What American Civil War Books Are You Planning On Buying/Reading Next?

R. Evans

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Salem, Ohio
Forgive me if there is a thread like this around. I did a search and couldn't find anything.:smile:

So here goes. These 3 should be here tomorrow or Saturday. Can't wait to dive in.​
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Trevfo

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May 6, 2020
Location
Texas
Currently reading "A Holy Baptism of Fire and Blood: The Bible and the American Civil War" by James Byrd. Very interesting book describing how north & south used the bible to justify or explain their perspective and actions. How Lincoln used it to make his decisions, etc. Highly recommended.
 

Bruce Vail

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Jul 8, 2015
Thanks to quarantine:

Bloody Spring by Joseph Wheelan
Extraordinary Circumstances the 7 days battles by Brian Burton
Protecting the Flank At Gettysburg by Eric Wittenberg
Their Last Full Measure by Joseph Wheelan

Family members indulged my interest in Civil War books this last Christmas and I received a very nice copy of Burton's Extraordinary Circumstances (among other CW books). I haven't started reading yet because it seems like an ambitous undertaking, and am not feeling ambitous right now. I am contenting myself for the time being with reading selected passages for Chernow's Grant.
 

Peace Society

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Jun 25, 2019
Location
Ark Mo line
Just acquired at the thrift store:
Days of Defiance: Sumter, Secession, and the Coming of the Civil War by Maury Klein 1997
Abraham Lincoln by George McGovern 2009
I'm always willing to collect books that cost less than a dollar. Whether I will read them all the way through is a different question.
 

Tncamp

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Mar 8, 2021
looking to get ed bearrs 3 volume set on Vicksburg.just got through reading "Receding tide"by him. i think he probably knows more about vicksburg then anyone.trick is to find the 3 volume set at the right pric.
Check Savas Beatty. They are reprinting the Vicksburg set. Some with signed bookplates.
 

Fairfield

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Dec 5, 2019
I've just ordered John Matteson's A Place Worse Than Hell on the Battle of Fredericksburg. Rather than being a straight military history, it focuses on 5 people whose lives were impacted: Louisa May Alcott, Benjamin Fuller, Oliver Wendell Holmes (jr.), John Pelham and Walt Whitman
 

Paul65

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Dec 17, 2020
I just started reading The Cornfield by David Welker which covers the battle of Antietam centering on the opening fight in and around Miller's cornfield. So far it is very good.
 

Paul65

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Dec 17, 2020
I am just finishing up The Cornfield by Welker. Before that I read The Real Horse Soldiers.

I have some older books on order including Ed Bearss Brice's Crossroads, a book on George Thomas as well as the 6th Wisconsin by Dawes. They are all First Editions and I can't wait to dig in.
I just started The Cornfield and enjoy it so far. I also liked Dawes Service with the 6th as I have followed the Iron Brigade quite a bit.
 

Jamieva

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Midlothian, VA
Darn Amazon sent me another spend $25 get $6 credit on Kindle. I couldn't resist. I picked up:

America's Buried History: Landmines in the Civil War by Kenneth Rutherford
The Last Generation: Young Virginians in Peace, War and Reunion by Peter Carmichael
Embattled Freedom: Journeys Through the Civil War's Slave Refugee Camps by Amy Murrell Taylor
The Last Battleground: The Civil War Comes to North Carolina by Philip Gerard
Gettysburg's Forgotten Cavalry Actions by Eric Wittenberg
Defending the Arteries of Rebellion by Neil Chatelain

So far I have read the Gerard and Wittenberg books. Working on the Landmine book now.
 

davepi2

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Jul 2, 2011
Location
columbus ohio
No Better Place To Die - Peter Cozzens (reading right now). Vicksburg - Donald Miller next, and then This Terrible Sound & The Shipwreck of Their Hopes - Peter Cozzens. Hoping to find time to read Stealing the General - Bonds but that might have to wait.
 
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