Recommended Reading: U.S. Civil War

This is a list of the U.S. Civil War books we own or have come across in our travels.   We are continually adding to this page.  If you’d like us to add a book, please e-mail us at warthroughgenerations AT gmail DOT com. Thanks!  (**We are constantly adding to this page**)

Most of these books are listed because the Civil War is mentioned in the description.  Obviously, we haven’t read all of these, so if you read one and discover that the Civil War is not a primary or secondary theme, please e-mail us and let us know so we can take it off the list.  Thanks!

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Abraham Lincoln and Civil War America by William E. Gienapp

Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: The Story Behind an American Friendship by Russell Freedman

Abraham Lincoln and the Structure of Reason by David Hirsch and Dan Van Haften

Abraham Lincoln Civil War Stories: Heartwarming Stories About Our Most Beloved President by Joe Wheeler

Abraham Lincoln:  The Man Behind the Myths by Stephen B. Oates

Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner

Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt

An Acquaintance With Darkness by Ann Rinaldi

“All Cut to Pieces and Gone to Hell”:  The Civil War, Race Relations, and the Battle of Poison Spring edited by Mark K. Christ

Allegiance:  Fort Sumter, Charleston, and the Beginning of the Civil War by David Detzer

All for the Union:  The Civil War Diary and Letters of Elisha Hunt Rhodes edited by Robert Hunt Rhodes

All Other Nights by Dara Horn

All Out of Heart:  A Journalist’s Memoir of the Civil War by Nicholas J. Canfield, edited by Jeanette Clinkunbroomer

All Things New by Lynn Austin

The Amalgamation Polka by Stephen Wright

Amelia’s War by Ann Rinaldi

The American Civil War: A Military History by John Keegan

The American Heritage Picture History of the Civil War by Bruce Catton

The American Indian as Participant in the Civil War by Annie Heloise Abel

American Scoundrel:  The Life of the Notorious Civil War General Dan Sickles by Thomas Keneally

American Uprising:  The Untold Story of America’s Largest Slave Revolt by Daniel Rasmussen

Andersonville by MacKinlay Kantor

And One Rode West by Heather Graham

And One Wore Gray by Heather Graham

And the War Came:  The Six Months That Tore America Apart by Jamie Malanowski

Angel Trumpet:  A Civil War Mystery by Ann McMillan

Annie, Between the States by L.M. Elliott

Antietam Assassins:  A Harrison Raines Adventure by Michael Kilian

Apple Hill:  A Story of Slavery and Civil War by Alvin Yusin

Appomattox by James Reasoner

April 1865: The Month That Saved America by Jay Winik

Army Life:  From a Soldier’s Journal by A.O. Marshall, edited by Robert G. Schultz

At the Right Hand of Long Street:  Recollections of a Confederate Staff Officer by G. Moxley Sorrel

Autobiography of Samuel S. Hildebrand:  The Renowned Missouri Bushwhacker edited by Kirby Ross


Battle Cry of Freedom:  The Civil War Era by James M. McPherson

Battle Flag by Bernard Cornwell

Battle on the Bay:  The Civil War Struggle for Galveston by Edward T. Cotham, Jr.

Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War:  Civil War Poems by Herman Melville, edited by Paul M. Dowling

Beauty From Ashes by Eugenia Price

Beechenbrook:  A Rhyme of the War by Margaret Junkin Preston

Behind Rebel Lines:  The Incredible Story of Emma Edmonds, Civil War Spy by Seymour Reit

Behind the Scenes Or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House by Elizabeth Keckley

Belle by Beverly Jenkins

The Better Angel: Walt Whitman in the Civil War by Roy Morris Jr.

Beyond all Measure by Dorothy Love

The Black Flower: A Novel of the Civil War by Howard Bahr

The Bloody Ground by Bernard Cornwell

Blue Asylum by Kathy Hepinstall

Bohemian Girl by Terese Svoboda

Bondage and Freedom:  A Civil War Romance by Nikki Stoddard Schofield

The Boys’ War: Confederate and Union Soldiers Talk About the Civil War by Jim Murphy

The Breastplate: A Civil War Adventure by Shirley McCracken

Broken Promises:  A Novel of the Civil War by Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman

Buffalo Gordon on the Plains by J.P. Sinclair Lewis

Bull Run to Gettysburg:  American Civil War Rules and Campaigns by David Bickley


Call Each River Jordan by Owen Parry

Call of Duty:  The Sterling Nobility of Robert E. Lee by J. Steven Wilkins

Campaigning With Grant by Horace Porter

The Campaigns for Vicksburg 1862-63 by Kevin L. Dougherty

Campaigns of a Non-Combatant and His Romaunt Abroad During the War by George Alfred Townsend

Candle in the Darkness by Lynn Austin

Captain Jack Crawford:  Buckskin Poet, Scout, and Showman by Darlis A. Miller

Captains of the Civil War:  A Chronicle of the Blue and the Gray by William Charles Henry Wood

Captured!  A Boy Trapped in the Civil War by Mary Blair Immel

Castle Thunder:  Civil War Mystery by Ann McMillan

Cause: Reconstruction America 1863-1877 by Tonya Bolden

A Cavalryman With Custer by James Harvey Kidd

Cease Firing by Mary Johnston

Chancellorsville by James Reasoner

Chancellorsville 1863:  Jackson’s Lightning Strike by Carl Smith

Chancellorsville 1863:  The Souls of the Brave by Ernest B. Furgurson

Charles Sumner and the Coming of the Civil War by David Herbert Donald

Chasing Lincoln’s Killer by James L. Swanson

Chickahominy Fever:  A Civil War Mystery by Ann McMillan

Chickamauga by James Reasoner

The Children’s Civil War by James Marten

Civil Blood:  A Civil War Mystery by Ann McMillan

Civil War America:  1850-1870 by Paul Johnson

The Civil War: A Narrative (3 Vol. set) by Shelby Foote

The Civil War: A Narrative — Fort Sumpter to Perryville (Vol. 1) by Shelby Foote

The Civil War: A Narrative — Fredericksburg to Meridian (Vol. 2) by Shelby Foote

The Civil War: A Narrative — Red River to Appomattox (Vol. 3) by Shelby Foote

The Civil War and the Wars of the Nineteenth Century by Brian Holden Reid

Civil War Arkansas:  Beyond Battles and Leaders edited by Anne J. Bailey and Daniel E. Sutherland

The Civil War: A Visual History: Rare Images and Tales of the War Between the States

The Civil War for Kids: A History With 21 Activities by Janis Herbert

Civil War Ghosts by Daniel Cohen

Civil War Hospital Sketches by Louisa May Alcott

The Civil War in 50 Objects by Harold Holzer and the New-York Historical Society

Civil War:  People and Perspectives edited by Lisa Tendrich Frank

Civil War Poetry:  An Anthology edited by Paul Negri

Civil War Poetry and Prose by Walt Whitman

The Civil War Reenactors’ Encyclopedia by William C. Davis

Civil War Sargeant by William Keim

Civil War Soldiers by Reid Mitchell

Civil War Stories by Ambrose Bierce

Civil War Sub:  The Mystery of the Hunley by Kate Boehm Jerome, illustrated by Frank Sofo

Civil War Wives:  The Lives & Times of Angelina Grimke Weld, Varina Howell Davis & Julia Dent Grant by Carol Berkin

Civil War Women:  The Civil War Seen Through Women’s Eyes in Stories edited by Frank McSherry Jr.

Cloudsplitter by Russell Banks

Coal Black Horse by Robert Olmstead

Co. Aytch: A Confederate Memoir of the Civil War by Sam R. Watkins

The Coffin Quilt: The Feud Between the Hatfields and the McCoys by Ann Rinaldi

Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier

The Color of Lightning by Paulette Jiles

The Colors of Courage: Gettysburg’s Forgotten History by Margaret S. Creighton

Come Juneteenth by Ann Rinaldi

The Confederacy’s Last Hurrah: Spring Hill, Franklin, & Nashville by Wiley Sword

A Confederate Girl’s Diary by Sarah Morgan Dawson

Confederate Nation:  1861-1865 by Emory M. Thomas

The Confederate Reader: How the South Saw the War edited by Richard B. Harwell

The Confederate War Bonnet: A Novel of the Civil War in Indian Territory by Jack Shakely

Confederates in the Attic:  Dispatches From the Unfinished Civil War by Tony Horwitz

Copperhead by Bernard Cornwell

The Crossing (The Last Cavaliers: One) by Gilbert Morris

A Cry for Justice: Daniel Rudd and His Life in Black Catholicism, Journalism and Activism, 1854-1933 by Gary B. Agee


Damage Them All You Can:  Robert E. Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia by George Walsh

Dark Thicket by Elmer Kelton

Davenport’s Version:  A Narrative Poem by John Gery

Dead March:  A Civil War Mystery by Ann McMillan

Dearest Enemy by Nan Ryan

Death in the Trenches:  Grant at Petersburg by William C. Davis

The Death of a Confederate Colonel: Civil War Stories and a Novella by Pat Carr

The Destructive War: William Tecumseh Sherman, Stonewall Jackson, and the Americans by Charles Royster

Diary of a Christian Soldier:  Rufus Kinsley and the Civil War by David C. Rankin

The Die Is Cast: Arkansas Goes to War, 1861 edited by Mark K. Christ

Divided Loyalties: Kentucky’s Struggle for Armed Neutrality in the Civil War by James W. Finck

Don’t Know Much About the Civil War:  Everything You Need to Know About America’s Greatest Conflict but Never Learned by Kenneth C. Davis

Drawn With the Sword:  Reflections on the American Civil War by James M. McPherson

Dupre’s Song:  A Story From the American Civil War by Eddie Blanchard

Duty and Honor: A Novel of the Civil War by Michael J. Deeb


Echoes From the Letters of a Civil War Surgeon edited by Benjamin A. Fordyce, Lydia P. Hecht

Edge of Honor by Gilbert Morris

1864: Lincoln at the Gates of History by Charles Bracelen Flood

1861:  The Civil War Awakening by Adam Goodheart

Emancipation Proclamation: Lincoln and the Dawn of Liberty by Tonya Bolden

The Emancipator’s Wife: A Novel of Mary Todd Lincoln by Barbara Hambly

Enemy Women by Paulette Jiles

Envy’s Civil War by Miriam Brenaman

The Era of Reconstruction, 1865-1877 by Kenneth M. Stampp

Escape From Andersonville:  A Novel of the Civil War by Gene Hackman and Daniel Lenihan

The Ever-After Bird by Ann Rinaldi

Everyday Life During the Civil War:  A Guide for Writers, Students and Historians by Michael J. Varhola

An Eye for Glory: The Civil War Chronicles of a Citizen Soldier by Karl Bacon


Faded Coat of Blue by Owen Parry

Failure in the Saddle:  Nathan Bedford Forrest, Joe Wheeler, and the Confederate Cavalry in the Chickamauga Campaign by David A. Powell

Famous Adventures and Prison Escapes of the Civil War by George Washington Cable

The Fate of Texas: The Civil War and the Lone Star State edited by Charles D. Grear

Father Abraham’s Children:  Michigan Episodes in the Civil War by Frank B. Woodford

Fields of Fury:  The American Civil War by James M. McPherson

Fields of Honor:  Pivotal Battles of the Civil War by Edwin C. Bearss

The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery by Eric Foner

The Fifth Skull: A Historical Novel of the Civil War and the American West by Terrell T. Garren

Fire by Night by Lynn Austin

Fire on the Waters:  A Novel of the Civil War at Sea by David Poyer

The First Battles: A Sourcebook on the Civil War edited by Carter Smith

First Bull Run:  First Victory for the South by Pascal le Pautremat

Fixin’ Things: A Novel of the Women of Gettysburg by Peggy Ullman Bell

Flames Beyond Gettysburg:  The Confederate Expedition to the Susquehanna River, June 1863 by Scott L. Mingus, Sr.

For Cause and Comrades:  Why Men Fought in the Civil War by James M. McPherson

Fort Pillow, a Civil War Massacre, and Public Memory by John Cimprich

Fort Pillow:  A Novel of the Civil War by Harry Turtledove

Frederick Douglass on Slavery and the Civil War:  Selections From His Writings by Frederick Douglass

Freedom’s Cap: The United States Capital and the Coming of the Civil War by Guy Gugliotta

Freedom Stone by Jeffrey Kluger

Freeman by Leonard Pitts, Jr.

From Battlefields Rising:  How the Civil War Transformed American Literature by Randall Fuller

From Home Guards to Heroes:  The 87th Pennsylvania and Its Civil War Community by Dennis W. Brandt

From the Ashes of Ruin by Miriam Freeman Rawl


Gabriel’s Horses by Alison Hart

Gabriel’s Journey by Alison Hart

Gabriel’s Triumph by Alison Hart

The Galvanized Yankees by Dee Brown

Galveston by P.G. Nagle

Ganymede by Cherie Priest

Gardner’s Photographic Sketchbook of the Civil War by Alexander Gardner

General Braxton Bragg, C.S.A. by Samuel J. Martin

Getting Used to Being Shot At:  The Spence Family Civil War Letters edited by Mark K. Christ

Gettysburg by James Reasoner

Gettysburg:  A Novel of the Civil War by Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen

The Gettysburg Campaign in Numbers and Losses: Synopses, Orders of Battles, Strengths, Casualties, and Maps, June 9-July 14, 1863 by J. David Petruzzi and Steven Stanley

Gettysburg’s Forgotten Cavalry Actions:  Farnsworth’s Charge, South Cavalry Field, and the Battle of Fairfield, July 3, 1863 by Eric J. Wittenberg

Gettysburg:  Stories of Memory, Grief, and Greatness by Elsie Singmaster

Gettysburg: The Last Invasion by Allen C. Guelzo

Girl in Blue by Ann Rinaldi

Glory in the Dust:  A Civil War Novel by Earl Cripe

Gods and Generals by Jeff Shaara

Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

Grant and Sherman:  The Friendship That Won the Civil War by Charles Bracelen Flood

Grant Comes East by Newt Gingrich and William Forstchen

Grierson’s Raid:  A Daring Cavalry Strike Through the Heart of the Confederacy by Tom Lalicki

Guide to Missouri Confederate Units, 1861-1865 by James E. McGhee

The Guns of Bull Run: A Story of the Civil War’s Eve by Joseph A. Altsheler


Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad by David A. Adler

Heart and Soul:  The Story of America and African Americans by Kadir Nelson

Hear the Wind Blow by Mary Downing Hahn

Heaven and Hell by John Jakes

His Steadfast Love by Golden Keyes Parsons

A History of Southern Missouri and Northern Arkansas: Being an Account of the Early Settlements, the Civil War, the Ku-Klux, and Times of Peace by William Monks

The Horse Soldiers by Harold Sinclair

The House Girl by Tara Conklin

How I Found the Strong:  A Civil War Story by Margaret McMullan

How to Lose the Civil War:  Military Mistakes of the War Between the States by Bill Fawcett


I Do Wish This Cruel War Was Over: First-Person Accounts of Civil War Arkansas by Mark K. Christ and Patrick G. Williams

If the South Had Won the Civil War by MacKinlay Kantor, illustrated by Dan Nance

If You Lived at the Time of the Civil War by Kay Moore, illustrated by Anni Matsick

Illinois Rebels:  A Civil War Unit History of G Company, Fifteenth Tennessee Regiment Volunteer Infantry by Ed Gleeson

An Illustrated History of the Civil War: Images of an American Tragedy by William J. Miller and Brian C. Pohanka

Impending Crisis:  America Before the Civil War, 1848-1861 by David M. Potter

In My Father’s House by Ann Rinaldi

Inside War:  The Guerrilla Conflict in Missouri During the American Civil War by Michael Fellman

In the Lion’s Den:  A Novel of the Civil War by Elizabeth Cobbs Hoffman

The Iron Brigade in the Civil War: Bull Run to Appomattox, 1861-1865 by Lance J. Herdegen

Iron Scouts of the Confederacy by Lee McGiffin

Iron Thunder by Avi

I Thought My Soul Would Rise and Fly: The Diary of Patsy, a Freed Girl, Mars Bluff, South Carolina, 1865 (Dear America) by Joyce Hansen


Jarrettsville by Cornelia Nixon

John Brown’s Body:  An Alphonso Clay Mystery of the Civil War by Jack Martin

Journal of a Civil War Nurse by Georgiann Baldino

Jubilee by Margaret Walker

The Judas Field: A Novel of the Civil War by Howard Bahr

Juliet’s Moon by Ann Rinaldi


The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara

Killing Lincoln:  The Shocking Assassination That Changed America Forever by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard

The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom


Land of Falling Stars by Keta Diablo

Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of Antietam by Stephen Sears

The Last Battle of Winchester: Phil Sheridan, Jubal Early, and the Shenandoah Valley Campaign, August 7-September 19,1864 by Scott C. Patchan

The Last Brother: A Civil War Tale by Trinka Hakes Noble, illustrated by Robert Papp

The Last Confederate Battle by John Cline

The Last Full Measure by Ann Rinaldi

The Last Full Measure by Jeff Shaara

Last Reveille by David Morrell

The Last Silk Dress by Ann Rinaldi

Leigh Ann’s Civil War by Ann Rinaldi

A Life of Gen. Robert E. Lee by John Esten Cooke

A Light in the Storm: The Civil War Diary of Amelia Martin, Fenwick Island, Delaware, 1861 by Karen Hesse

A Light to My Path by Lynn Austin

Lincoln by David Herbert Donald

Lincoln by Gore Vidal

Lincoln as I Knew Him:  Gossip, Tributes, and Revelations From His Best Friends and Worst Enemies edited by Harold Holzer

The Lincoln Conspiracy by Timothy L. O’Brien

Lincoln’s Men: How President Lincoln Became Father to an Army and a Nation by William C. Davis

Lincoln on War:  Our Greatest Commander-in-Chief Speaks to America edited by Harold Holzer

The Listeners by Gloria Whelan, illustrated by Mike Benny

The Little Regiment and Other Civil War Stories by Stephen Crane

A Little Short of Boats: The Civil War Battles of Ball’s Bluff and Edwards Ferry, October 21-22, 1861 by James A. Morgan III

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

The Long Roll by Mary Johnston

Look Away! A History of the Confederate States of America by William C. Davis

Looking at Lincoln by Maira Kalman

Lorena by Frank G. Slaughter

Lose Your Mother:  A Journey Along the Atlantic Slave Route by Saidiya Hartman

Louisa May Alcott’s Civil War by Louisa May Alcott

Love and War by John Jakes


Manassas by James Reasoner

The Man Who Saved the Union: Ulysses Grant in War and Peace by H.W. Brands

The Maps of Antietam: An Atlas of the Antietam (Sharpsburg) Campaign, Including the Battle of South Mountain, September 2-20, 1862 by Bradley M. Gottfried

March by Geraldine Brooks

The March by E.L. Doctorow

Mark Twain’s Civil War by Mark Twain

Mary Chesnut’s Civil War by Mary Chesnut, edited by C. Vann Woodward

Mary Chesnut’s Civil War Epic by Julia A. Stern

A Meteor Shining Brightly: Essays on Major General Patrick R. Cleburne by Mauriel Phillips Joslyn

Midnight Rising:  John Brown and the Raid That Sparked the Civil War by Tony Horwitz

Mightier Than the Sword: Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the Battle for America by David S. Reynolds

Mr. Lincoln’s Drummer by G. Clifton Wisler

Mr. Lincoln’s Forts:  A Guide to the Civil War Defenses of Washington by Benjamin Franklin Cooling

Mr. Lincoln’s High-Tech War by Thomas B. Allen and Roger MacBride Allen

Mr. Lincoln’s T-Mails:  The Untold Story of How Abraham Lincoln Used the Telegraph to Win the Civil War by Tom Wheeler

Mrs. Lincoln: A Life by Catherine Clinton

Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckly: The Remarkable Story of the Friendship Between the First Lady and a Former Slave by Jennifer Fleischner

Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker by Jennifer Chiaverini

Murder at Manasses (A Harrison Raines Civil War Mystery) by Michael Kilian

My America:  My Brother’s Keeper:  Virginia’s Civil War Diary by Mary Pope Osborne

My Name Is Mary Sutter by Robin Oliveira

My Vicksburg by Ann Rinaldi


Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass

Nevada! by Dana Fuller Ross

Never Call Retreat:  Lee and Grant:  The Final Victory by Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen

A New Birth of Freedom: The Visitor by Robert G. Pielke

The New Gettysburg Campaign Handbook, June 9-July 14, 1863: Faces, Photos and Artwork for Readers of All Ages by J. David Petruzzi and Steven Stanley

North and South by John Jakes

The Notorious Mrs. Winston by Mary Mackey

Numbering All the Bones by Ann Rinaldi

Nurse and Spy in the Union Army by S. Emma E. Edmonds


Obliged to Help:  Adolphine Fletcher Terry and the Progressive South by Stephanie Bayless

Of Blood and Brothers: A Novel of the Civil War by E. Michael Helms

Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All: A Novel by Allan Gurganus

Once More Into the Breach:  A Personal Account:  Reliving the History of the Civil War by Mark Brian Swart

One Continuous Fight:  The Retreat From Gettysburg and the Pursuit of Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia, July 4-14, 1863 by Eric J. Wittenberg, J. David Petruzzi, and Michael F. Nugent

The One Who Waits for Me by Lori Copeland

One Wore Blue by Heather Graham

Ordeal of the Union:  Vol. 1 —  Fruits of Manifest Destiny 1847-1852, A House Dividing 1852-1857 by Allan Nevins

Ordeal of the Union:  Vol.2 — The Emergence of Lincoln:  Douglas, Buchanan and Party Chaos 1857-1859, Prologue to the Civil War 1859-1961 by Allan Nevins

Ordeal of the Union:  Vol. 3 — The Improvised War 1861-1862, War Becomes Revolution 1862-1863 by Allan Nevins

Ordeal of the Union:  Vol. 4 — The Organized War 1863-1864, The Organized War to Victory 1864-1865 by Allan Nevins

The Other Civil War: Slavery and Struggle in Civil War America by Howard Zinn

Our Simple Gifts:  Civil War Christmas Tales by Owen Parry


The Parting: A Story of West Point on the Eve of the Civil War by Richard Barlow Adams

The Passing of the Armies: An Account of the Final Campaign of the Army of the Potomac by Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain

Pathway to Hell:  A Tragedy of the American Civil War by Dennis W. Brandt

Patriotic Gore:  Studies in the Literature of the American Civil War by Edmund Wilson

Pea Ridge and Prairie Grove, or Incidents of the War in Arkansas by William Baxter

Pemberley Ranch by Jack Caldwell

The Petersburg Campaign: The Eastern Front Battles, June-August 1864 (Volume I) by Edwin C. Bearss and Bryce A. Suderow

The Petersburg Campaign: The Western Front Battles, September 1864-April 1865 (Volume 2) by Edwin C. Bears with Bryce Suderow

Petticoat Spies:  Six Women Spies of the Civil War by Peggy Caravantes

The Phoenix Gambit: An Alternative History of the Confederacy by Douglas McDonough

Plenty of Blame to Go Around:  Jeb Stuart’s Controversial Ride to Gettysburg by Eric J. Wittenberg and J. David Petruzzi

Portraits of Conflict:  A Photographic History of Missouri in the Civil War edited by William Garrett Piston and Thomas P. Sweeney

Portraits of Conflict:  A Photographic History of Tennessee in the Civil War edited by Richard B. McCaslin

The Private History of a Campaign That Failed by Mark Twain

The Private Mary Chesnut: The Unpublished Civil War Diaries edited by C. Vann Woodward, Elisabeth Muhlenfeld

Protecting the Flank at Gettysburg:  The Battles for Brinkerhoff’s Ridge and East Cavalry Field, July 2-3, 1863 by Eric J. Wittenberg



Race and Reunion:  The Civil War in American Memory by David W. Blight

The Rashness of That Hour: Politics, Gettysburg, and the Downfall of Confederate Brigadier General Alfred Iverson by Robert J. Wynstra

“…the real war will never get in the books”: Selections From Writers During the Civil War edited by Louis P. Masur

Rebecca Harding Davis’s Stories of the Civil War Era:  Selected Writings From the Borderlands by Rebecca Harding Davis, edited by Sharon M. Harris and Robin L. Cadwallader

Rebel by Bernard Cornwell

Rebel Fever:  A Civil War Novel by David Healey

Rebel Train by David Healey

The Rebel Wife by Taylor M. Polites

Receding Tide: Vicksburg and Gettysburg — The Campaigns That Changed the Civil War by Edwin C. Bearrs and J. Hills

Recollections of a Confederate Staff Officer by G. Moxley Sorrel

Reconstructing Jackson by Holly Bush

The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

Redemption Falls by Joseph O’Connor

Redemption:  The Last Battle of the Civil War by Nicholas Lemann

The Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War by Drew Gilpin Faust

Revenge and Redemption:  A Novel of Love and Conflict in the Civil War by Brad E. Hainsworth

Ride Proud, Rebel! by Andre Norton

Rifles for Watie by Harold Keith

The Road From Chapel Hill by Joanna Catherine Scott

“A Rough Introduction to This Sunny Land”: The Civil War Diary of Private Henry A. Strong, Co. K, Twelfth Kansas Infantry edited by Tom Wing

Rugged and Sublime:  The Civil War in Arkansas edited by Mark K. Christ


Sabine Pass:  The Confederate’s Thermopylae by Edward T. Cotham, Jr.

The Sacrificial Years: A Chronicle of Walt Whitman’s Experiences in the Civil War by Walt Whitman, edited by John Harmon McElroy

Salisbury:  Civil War Death Camp in North Carolina by Richard Masterson

Sarah Morgan:  The Civil War Diary of a Southern Woman edited by Charles East

Sarah’s Ground by Ann Rinaldi

Savannah by James Reasoner

Saving Savannah:  The City and the Civil War by Jacqueline Jones

Scarecrow in Gray by Barry Yelton

The Second Day at Gettysburg: The Attack and Defense of the Union Center on Cemetery Ridge, July 2, 1863 by David L. Shultz and David F. Wieck

The Secret of War: A Dramatic History of Civil War Crime in Western North Carolina by Terrell T. Garren

The Secrets of Mary Bowser by Lois Leveen

A Separate Country by Robert Hicks

Shades of Gray:  A Novel of the Civil War in Virginia by Jessica James

Shadow of a Quarter Moon by Eileen Clymer Schwab

Shadows in Blue & Gray:  Original Civil War Poems by Jeanne Losey

Shadows of Blue & Gray:  The Civil War Writings of Ambrose Bierce edited by Brian M. Thomsen

Shanks:  The Life and Wars of General Nathan G. Evans, CSA by Jason H. Silverman, Samuel N. Thomas Jr., Beverly D. Evans IV

Sharpshooter:  A Novel of the Civil War by David Madden

Shiloh by James Reasoner

The Shiloh Sisters: A Harrison Raines Civil War Mystery by Michael Kilian

A Short History of the Civil War by James Stokesbury

The Siege of Washington: The Untold Story of the Twelve Days That Shook the Union by John Lockwood and Charles Lockwood

Sisters Against Slavery: A Story About Sarah and Angelina Grimke by Stephanie Sammartino McPherson, illustrated by Karen Ritz

Slant of Light by Steve Wiegenstein

A Soldier’s Embrace by Julie Romero

Soldier’s Heart by Gary Paulsen

A Soldier’s Secret: The Incredible True Story of Sarah Edmonds, a Civil War Hero by Marissa Moss

Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill

Songs and Ballads of the Southern People, 1861-1865 (Civil War) by Frank Moore

Song Yet Sung by James McBride

Sons of Privilege:  The Charleston Light Dragoons in the Civil War by W. Eric Emerson

Southern Lady, Yankee Spy:  The True Story of Elizabeth Van Lew, a Union Agent in the Heart of the Confederacy by Elizabeth R. Varon

Southern Storm:  Sherman’s March to the Sea by Noah Andre Trudeau

The Spy in Crinoline: Antonia Ford’s Civil War by Karla Vernon

The Spy Lover by Kiana Davenport

The Spymistress by Jennifer Chiaverini

Stand Firm and Fire Low:  The Civil War Writings of Colonel Edward E. Cross edited by Walter Holden, William E. Ross, and Elizabeth Slomba

A Stillness at Appomattox by Bruce Catton

Stonewall’s Gold: A Novel of the Civil War by Robert J. Mrazek

Stonewall of the West:  Patrick Cleburne & the Civil War by Craig L. Symonds

The Story of the Confederacy by Robert Selph Henry

Strangling the Confederacy: Coastal Operations in the American Civil War by Kevin Dougherty

Sunrise by Jacquelyn Cook

The Surrender (The Last Cavaliers: Three) by Gilbert Morris

Sweetsmoke by David Fuller

The Sword (The Last Cavaliers: Two) by Gilbert Morris

The Sword of Antietam: A Story of the Nation’s Crisis by Joseph A. Altsheler


Team of Rivals:  The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin

Theodore O’Hara: Poet-Solider of the Old South by Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes Jr. and Thomas Clayton Ware

They Fought Like Demons:  Women Soldiers in the Civil War by DeAnne Blanton and Lauren M. Cook

Things Grew Beautifully Worse:  The Wartime Experiences of Captain John O’Brien, 30th Arkansas Infantry, C.S.A. edited by Brian K. Robertson

This Hallowed Ground:  The Story of the Union Side of the Civil War by Bruce Catton

This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War by Drew Gilpin Faust

Those Across the River by Christopher Buehlman

A Time to Dance: Virginia’s Civil War Diary by Mary Pope Osborne

The Tinen Killings: A Novel of Civil War Veterans by J.D. Solomon

To Live and Die:  Collected Stories of the Civil War, 1861-1876 edited by Kathleen Diffley

Tories: Fighting for the King in America’s First Civil War by Thomas B. Allen

The Twentieth Maine: A Classic Story of John Chamberlain and His Volunteer Regiment by John J. Pullen

Two Girls of Gettysburg by Lisa Klein


Ulysses S. Grant: Memoirs and Selected Letters, 1839-1865 by Ulysses S. Grant, edited by Mary D. McFeely and William S. McFeely

Uncle Tom’s Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe

The Unfinished Work by Frank Meredith

Unholy Sabbath:  The Battle of South Mountain, September 14, 1862 by Brian Matthew Jordan

The Unionist: A Novel of the Civil War by W. Steven Harrell

The Union Quilters by Jennifer Chiaverini

An Unlikely Friendship: A Novel of Mary Todd Lincoln and Elizabeth Keckley by Ann Rinaldi

Unspoken: A Story From the Underground Railroad by Henry Cole

Upon Fields of Honor:  An Anthology of Short Fiction of the Civil War edited by James T. Navary


Vicksburg by James Reasoner

Vicksburg’s Long Shadow:  The Civil War Legacy of Race and Remembrance by Christopher Waldrep

The View From the Ground: Experiences of Civil War Soldiers edited by Aaron Sheehan-Dean

Virginia at War, 1862 edited by William C. Davis, James I. Roberston Jr.

Virginia at War, 1863 edited by William C. Davis, James I. Robertson Jr.

A Voice From the Border by Pamela Smith Hill

A Voice in the Wind by Donald Risho


Walking to Gatlinburg by Howard Frank Mosher

Walt Whitman and the Civil War:  America’s Poet During the Lost Years of 1860-1862 by Ted Genoways

Walt Whitman’s Civil War by Walter Lowenfelds

War Poetry of the South (Civil War) edited by William Gilmore Simms

Wash by Margaret Wrinkle

We Confess! The Civil War, the South, and the Church by Deborah Brunt

What This Cruel War Was Over:  Soldiers, Slavery, and the Civil War by Chandra Manning

When General Grant Expelled the Jews by Jonathan D. Sarna

When I Was a Slave:  Memoirs From the Slave Narrative Collection edited by Norman R. Yetman

When This Cruel War Is Over:  A Novel of the Civil War by Thomas Fleming

When Will This Cruel War Be Over?  The Civil War Diary of Emma Simpson, Gordonsville, Virginia, 1864 by Barry Denenberg

Where the Mockingbird Sang:  A Novel of the Civil War by David Wilson Atwood

Where They Bury You by Steven W. Kohlhagen

White Doves at Morning by James Lee Burke

The Widow of the South by Robert Hicks

The Widow’s War by Mary Mackey

Wild Rose: The True Story of a Civil War Spy by Ann Blackman

William Henry Is a Fine Name by Cathy Gohlke

With Every Drop of Blood:  A Novel of the Civil War by James Lincoln Collier and Christopher Collier

With Malice Toward None:  A Biography of Abraham Lincoln by Stephen B. Oates

With My Face to the Enemy:  Perspectives on the Civil War edited by Robert Cowley

A World on Fire: Britain’s Crucial Role in the American Civil War by Amanda Foreman

Worthy of the Cause for Which They Fight:  The Civil War Diary of Brigadier General Haris Reynolds 1861-1865 edited by Robert Patrick Bender

The Wounded River: The Civil War Letters of John Vance Lauderdale, M.D. by John Vance Lauderdale, edited by Peter Josyph

Writing & Fighting the Confederate War: The Letters of Peter Wellington Alexa edited by William B. Styple



Yankee Gold by Elizabeth Wall Rogers

The Year of Jubilo: A Novel of the Civil War by Howard Bahr

Year of Meteors:  Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, and the Election That Brought on the Civil War by Douglas R. Egerton


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