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Petersburg, Virginia: Unpublished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

The 4th Michigan Volunteer Infantry At Gettysburg

Date:
1997
Creator:
Bertera, Martin Nino
Publisher/Studio:
Dayton, Ohio: Morningside House, Inc.

This is a standard regimental history describing how the 4th Michigan was recruited, where they served, how many died and even includes pictures of several of their tombstones. For those with a desire for more in-depth knowledge about this specific unit or about the Battle for the Wheatfield at Gettysburg.

Description (physical):

Hardback, Standard Size, 187 pages with Index, Roster, photos

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

20 Good Reasons To Study The Civil War

Date:
2004
Creator:
Waugh, John C.
Publisher/Studio:
Abilene, Texas: McWhiney Foundation Press

Short summaries and examples of reasons to study the Civil War. While some of his 20 reasons seem a bit artificial, it is well written, concise and the price is right for just about any teacher who is looking to find new ways to present American history. Lots of good points here.

Description (physical):

Paperback, 5.5" x 8.5", 96 pages

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

So Far From Dixie, Confederates In Yankee Prisons

Date:
2003
Creator:
Burnham, Philip
Publisher/Studio:
Lanham, Maryland: Taylor Trade Publishing

The story of rebel prisoners of war confined at Elmira, NY, one of the more infamous camps in the North during the Civil War, is told from the perspectives of several prisoners as well as some of the guards. The book is based on the letters and conversations the men had with their descendants.

Description (physical):

Hardback, Standard Size, 320 pages with Bibliography and Index

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

Civil War Collector's Encyclopedia; Vol. 1-1

Date:
2004
Creator:
Lord, Francis A.
Publisher/Studio:
Mineola, NY: Dover Publications

This Dover edition, first published in 2004, is an unabridged republication of the work originally published in 1963 by the Stackpole Company, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Description (physical):

Large volume (8.5x11"), hardback with jacket, 566 pp.

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

Days Of Glory

Date:
2004
Creator:
Daniel, Larry J.
Publisher/Studio:
Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press

History of the neglected Army of the Cumberland

Description (physical):

Advance Uncorrected Proof, Loose bound 8.5"x11" with soft cover, 475 pp., no ind

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: Mcclellan Takes Command

Date:
2004
Creator:
Beatie, Russel H.
Publisher/Studio:
Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press

This is the second volume in a series whose first volume appeared in 1961 (Road to Manassas: The Growth of Union Command in the Eastern Theater from the Fall of Fort Sumter to the First Battle of Bull Run). 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. This volume covers just the six months between the First Bull Run and McClellan's preparations for the Peninsula Campaign. The author believes McClellan "more sinned against than sinning" in a departure from much current historical thought.

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

A Guide To The Study And Use Of Military History

Date:
1979
Creator:
Jessup, John E., Jr.
Publisher/Studio:
Washington, D. C.: Center of Military History
Description (physical):

Softbound, 6" x 9", 507 p.

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

Christian Memorials Of The War

Date:
2003
Creator:
Hackett, Horatio B.
Publisher/Studio:
Concord, VA: Re-Enactors Mission for Jesus Christ

The author acknowledges in the preface that his goal "has been simply to gather up some fragments of this great history that otherwise might be lost." Published in 1864, this book is similar to a few others but has even less structure. While some of the stories are attributed to the letters of specific individuals, for the most part there is no attempt to verify the historical accuracy of the events described. Therefore the incidents in question should be judged solely as literary works and not interpreted as having any historical value. I doubt this book would have much appeal for our bookstore.

Description (physical):

Hardbound, 5" x 8", 252 p.

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

The Confederate Soldier In The Civil War

Date:
1895
Creator:
LaBree, Benjamin, Editor
Publisher/Studio:
New York: Fairfax Press

A one volume source of information about the Confederate Constitution, organization of the government, ordinances of secession, battle order and casualties, etc. Republished from the 1895 original published in Louisville, KY.

Description (physical):

Hardbound, 11" x 15", 480 p.

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