The Era of the Civil War--1820-1876

Author: Us Army Military History Research Collec

Publisher: Franklin Classics

ISBN: 0343108461


Page: 34

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The Civil War in Books

Author: David J. Eicher

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252022734

Category: History

Page: 444

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Provides a bibliography of Civil War books, divided into such categories as battles and campaigns, Confederate biographies, Union biographies, and Unit histories
Historical Dictionary of the Civil War

Author: Terry L. Jones

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810879539

Category: History

Page: 1816

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The Civil War was the most traumatic event in American history, pitting Americans against one another, rending the national fabric, leaving death and devastation in its wake, and instilling an anger that has not entirely dissipated even to this day, 150 years later. This updated and expanded two-volume second edition of the Historical Dictionary of the Civil War relates the history of this war through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on persons, places, events, institutions, battles, and campaigns. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the Civil War.
Black Union Soldiers in the Civil War

Author: Hondon B. Hargrove

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786416971

Category: History

Page: 274

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This book refutes the historical slander that blacks did not fight for their emancipation from slavery. At first harshly rejected in their attempts to enlist in the Union army, blacks were eventually accepted into the service--often through the efforts of individual generals who, frustrated with bureaucratic inaction in the face of dwindling forces, overrode orders from the secretary of war and the president himself. By the end of the war, black soldiers had numbered over 187,000 and served in 167 regiments. Seventeen were awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation's highest award for valor. Theirs was a remarkable achievement whose full story is here told for the first time.
Bound to be a Soldier

Author: James Todd Miller

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 1572331194

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 276

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"After joining the 111th Pennsylvania Infantry, Miller saw action at Gettysburg, Cedar Mountain, and Chancellorville. He died in 1864 at the battle of Peachtree Creek, just before the fall of Atlanta." "Drawing us close to Miller's heart and mind, these letters present a powerful sense of an ordinary soldier's experience in its entirety. His descriptions of his fellow soldiers before, during, and after battle are particularly striking"--BOOK JACKET.
Getting the message through: A Branch History of the U.S. Army Signal Corps

Author: Rebecca Robbins Raines

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 0160872812


Page: 464

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Getting the Message Through, the companion volume to Rebecca Robbins Raines' Signal Corps, traces the evolution of the corps from the appointment of the first signal officer on the eve of the Civil War, through its stages of growth and change, to its service in Operation DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM. Raines highlights not only the increasingly specialized nature of warfare and the rise of sophisticated communications technology, but also such diverse missions as weather reporting and military aviation. Information dominance in the form of superior communications is considered to be sine qua non to modern warfare. As Raines ably shows, the Signal Corps--once considered by some Army officers to be of little or no military value--and the communications it provides have become integral to all aspects of military operations on modern digitized battlefields. The volume is an invaluable reference source for anyone interested in the institutional history of the branch.
Getting the Message Through: A Branch History of the U.S. Army Signal Corps (Paperback)

Author: Rebecca R. Raines

Publisher: Department of the Army

ISBN: UOM:39015037845263

Category: History

Page: 492

View: 909

CMH Pub. 30-17. Army Historical Series. Traces the history of the United States Signal Corps from its beginnings on the eve of the American Civil War through its participation in the Persian Gulf conflict during the early 1990s. Shows today's signal soldiers where their branch has been and points the way to where it is going.