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Burnside

by William Marvel The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

Ambrose Burnside, the Union general, was a major player on the Civil War stage from the first clash at Bull Run until the final summer of the war. He led a corps or army during most of this time and played important...


Richard Taylor

by T. Michael Parrish The University of North Carolina Press (March 01, 2017)

Using widely scattered and previously unknown primary sources, Parrish's biography of Confederate general Richard Taylor presents him as one of the Civil War's most brilliant generals, eliciting strong performances...


Lee Considered

by Alan T. Nolan The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

Of all the heroes produced by the Civil War, Robert E. Lee is the most revered and perhaps the most misunderstood. Lee is widely portrayed as an ardent antisecessionist who left the United States Army only because...


U. S. Grant

by Joan Waugh The University of North Carolina Press (November 15, 2009)

At the time of his death, Ulysses S. Grant was the most famous person in America, considered by most citizens to be equal in stature to George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Yet today his monuments are rarely...


William Lowndes Yancey and the Coming of the Civil War

by Eric H. Walther The University of North Carolina Press (December 08, 2006)

IWilliam Lowndes Yancey (1814-63) was one of the leading secessionists of the Old South. In this first comprehensive biography, Eric H. Walther examines the personality and political life of the uncompromising...


In the Hands of Providence

by Alice Rains Trulock The University of North Carolina Press (October 01, 2013)

Deserve[s] a place on every Civil War bookshelf.--New York Times Book Review

"[Trulock] brings her subject alive and escorts him through a brilliant career. One can easily say that the definitive work on Joshua...


Thaddeus Stevens

by Hans L. Trefousse The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

One of the most controversial figures in nineteenth-century American history, Thaddeus Stevens is best remembered for his role as congressional leader of the radical Republicans and as a chief architect of Reconstruction....


Sherman's Civil War

by Brooks D. Simpson & Jean V. Berlin The University of North Carolina Press (July 02, 2014)

The first major modern edition of the wartime correspondence of General William T. Sherman, this volume features more than 400 letters written between the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860 and the day Sherman...


Richard S. Ewell

by Donald C. Pfanz The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

General Richard Stoddert Ewell holds a unique place in the history of the Army of Northern Virginia. For four months Ewell was Stonewall Jackson's most trusted subordinate; when Jackson died, Ewell took command...


A Soldier's General

by John C. Oeffinger The University of North Carolina Press (April 03, 2003)

During his service in the Confederate army, Major General Lafayette McLaws (1821-1897) served under and alongside such famous officers as Robert E. Lee, Joseph E. Johnston, James Longstreet, and John B. Hood....


The Grand Old Man of Maine

by Jeremiah E. Goulka The University of North Carolina Press (October 12, 2005)

Best known as the hero of Little Round Top at Gettysburg and the commanding officer of the troops who accepted the Confederates' surrender at Appomattox, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (1828-1914) has become one...


General George E. Pickett in Life and Legend

by Lesley J. Gordon The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

The man who gave his name to the greatest failed frontal attack in American military history, George E. Pickett is among the most famous Confederate generals of the Civil War. But even today he remains imperfectly...


Lee and His Army in Confederate History

by Gary W. Gallagher The University of North Carolina Press (November 25, 2002)

Was Robert E. Lee a gifted soldier whose only weaknesses lay in the depth of his loyalty to his troops, affection for his lieutenants, and dedication to the cause of the Confederacy? Or was he an ineffective...


Fighting for the Confederacy

by Gary W. Gallagher The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

Originally published by UNC Press in 1989, Fighting for the Confederacy is one of the richest personal accounts in all of the vast literature on the Civil War. Alexander was involved in nearly all of the great...


Don Carlos Buell

by Stephen D. Engle The University of North Carolina Press (December 29, 2006)

Major General Don Carlos Buell stood among the senior Northern commanders early in the Civil War, led the Army of the Ohio in the critical Kentucky theater in 1861-62, and helped shape the direction of the conflict...


Ben Mcculloch and the Frontier Military Tradition

by Thomas W. Cutrer The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

[A] well-written, comprehensively researched biography.--Publishers Weekly

"Will both edify the scholar while captivating and entertaining the general reader. . . . Cutrer's research is impeccable, his prose...


The Military Memoirs of General John Pope

by Peter Cozzens & Robert I. Girardi The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

Union general John Pope was among the most controversial and

misunderstood figures to hold major command during the Civil War.

Before being called east in June 1862 to lead the Army of Virginia against General...


John M. Schofield and the Politics of Generalship

by Donald B. Connelly The University of North Carolina Press (December 08, 2006)

In the first full biography of Lieutenant General John McAllister Schofield (1831-1906), Donald B. Connelly examines the career of one of the leading commanders in the western theater during the Civil War. In...


Wade Hampton

by Rod Andrew Jr. The University of North Carolina Press (November 30, 2009)

One of the South's most illustrious military leaders, Wade Hampton III was for a time the commander of all Lee's cavalry and at the end of the war was the highest-ranking Confederate cavalry officer. Yet for...


Lincoln's Autocrat

by William Marvel The University of North Carolina Press (April 15, 2015)

Edwin M. Stanton (1814-1869), one of the nineteenth century's most impressive legal and political minds, wielded enormous influence and power as Lincoln's Secretary of War during most of the Civil War and under...


Lincoln's Forgotten Ally: Judge Advocate General Joseph Holt of Kentucky

by Elizabeth D. Leonard The University of North Carolina Press (October 10, 2011)

Joseph Holt, the stern, brilliant, and deeply committed Unionist from Kentucky, spent the first several months of the American Civil War successfully laboring to maintain Kentucky's loyalty to the Union and...