American Civil War

The American Civil War (1861–1865) was a civil war in the United States of America. Eleven Southern slave states declared their secession from the United States and formed the Confederate States of America, also known as "the Confederacy". Led by Jefferson Davis, the Confederacy fought for its independence from the United States.

The Yankee Widow
Spying on the South: Travels with Frederick Law Olmsted in a Fractured Land
With This Pledge (Carnton, #1)
Sister of Mine
Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen: A Novel
Fallen Land
The Fateful Lightning (Civil War: 1861-1865, Western Theater, #4)
Our Man in Charleston: Britain's Secret Agent in the Civil War South
The Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War
Mrs. Lincoln's Rival
Christmas at Carnton (Carnton, #0.5)
Fates and Traitors
Seduced (Into the Wild, #1)
Shades of Honor (Grayson Brothers, #1)
William Tecumseh Sherman: In the Service of My Country: A Life
Gone with the Wind
Battle Cry of Freedom
The Killer Angels (The Civil War Trilogy, #2)
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
Cold Mountain
The Red Badge of Courage
Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War
Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of Antietam
This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War
March
Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever (The Killing of Historical Figures)
The Civil War, Vol. 2: Fredericksburg to Meridian
The Civil War, Vol. 3: Red River to Appomattox
Gods and Generals (The Civil War Trilogy, #1)
The Killer Angels by Michael ShaaraCold Mountain by Charles FrazierGone with the Wind by Margaret MitchellThe Black Flower by Howard BahrThe Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane
Civil War Novels
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New York State History (nonfiction)
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Shelby Foote
I could see their faces then, and the army became what it really was: forty thousand men—they were young men mostly, lots of them even younger than myself, and I was nineteen just two weeks before—out on their first march in the crazy weather of early April, going from Mississippi into Tennessee where the Union army was camped between two creeks with its back to a river, inviting destruction.
Shelby Foote, Shiloh

Shelby Foote
The point I would make is that the novelist and the historian are seeking the same thing: the truth – not a different truth: the same truth – only they reach it, or try to reach it, by different routes. Whether the event took place in a world now gone to dust, preserved by documents and evaluated by scholarship, or in the imagination, preserved by memory and distilled by the creative process, they both want to tell us how it was: to re-create it, by their separate methods, and make it live again ...more
Shelby Foote, The Civil War, Vol. 1: Fort Sumter to Perryville

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