The Confederate War: How Popular Will, Nationalism, and Military Strategy Could Not Stave Off Defeat06 August 2017 | By Gary W. Gallagher | Filed in: civil-war-confederacy.
If one is to believe contemporary historians, the South never had a chance Many allege that the Confederacy lost the Civil War because of internal division or civilian disaffection others point to flawed military strategy or ambivalence over slavery But, argues distinguished historian Gary Gallag
H H Cunningham s Doctors in Gray 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 n n n nOf the
A decade after his release from federal prison, the 67 year old Jefferson Davis ex president of the Confederacy, the Southern Lincoln, popularly regarded as a martyr to the Confederate cause began work on his monumental Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government nMotivated partially by his deep
In February 1865, the end was clearly in sight for the Confederate government An Honorable Defeat is the story of the four months that saw the surrender of the South and the assassination of Lincoln by Southern partisans It is also the story of two men, antagonists yet political partners, who stru
Cold Mountain is a novel about a soldier s perilous journey back to his beloved near the Civil War s end At once a love story a harrowing account of one man s long walk home, Cold Mountain introduces a new talent in American literature n nBased on local history family stories passed down by Fraz
Wiley offers a rare but complete portrait of the ordinary soldier of the Confederacy during the Civil War, via extensive research of letters, newspaper stories, official records, and excerpts from diary entries.
Excerpt from One of Jackson s Foot Cavalry His Experience and What He Saw During the War 1861 1865 In writing my experience and what I saw during the war as one of Jackson s foot cavalry, it is not my in tention to make a comparison of commands, but simply to state what was seen and experienced by
In the summer of 1862, the War Between the States raged through Northern Virginia The powers of loyalty and survival draw Salina Hastings into the service of a network of civilian spies organized by her father, a Confederate captain and spy With distinctive historical accuracy based on years of re
New York Times bestselling author Michael Korda s fresh, contemporary single volume historical biography of General Robert E Lee perhaps the most famous and least understood legend in American history and one of our most admired heroes n nMichael Korda, author of Ulysses S Grant and the bestsellers
From the author of All Souls Rising which The Washington Post called A serious historical novel that reads like a dream, comes a powerful new novel about Nathan Bedford Forrest, the most reviled, celebrated, and legendary, of Civil War generals With the same eloquence, dramatic energy, and grasp
Fully authorized by the Margaret Mitchell estate, Rhett Butler s People is the astonishing and long awaited novel that parallels the Great American Novel, Gone With The Wind Twelve years in the making, the publication of Rhett Butler s People marks a major and historic cultural event Through the s
Guide to Civil War Nashville is the new book published by the Battle of Nashville Preservation Society Guide to Civil War Nashville is a 76 page book that takes you, armchair bound or in your vehicle, on a 50 mile long tour of 25 historic sites in Tennessee s capital city associated with the 18
On the night of November 30, 1864, a brutal battle in Franklin, Tennessee, all but decimates the Confederacy and nearly kills Captain Roland Ward Jones A decorated Mississippi sharpshooter, Jones has a vision on the battlefield and, despite the severity of his wounds, believes his life will be spar