The Museum’s comprehensive selection of published titles range from the classics in the Civil War field to groundbreaking works by today’s historians.

Civil War Soldier Life: in Camp & Battle

Civil War Soldier Life:  in Camp & Battle

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.


A History of High Bridge, Farmville, VA

A History of High Bridge

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.


Civil War Sites in Virginia: A Tour Guide

Civil War Sites in Virginia:  A Tour Guide

Since 1982, the renowned Civil War historian James I.


Slavery's Storm Civil War Comic

Slavery's Storm Comic

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.


Civil War Era Cooking Recipes

Civil War Era Cooking Recipes

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

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


The History of the Rebel Yell

By Terryl W. Elliott.  Detailed here are the origin and nature of the Rebel Yell, a piece of history largely lost to time.  The text offers a substantial theory of the derivation of the yell, analyzes its variations, and assesses the few documented descriptions and recorded versions in their historical context.  The book includes stories and poems featuring the yell and concludes with a list of references.  160 pages.  Paperback. Item # 20396


History of the Underground Railroad

History of the Underground Railroad

Meticulously researched, this book documents the real stories of white and black activists who risked their lives in a concerted effort to help thousands of brave fugitive slaves race from bondage to claim their freedom.  By R.C. Smedley.  Paperback, 407 pages.


Harriet Tubman: The Road to Freedom

Harriet Tubman:  The Road to Freedom

Celebrated for her courageous exploits as a conductor on the Underground Railroad, Harriet Tubman has entered history as one of nineteenth-century America's most enduring and important figures.  But just who was this remarkable woman?  By Catherine Clinton.  Paperback, 272 pages.

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