Recommended Reading

CWI 2022 Recommended Reading List

Acken, J. Gregory. Blue-Blooded Cavalryman: Captain William Brooke Rawle in the Army of the Potomac, May 1863-August, 1865. (Kent State University Press, 2019).

Acken, J. Gregory. Inside the Army of the Potomac: The Civil War Experience of Captain Francis Adams Donaldson. (Reprint, Stackpole Books, 2017).

Aley, Ginette and Joseph L. Anderson, eds. Union Heartland: The Midwestern Home Front during the Civil War (Southern Illinois University Press, 2013).

Archer, John M. Culp’s Hill: The Mountain Trembled (Reprint, Maury Books, 2015).

Backus, Bill and Rob Orrison. A Want of Vigilance: The Bristoe Station Campaign, October 9-19, 1863. (Savas Beatie, 2015).

Barr, Gene. A Civil War Captain and His Lady: Love, Courtship and Combat From Fort Donelson Through the Vicksburg Campaign. (Savas Beatie, 2019)

Bellows, Amanda Brickell. American Slavery and Russian Serfdom in the Post-Emancipation Imagination. (UNC Press, 2020).

Bernstein, Steven. The Confederacy’s Last Northern Offensive: Jubal Early, the Army of the Valley, and the Raid on Washington. (McFarland, 2010)

Blair, William A. The Record of Murders and Outrages: Racial Violence and the Fight Over Truth at the Dawn of Reconstruction (UNC Press, 2021).

Boardman, Sue, Chris Brenneman and Bill Dowling. The Gettysburg Cyclorama: The Turning Point of the Civil War on Canvas. (Savas Beatie, 2015).

Boardman, Sue and Kathryn Porch. The Battle of Gettysburg Cyclorama: A History and Guide (Thomas Publications, 2008).

Brown, Kent Masterson. Meade at Gettysburg:  A Study in Command. (UNC Press, 2021).

Burlingame, Michael. An American Marriage: The Untold Story of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd. (Pegasus Books, 2021).

Bush, David R. I Fear I Shall Never Leave This Island: Life in a Civil War Prison. (University of Florida Press, 2012).

Chamberlain, Joshua Lawrence. Bayonet1 Forward: My Civil War Reminiscences. (Reprint, 1994).

Coco, Gregory. A Vast Sea of Misery: A History and Guide to the Union and Confederate Field Hospitals at Gettysburg, July 1-November 20, 1863. (Reprint, Savas Beatie, 2017).

Coco, Gregory. A Strange and Blighted Land: Gettysburg, The Aftermath of a Battle. (Reprint, Savas Beatie, 2017).

Cooling, Benjamin Franklin. Jubal Early’s Raid on Washington. (Reprint, 2008).

Creighton, Margaret. The Colors of Courage: Gettysburg’s Forgotten History: Immigrants, Women, and African Americans in the Civil War’s Defining Battle (Reprint, Basic Books, 2006).

Dawes, Rufus R. A Full Blown Yankee of the Iron Brigade: Service with the Sixth Wisconsin Volunteers. (University of Nebraska Press, 1999).

Desjardin, Thomas A. Stand Firm, Ye Boys From Maine: The 20th Maine and the Gettysburg Campaign (Reprint, Oxford University Press, 2009).

Downs, Jim. Maladies of Empire: How Colonialism, Slavery, and War Transformed Medicine. (Harvard University Press, 2021).

Dreese, Michael. The Hospital on Seminary Ridge at the Battle of Gettysburg. (McFarland, 2005).

Dunkerly, Robert M and Doug Crenshaw. Embattled Capital: Richmond During the Civil War. (Savas Beatie, 2021).

Early, Jubal Anderson and Gary Gallagher, ed. A Memoir of the Last Year of the War for Independence in the Confederate States of America. (2020)

Frank, Lisa Tendrich and LeeAnn Whites, eds. Household War: How Americans Lived and Fought the Civil War. (UGA Press, 2020).

Freemon, Frank. Gangrene and Glory: Medical Care during the American Civil War (University of Illinois Press, 2001).

Gallagher, Gary, ed. The Fredericksburg Campaign: Decision on the Rappahannock. (UNC Press, 1995).

Gallagher, Gary. The Enduring Civil War: Reflections on the Great American Crisis. (LSU Press, 2020).

Gallagher, Gary and Joan Waugh. The American War: A History of the Civil War Era (Reprint, Flip Learning, 2019).

Gerrish, Theodore. Army Life in Chamberlain’s 20th Maine. (Reprint, 2016)

Gindlesperger, James. Bullets and Bandages: The Aid Stations and Field Hospitals at Gettysburg. (Blair, 2020)

Gottfried, Bradley. The Maps of the Cavalry in the Gettysburg Campaign. (Savas Beatie, 2020).

Gottfried, Bradley. Brigades of Gettysburg: The Union and Confederate Brigades at Gettysburg. (Savas Beatie, 2002).

Handley-Cousins, Sarah. Bodies in Blue: Disability in the Civil War North (University of Georgia Press, 2021).

Hartwig, D. Scott. To Antietam Creek: The Maryland Campaign of 1862 (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2019).

Hess, Earl J. Pickett’s Charge: The Last Attack at Gettysburg. (UNC Press, 2010)

Hessler, James and Wayne Motts. Pickett’s Charge at Gettysburg: A Guide to the Most Famous Battle in American History. (Savas Beatie, 2015)

Hicks, Robert D., ed. Civil War Medicine: A Surgeon’s Diary. (Indiana University Press, 2019).

Janney, Caroline E. Ends of War: The Unfinished Fight of Lee’s Army After Appomattox (UNC Press, 2021).

Jordan, Brian Matthew and Evan C. Rothera. The War Went On: Reconsidering the Lives of Civil War Veterans (LSU Press, 2020).

Jordan, Brian Matthew. Unholy Sabbath: The Battle of South Mountain in History and Memory. (Savas Beatie, 2012)

Kirkwood, Ronald D. Too Much for Human Endurance: The George Spangler Farm Hospitals and the Battle of Gettysburg. (Reprint, Savas Beatie, 2021).

LaFantasie, Glenn W. Twilight at Little Round Top: The Tide Turns at Gettysburg (Vintage, 2007).

Lewin, J.G. and P.J. Huff. Lines of Contention: Political Cartoons of the Civil War (Harper Perennial, 2007).

Longstreet, James. From Manassas to Appomattox (East India Publishing Company, 2021).

Mackowski, Chris and Kris White. Chancellorsville’s Forgotten Front: The Battles of Second Fredericksburg and Salem Church, May 3, 1863. (Savas Beatie, 2013).

Marten, James, Caroline E. Janney, et. al. Buying and Selling Civil War Memory in Gilded Age America (University of Georgia Press, 2021).

McGaugh, Scott. Surgeon in Blue: Jonathan Letterman, the Civil War Doctor Who Pioneered Battlefield Care (Reprint, Arcade, 2015)

Mears, Dwight. The Medal of Honor: The Evolution of America’s Highest Military Decoration. (University Press of Kansas, 2018).

Mezurek, Kelly D. For Their Own Cause: The 27th United States Colored Troops. (Kent State University Press, 2016).

Miller, Brian Craig. Empty Sleeves: Amputation in the Civil War South. (University of Georgia Press, 2015).

Nolan, Alan T. The Iron Brigade: A Military History. (Indiana University Press, 1994).

O’Reilly, Francis Augustin. The Fredericksburg Campaign: Winter War on the Rappahannock (LSU Press, 2006).

Pfanz, Harry W. Gettysburg—The First Day. (UNC Press, 2010).

Pfanz, Harry W. Gettysburg--Culp’s Hill and Cemetery Hill. (UNC Press, 2001).

Pfanz, Harry W. Gettysburg—The Second Day. (UNC Press, 1987).

Pfarr, Cory. Longstreet at Gettysburg: A Critical Reassessment. (McFarland, 2019).

Quint, Ryan. Determined to Stand and Fight: The Battle of Monocacy, July 9, 1864. (Savas Beatie, 2017).

Rable, George C. Fredericksburg! Fredericksburg! (UNC Press, 2002).

Reardon, Carol. Pickett’s Charge in History and Memory. (UNC Press, 1997).

Rhea, Gordon C. The Battles for Spotsylvania Court House and the Road to Yellow Tavern, May 7-12, 1864. (LSU Press, 1997).

Rhea, Gordon C. To the North Anna River: Grant and Lee, May 13-25, 1864. (LSU Press, 2005).

Rutkow, Ira. Bleeding Blue and Gray: Civil War Surgery and the Evolution of American Medicine. (Reprint, Stackpole, 2015)

Samito, Christian. Fear Was Not in Him: The Civil War Letters of General Francis C. Barlow, USA (Fordham University Press, 2006)

Sandow, Robert, ed. Contested Loyalty: Debates Over Patriotism in the Civil War North. (Fordham University Press, 2018).

Simpson, Brooks D. Let Us Have Peace: Ulysses S. Grant and the Politics of War and Reconstruction, 1861-1868. (UNC Press, 1991).

Stevens, Captain C.A. Berdan’s United States Sharpshooters in the Army of the Potomac, 1861-1865 (2016).

Sword, Wiley. Sharpshooter: Hiram Berdan, His Famous Sharpshooters, and Their Sharps Rifles. (Andrew Mowbray Publishers, 1988).

Thomas, Emory and Kristen Smith, eds. The Lines are Drawn: Political Cartoons of the Civil War (1999).

Titus, Jill Ogline. Gettysburg, 1963: Civil Rights, Cold War Politics, and Historical Memory in America’s Most Famous Small Town (UNC Press, 2021).

Trulock, Alice Rains. In the Hands of Providence: Joshua L. Chamberlain and the American Civil War. (UNC Press, 2001).

Tucker, Philip Thomas. Pickett’s Charge: Revised and Updated: A New Look at Gettysburg’s Final Attack. (Skyhorse, 2020).

Weeks, Jim. Gettysburg: Memory, Market, and an American Shrine. (Princeton University Press, 2009).

Welch, Richard F. The Boy General: The Life and Careers of Francis Channing Barlow (Kent State University Press, 2005).

Wert, Jeffry D. General James Longstreet: The Confederacy’s Most Controversial Soldier. (Simon & Schuster, 1994).

Wills, Garry. Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America. (Simon & Schuster, 2006).

Wittenberg, Eric J. Protecting the Flank at Gettysburg: The Battles for Brinkerhoff’s Ridge and East Cavalry Field, July 2-3, 1863. (Reprint, Savas Beatie, 2013).

Wynstra, Robert J. Politics, Gettysburg, and the Downfall of Brigadier General Alfred Iverson. (Savas Beatie, 2010).