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Life In Dixie during the War
Edited by: J. H. Segar   By author: Mary A. H. Gay
Product Code: P213
ISBN: 9780865547490
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $30.00
Mercer University Press proudly revives this acclaimed real-life account of what the fictional Scarlett O’Hara saw. Life in Dixie During the War, first published in 1892, ranks among the best first-person accounts of the American Civil War. Mary A. H. Gay eloquently recounts her wartime experiences in Georgia and bears witness to the “suffering and struggle, defeat and despair, triumph, and hope that is human history.”

Lion of the South : General Thomas C. Hindman
By author: Diane Neal
Product Code: P165
ISBN: 9780865545564
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $25.00

Mississippi's Civil War : A Narrative History
By author: Ben Wynne
Product Code: H725
ISBN: 9780881460391
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $35.00
This book examines Mississippi’s Civil War experience. It begins with an introductory overview of the socio-political climate of the state during the 1850s and ends with a treatment of Mississippi’s post-war environment and the rise of Lost Cause mythology. In between, the work covers the pivotal events, issues, and personalities of the period.

Mississippi's Civil War : A Narrative History
By author: Ben Wynne
Product Code: P497
ISBN: 9780881465129
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
This book begins with an introductory overview of the socio-political climate of the state of Mississippi during the 1850s and ends with a treatment of its post-war environment. In between, the work covers the pivotal events, issues, and personalities of the period. Wynne emphasizes the experiences of Mississippians--male and female, black and white--as they struggled to deal with the crisis. The political events leading to secession, Mississippians' initial enthusiasm for war, voices of dissent, the disbursement of troops in and out of the state, the home front, freedom for the slave community, waning enthusiasm (both in the military and on the home front) as the war dragged on, defeat, and the ultimate struggle to turn defeat into a moral victory through Lost Cause mythology are also discussed.

Moving Appeal, The : Mr. McClanahan, Mrs. Dill, and the Civil War's Great Newspaper Run
By author: Barbara G. Ellis
Product Code: H576
ISBN: 9780865547643
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $45.00
The Memphis Daily Appeal rallied civilians and soldiers in the Deep South from Fort Sumter to Appomattox, thanks to its owner John Reid McClanahan and scheming staffers Carolina Dill and Benjamin F. Dill. Their scrappy backgrounds enabled them to exasperate and outwit generals Ulysses S. Grant, William T. Sherma,n and James H. Wilson who chased them across four states, yet never could silence the "Voice of the Confederacy."

Murder in the State Capitol: The Biography of Lt. Col. Robert Augustus Alston (1832-1879)
By author: Pamela Chase Hain
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H865
ISBN: 9780881464306
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Follow the transformation of Robert Augustus Alston from a nineteenth-century slave owner and white supremacist to crusader for reform in the treatment of mostly black convicts in post-war Georgia. In his own words, Alston went to war to defend his ownership of slaves. During the Civil War, Alston served under General John Hunt Morgan initially as his adjutant and later in command of a brigade. In 1864, his strong sense of honor caused him to become disillusioned by the robberies and depredations of Morgan’s troops and he reported Morgan to authorities for not investigating them.

My Dear Friend : The Civil War Letters of Alva Benjamin Spencer, 3rd Georgia Regiment, Company C
Product Code: H732
ISBN: 9780881460575
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $29.95
Spencer's letters carry us through the whole experience, from being wounded at South Mills, North Carolina, to the “Chicimocomico Races” on Roanoke Island to collecting seashells at Nags Head, and the surrender at Appomattox Courthouse. Join Alva in a journey through his letters to his beloved “Maggie.”

Myra Inman : A Diary of the Civil War in East Tennessee
Edited by: William Snell
Product Code: H443
ISBN: 9780865545908
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $45.00
In 1859, a thirteen-year-old-girl began a diary, detailing the emotions and events of everyday life in her small hometown of Cleveland, Tennessee. A sympathizer of the Confederate cause and supporter of its war effort... Inman occasionally records military news and political views, but her diary is more valuable for the evidence it provides about the workings of the important social sphere that historian.

Our Connection With Savannah: History Of The 1st Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters, 1862–1865
By author: Russell K. Brown
Product Code: H673
ISBN: 9780865549166
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
This book objectively examines the organization, leadership, and performance of the 1st Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters, follows their wartime experiences, and devotes considerable attention to the individual soldiers. From the outset, the sharpshooters had problems. Despite its uncertain beginning, the battalion was molded into a fine unit by the skill and energy of its officers and noncommissioned officers.

Our Good and Faithful Servant: James Moore Wayne and Georgia Unionism
By author: Joel McMahon
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H929
ISBN: 9780881466065
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
United States Supreme Court Justice James Moore Wayne is the most famous Georgian nobody knows. When his home state seceded from the Union in 1861, Wayne retained his seat on the US Supreme Court and remained loyal to the Union as the nation lunged headlong into war. He knew the insanity of secession, and warned of the folly of disunion, but his son, Col. Henry Wayne, resigned his commission in the US Army and cast his lot with the Confederacy. This book tells their story and examines the nature of Georgia’s strong and largely overlooked unionist sentiment in the decades before the Civil War.

Reconstruction in Georgia: Economic, Social, Political, 1865-1872
By author: C. Mildred Thompson   Introduction by: William Harris Bragg
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P538
ISBN: 9780881465945
Availability: In stock
Price: $30.00
Fair-minded and comprehensive, C. Mildred Thompson’s RECONSTRUCTION IN GEORGIA (1915) has long been considered among the best of the state studies to emerge from Columbia University’s Dunning School. This coterie of graduate students in Professor William A. Dunning’s famed Reconstruction seminar produced studies of Reconstruction in their native states. Widely admired and appreciatively reviewed in their time, they were increasingly pilloried by revisionist scholars after mid-century. This new edition reintroduces Thompson’s classic to new readers as the Reconstruction Sesquicentennial gets underway. It corrects the major flaw of the original by including a full index, and also offers a detailed biographical sketch of the author.

Repairing the March of Mars : The Civil War Diaries of John Samuel Apperson, Hospital Steward in the Stonewall Brigade, 1861-1865
Edited by: John Herbert Roper
Product Code: H586
ISBN: 9780865547797
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $45.00
There are many collections of letters and Civil War memoirs available today, but very few offer in-depth information about the medical treatment of wounded soldiers. Editor John Herbert Roper provides an important supplement to this understudied aspect of the Civil War. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in the American Civil War and in the history of medicine.

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