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Commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War

May 31 - June 12, 1864: The Battle of Cold Harbor was one of the Civil War's most dramatic and decisive engagements.

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  150th Anniversary of the Civil War   Brave Men in Desperate Times: The Lives of Civil War Soldiers  

Brave Men in Desperate Times: The Lives of Civil War Soldiers

What was it like to be a poorly trained, ill-equipped militiaman trying to defend your own home? What was it like to be stuffed into a makeshift submarine—an iron tube no more than 3 feet in diameter and propelled by a hand crank—and sent more than 30 feet below Charleston Harbor to attack the enemy? John McKay—himself a descendant of two wounded Confederate veterans—here tells the stories of 21 Civil War soldiers through vivid eyewitness accounts culled from battle reports, muster rolls, ...... read more

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1864 was a long hard year in the American Civil War—though decisive victories had been won, it remained for Ulysses S. Grant's Union Army of the Potomac to pursue Robert E. Lee deep into Virginia, while Union general William T. Sherman marched deep into the South and captured Atlanta. The Civil War and its aftermath redefined our national self-image and continued to inspire social unrest for over a century—even 150 years later, its legacy continues to be revised and debated.

Daedalus regularly offers an extensive range of outstanding and prize-winning political, military, social, and personal histories examining the Civil War and its meaning, from soldiers' memoirs and vivid illustrated accounts to documentaries and dramas on DVD.

 

  Gods and Generals  

Gods and Generals

Fans of Michael Shaara's 1974 Pulitzer Prize–winning Civil War novel The Killer Angels will enjoy this dramatic precursor to that story, presented with majestic sweep by Shaara's son. This is primarily the story of four men: Robert E. Lee, Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson, Winfield Scott Hancock, and Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, along with their wives, families, and the men who served with them on the field. As The Killer Angels gave readers a connection to the characters at ...... read more

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Ken Burns's The Civil War Boxed Set  

Ken Burns's The Civil War Boxed Set

Ken Burns, Ric Burns & Geoffrey C. Ward.

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(Winner of the Lincoln Prize and multiple Emmy and Grammy Awards) A landmark television program that for many Americans has come to define not only the Civil War, but also the art of ... ... read more

 
Courage Under Fire: Profiles in Bravery from the Battlefields of the Civil War  

Courage Under Fire: Profiles in Bravery from the Battlefields of the Civil War

Wiley Sword.

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Through diaries and letters written on Civil War battlefields, in camps, and on the deathbeds of fighters from the North and South, Pulitzer Prize nominee Wiley Sword writes of the complex working of ... ... read more

 
U.S. Sharpshooters: Berdan's Civil War Elite  

U.S. Sharpshooters: Berdan's Civil War Elite

Roy M. Marcot.

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A brilliant inventor and a controversial commander, Colonel Hiram Berdan founded the U.S. SharpShooters, a specialized 2-regiment unit of marksmen recruited from the farming and backwoods communities ... ... read more

 
A World on Fire: Britain's Crucial Role in the American Civil War  

A World on Fire: Britain's Crucial Role in the American Civil War

Amanda Foreman.

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(Winner of the Fletcher Pratt Award for Civil War History; Named a Best Book of 2011 in the New York Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and Economist) This ... ... read more

 
Ghost, Thunderbolt, and Wizard: Mosby, Morgan, and Forrest in the Civil War  

Ghost, Thunderbolt, and Wizard: Mosby, Morgan, and Forrest in the Civil War

Robert W. Black.

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Speed, boldness, and controversy marked the careers of this trio of Confederate cavalrymen who are the focus of this history. John Singleton Mosby teamed with J.E.B. Stuart to conduct the famous 1862 ... ... read more

 
 
Under Custer's Command: The Civil War Journal of James Henry Avery  

Under Custer's Command: The Civil War Journal of James Henry Avery

Compiled by Karla Jean Husby. Eric J. Wittenberg, ed.

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(Selected by Military Heritage magazine as 2000's Best Book on Custer) George Armstrong Custer's Michigan Brigade fought with great distinction throughout the Civil War; Sergeant James ... ... read more

 
Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year  

Rise to Greatness: Abraham Lincoln and America's Most Perilous Year

David Von Drehle.

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As 1862 dawned, the federal government appeared overwhelmed, the U.S. Treasury was broke, and the Union's top general was gravely ill. The Confederacy, with its booming economy and expert military ... ... read more

 
A Counterfeiter's Paradise: The Wicked Lives and Surprising Adventures of Three Early American Moneymakers  

A Counterfeiter's Paradise: The Wicked Lives and Surprising Adventures of Three Early American Moneymakers

Ben Tarnoff.

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Few nations have as rich a counterfeiting history as the United States, and get-rich-quick schemes are as old as America itself. In this history, Ben Tarnoff chronicles the lives of three ... ... read more

 
The American Civil War: A Military History  

The American Civil War: A Military History

John Keegan.


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Here John Keegan—former senior lecturer in military history at the Royal Military Academy and author of The First World War, The Face of Battle, and The Second World ... ... read more

 
Uncommon Valor: A Story of Race, Patriotism, and Glory in the Final Battles of the Civil War  

Uncommon Valor: A Story of Race, Patriotism, and Glory in the Final Battles of the Civil War

Melvin Claxton & Mark Puls.

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Of the nearly 200,000 African Americans who served in the U.S. Army during the Civil War, 16 received the Congressional Medal of Honor for conspicuous bravery, and 14 of these were earned in a single ... ... read more

 
 
Insider's Guide to Gettysburg: 2nd Edition  

Insider's Guide to Gettysburg: 2nd Edition

Kate Hertzog.

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Remembered as the site of the defining July 1863 Civil War battle that occurred around and in the town, Gettysburg today is a charming town and a premier destination for history buffs. The ... ... read more

 
Pursuit: The Chase, Capture, Persecution & Surprising Release of Jefferson Davis  

Pursuit: The Chase, Capture, Persecution & Surprising Release of Jefferson Davis

Clint Johnson.

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The author of Civil War Blunders and seven other books on the Civil War, Clint Johnson here looks at one of the more dramatic episodes at the end of the conflict. In the weeks following the ... ... read more

 
Hearts Touched by Fire: The Best of Battles and Leaders of the Civil War  

Hearts Touched by Fire: The Best of Battles and Leaders of the Civil War

Holzer Harold, ed. Joseph M. McPherson, James I. Robertson Jr., Stephen W. Sears, Craig L. Symonds & Joan Waugh, contributors.

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Twenty years after the Battle of Gettysburg, a group of editors at The Century Magazine argued over which Civil War battles had been the bloodiest. They decided to put the debate before their ... ... read more

 
At the Edge of the Precipice: Henry Clay and the Compromise That Saved the Union  

At the Edge of the Precipice: Henry Clay and the Compromise That Saved the Union

Robert V. Remini.

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In 1850, America hovered on the brink of disunion, as tensions between slaveholders and abolitionists mounted. The debate over slavery grew more rancorous when an influx of new territory prompted ... ... read more

 
The Civil War Veteran: A Historical Reader  

The Civil War Veteran: A Historical Reader

Larry M. Logue & Michael Barton, eds.

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While some Civil War veterans readjusted smoothly after the war, many came home and had to contend with poverty, drug and alcohol addiction, and post-traumatic stress syndrome. This anthology of ... ... read more

 
 
Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War  

Personal Recollections of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War

James R. Gilmore.

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Long out of print—and for years found only in rare bookshops—James Gilmore's 1898 portrait of Abraham Lincoln is available again with this reprint edition. Gilmore (1822–1903), who wrote for the ... ... read more

 
Santa Fe  

Santa Fe

Randolph Scott, Janis Carter, Jerome Courtland, Peter Thompson & others. Irving Pichel, director.

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In this action-packed Civil War adventure from 1951, Randolph Scott stars as Britt Canfield, the eldest of four brothers who have seen their family's Virginia plantation stolen by carpetbaggers. ... ... read more

 
The Long Pursuit: Abraham Lincoln's Thirty-Year Struggle with Stephen Douglas for the Heart and Soul of America  

The Long Pursuit: Abraham Lincoln's Thirty-Year Struggle with Stephen Douglas for the Heart and Soul of America

Roy Morris Jr.

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For the better part of two decades, Stephen Douglas was the most famous and controversial politician in the United States, a veritable "steam engine in britches," as he was popularly known. Abraham ... ... read more

 
The Abolitionists  

The Abolitionists

Richard Brooks, Neal Huff, Jeanine Serralles, Kate Lyn Sheil & others. Rob Rapley, director. Oliver Platt, narrator.

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Both scorned as troublemakers and praised as liberators, abolitionists tore the nation apart to create a more perfect union, as what began as a pacifist movement fueled by persuasion and prayer ... ... read more

 
Rebel: Loreta Velazquez, Secret Soldier of the American Civil War  

Rebel: Loreta Velazquez, Secret Soldier of the American Civil War

Romi Dias, Isabel Taysin Carter & others. Maria Agui Carter, director.

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In 1861, at the outbreak of the Civil War, a teenager from New Orleans headed to the front lines. Under the alias Harry T. Buford, he fought at First Bull Run, was wounded at Shiloh, and served as a ... ... read more

 
 
Little Women  

Little Women

Katharine Hepburn, Joan Bennett, Paul Lukas, Edna May Oliver & others. George Cukor, director.

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In this classic 1933 adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's autobiographical novel, the four March sisters fight to survive financially and to find love while their father is off fighting the Civil War. ... ... read more

 
Confederate Struggle for Command: General James Longstreet and the First Corps in the West  

Confederate Struggle for Command: General James Longstreet and the First Corps in the West

Alexander Mendoza.

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Though traditionally saddled with much of the blame for the Confederate loss at Gettysburg, General James Longstreet was actually a capable, resourceful, and brave commander, argues Alexander ... ... read more

 
The Assassin's Accomplice: Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln  

The Assassin's Accomplice: Mary Surratt and the Plot to Kill Abraham Lincoln

Kate Clifford Larson.

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In this account, historian Kate Clifford Larson—who also gave us the "astonishingly good" (Dallas Morning News) biography of Harriet Tubman, Bound for the Promised Land—tells the ... ... read more

 
Haunted U.S. Battlefields: Ghosts, Hauntings, and Eerie Events from America's Fields of Honor  

Haunted U.S. Battlefields: Ghosts, Hauntings, and Eerie Events from America's Fields of Honor

Mary Beth Crain.

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The places of wartime horror often conjure up images that haunt the living for generations to come, but is there more to the story? Journalist Mary Beth Crain—also the author of A Widow, A ... ... read more

 
The Real History of the Civil War: A New Look at the Past  

The Real History of the Civil War: A New Look at the Past

Alan Axelrod.

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From the roots of the conflict in a Constitution unresolved on the issue of slavery to the failures of Reconstruction to rebuild or rehabilitate the South, the author of The Real History of the ... ... read more

 
 
Song Yet Sung  

Song Yet Sung

James McBride.


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The winner of the National Book Award for his novel The Good Lord Bird and the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for his widely read memoir The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to His White ... ... read more

 
The Lincoln Assassination Encyclopedia  

The Lincoln Assassination Encyclopedia

Edward Steers Jr. James L. Swanson, foreword.

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One of those remarkable books that you didn't know you needed until it appeared, this A-to-Z reference compiles the many figures, places, events, and peripheral facts associated with the ... ... read more

 
Insider's Guide to Civil War Sites in the South: 4th Edition  

Insider's Guide to Civil War Sites in the South: 4th Edition

Shannon Hurst Lane.

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From the Outer Banks to the Mississippi Delta, this guide tours the South's most famous—and infamous—Civil War sites. The author, who has spent her life in places associated with the war and whose ... ... read more

 
Year of Meteors: Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, and the Election That Brought On the Civil War  

Year of Meteors: Stephen Douglas, Abraham Lincoln, and the Election That Brought On the Civil War

Douglas R. Egerton.

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In early 1860, pundits across America confidently predicted the election of Illinois senator Stephen A. Douglas in the coming presidential race. But the Democrats would split over the issue of ... ... read more

 
The Alabama, British Neutrality, and the American Civil War  

The Alabama, British Neutrality, and the American Civil War

Frank J. Merli. David M. Fahey, ed.

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History professor Frank Merli died in 2000 while working on a sequel to his popular 1970 book Great Britain and the Confederate Navy, 1861–1865, leaving many manuscripts related to Great ... ... read more

 
 
In the Shadow of the Civil War: Passmore Williamson and the Rescue of Jane Johnson  

In the Shadow of the Civil War: Passmore Williamson and the Rescue of Jane Johnson

Nat Brandt with Yanna Kroyt Brandt.

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Six years before the onset of the Civil War, two courageous figures—one a free white man and one an enslaved black woman—risked personal liberty to ensure each other's freedom in an explosive episode ... ... read more

 
Underground Railroad in Pennsylvania: Second Edition  

Underground Railroad in Pennsylvania: Second Edition

William J. Switala.

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Organized in antebellum America to help slaves escape to freedom, the Underground Railroad was cloaked in secrecy and operated at great peril to everyone involved. The system was extremely active in ... ... read more

 
Starving the South: How the North Won the Civil War  

Starving the South: How the North Won the Civil War

Andrew F. Smith.

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Did hunger defeat the Confederacy? In April 1861, Lincoln ordered a blockade of Southern ports used for the importation of food. In time, lack of provisions eroded the rebels' morale and led to ... ... read more

 
The First Assassin  

The First Assassin

John J. Miller.

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In 1861, as the United States teeters on the brink of civil war, Colonel Charles P. Rook organizes security in the nation's capital, surrounding Abraham Lincoln with bodyguards, placing sharpshooters ... ... read more

 
Little Women  

Little Women

Winona Ryder, Kirsten Dunst, Claire Danes, Christian Bale, Susan Sarandon & others. Gillian Armstrong, director.

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Nominated for three Academy Awards, including Best Actress for Winona Ryder, Gillian Armstrong's 1994 adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's classic novel ranks consistently high with critics and viewers. ... ... read more

 
 
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