Posts belonging to Category 'Books'

Review: ‘General Jo Shelby’s March’

On the hot, steamy morning of July 1, 1865, 200 Confederate soldiers known as the Iron Brigade, led by Gen. Jo Shelby, entered the muddy shallows of the Rio Grande at Eagle Pass and sank the Rebel flag in the river bottom.
After this commemoration of the Confederacy at the end of the Civil War, the [...]

Book Shines Light On Local Civil War Units

Martin Stewart of Troy will soon be adding another title next to the current electrical engineer — author. Stewart recently finished a book of the history of a local regiment in the Civil War, which was formed in late 1861 almost entirely in Auglaize, Mercer and Miami counties. His book, which should be available at [...]

Thursday: Best-selling Lincoln author to visit Fredericksburg

James L. Swanson, author of “Manhunt,” will pay a call to Fredericksburg on Thursday evening, and the public is invited.
Swanson, who just penned “Bloody Crimes,” the riveting and heart-rending follow-up to “Manhunt,” will appear at a reception and book signing at the Fredericksburg Courtyard Marriott Hotel, 620 Caroline St.


The Battle of Franklin Trust and the Carnton Plantation Association are marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with the release of “Carnton” featuring the photographs of Bruce Wolf with foreward by Robert Hicks, a hardbound book considered to be the most in-depth distinguished photographic journey ever taken through the historic plantation.
“Carnton” not only [...]

New Book Shares History of Civil War Soldier from Elma

For three years during the Civil War, Allen Hurd sent letters home to his family in Elma. His mother saved those correspondences and passed them on to family members. The letters start with his desire to join the Union Army, talk about the hard times and battles, and they close with his death at Gettysburg [...]

New Book Explores Heartthrobs and Heartbreaks of Civil War

Richard Barlow Adams’ new book, The Parting: A Story of West Point on the Eve of the Civil War, is a heartbreaking tale of friends, classmates and colleagues being ripped apart by a great divide—the Civil War.
The story begins in Winchester, Va., on July 18, 1861, just three days before the First Battle of Bull [...]

Sussex County author has Civil War book for kids

Sussex County author Robert Jones has just released his third book on the Civil War and his first for children called “Children at Battle of Gettysburg, Their Unforgettable Summer.”
During Newton Heritage Day on Oct. 9, Jones will be at An Open Book on 169 Spring St. from 2 to 5 p.m. signing and discussing this [...]

Book tells of state’s Civil War past

The Civil War might have started in South Carolina, but much of its history is rooted in Georgia, according to a newly revised guide to Civil War sites across the state.
First published in 1994 with descriptions of 155 sites, the expanded Crossroads of Conflict now includes 350 sites, including dozens in the Augusta area.

The Path To Proclamation

‘The hallmark of Lincoln’s greatness was his capacity for growth,” says Eric Foner, in the keystone statement of “The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery.” Coming from an unapologetic Marxist, this observation has an unexpectedly sympathetic ring to it. After all, Lincoln may have been the Great Emancipator, but he was also a commercial [...]

Oklahoma City University’s book discussion series on Civil War continues

The next book of the Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma! book discussion series at Oklahoma City University will be “Ordeal By Fire, Volume II: The Civil War” by James McPherson. The discussion at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 is free to everyone. It will be in Walker Center, room 151, on Florida Avenue near NW 26.
“Ordeal [...]