The Bronze And The Granite: Stories And Anecdotes Of The Civil War Leaders

Creator:
Broadwater, Robert P., Editor
Publisher/Studio:
Martinsburg, PA: Daisy Publishing
Description (physical):

Paperback, 5.5" x 8.", 48 p.

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

Stories Anecdotes And Humor From The Civil War

Date:
1983
Creator:
Gowan, Hugh
Publisher/Studio:
Martinsburg, PA: Daisy Publishing
Description (physical):

Paperback, 5.5" x 8.5", 49 p.

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

Chapel Hill

Date:
1996
Creator:
Vickers, James
Publisher/Studio:
Dover, NH: Arcadia
Description (physical):

Softcover, 6.5" x 9", 128 p.

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

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

Date:
2004
Creator:
Bonekemper, Edward H.
Publisher/Studio:
Washington, D.C.: Regnery Publishing, Inc.

This biography of the Union general compares his record to the records of other generals and especially against that of Robert E. Lee. It is the author's thesis that most of Grant's reputation as a butcher blessed with greater resources and unconcerned for the lives of his men was undeserved and developed after the war. Excellent appendices with casualties incurred during all of Grant's campaigns.

Description (physical):

Hardcover, 456 pp with notes, bibliography and index, 6" x 9"

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

A History Of The Sixth Iowa Infantry

Date:
1923
Creator:
Wright, Henry H.
Publisher/Studio:
Iowa City: State Historical Society of Iowa

A detailed history of one of Iowa's most famous Civil War regiments compiled mostly by one of only eight men who were with the regiment from the time it was formed in 1861 until it was mustered out in 1865. Presented to Pamplin Historical Park by Charles S. Holtz on 4/21/04: In Honor of Major David J. McCoy by his Great and Great-Great Grandson - Charles S. and Roland A. Holtz Mr. Holtz notes that he learned 3 things in reading this book: 1. The devotion of his troops to General Sherman (also exemplified by the fact that my great grand-father named his first son Sherman). 2. The frequency of rations consisting only of hardtack. 3. Union soldiers at times marched without shoes.

Description (physical):

Hardback, 539pp 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

Historical Thinking And Other Unnatural Acts: Charting The Future Of Teaching The Past

Date:
2001
Creator:
Wineburg, Sam
Publisher/Studio:
Philadelphia, Pa.: Temple University Press
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

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

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