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Items Per Page: 15 30 60 Year Newest Pub. Check box to include out-of-stock items. View: Grid List. Hero, adulterer, bon vivant, murderer, and rogue, Dan Sickles led the kind of existence that was indeed stranger than fiction. Throughout his life he exhibited a combination of exuberant charm and lack of scruple that wins friends, seduces women and gets people killed. Notes, Bibliography, Index. This book provides readers with an overview of how Americans have commemorated and remembered the Civil War.

Union engineers often worked among civilians who sympathized with the Rebels, and Kimball's journal describes hostile civilians, guerilla warfare, and also friendly relations between Union soldiers and Southern civilians in Union-occupied regions. Each chapter opens with some background on that period of the war, while the rest of the chapter is given over to journal entries. The book is illustrated with numerous historical photos and maps.

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Editor Hoffman has written other books on the Civil War. The life of the famous gunfighter turned showman of the Wild West. Grider: Mr. President, what are your hopes for the future? Lincoln: I hope I will be able to complete my presidency by reuniting our separated people into one people and into a union stronger than before. I hope we will repair the damages done to the people and the land by this war and make it again the healthy land of liberty and opportunity for all.

I hope we will welcome the freedmen and women into the fellowship of our one human family and educate and support them as they assume more and more rights and privileges of full citizenship in our one nation of free people. And I hope that brother will never again be called upon to fight his brother. Our 16th president, himself a skilled storyteller who used yarns and hyperbole to great effect as a lawyer and politician, would have admired what Wade Hall has achieved in this slim, imaginative volume that is not quite biography but isn't exactly made up, either.

In An Interview with Abraham Lincoln, Hall creates a fictional interviewer, who allows the president to tell his own story in his own words, a story that is selectively woven from his speeches, letters, and proclamations, all in the historical record. As Hall explains in the introductory note, every statement in the book is factual except for the existence of Shelby Grider, the young ex-soldier turned journalist who "interviews" Lincoln in the White House on April 1, Through Hall's literary device we are given an account of Lincoln's life and character that sweeps movingly and concisely across his humble origins, his self-education, his family life, his beliefs and motivations, and which conveys an understanding of the enormous burden Lincoln experienced in holding the nation together during its greatest crisis.

Thousands of books have been written on Abraham Lincoln, but few have conveyed the essence of the man and what he means to history as poignantly and as well as this little gem from Wade Hall. A chronology at the back of the book summarizes the key events of Lincoln's life. Sullivan, Sergt. A hired man on a farm in Juneau County, Wisconsin, he was among the first to anwer Lincoln's call for volunteers in Sullivan fought in a score of major battles, was wounded five times, and was the only soldier of his regiment to enlist on three separate occasions.

Using war diaries and letters, the Irish immigrant composed nearly a dozen revealing accounts about the battles of his brigage-Brawner Farm, Second Bull Run, South Mountain, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg as well as the fighting of Using his old camp name, Mickey of Company K,Sullivan wrote not so much for family or for history, but to entertain his comrades of the old Iron Brigade.

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His stories-overlooked and forgotten for more than a century- are delightful accounts of rough-hewn Westernsoldiers in the Eastern Army of the Potomac. His Gettysburg account, for example, is one of the best recollections of that epic battle by a soldier in the ranks.

An Irishman in the Iron Brigade is in part the story of the great veterans' movement which shaped the nation's politics before the turn-of-the-century. Troubled by economic hardship, advancing age, and old war injuries, Sullivan turned to old comrades, his memories, and writing, to put the great experiences of his life in perspective. For my part i don't care. I don't feel afraid to go. Description of transport aboard a steamboat to a station off Port Royal, S. Head also records his impressions of several plantations and churches on Edisto Island Charleston County, S.

This is the unsigned diary of A. Thompson concerning movements from Chattanooga, Tenn. This diary, written between December 15, and March 19, , records the experience of A. Lewis of Saline County, Missouri as a Confederate soldier and prisoner of war. Davis in the Battle of Blackwater River on December 19, After being held for several weeks at the St. Louis military prison, the Confederate prisoners were moved to the penitentiary at Alton, Illinois. Although Lewis initially criticized prisoners who took an Oath of Loyalty to the Federal government to gain freedom, Lewis took the Oath himself on March 14, and was released.

Abram Rinker diaries, Strong N.

Entries discuss Rinker's health; the weather; camp life - drills, guard duty, foraging for food, and officers; bombardments and shelling along the coast; and ship movements - including battles involving the "ironsides. Rinker was apparently mustered out in October since the final entries pertain to life at home and visits with relatives.. Adam H.

This collection consists of one diary 77 pages kept by Adam H. Pickel during the American Civil War, 13 August July , about camp life, troop movements, the weather, prisoners of war, the Battle of Fredericksburg, the Battle of Gettysburg, and the battlefield shot which led to his death. Also includes a handwritten transcription by his grandson of the first three months of the diary, two clippings obituary of Pickel's daughter Mary Ann, and notice that her and her father's remains were moved from the Methodist churchyard to Morris Cemetery, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania , a two-page handwritten short history of the 68th Pennsylvania Infantry, and a bullet photographed and scanned removed from his body.

Roberts Baker. The Civil War Diary of Sgt. McMillen transcribed here by Carl A. The diary records the activities of McMillen, who was mainly a clerk, as he participated in the Petersburg final assault during the Appomattox Campaign. Stephen Vaughn Shipman vol. Stephen Vaughn Shipman, Diary, , Transcription. Major Stephen Vaughan Shipman was architect of Wisconsin's State Capitol when the war broke out, but resigned that appointment to join the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry. His diary documents cases before a court martial on which he served, and a march through Alabama and Georgia with accounts of arson, plunder, and drunkenness among the men.

He also describes accidents among the troops, witnesses refugee families living in trains, and comments on the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Shipman also discusses his assignment at the close of the war to collect Confederate government records and deliver them to Washington. Sumner Ansel Holway Diary A journal written by Josephus Moore describing his enlistment into the army in Tennessee at the outbreak of the Civil War, his experience in battle, imprisonment at Fort Donelson, and swearing an oath to gain his freedom.

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Steen, Papers, Pitt's attempt to organize troops in the 5th Military District; and the discharge of soldiers. Arthur Tappan Strong. Arthur Tappan Strong diary, January 1 to March 9, Typescript transcription of an original diary written by Arthur Tappan Strong from January 1, to March 9, , while a member of the 42nd Ohio Volunteers under Colonel James Garfield. This diary refers to Arthur's death of "camp dysentery" in a Union army hospital at Ashland, Kentucky February 28, Augustus L.

Full text of Augustus L. Yenner diary, Aurelius T. Reminiscences of Aurelius T. Bartlett, Describe the affairs of the 33rd Missouri Infantry in Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Missouri, including detailed descriptions of regimental casualties and of medical care provided at field hospitals during the following battles and campaigns: attack on Helena, Ark.

This is the diary of Benjamin Whitcomb who served with the 15th Massachusetts Infantry from December 14, until he was discharged on December 5, , for wounds received at the Battle of Antietam. The Diary contains entries from February 25 through September 27, Containing a complete record of the campaigns in Texas, Louisiana, and Arkansas By a private soldier.

Charles Wills. Army life of an Illinois soldier, including a day by day record of Sherman's march to the sea; letters and diary of the late Charles W. Wills, private and sergeant 8th Illinois Infantry; lieutenant and battalion adjutant 7th Illinois Cavalry; captain, major and lieutenant colonel rd Illinois Infantry.

Compiled and published by his sister [Mary E. Hill and his regiment, the 16th Michigan Infantry, took part in many of the Army of the Potomac's key battles, and in later life Hill wrote about the Battle of Fredericksburg. Information about his daily wartime activities, however, is only available from February 16, to July 27, through jottings in his diary.

At the beginning of this period Hill enjoyed a leisurely return to his regiment after a brief furlough in Michigan, socializing with friends and going to the theater in Baltimore and Washington. In mid-April he rejoined his men at their camp near Bealton Station, Virginia, and during the relentless Union offensive of May they took part in the Battles of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and North Anna.

Hill was wounded near Cold Harbor on June 1, prior to the Battle of Cold Harbor and would later receive the Medal of Honor for his heroic leadership. The diary continues during Hill's recovery, chronicling his progress and daily visitors while he recuperated at Armory Square Hospital in Washington, D.

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The Immortal Six Hundred : a story of cruelty to Confederate prisoners of war. This book chronicles the ordeal of six hundred Confederate officers who were confined by their Yankee captors in the stockade on Morris Island, South Carolina, directly under the fire of Confederate guns, and then were subsequently starved on rations of rotten corn and onion pickle at Fort Pulaski, Georgia and Hilton Head, South Carolina by order of U. Secretary of War, Edwin M.

The author, a Major in the Confederate Army, was one of the survivors of the group. Christian D.