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Little has been written about the military role of African Americans in military campaigns of the United States despite the fact that men and women of color were involved in all national conflicts beginning with the Revolutionary War. Indeed, the thought of black men and women serving the Confederacy during the Civil War is difficult for some to believe because it appears to be a paradox. Yet the surviving narratives, writings of Civil War veterans and their family members, county histories, newspaper articles, personal correspondence, and recorded tributes to black Confederates, offer heartfelt sentiments and historical information that cannot be ignored—and demonstrate that they did serve the Confederacy as soldiers, bodyguards, sailors, construction workers, cooks, and teamsters.
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The Confederate Cookbook: Family Favorites from the Sons of Confederate Veterans contains over 340 of Dixie’s finest recipes courtesy of contemporary Confederate kitchens from Florida to Alaska. Here you’ll find the delicious, traditional dishes that evoke the flavor of the Old South, as well as savory regional favorites from all over the country. Hardcover.
This 35 x 26-inch full-color poster serves as a quick reference and study guide for the classroom or for anyone with an interest in Confederate history. In addition to its centrally placed map of the Confederate states, it includes photos of all eight Confederate full generals, all seventeen lieutenant generals, eighteen major and brigadier generals, eight members of the presidential cabinet, and twenty-five important Confederate sites that can be visited today.
A comprehensive discussion of the flags that represented the southern nation between 1861 and 1865, The Flags of the Confederacy offers a detailed and well-researched look at the history of the national, state, and military flags that were developed during the period in which the new Southern nation existed.
For Civil War historians or flag enthusiasts, this book is a helpful guide to the history and development of flags in the United States, leading up to and during the Civil War. A companion work to The Flags of the Confederacy: An Illustrated History, this book features banners from the different armed forces and their divisions from fleets to cavalry units to infantry corps.
With a cast of characters including Jeb Stuart, Nathan Bedford Forrest, and Robert E. Lee, this informative and well-received volume details the Confederate cavalry’s intrepid exploits during the Civil War. Among many action-packed tales are the stories of Forrest’s capture of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Stuart’s long ride and late arrival at Gettysburg, and Wade Hampton’s daring raid to steal the Union army’s herd of beef. Paperback.
Harpers Ferry is a tenacious town; battered and muddied by water and war, it refuses to quit. The site of John Brown’s infamous raid, which brought what the author considers the first shots of the Civil War, Harpers Ferry also has stood floods, plague, invasion, assault, cannon fire, the Depression, Prohibition, and just plain bad luck. Despite having had far more than its share of disasters, this small West Virginia hamlet survives.
Christmas has come to the mountain country of Appalachia in a delightful new version of the classic holiday verse by Clement Moore. James Rice, illustrator of the bestselling Cajun Night Before Christmas, has teamed up with Thomas Noel Turner, a long-time resident of the Appalachian region and professor of education at the University of Tennessee, to add winsome dimension to the enchanting tale.
William Miller Owen served as first lieutenant and adjutant of the Battalion Washington Artillery of New Orleans. Realizing at the time of his service the importance of an accurate, objective account of his exploits, Owen set out to keep a record of the events up until the surrender of General Lee. Later, using his own diary as a starting point, he compiled a manuscript for publication. This is his account. Paperback.
Jeb Stuart, one of the most dashing figures in the Civil War, led the Confederate Cavalry in the Shenandoah Valley and served as Robert E. Lee’s “eyes.”
Through the 31 line illustrations and brief historical narrative, children are able to follow the life of Jefferson Davis from Rosemont, his boyhood home in Woodville, Mississippi, to his marriage to Virginia Howell. This book describes his terms as a member of the House of Representatives and Senate, and his role in the drama of the Civil War as president of the Confederacy.
The daring exploits of Frank and Jesse James have fascinated America for more than a century. Myth and fact have meshed together to create a legend of monumental proportions. Paperback.
At 2:30 am on April 15, 1865, Mary Elizabeth Surratt was awakened by loud knocking at the door of her H Street boardinghouse in Washington D.C. Officers first inquired as to the whereabouts of her son, John Surratt. She was quickly told that her son was wanted in connection with the murder of President Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth, a famous actor and acquaintance of the family! Three days later, Mary found herself under suspicion and under arrest for involvement in the assassination of the president. Hardcover.
As Christmas Eve settles on the quiet trailer park, everything is as still as a rabbit caught in headlights. That is, until the Christmas Redneck appears on the scene.
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