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Recommended Reading

Recommended Reading for the 2014 Civil War Institute Conference:
The War in 1864

Ash - Firebrand of Liberty      Stephen V. Ash, Firebrand of Liberty: The Story of Two Black Regiments That Changed the Course of the Civil War (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2008)
Castel - Decision in the West      Albert Castel, Decision in the West: The Atlanta Campaign of 1864 (Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1995)
Cooling - Monocacy      Benjamin Franklin Cooling, Monocacy: The Battle That Saved Washington (Shippensburg, PA: White Mane Publishing, 1997)
Dunkelman - Sherman      Mark H. Dunkelman, Marching with Sherman: Through Georgia and the Carolinas with the 154th New York (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2012)
Furgurson - Not War But Murder      Ernest B. Furgurson, Not War But Murder: Cold Harbor 1864 (New York: Vintage, 2001)
Gallagher - 1864 Shenandoah Valley      Gary W. Gallagher, ed. The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2006)
Gary Gallagher - Spotsylvania      Gary W. Gallagher, ed. The Spotsylvania Campaign (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1998)
Gallagher - Wilderness      Gary W. Gallagher, ed. The Wilderness Campaign (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1997)
Glatthaar - General Lee's Army      Joseph T. Glatthaar, General Lee's Army: From Victory to Collapse (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2008)
Greene - Civil War Petersburg      A. Wilson Greene, Civil War Petersburg: Confederate City in the Crucible of War (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2006)
Hess - Kennesaw Mountain      Earl J. Hess, Kennesaw Mountain: Sherman, Johnson, and the Atlanta Campaign (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2013)
Hess - Trenches at Petersburg      Earl J. Hess, In the Trenches at Petersburg: Field Fortifications and Confederate Defeat (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2009)
Higginson - Army Life      Thomas Wentworth Higginson, Army Life in a Black Regiment & Other Writings (New York: Penguin Books, 2002 - first published 1870)
Kelman - Sand Creek      Ari Kelman, A Misplaced Massacre: Struggling Over the Memory of Sand Creek (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2013)
Long - Jewel of Liberty      David E. Long, The Jewel of Liberty: Abraham Lincoln's Re-Election and the End of Slavery (Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2008)
Marszalek - Sherman      John F. Marszalek, Sherman: A Soldier's Passion for Order (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, reprint 2007)
Neely - Limits of Destruction      Mark E. Neely, Jr. The Civil War and the Limits of Destruction (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2007)
Nelson - Ruin Nation      Megan Kate Nelson, Ruin Nation: Destruction and the American Civil War (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2012)
Rhea - Wilderness      Gordon C. Rhea, The Battle of the Wilderness, May 5-6, 1864 (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1994)
Rhea - Spotsylvania CH    Gordon C. Rhea, The Battles of Spotsylvania Court House and the Road to Yellow Tavern, (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1997)
Rhea - North Anna      Gordon C. Rhea, To The North Anna River: Grant and Lee, May 13-25, 1864 (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2000)
Rhea - Cold Habor      Gordon C. Rhea, Cold Harbor: Grant & Lee May 26 - June 3, 1864 (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2002)
Sutherland - Savage Conflict      Daniel E. Sutherland, A Savage Conflict: The Decisive Role of Guerrillas in the American Civil War (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2010)
Ward - River Run Red      Andrew Ward, River Run red: The Fort Pillow Massacre in the American Civil War (New York: Penguin Books, 2005)
Wert - Winchester to Cedar Creek      Jeffry D. Wert, From Winchester to Cedar Creek: the Shenandoah Campaign of 1864 (Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2010).

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