Tracing Your Civil War Ancestor
Bertram Hawthorne Groene
With this book as a guide and with a minimum of information, anyone should be able to trace his own Civil War ancestor. This book tells how to find the information on the Civil War soldiers' lives and military experiences that is available to anyone who knows how to extract it from the millions of state and federal records and countless books.
April 1865: The Month That Saved America
April 1865 is full of memorable images and you-are-there writing. Readers will come away with a new appreciation for that momentous month and a sharpened understanding of why and how the Civil War was fought.
Eye Of The Storm: A Civil War Odyssey
Robert Knox Sneden, Charles F. Bryan Jr., Nelson D. Lankford
Not just another Civil War journal. Not only has Robert Knox Sneden penned a highly descriptive account of his years with the Army of the Potomac and as a prisoner of war, his work is illustrated with scores of his own watercolors depicting what he saw -- many made at the time he was witnessing places and events during the war.
Harold Hand, Jr., author of One Good Regiment
-- First Regimental History of the 13th Pa Cavalry --
The Killer Angels : A Novel
This Pulitzer Prize winner is a dramatic and unforgettable novel that brings to life the Battle of GETTYSBURG. It helped me understand the Gettysburg battle as no history book has. It has 18 maps that show the placements of regiments that had prominent positions during the three days of the battle. The PBS series Gettysburg is based on this book
Captain James Wren's Civil War Diary
From New Bern to Fredericksburg: B Company, 48th Pennsylvania Volunteers February 20, 1862-December 17, 1862. Insightful and humorous. Many mentions of the men under him.
'We Have It Damn Hard Out Here' : The Civil War Letters of Sergeant Thomas W. Smith, 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry
Told in his own words, this is the story of Sergeant Thomas W. Smith's service in the Civil War - the greatest adventure of his life. It is also the story of his regiment, the 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry, known as Rush's Lancers, named both for the distinctive wooden lances they carried for the first two years of the war and for their first commanding officer, Col. Richard H. Rush. Tested in battle, this regiment ultimately proved to be one of the elite cavalry units on either side of the conflict.
Civil War, The - Collector's Video Set
The most successful public-television miniseries in American history, the 11-hour Civil War didn't just captivate a nation, reteaching to us our history in narrative terms; it actually also invented a new film language taken from its creator. When people describe documentaries using the "Ken Burns approach," its style is understood: voice-over narrators reading letters and documents dramatically and stating the writer's name at their conclusion, fresh live footage of places juxtaposed with still images (photographs, paintings, maps, prints), anecdotal interviews, and romantic musical scores taken from the era he depicts. The Civil War uses all of these devices to evoke atmosphere and resurrect an event that many knew only from stale history books. While Burns is a historian, a researcher, and a documentarian, he's above all a gifted storyteller, and it's his narrative powers that give this chronicle its beauty, overwhelming emotion, and devastating horror. Using the words of old letters, eloquently read by a variety of celebrities, the stories of historians like Shelby Foote and rare, stained photos, Burns allows us not only to relearn and finally understand our history, but also to feel and experience it.
Pennsylvania Civil War Books and Videos.