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Breaking the Heartland: The Civil War in Georgia
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H824
ISBN: 9780881462401
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $29.00
Despite the state’s importance to the Confederacy and the war’s ultimate outcome, not enough has been written concerning Georgia’s experience during those turbulent years. The essays in this volume attempt to redress this dearth of scholarship. They present a mosaic of events, places, and people, exploring the impact of the war on Georgia and its residents and demonstrating the importance of the state to the outcome of the Civil War.

Broken Churches, Broken Nation: Denominational Schisms and the Coming of the Civil War
By author: Betty Ruth Goen
Product Code: P017
ISBN: 9780865541870
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $20.00
In this first comprehensive treatment of the role of American churches in the processes that led to the Civil War, Goen suggests that the division of Presbyterian, Methodist, and Baptist churches along the lines of slavery foreshadowed and was a major cause of the imminent dissolution of the Union.

Brothers 'Til Death : The Civil War Letters of William, Thomas, and Maggie Jones, 1861-1865
By author: Richard Trimble
Product Code: H517
ISBN: 9780865546981
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $35.00
These letters of an Irish family from New Jersey detail forgotten aspects of the Civil War and present a view of the war from the immigrant's perspective. Brothers ‘til Death is a collection of over 150 letters found in the proverbial shoebox in a Red Bank, New Jersey attic. Most of them are from two brothers, William and Thomas Jones, who served in the 48th New York State Volunteers from 1861-1865, to their sister Maggie, a schoolteacher. The collection also contains correspondence from friends of William and Thomas.

Camp Oglethorpe: Macon's Unknown Civil War Prisoner of War Camp, 1862-1864
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H967
ISBN: 9780881466911
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
The history of Camp Oglethorpe is largely overshadowed by that of nearby Camp Sumter in Andersonville, Georgia. It exists primarily as a footnote in the telling of Civil War prison narratives. A comprehensive reckoning reveals a saga that brings to light Camp Oglethorpe’s decades-long role as a military training ground for Georgia’s volunteer regiments and as a venue for national agricultural fairs which drew thousands of visitors to Macon. Its proud heritage, however, attracted the attention of leaders of the Confederate government. To the chagrin of Macon’s citizens, the acreage at the foot of Seventh Street was surreptitiously repurposed for brief periods in 1862 and 1864.

Civil War Macon : The History of a Confederate City
By author: Richard W. Iobst
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P400
ISBN: 9780881461725
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Macon is located at the head of navigation on the Ocmulgee River in the center of Georgia. In 1860, on the eve of the Civil War, Macon was a business community dedicated to supplying the needs of its citizens, of the cotton planters who grew the short-staple upland cotton, the principal foundation of wealth for the antebellum South. This amazing diversity would serve Macon well in the desperate struggle that was to come. Now, for the first time in such detail, is the story of Macon, Georgia, during the Civil War.

Col. Burton's Spiller & Burr Revolver: An Untimely Venture in Confederate Small Arms Manufacturing
By author: Matthew W. Norman
Product Code: H406
ISBN: 9780865545311
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $22.95
In 1861, with very few resources, the Confederacy attempted to arm itself. Several armories and factories were created in the South to help meet these needs. Colonel Burton's Spiller & Burr Revolver is based exclusively on primary sources, and provides a detailed history about one of those manufacturing firms during the Civil War. The book describes how the factory's history applies to Southern industrialism in the mid-nineteenth century. Revolving around the creation, operation, and demise of a pistol factory, this book illustrates the struggles of the factory and thus of the Confederacy during the Civil War.

Combat Chaplain: The Life and Civil War Experiences of Rev. James H. McNeilly
By author: M. Todd Cathey
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H947
ISBN: 9780881466379
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Born 9 June 1838, James H. McNeilly grew up near Charlotte in Dickson County, Tennessee. At age thirteen, McNeilly was sworn in as deputy circuit court clerk of Dickson County. Raised in a devout Presbyterian home, he received his undergraduate degree from Jackson College in Columbia, Tennessee. Just as the Civil War broke out, he had earned his Doctor of Divinity from Danville Theological Seminary at Danville, Kentucky. As McNeilly returned home to Dickson County, in the summer of 1861, he preached on Sunday and recruited troops for the Confederacy during the week. In October 1861, McNeilly traveled to nearby Fort Donelson, where he offered his services to the South.

Confederate Sharpshooter Major William E. Simmons: Through the War with the 16th Georgia Infantry and 3rd Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters
By author: Joseph P. Byrd IV
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H914
ISBN: 9780881465686
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
In recent years there has been a renewed interest in Civil War sharpshooters. Now there is a new perspective on the subject in the story of Major William E. Simmons (1839–1931), with emphasis on his experiences as an infantry officer in the Army of Northern Virginia. Three years after graduating from Emory College, Simmons joined the first company in his home county and received his commission. He was later promoted to Captain in the elite 3rd Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters of Wofford’s Brigade. In 1864, he became acting commander of the brigade’s sharpshooter battalion. The book traces his family heritage and his footsteps from childhood to Emory College, through many challenging war encounters, his capture and imprisonment at Fort Delaware, and a lifetime of service to his state and community that lasted until the 1930s.

Cracker Cavaliers : The 2nd Georgia Cavalry Under Wheeler and Forrest
By author: John Randolph Poole
Product Code: H516
ISBN: 9780865546974
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $34.95
Cracker Cavaliers: A Regimental History of the Second Georgia Cavalry under Forrest and Wheeler documents the regiment’s participation in major campaigns of the western theater, including the Atlanta Campaign and Sherman’s March to the sea from an ordinary soldier’s perspective on the Civil War.

Cracker Cavaliers: The 2nd Georgia Cavalry Under Wheeler and Forrest
By author: John Randolph Poole
Product Code: P496
ISBN: 9780881465112
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
From the first conflict under General Nathan Bedford Forrest at Murfreesboro in 1862 to the desperate and often brutal battles with Union cavalry in the Carolinas during 1865, the 2nd Georgia was almost constantly in action. While the 2nd Georgia fought in such famous campaigns as Perryville, Stones River, Chickamauga, Knoxville, Resaca, Atlanta, and Bentonville, they also participated in deadly encounters at Farmington, Mossy Creek, Noonday Creek, Sunshine Church, and Waynesboro. Many of these conflicts are obscure to all but the most ardent Civil War historians. Returning in paperback, this is the first regimental history of a Georgia Cavalry regiment ever published. The 2nd Georgia served under both Nathan Beford Forrest and Joe Wheeler, and campaigned not only on home turf, but literally on the farm acreages of many of the unit's members.

Dear Old Roswell : Civil War Letters of the King Family of Roswell, Georgia
By author: Tammy Galloway
Product Code: H614
ISBN: 9780865548114
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
The King family, spread between Roswell, Georgia, and Virginia, faced the perils of the Civil War on different fronts. These correspondences will captivate the reader as they cover Barrington S. King, a Lieutenant Colonel in Cobb’s Legion, leaves his home in Georgia to fight in Virginia.

Disunion, War, Defeat, and Recovery in Alabama : The Journal of Augustus Benners, 1850–1885
Product Code: H731
ISBN: 9780881460568
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Based upon a thousand-page daily plantation journal which was kept during the tumultuous years from 1850-1885, it is a compelling story of how a Southern planter and his family in Alabama survived and prospered in those critical years. Of special significance is the account of daily events of the Civil War years and the post-war years of rebuilding and recovery.

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