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  1. lelliott19

    Career and Character of General Micah Jenkins, CSA

    Biography of Micah Jenkins "The Career and Character of General Micah Jenkins, C.S.A." by John Peyre Thomas. Published by The State Company, Columbia, SC, 1903. According to the introduction, it is a "true and eloquent account of the life and achievements of one of South Carolina's greatest...
  2. Jimklag

    A Victor, Not A Butcher: Ulysses S. Grant's Overlooked Military Genius

    A Victor, Not A Butcher: Ulysses S. Grant's Overlooked Military Genius by Edward H. (III) Bonekemper Publisher: Regnery History (September 21, 2010) Review By MARVIN COHEN NY Sun https://www.nysun.com/arts/still-underestimating-ulysses-s-grant/6224/
  3. Luke Freet

    Captain Samuel T. Foster Photographs?

    I have been unable to find images of noted diarist Sam Foster. Is there any out there or are they all missing or even mislabeled?
  4. nyarb60

    Nathan Bedford Forrest: A Biography (Vintage Civil War Library)

    Author: Jack Hurst Year of publication: 1993 Publisher: Vintage Books; a division of Random House New York, NY Pages: 448 ISBN: 13:978-0679748304 Hardcover from $2.48 Paperback $13.52 Kindle $7.99...
  5. JPK Huson 1863

    Michigan's Tiny Man, Drummer Boy Robert Henry Hendershot

    There's a reason the term ' drummer boy ' became iconic through time ( and wars ). It's a bizarre concept if you think about it- children in armies, boys under fire, enduring hardships with grown men. And dying. NYPL What is weird is how accepted it seems to have been to send ( sometimes...
  6. GELongstreet

    Bvt. Maj.Gen. John H. King

    Transcribed from my recent wikipedia-article. John Haskell King (February 19, 1820 – April 7, 1888) was a United States Army officer who fought in the Mexican-American War and in the American Civil War. A regular soldier with a career span of 45 years; he distinguished himself in the civil war...
  7. Skarpskytten

    Best book on Grant (as a commander)

    If I were to read one book on Grant, which one should I read - and why that particlar book? (And reversely, are there any real stinkers that should be avioded?) I would prefer a book that focus on Grant's Civil war years, his generalship, G as a commander, but appreciate views on books with a...
  8. wausaubob

    Grant: Ron Chernow

    Penguin Press, New York 2017. The book's strength lies in making it plain that Grant drank to excess at times, most likely due to a genetic susceptibility to alcohol, and that his wife, his friend, William Sherman, and Grant's father were aware of this. Chernow also makes it clear that Grant...
  9. shermans_march

    Just started reading Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow

    After reading half a dozen books on the revolutionary war period I have started this book. I am enjoying it quite a bit so far. In light of recent discussions on the founding fathers I am reading this book with an open mind. Our founding fathers were great individuals with strengths, but were...
  10. hanna260

    Douglass Southall Freeman and Lee

    Hi all! It's been a while and I have a question! I have a copy of this abridged biography of Lee on my bookshelf and was wondering, being a busy college student and all, if you guys would recommend it! Embarrassing disclaimer: I love biographies, Civil War biographies, and Lee but actually...
  11. StephenColbert27

    Coming this fall: Grant by Ron Chernow

    Read more here. "Ron Chernow, the historian who helped inspire the musical "Hamilton," has a biography of Ulysses S. Grant coming out in October... Penguin Press is calling the book "Grant" and plans to release it Oct. 17, the publisher told The Associated Press on Wednesday. Chernow's previous...
  12. GELongstreet

    Col. Edmund W. Rucker, CSA

    (transcribed & modified from my wikipedia-article) Edmund Winchester Rucker was born near Murfreesboro, Tennesseeon July 22, 1835. He was the grandson of Gen. James Winchester, a veteran of the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. After a basic education Rucker moved to Nashville in 1853...
  13. GELongstreet

    Bvt. Col. Alexander Henry Hoff, U.S. Surgeon

    (transcribed from my wikipedia article) Alexander Henry Hoff was an American physician and military surgeon during the American Civil War. He planned the medical details of the first American purpose-built hospital ship and was the first army surgeon in Alaska. Alexander Hoff was born in...
  14. GELongstreet

    Col. Duncan K. McRae, CSA

    Duncan Kirkland McRae McRae was born in Fayetteville, North Carolina as son of Jon McRae (1792–1909); Fayetteville's postmaster in the 1840s and 1850s. In 1825 the five-years old Duncan held the welcome speech at the visit of the Marquis de Lafayette. He attended the University of Virginia...
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