The letters assembled in this extraordinarily rich collection were written by Robert W. Parker, an enlisted Confederate cavalryman who is thought to have been the last man killed in action in the Army of Northern Virginia during the Civil War. He is representative of the Confederate Everyman: a modest farmer in the antebellum years, he was spurred by patriotic fever at the beginning of the war to enlist in the Confederate Army, in which he served until his death during the last charge at Appomattox Court House on April 9, 1865. Edited by Catherine M. Wright, 231 pages.
The cemetery at Appomattox, located on a wayside just outside of the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park, contains 18 Confederate soldiers' and one Union soldier's burial grounds. This little book has been written for the reader to learn about these soldiers and the formation of the Ladies Memorial Association of Appomattox which undertook the task of establishing the cemetery. By Patrick A. Schroeder, 40 pages.
Thirty-Six Hours Before Appomattox carefully examines primary sources, along with terrain features and archeological data to clarify the events relating to the fighting which took place along Sailor's Creek, April 6, 1865. The Battle of Sailor's Creek, actually three separate engagements, was the last major battle before the surrender of Lee's army and many of the greatest and most illustrious leaders of both armies clashed together for the last time on this field of conflict. Sailor's Creek was not the last or only time the armies would be engaged in th
This is the first-hand account of George F. Williams of the New York volunteer infantry, with introduction and additional material by Patrick A Schroeder. This booklet includes a biographical sketch of Williams to give context of the man's background and experience, and his first-hand account includes descriptions of Lincoln, Lee, and McClellan not contained in biographies for those men, making this book a must-read for any Civil War buff! By George F. Williams, 44 pages.
This booklet is an effort by the author to combine under one cover heretofore separately printed information and pictures of High Bridge and include data obtained from personal interviews and first-hand knowledge. This is a general history complete with bibliography for more detailed history of High Bridge. By Jo D. Smith, 22 pages.
Chester the Crab's comix make history into an adventure for reluctant readers! "Slavery's Storm" tells the story of Nat Turner's Revolt, Dred Scott's legal battle and John Brown's Raid as the gathering political storm clouds darken America in the days before the Civil War. This graphic novel is an excellent way to make the political arguments over slavery understandable to today's student! By Bentley Boyd, 24 pages.
This booklet offers a concise representation of foods and recipes used by soldiers on both sides of the Civil War, along with food recipes utilized by concerned parents and relatives who sent prepared foods into the camps. The recipes are derived from period resources, including soldiers' diaries. Collected and edited by George A. Rice, 30 pages.
The Untold Civil War: Exploring the Human Side of War by James "Bud" Robertson. Edited by Neil Kagan. James Robertson, whose weekly talks about little-known people and events of the Civil War aired for 15 years on National Public Radio, brings history to life here in a collection of true stories revealing the human struggles and personal dramas that took place as great events unfolded. He tells us, for example, how 11-year-old Grace Bedell changed the face of history by urging President-elect Abraham Lincoln to grow a beard and how the pious and abstemious