In Fields of Honor, 14 key battles have been recorded and preserved, deftly capturing the heroes, scoundrels, and vivid stories that have made the Civil War America's enduring national epic. By Edwin C. Bearss. Paperback, 448 pages.
William Marvel offers the first history of the Appomattox campaign written primarily from contemporary source material, with a skeptical eye towards memoirs published well after the events they purport to describe. By William Marvel. Paperback, 308 pages.
In this, the final volume of the Army of the Potomac Trilogy, Bruce Catton, America's foremost Civil War historian, recounts the final year of this heartbreaking, cruel, and bitter conflict. With unmatched brilliance, Catton takes the reader through the battles of the Wilderness, the Bloody Angle, Cold Harbor, the Crater, and on through the horrible months to one moment at Appomattox. Grant, Meade, Sheridan, and Lee vividly come to life in all their failings and triumphs. By Bruce Catton. Paperback, 420 pages.
The race begins when the Union armies of General Ulysses S. Grant finally break through Confederate General Robert E. Lee's lines at Petersburg. The Confederates, hoping for a last chance at survival, are doggedly pursued. Appomattox tells the story of the last days of the American Civil War from the viewpoints of the presidents, generals, soldiers, and civilians who were there. Fighting running battles, as the armies collide, the soldiers of both armies await the end to the long struggle.
This book features a tactical approach to the final drama of the Civil War. Innovative maps, sidebars, and charts complement a dramatic narrative. The fall of Petersburg and Richmond, the last battles at Dinwiddie Court House, Five Forks, Sutherland Station, Namozine Church, Amelia Springs, High Bridge, Sailor's Creek, Cumberland Church, Appomattox Station, and Appomattox Court House as well as the surrender are all described by the author. By Chris M. Calkins. Paperback, 237 pages.
Historical Uses of Herbs in the Mid-Nineteenth Century and Home Remedies, by Virginia Mescher. This guide is for information purposes only. It is not intended for actual use of the herbs as medicines. Various ailments are listed along with the herbs that are used to treat each one. Herbs and ailments are cross-referenced. Period publications and receipts, patent medicines, home remedies, beauty preparations, and the household uses of herbs are all discussed. (20 pages, 8.5 x 5.5, Paperback)
Ghosts and Haunts of the Civil War: Authentic Accounts of the Strange and Unexplained, by Christopher K. Coleman. From haunted battlefields to phantom soldiers, this book is a fascinating collection of chilling and intriguing stories of Civil War ghosts. It contains thirty-six such stories, including an encounter by both Teddy Roosevelt and First Lady Grace Coolidge with Abraham Lincoln in the White House. (178 pages, 9 x 6, Paperback)
Gettysburg, by Stephen W. Sears. Based on years of research, this is the first book in a generation that brings everything together, sorts it all out, makes informed judgments, and takes stands. In short, this is the one book on Gettysburg that anyone interested in the Civil War should own. (623 pages, 9.25 x 6.25, Paperback)