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
Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Civil War
Mrs. Grant and Madame Jule
Hanging Mary
Mrs. Lincoln's Rival
Christmas at Carnton (Carnton, #0.5)
Crossing Ebenezer Creek
The Fateful Lightning (Civil War: 1861-1865, Western Theater, #4)
The Best of American Heritage: The Civil War
Fallen Land
The Myth of the Lost Cause: Why the South Fought the Civil War and Why the North Won
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)
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Civil War Novels
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History Books 2014
128 books — 150 voters
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Civil War Letters and Diaries
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Worse, Lee felt isolated. In Texas he skipped meals with others to avoid “uninteresting men,” wishing he was back by his campfire on the plains eating his meals alone.211 He avoided sharing quarters and found that he “would infinitely prefer my tent to my-self.”212 In a group he felt more alone than out on the prairie, and that “my pleasure is derived from my own thoughts.
William C. Davis, Crucible of Command: Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee--The War They Fought, The Peace They Forged

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