October 18, 2016

Download E-books Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of Antietam PDF

By Stephen W. Sears

Combining superb army research with wealthy narrative background, Landscape grew to become Red is the definitive paintings at the conflict of Antietam.

 

The Civil struggle conflict waged on September 17, 1862, at Antietam Creek, Maryland, used to be one of many bloodiest within the nation's historical past: in this unmarried day, the struggle claimed approximately 23,000 casualties. the following well known historian Stephen Sears attracts on a extraordinary cache of diaries, dispatches, and letters to recreate the vibrant drama of Antietam as skilled not just through its leaders but additionally through its infantrymen, either Union and accomplice, to supply what the New York Times Book Review has referred to as "the top account of the conflict of Antietam." 

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October 18, 2016

Download E-books American Scoundrel: The Life of the Notorious Civil War General Dan Sickles PDF

By Thomas Keneally

Hero, adulterer, bon vivant, assassin and rogue, Dan Sickles led the type of life that used to be certainly stranger than fiction. all through his lifestyles he exhibited the type of exuberant appeal and absence of scruple that wins neighbors, seduces ladies, and will get humans killed. In American Scoundrel Thomas Keneally, the acclaimed writer of Schindler’s List, creates a biography that's as vigorous and engrossing as its subject.

Dan Sickles was once a member of Congress, led a arguable cost at Gettysburg, and had an affair with the deposed Queen of Spain—among many different ladies. however the such a lot startling of his many exploits used to be his homicide of Philip Barton Key (son of Francis Scott Key), the sweetheart of his long-suffering and overlooked spouse, Teresa. The affair, the crime, and the trial contained the entire components of melodrama had to make sure that it used to be the scandal of the age. on the trial’s finish, Sickles was once acquitted and infrequently chastened. His lifestyles, during which outrage and accomplishment had equivalent strength, is a compelling American story, informed with the ability of a grasp narrative.

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October 18, 2016

Download E-books All For The Union: The Civil War Diary and Letters of Elisha Hunt Rhodes PDF

By Elisha Hunt Rhodes

Fascinated with the Union is the eloquent and relocating diary of Elisha Hunt Rhodes, who enlisted into the Union military as a personal in 1861 and left it 4 years later as a 23-year-old lieutenant colonel after combating tough and honorably in battles from Bull Run to Appomattox. an individual who heard those diaries excerpted at the PBS-TV sequence The Civil struggle will realize his money owed of these campaigns, which stay amazing for his or her readability and aspect. such a lot of all, Rhodes's phrases display the incentive of a standard Yankee foot soldier, an differently usual younger guy who persisted the trials of strive against and arduous marches, brief rations, worry, and homesickness for a wage of $13 a month and the pride of giving "all for the union."

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October 18, 2016

Download E-books Memoirs of General W.T. Sherman (Library of America) PDF

Hailed as prophet of recent struggle and condemned as a harbinger of smooth barbarism, William Tecumseh Sherman is the most arguable normal of the yankee Civil conflict. “War is cruelty, and also you can't refine it,” he wrote in fury to the Confederate mayor of Atlanta, and his memoir is full of dozens of such wartime exchanges. With the propulsive power and intelligence that marked his campaigns, Sherman describes striking incidents and anecdotes and collects dozens of his incisive and frequently outspoken wartime orders and stories. This complex self-portrait of an leading edge and constant American warrior presents firsthand bills of the war’s the most important events—Shiloh, Vicksburg, Chattanooga, the Atlanta crusade, the marches via Georgia and the Carolinas.

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October 18, 2016

Download E-books Like Grass before the Scythe: The Life and Death of Sgt William Remmel 121st NY Infantry PDF

By William Remmel

Uncommonly articulate letters from a tender German-American soldier with the Union forces.
During a clash that observed demise stopover at many families within the land, this is often the tale of a tender recruit’s devotion to relations and country. William Remmel’s letters disguise greater than complete years of carrier within the 121st ny Infantry Regiment through the Civil warfare, from August 1862 to October of 1864. they supply info on army and social heritage within the jap theater of operations and at the adventure of the homefront in upstate big apple between a principally immigrant, working-class kinfolk and group. like any different soldier in some other warfare, Remmel’s reviews are either common and distinct. they're common in his event of boredom, privation, ache, and eventually, obliteration. His situations have been idiosyncratic in that he used to be an immigrant boy, critical, considerate, articulate, who represents a constituency of one.
Sergeant Remmel’s unit (which was once for a time commanded via Emory Upton, an incredible determine within the post-war military) was once a part of the sixth Corps, military of the Potomac. He used to be a German immigrant who had settled together with his mom and dad and family members in a ways upstate big apple. the writer wrote in English and it sounds as if his mom and dad answered in German. possibly this cultural distinction led Remmel to be fairly cautious in his writing and to give an explanation for occasions with strange precision.
In addition to the real fabric on an immigrant family’s event, Remmel additionally offers with the query of slavery, disorder and sanatorium care (when he used to be wounded), the matter of demanding war/total struggle, in addition to the campaigns of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and the Shenandoah Valley in 1864. He disappears, MIA, on the conflict of Cedar Creek, October 19, 1864. His kinfolk believed he died as a POW at Andersonville felony, and so they spent a great deal of effort and time vainly attempting to confirm his fate.

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October 18, 2016

Download E-books Military Strategy and Operational Art, Joining the Fray: Outside Military Intervention in Civil Wars PDF

By Zachary C. Shirkey

Development on his prior quantity, is that this a personal struggle or Can anyone Join?, Zachary C. Shirkey seems to be at how the choice to affix a civil battle could be intuitively understood as follows: provided that final impartial used to be clever while a battle all started anything needs to swap to ensure that a rustic to alter its ideals in regards to the advantages of struggling with and subscribe to the conflict. This e-book reviews what those adjustments are, focusing specifically on published details and dedication difficulties.

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October 17, 2016

Download E-books Sherman's March PDF

By Time-Life Books

Time-Life Civil battle sequence 21 of 27

After basic William Tecumseh Sherman took Atlanta in September 1864, basic John B. Hood's military of Tennessee regrouped open air the town and countered the grouped outdoors town and countered the Federals by means of attacking northwest, towards Chattanooga. Rebuffed at Allatoona, Hood withdrew into Alabama as Sherman initiated his grand approach: Leaving common George H. Thomas in Tennessee to accommodate Hood, Sherman led his forces from Atlanta on a march southeastward to the ocean.

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October 17, 2016

Download E-books Vicksburg 1863: Grant Clears the Mississippi (Campaign, Volume 26) PDF

By Alan Hankinson

The 1863 Vicksburg crusade was once to turn out decisive to the end result of the yankee Civil struggle. often called the 'Gibraltar of the West', Vicksburg used to be the final accomplice stronghold at the Mississippi River. In a masterly crusade furnish used riverboats and steamers to land his military south of town. He then defeated the armies of Generals 'Joe' Johnston and John C. Pemberton. Pemberton allowed his strength to turn into bottled up in Vicksburg and after an epic 47-day siege he was once compelled to give up the remnants of his strength to supply on four July 1863, at some point after Lee's defeat at Gettysburg.

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October 17, 2016

Download E-books The Whiskey Rebels: A Novel (Random House Reader's Circle) PDF

By David Liss

The US, 1787. Ethan Saunders, as soon as between common Washington’s such a lot valued spies, resides in shame after an accusation of treason price him his attractiveness. yet a chance for redemption comes calling whilst Saunders’s outdated enemy, Alexander Hamilton, attracts him right into a fight with sour rival Thomas Jefferson over the construction of the financial institution of the United States.

Meanwhile, at the western Pennsylvania frontier, Joan Maycott and her husband, a innovative warfare veteran, wish for a greater existence and an opportunity for prosperity. however the Maycotts’ luck on an remoted frontier draws the brutal cognizance of guys who threaten to damage them.

As their reasons intertwine, Joan and Saunders–both patriots of their personal way–find themselves on opposing facets of a plot which may tear aside a delicate new kingdom.

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October 17, 2016

Download E-books Antietam 1862: The Civil War's Bloodiest Day (Campaign) PDF

Osprey's exam of the conflict of Antietam, which used to be one of many serious battles of the yankee Civil battle (1861-1865). The fortunes of the South have been driving excessive after the resounding victory at moment Manassas. whereas Bragg and Kirby Smith invaded Kentucky, Lee's invasion of Maryland used to be meant to keep up the Southern offensive momentum and to win the popularity of the eu powers. yet his daring plan was once compromised - and on the Antietam River the military of Northern Virginia was once struggling with for its very existence. This name examines the build-up to Hooker's assault, and information the recognized clashes at Bloody Lane and Burnside Bridge.

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