general staff during the War with Mexico, and a register of all appointments by the President of the United States in the volunteer service during the rebellion, with the official military record of each officer ; also, a military history of the Department of War, and of each staff Department of the Army ; with various tables relating to the Army and other important military information, compiled from the official records. < Index of Names >
NEW...Official Army Register of the Volunteer Force for the years 1861-65.
Part 1. New England states. Part 2. New York and New Jersey. Part 3. Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia. Part 4. West Virginia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky. Part 5. Ohio, Michigan. Part 6. Indiana, Illinois. Part 7. Missouri, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, California, Kansas, Oregon, Nevada. Part 8. Territories of Washington, New Mexico, Nebraska, Colorado, Dakota; Veteran reserve corps, U.S. veteran volunteers (First army corps), U.S. volunteers. < Sample Pages >
NEW...The Civil War Through the Camera - Hundreds of Vivid Photographs actually taken in Civil War times, in 16 parts:
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NEW...Lincoln Reference Collection. From our archives:
- Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln - 12 Vols., John G. Nicolay and John Hay, eds. [ Memorial Edition no.467 ].
- Life and Works of Abraham Lincoln, Vols 1-9, Marion Miller, ed. [Centenary Edition, 1907].
- The Works of Abraham Lincoln, Vols. 1-8, John Clifford and Marion Miller, eds.[ University Society Edition,1908]
- The Writings of Abraham Lincoln, Volumes 1-8, Arthur Brooks Lapsley ,ed.1905.
NEW...General Register of the United States Navy and Marine Corps for One Hundred Years (1782 to 1882). Containing he names of all officers of the Navy commissioned, warranted, and appointed; including volunteer officers, who have entered the service since the establishment of the Navy department in 1798; showing the dates of their original entry, of their progressive rank. and in what manner they left the service, if not now in it, together with a sketch of the Navy from 1775 to 1798: and a list' of all midshipmen and cadet engineers at the naval academy since its establishment. Compiled from the original manuscript records of the Navy department, by permission of the honorable secretary of the Navy. < Sample Index >
NEW...Peabody Record of Names of Soldiers and Sailors in the Civil War, 1861-1865. Complete Record of the Names of all the Soldiers and Officers in the Military Service and of All The Seamen and Officers in the Naval Service of the United States from: During the Rebellion Begun in 1861 together with Authentic Facts Relating to the Military or Naval Career of Each Soldier, Seaman, and Officer. Made out, with Additions from time to time, In Conformity with the Statutes of the Commonwealth , Approved March 7, 1863, and April 29, 1836. The years covered in this volume are the years of 1861-1865, and includes soldiers and officers and seamen and officers. < Sample Pages >
NEW...The Naval History of the Civil War by Admiral David Dixon Porter. An authoritative 19th-century history, based on official records and other documents, chronicles the navy's role in the war from the opening shots to the desperate final months. Highlights include the fight between the Monitor and the Merrimac, the capture of Fort Henry and Fort Donelson, the Red River Expedition, and much more. Numerous illustrations. < Table of Contents >
NEW...The Military and Naval History of the Rebellion in the United States with biographical sketches of deceased officers, 1865. Complied during the war and written and published in 1865 by William J. Tenney, a professional encyclopedist, the book covers all battles and major skirmishes on land and sea, related political events, and inventions in military and naval science. Key events were reviewed and verified by actual participants. It is one of the best collections of original source materials available on the Civil War. Fully indexed. A must for historians, researchers, libraries, and those who like to read about the Civil War. < Table of Contents >
NEW...The Southern Historical Society Papers. The Southern Historical Society was an organization founded by Confederate Major General Dabney Herndon Maury in 1868-1869 that documented Southern military and civilian viewpoints from the American Civil War. These were compiled into the Southern Historical Society "Papers". They were published in the late 19th Century, comprising 44 volumes of articles written by Southern soldiers, officers, politicians, and civilians. SEARCH across all 44 volumes at once or each volume individually. < Tables of Contents >
NEW...Frank Leslie's Soldier in Our Civil War - in 2 volumes. A pictorial history of the conflict, 1861-1865, illustrating the valor of the soldier as displayed on the battle-field. From sketches drawn by Forbes, Waud, Taylor, Hillen, Becker, Lovie, Schell, Crane, Davis, and other eye-witnesses. Edited by Paul F. Mottelay and T. Campbell-Copeland, assisted by the most notable generals and commanders of both sides. With an introd. by Robert B. Beath. History of the Grand Army of the Republic, by Paul Vandervort. History of the Confederate Veterans' Association, by I. W. Avery. History of the Sons of Veterans, by A. P. Davis and Frank P. Merrill. Includes a Chronological list of events (1860-1863) and miscellaneous statistics. < Thumbnail Image Gallery - Volume 1 > < Thumbnail Image Gallery - Volume 2 >
NEW...Source Book of the Peninsula Campaign in Virginia, April to July, 1862ar - in 2 volumes. This source book contains a series of extracts from documents relating to the Peninsula Campaign of 1862, assembled for use of students studying that campaign, and brought together for avid researchers. It is especially intended for the Staff School during the course on Military History, to place before them in convenient form, copies of original sources of information, to supplement the invaluable Official Records of the War of the Rebellion. < Table of Contents >
NEW...Andrew J. Russell Civil War Photographs. ( 354 images) Andrew Joseph Russell, a captain in the volunteer infantry, became a photographer during the American Civil War. As photographer-engineer for the United States Military Railroad Construction Corps, he was assigned to photograph battlefields and campsites in Virginia. He also photographed engineering projects and contributed images to what was probably the world's first technical manual illustrated with photographs.Perhaps the most prominent photographer to document the building of the transcontinental railroad. Russell learned the medium as a volunteer officer in the Union Army during the Civil War. A portrait and landscape painter in New York, Russell was commissioned as a photographer for the United States Military Railroad Construction Corps under General Herman Haupt in 1863. In addition to photographing the works of the railroad proper, he documented other engineering projects and battlefield scenes that rivaled those of the primary private operations managed by Mathew Brady and Alexander Gardner. < Thumbnail Image Gallery >
NEW...History of the Ram Fleet and the Mississippi Marine Brigade in the War for the Union on the Mississippi River and its tributaries. The story of the Ellets and their men. The Mississippi Marine Brigade was a Union Army unit raised during the American Civil War as part of the United States Ram Fleet. These soldiers acted as marines aboard United States Army rams patrolling the Mississippi River. The unit was commanded by members of the Ellet family and was organized as part of the Regular Army instead of a State unit.
NEW...Report of the U.S. Congress Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War. On Sunday, July 21, 1861, several members of Congress journeyed from Washington, D.C., to Centreville, Virginia, to watch the Union Army march into battle. On a hill overlooking Bull Run Creek, lawmakers, joined by journalists and other curious civilians, ate picnic lunches as they watched the battle (thus known as the "Picnic Battle"). As journalist Benjamin Perley Poore commented, spectators gathered "as they would have gone to see a horse-race or to witness a Fourth of July procession." The Union Army performed well in the morning, but by early afternoon the Confederates had turned the tide with reinforcements. When Union generals finally called retreat around 4:00 p.m., the frightened soldiers fled for their lives, sweeping up civilians in their retreat back to Washington. Read More >>
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