A Drum's Story and Other Tales

Date:
2002
Creator:
Miller, Delavan S.
Publisher/Studio:
Carthage, NY: 4 River Valleys Historical Society
Description (physical):

Softbound, 5" x 7.5", 126 p.

Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Army of the Potomac: Birth of Command, A Wide-Ranging Study of The Army's Leaders and Their Decisions

Date:
2002
Creator:
Beatie, Russel H.
Publisher/Studio:
Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press

This is the first volume in a series. This was originally completed in 1961. The author is a trial attorney in New York City and wrote these books in his spare time. Nonetheless, this book is exhaustively researched and based entirely on primary sources. It attempts to give us a fresh understanding of the leaders of the army and the political forces that shaped their decisions.

Description (physical):

Hardback, 636p with index, 6" x 9.5"

Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Civil War Soldiers From Brunswick County, Virginia

Date:
2000
Creator:
Pritchett, William M.
Publisher/Studio:
Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, Inc.
Description (physical):

Hardcover, 731 pp with index, 8.5" x 11"

Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

The Civil War Letters Of Lt. Charles Hunter

Date:
2000
Creator:
Bergeron, Arthur W., Editor
Publisher/Studio:
Petersburg, Virginia: Unpublished

This Pennsylvania volunteer fought with the Army of the Potomac from Bull Run to Appomatox. He was wounded at Spotsylvania but had returned to the army in time to participate in the earliest attacks on Petersburg and later at the Weldon Railroad and Five Forks.

Description (physical):

166 pages, Manuscript in a 3-ring binder

Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Chimborazo

Date:
2004
Creator:
Green, Carol C.
Publisher/Studio:
Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press

This fascinating book provides a good overview of the hospital system established by the confederacy and looks in depth at how the biggest hospital in the system (and reputedly the largest in the world) was created and maintained in Richmond, Virginia. Under the guidance of Dr. James Brown McCaw, Chimborazo became the model for other hospitals and innovated (by necessity) in coping with the overwhelming number of casualties that flooded into the Confederacy's capital from the battlefields of Virginia. This book should be of interest for local residents as well as many health care workers who will identify with the problems besetting their forebears and intrigued by the solutions they found.

Description (physical):

200 pages including bibliography, index and notes.

Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Commander of all Lincoln's Armies

Date:
2004
Creator:
Marszalek, John F.
Publisher/Studio:
Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press

This is the first, comprehensive biography of a man who in 1862 was called upon by President Lincoln to take command of all the federal forces in the war against the South. Halleck was known by the name "Old Brains" and was reputedly the greatest military theorist and scholar of his time. Yet his personality deficits resulted in an abject failure to make decisions during battle that led to the President's eventual loss of confidence and his being supplanted by Ulysses S. Grant. Grant, of course, was ultimately the architect of the North's victory and Halleck was consigned to obscurity. The book is well-written and will sell to people who already have some basic understanding of the war and want to learn more about the personalities and decision-making that charted the North's course of action.

Description (physical):

324 pages, includes bibiographical references and index.

Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Leaders Of The Lost Cause

Date:
2004
Creator:
Gallagher, Gary W. - Ed.
Publisher/Studio:
Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books

Some of the foremost scholars contributed articles on the 8 full generals who led the CSA armies. Each chapter is a short biography and provides the latest views on their contributions (and sometime detriments) to the "Lost Cause". The book provides much information about the interrelationships (mostly through Jefferson Davis and West Point) that brought this group to the fore and also points out that each of these men had married into wealthy Southern, slave-holding families. Almost all had risen to high rank and esteem in the U.S. Army and had exhibited personal bravery in combat.

Description (physical):

Standard size, 294 pages with index

Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

The Civil War In Photographs

Date:
2002
Creator:
Davis, William C., ed.
Publisher/Studio:
London: Carlton Books Limited
Description (physical):

Large volume (9"x12"), 256 pages with index, cover

Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

The Bermuda Hundred Campaign

Date:
1975
Creator:
Robertson, William G.
Publisher/Studio:
Charlottesville, VA: University Microfilms. University of Virginia
Description (physical):

Hardbound, 6" x 9", 445 p. with index., manuscript font

Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier

Civil War Battle Flags Of The Union Army And Order Of Battle

Date:
1997
Creator:
McKeever, C.
Publisher/Studio:
New York, NY: Knickerbocker Press
Description (physical):

Hardbound, 177 pp with col. ill., 10.5" x 12.5"

Location:
6125 Boydton Plank Rd.Petersburg,Virginia 23803
Institution:
Pamplin Historical Park and the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier