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The Antebellum Army


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Civil War & Reconstruction


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An Army for the Nation


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America in the Great War





For Section III, Civil War & Reconstruction

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Bleser, Carol K., and Kelsey J. Gordon, eds. Intimate Strategies of the Civil War: Military Commanders and Their Wives. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2001.

Boritt, Gabor S., ed. Jefferson Davis’s Generals. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.

Cimbala, Paul A., and Randall M. Miller, eds. The Freedmen’s Bureau and Reconstruction: Reconsiderations. New York: Fordham University Press, 1999.

Davis, Carl L. Arming the Union: Small Arms in the Union Army. Port Washington, N.Y. and London: Kennikat Press, 1973.

Eicher, David J. The Civil War in Books: An Analytical Bibliography. Urbana and Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1997.

———. Mystic Chords of Memory: Civil War Battlefields and Historic Sites Recaptured. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1998.

Eicher, John H., and David J. Eicher. Civil War High Commands. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2001.

Hattaway, Herman. Shades of Blue and Gray: An Introductory Military History of the Civil War. Columbia and London: University of Missouri Press, 1997.

Hunt, Harrison. Heroes of the Civil War. New York: Military Press, 1990.

Jacobson, Doranne. The Civil War in Art: A Visual Odyssey. New York: Smithmark, 1996.

Ketchum, Richard M., ed. The American Heritage Picture History of the Civil War. New York: American Heritage, 1960.

McPherson, James M. Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era. “The Oxford History of the United States.” New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988.

Neely, Mark E., Jr., Harold Holzer, and Gabor S. Boritt. The Confederate Image: Prints of the Lost Cause. Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 1987.

Neely, Mark E., Jr., and Harold Holzer. The Union Image: Popular Prints of the Civil War North. Chapel Hill and London: University of North Carolina Press, 2000.

Richter, William L. The Army in Texas during Reconstruction, 1865–1870. College Station: Texas A & M University Press, 1987.

Tuck, June E. Civil War Shadows in Hopkins County, Texas. Sulphur Springs, Tex.: The Author, 1993.

Weigley, Russell F. A Great Civil War: A Military and Political History, 1861–1865. Bloomington and Indianapolis: Indiana University Press, 2000.

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