Civil War

Images of America: Antietam National Battlefield

Images of America: Antietam National Battlefield

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Approximately 110,000 soldiers of the Union and Confederate armies fought along the banks of Antietam Creek in the bloodiest single-day battle in American history. In 12 hours of fighting, approximately 23,000 men fell, either killed, wounded, or missing, forever scarring the landscape around the town of Sharpsburg. Established as the Antietam Battlefield Site in 1890, Antietam National Battlefield became a National Park Service landmark in 1933. The park grew from 33 acres in the 1890s to encompassing over 3,000 acres today. Some of the Civil War's most recognizable landmarks now sit within its boundaries, including Dunker Church, Bloody Lane, and Burnside Bridge. The events that occurred across the fields and woodlots around Sharpsburg and along Antietam Creek bring hundreds of thousands of visitors to Antietam National Battlefield every year. Kevin Pawlak serves as a certified battlefield guide at Antietam National battlefield. Antietam National Battlefield is filled with historic photographs of the battlefield and its development from the collections at Antietam National Battlefield Library, the Library of Congress, the New York Public Library, the United States Army Heritage and Education Center, private collections, and more. Publisher: Arcadia Publishing. Paperback, 128 Pages. Measures 9.1"x6.5"x0.2" . Weighs 10.8 oz.
Images of America: Hagerstown in the Civil War

Images of America: Hagerstown in the Civil War

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Wedged strategically between the Mason-Dixon Line and the Potomac River, Hagerstown was destined to play a significant role in the Civil War. A diverse community, most residents gravitated toward the blue while some sided with the gray. Slavery was not a major presence in western Maryland, yet some local residents owned slaves along this route on the Underground Railroad. The intriguing story of Hagerstown during the Civil War is captured in this volume of vintage photographs, portraits, drawings, and other illustrations. Learn the stories of participants, both local and from across the country, whose wartime experiences in Hagerstown forever affected them. From the secretive arrival of John Brown in June 1859, to recent efforts to commemorate this history, the reader will come to understand the rich heritage that can be found in Hagerstown. Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC). Paperback, 128 Pages. Measures 9.2"x6.5"x0.2" . Weighs 11.1 oz.
Images of America: Sharpsburg

Images of America: Sharpsburg

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Sharpsburg, with only eight streets, has an international reputation as a travel destination. Best known as the site of the Battle of Antietam, it is also the location of the annual Memorial Day celebration observed since 1868. However, Sharpsburg and the surrounding area are more than a battle site. The "Big Spring" served Native Americans long before Joseph Chapline laid out the town's 187 lots in 1763. Gen. Robert E. Lee, inventor James Rumsey, and abolitionist John Brown all stayed in town. Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, many businesses lined Main Street. The Chesapeake and Ohio Canal and the Belinda Springs resort were well known. The resort is gone, but the canal's towpath is popular with hikers and bikers. The businesses and industries of an earlier Sharpsburg have disappeared, but churches and cemeteries sit on original lots. The remaining structures of log and stone still line the streets, although they are no longer dirt lanes. Many properties retain their stables, chicken coops, or necessary houses. Publisher: Arcadia Publishing. Paperback, 128 Pages. Measures 9.1"x6.5"x0.2" . Weighs 11.1 oz.
Images of America: West Virginia in the Civil War

Images of America: West Virginia in the Civil War

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West Virginia in the Civil War chronicles the role West Virginians played in the Civil War through the use of vintage photograph West Virginia, Child of the Storm, was the only state formed as a result of the Civil War. West Virginia witnessed battles, engagements, and guerrilla actions during the four years of the Civil War. The struggle between eastern and western Virginia over voting rights, taxation, and economic development can be traced back to the formation of the Republic. John Brown's 1859 raid on the United States Arsenal at Harpers Ferry played a major role in the Civil War, which started in western Virginia with the destruction of Baltimore & Ohio Railroad property. When Virginia voted to secede and join the slave-holding Confederacy, the counties of western Virginia formed the pro-Union government known as the Restored Government of Virginia in Wheeling. West Virginia in the Civil War chronicles the role West Virginians played in the Civil War through the use of vintage photographs. Publisher: Arcadia Publishing. Paperback, 128 Pages. Measures 9.2"x6.5"x0.2" . Weighs 11.1 oz.
In Hospital and Camp: The Civil War Through the Eyes of Doctors and Nurses

In Hospital and Camp: The Civil War Through the Eyes of Doctors and Nurses

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This anthology tells the fascinating story of how medicine was practiced in military hospitals and in the field during the Civil War. Includes first-person accounts by Louisa May Alcott and Walt Whitman. Publisher: Stackpole Books. Paperback, 166 pages. Measures 5.5" x 8.25" x 0.5". Weighs 8.5 oz.
Islands of Mercy Hospitals in the Maryland Campaign Septermber, 1862

Islands of Mercy Hospitals in the Maryland Campaign Septermber, 1862

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Locations, doctors, patients, farmers, villages. Places mentioned: Frederick, Middletown, Burkittsville, Brownsville, Boonsboro, Keedysville, Sharpsburg, Shepherdstown.Paperback, 196 pages. Measures 6" x 9" x 0.5". Weighs 11.6 oz.
James Ewell Brown Stuart: Confederate General

James Ewell Brown Stuart: Confederate General

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Clear and concise biographies of the best-known Civil War personalities. Includes interesting and informative sidebars, presented in an easy-to-read format, and complements school curriculum. Publisher: Chelsea House Publications. Hardcover, 79 pages. Measures 6.75" x 9.5" x 0.4". Weighs 11.2 oz.
Just in Time, Abraham Lincoln

Just in Time, Abraham Lincoln

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Michael and Derek don't expect the adventure of a lifetime visiting a Civil War museum with their grandmother. But the mysterious museum keeper invites them to play a game, and before they know it, they're walking through a door straight into a very realistic depiction of 1863. They see the destruction at the battlefield of Antietam, and even meet President Lincoln. Soon, they start to wonder if it's really a game, after all-and suddenly they're racing across Confederate-occupied land to return to their own time before it's too late. Patricia Polacco's time-travel premise is fascinating- who knew that history museums could literally be doorways into the past? She makes history exciting for young readers, drawing them into a pivotal part of our nation's development. Ages 7-9. Publisher: Puffin Books. Paperback, 48 pages. Measures 8.5" x 11" x 0.25. Weighs 7.1 oz.
Kate: The Journal of a Confederate Nurse

Kate: The Journal of a Confederate Nurse

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Scottish-born, Alabama-bred Kate Cumming was one of the first women to offer her services for the care of the South's wounded soldiers. Her detailed journal, first published in 1866, provides a riveting look behind the lines of Civil War action in depicting civilian attitudes, army medical practices, and the administrative workings of the Confederate hospital system. Publisher: Lousiana State University Press. Paperback, 322. Measures 8.9"x5.8"x0.75" . Weighs 1 lb 0.7 oz.
Life in Civil War America

Life in Civil War America

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The Civil War is a fascinating time period in American history. Life in Civil War America, 2nd Edition provides readers with fast facts and statistics about the 1860s from military life to civilian life in both the North and South. Topics covered include: Social and economic realities of daily life Common slang and idioms Diets of the era, including recipes, food preparation and the impact of shortages and inflation on rations Civilian dress, military dress, and technology of the time The book focuses on the era, not just the events of the war. Period illustrations and photos further illuminate the era. Publisher: Family Tree Books. Paperback, 320 Pages. Measures 9"x7"x0.75" . Weighs 1 lb 2.5 oz.