A Rainbow of Blood: The Union in Peril An Alternate History

By Peter G. Tsouras

“Do you recognize what army glory is? it really is ‘that appealing rainbow, that rises in showers of blood—that serpent’s eye, that charms to destroy.’” —Abraham Lincoln

The Union in dire peril! The warfare that begun in Peter G. Tsouras’s earlier trade historical past, Britannia’s Fist, hurries up in the course of a number of determined weeks in October 1863. From the bayous of Louisiana to the fairway hills of the Hudson Valley, from Chicago in flames to the gates of Washington itself, the good conflict uncoils in ropes of fireplace. French and British armies are at the march, and heavy reinforcements have positioned to sea. Copperheads have risen in rebel to pull the Midwest into the Confederacy as a necessary Union military stands ravenous and less than siege in Tennessee. in the meantime, Robert E. Lee and the Royal army set in movement a stroke that's boldness itself.

The Union staggers below those blows. whereas the Grenadier Guards march into glory in upstate New York’s apple orchards, from the second one tale of a shot-up Washington resort Abraham Lincoln watches a wooded area of the purple flags of uprising waving over a accomplice column speeding around the lengthy Bridge. to prevent them is a war-worn regiment of latest York squaddies. To their backs Washington burns. yet new applied sciences and the artwork of intelligence are thrown onto the scales, whereas Russia plans to go into the struggle to avenge its humiliation within the Crimean War.

A Rainbow of Blood brings ahead the nice battle from its outbreak to the 1st nice drawback of the embattled republic. Peopled with striking personalities of the age, the ebook rattles with the tramp of armies marching down probably the most fascinating roads no longer taken—or even imagined—until now.

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The State of Jones: The Small Southern County that Seceded from the Confederacy

By Sally Jenkins, John Stauffer

No guy larger exemplified the complexities of Civil-War period Southern society than Newton Knight, whose outstanding tale is now the topic of a huge movie starring Matthew McConaughey. In 1863, after surviving the devastating conflict of Corinth, Knight, a bad farmer from Mississippi, abandoned the accomplice military and commenced a guerrilla conflict opposed to the Confederacy. A pro-Union sympathizer within the deep South who refused to struggle a wealthy man’s struggle for slavery and cotton, for 2 years he and different citizens of Jones County engaged in an rebel that may have repercussions some distance past the scope of the Civil conflict. during this dramatic account of a nearly forgotten bankruptcy of yank historical past, Sally Jenkins and John Stauffer upend the normal fantasy of the Confederacy as a heroic and unified misplaced reason, revealing the fractures in the South.

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War on the Mississippi : Grant's Vicksburg Campaign

By Time-Life Books

Time-Life Civil battle sequence 2 of 27

This quantity seems to be on the 1862-1863 Mississippi crusade, an operation designed to take the fortress-city of Vicksburg, the lynchpin among the majority of the Confederacy and its a ways jap states. Union common Ulysses S. furnish, who had made a reputation for himself over the former yr, introduced numerous makes an attempt to avoid Vicksburg so one can hyperlink up with normal Butler's forces, that have been relocating upriver from New Orleans. None of those labored, yet they served to maintain the Federal troops engaged in operations instead of inactive in wintry weather quarters. provide could get a hold of a method which might let him to outmanuever the Confederates, position Vicksburg less than seige and catch it, marking the start of the tip for the CSA. Discusses the Battles of Chickasaw Bluffs, Champion's Hill, Raymond, Port Gibson, Grand Gulf and massive Black, in addition to Grierson's Raid.

Richly illustrated with maps, pictures of artifacts, modern photographs and art. comprises sidebars at the Pearl River POW "camp," a photograph essay of prewar Vicksburg, a sequence of antebellum work of the Mississippi River, A Gallery of Western Cavalrymen, Port Hudson and the Union's Homespun Hero. an exceptional booklet!

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The Stonewall Brigade (Men-at-Arms, Volume 30)

By John Millin Selby

"Look! there's Jackson status like a stone wall. Rally in the back of the Virginians!" With those phrases basic Bee ensured the attractiveness of Thomas Jonathan Jackson and his troops who have been struggling with along him on the conflict of the 1st Bull Run (July 1861). This recognition was once stronger in Jackson's Shenandoah Valley crusade and different operations the place the Stonewall Brigade 's activities won the compliment in their accomplice compatriots and the honour in their enemies. This booklet examines the uniforms, gear, heritage and association of the Brigade and its strive against event throughout the American Civil warfare (1861-1865). certain maps and modern illustrations accompany this account in their significant engagements.

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William Tecumseh Sherman: Memoirs of W. T. Sherman (Library of America)

By William Tecumseh Sherman

Hailed as prophet of recent conflict and condemned as a harbinger of recent barbarism, William Tecumseh Sherman is the main debatable normal of the yankee Civil struggle.

"War is cruelty, and also you can't refine it," he wrote in fury to the accomplice mayor of Atlanta, and his memoir is full of dozens of such wartime exchanges. With the propulsive strength and intelligence that marked his campaigns, Sherman describes extraordinary incidents and anecdotes and collects dozens of his incisive and sometimes outspoken wartime orders and reviews.

This advanced self-portrait of an cutting edge and constant American warrior offers firsthand money owed of the war's an important events--Shiloh, Vicksburg, Chattanooga, the Atlanta crusade, the marches via Georgia and the Carolinas.

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The Red Badge of Courage and Selected Short Fiction (Barnes & Noble Classics)

The pink Badge of braveness and chosen brief Fiction, through Stephen Crane, is a part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which deals caliber variants at reasonable costs to the coed and the overall reader, together with new scholarship, considerate layout, and pages of conscientiously crafted extras. listed below are a few of the striking gains of Barnes & Noble Classics:
  • New introductions commissioned from contemporary most sensible writers and students
  • Biographies of the authors
  • Chronologies of latest historic, biographical, and cultural occasions
  • Footnotes and endnotes
  • Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, performs, work, operas, statuary, and flicks encouraged by means of the paintings
  • Comments through different recognized authors
  • Study inquiries to problem the reader's viewpoints and expectancies
  • Bibliographies for extra studying
  • Indices & Glossaries, whilst appropriate

All versions are fantastically designed and are revealed to stronger requirements; a few comprise illustrations of ancient curiosity. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls jointly a constellation of influences—biographical, ancient, and literary—to enhance each one reader's knowing of those enduring works.

Young Henry Fleming goals of discovering glory and honor as a Union soldier within the American Civil conflict. but he additionally harbors a hidden worry approximately how he might react whilst the horror and bloodshed of conflict commence. scuffling with the enemy with out and the phobia inside of, Fleming needs to turn out himself and locate his personal that means of valor.

Unbelievable because it could appear, Stephen Crane had by no means been a member of any military nor had taken half in any conflict while he wrote The purple Badge of Courage. yet upon its book in 1895, while Crane was once in simple terms twenty-four, crimson Badge used to be heralded as a brand new type of struggle novel, marked by way of marvelous perception into the real psychology of fellows lower than fireplace. in addition to the seminal brief tales incorporated during this volume—“The Open Boat,” “The Veteran,” and “The males within the Storm”—The pink Badge of Courage unleashed Crane’s deeply influential impressionistic style.

Richard Fusco has been an Assistant Professor of English at Saint Joseph’s college in Philadelphia seeing that 1997. a consultant in nineteenth-century American literature and in short-story narrative idea, he has released on a number of American, British, and Continental literary figures.

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Strangling the Confederacy: Coastal Operations in the American Civil War

Whereas the Civil warfare is principally remembered for its epic battles among the Northern and Southern armies, the Union was once at the same time waging one other campaign―dubbed “Anaconda”―that used to be steadily depriving the South of and trade, therefore rendering the exploits of its box armies moot. while an autonomous Dixie ultimately met the dustbin of historical past, it used to be the North’s coastal crusade, up to the achievements of its major forces, that used to be essentially responsible.

Strangling the Confederacy examines many of the naval activities and land incursions the Union waged from Virginia down the Atlantic Coast and during the Gulf of Mexico to methodically shut down each accomplice port which may usher in guns or provides. The Rebels spoke back with speedy ships―blockade runners―that attempted to stay clear of the yank fleets, whereas while developing ambitious fortifications which may safeguard the ports themselves. whereas Union troopships floated offshore, capable of strike at any place, cellular accomplice forces have been stored to hand close to the most important issues, albeit in smaller numbers, to withstand Federal irruptions into their homeland.

In the ultimate research, the Union’s army Board, a different establishment on the time, undertook the right kind process. Its unique determination to target ten seaports that had rail or water connections with the accomplice interior―from Norfolk to Charleston to cellular to New Orleans―shows that the army Board understood the idea that of decisive issues. In a few battles the Federals have been in a position to leverage their more advantageous expertise, together with steam energy and rifled artillery, in a manner that made the accomplice coastal defenses hugely weak, if now not out of date. nonetheless, whilst the Federals encountered accomplice resistance at close-quarters they generally skilled problems, as within the disasters at fortress Fisher, the debacle at Battery Wagner, the conflict of Olustee, and in different clashes.

What makes this e-book relatively certain is its use of contemporary army doctrine to evaluate and research the campaigns. Kevin Dougherty, an complete historian and previous profession military officer, concludes that, with no figuring out it, the army Board did an exceptional activity at following smooth strategic doctrine. whereas the multitude of small battles that flared alongside the insurgent coast through the Civil battle have heretofore now not been in addition often called the extra significant inland battles, in a cumulative experience, Anaconda―the such a lot lengthy of the Union campaigns―spelled doom for the Confederacy.


“…an very good brief historical past of the blockade, its campaigns and expeditions, and its successes and screw ups. it's also an exceptional exposition of the way the weather of operational layout for carrying out conflict and their purposes haven't replaced over the years. The trick is easy methods to observe them. Dougherty has produced an engaging quantity for somebody who desires to find out about the Union blockade and for college kids of the Civil War’s grand approach and operations. it's hugely suggested for either. “
Civil conflict information, 11/2010

“For it slow there was a necessity for a complete research of the joint Army-Navy operations carried out through Union forces off the accomplice Atlantic and Gulf coasts. . . . during this quantity Kevin Dougherty, a former military officer . . . examines the position of joint operations during the prism of contemporary joint-forces doctrine. . . . obvious competition and disorder among the Union military and military though, Dougherty argues that the coastal campaigns constituted ‘a significant step within the evolution of joint conflict and making plans in U.S. army history’.”
―U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings

“…a dry, witty and eventually academic account of Union coastal operations opposed to the accomplice Army…”
Defence internet, 12/15/2010

“…a rather well written evaluation of the main coastal campaigns carried out throughout the battle. the writer has first-class wisdom of the topic coupled with a detailed wisdom of the topic army heritage and tactics. furthermore, he can speak this is often an comprehensible and readable manner.”
James Durney, 02/011

“…discusses intimately the effect of mixed palms, glossy weapons(especially lengthy diversity rifled artillery), and ironclads on method and tactics….useful access right into a complicated topic. “
CHOICE, March 2011

“It got here to be often called the “Anaconda Plan”. It used to be an easy inspiration: block all of the significant southern ports and render their armies useless….In the tip the tactic labored. just like the anaconda itself, the Union army squeezed the lifeblood out of the South.”
Military history, 06/2011
“,,,recommended to all American Civil warfare scholars, because it covers a space of the naval battle often buried in entire histories of naval operations and infrequently addressed in a stand by myself quantity at the subject….I hugely suggest this e-book to somebody drawn to the historical past of the Civil struggle blockade.”

“…an first-class brief heritage of the most Federal operations that helped blockade the accomplice coast… rather well established… good written with a true think for the period”

“a well written and tightly worded e-book summarizing the Union Naval/Military operations opposed to army pursuits alongside the accomplice coast…”
Journal of America’s army

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The Class of 1846: From West Point to Appomatox- Stonewall Jackson, George McClellan and Their Brothers

By John C. Waugh

No unmarried workforce of guys at West Point--or in all likelihood any academy--has been so indelibly written into historical past because the category of 1846. The names are mythical: Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, George B. McClellan, Ambrose Powell Hill, Darius Nash sofa, George Edward Pickett, Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox, and George Stoneman. the category fought in 3 wars, produced twenty generals, and left the kingdom an enduring legacy of bravery, brilliance, and bloodshed.

This attention-grabbing, remarkably intimate chronicle strains the lives of those unforgettable men--their education, their personalities, and the occasions during which they made their names and met their fates. Drawing on letters, diaries, and private bills, John C. Waugh has written a collective biography of masterful proportions, as brilliant and engrossing as fiction in its new edition of those really good figures and their pivotal roles in American background.

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Best Little Stories from the Civil War: More Than 100 True Stories

By C. Brian Kelly

The Civil warfare You by no means Knew...

Behind the bloody battles, strategic marches, and adorned generals lie greater than a hundred intensely own, real tales you haven't heard earlier than. In top Little tales from the Civil struggle, squaddies describe their first studies in conflict, ladies notice the advances and retreats of armies, spies recount their tools, and leaders show the reasoning in the back of lots of their public activities. interesting characters come to lifestyles, including:

Former U.S. Senator Robert Toombs of Georgia, who warned the accomplice cupboard to not fall for Lincoln's catch via firing on reinforcements, thereby permitting Lincoln to assert the South had fired the 1st pictures of the conflict at castle Sumter.

Brig. Gen. Stephen A. Hurlbut, who disbanded the thirteenth self sufficient Battery, Ohio mild Artillery, scattered its males, gave its weapons to different devices, and ordered its officials domestic, accusing all of cowardly functionality in battle.

Thomas N. Conrad, a accomplice undercover agent working in Washington, who warned Richmond of either the looming Federal Peninsula crusade within the spring of 1863 and the assault at Fredericksburg later that year.

Private Franklin Thomson of Michigan, born as Sarah Emma Edmonds, who fought in uniform for the Union through the conflict and later used to be the single girl member of the postwar Union Grand military of the Republic.

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