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An Everlasting Circle: Letters of the Haskell Family of Abbeville, South Carolina, 1861–1865
Edited by: Karen Stokes   Afterword by: James Everett Kibler
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H979
ISBN: 9780881467192
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
AN EVERLASTING CIRCLE presents the Civil War correspondence of the Haskells, a prominent family of Abbeville, South Carolina. This outstanding collection of eloquent, compelling letters is unusual in that it includes the correspondence of seven brothers in arms. The Haskell brothers were literate, well-educated men, most of whom became officers highly regarded for their ability, courage, and character. Their letters are particularly strong in documenting the beginning days of the war in Charleston, as well as many significant battles in Virginia, North Carolina, and Tennessee. They also tell the love story of Alexander C. Haskell and his bride Decca Singleton, a poignant romance chronicled by Mary Chesnut in her famous diary.

Atlanta’s Fighting Forty-Second: Joseph Johnston's "Old Guard"
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H985
ISBN: 9780881467413
Availability: In stock
Price: $39.00
The Forty-Second Georgia Volunteer Infantry was organized in the spring of 1862 at Camp McDonald near Big Shanty. The regiment was made up of companies from DeKalb, Fulton, Gwinnett, Milton, Newton, and Walton counties. Fighting in the Western Theater, they were major participants at Cumberland Gap, Champion's Hill, Vicksburg, Resaca, Atlanta, Nashville, and Bentonville.

Battle of Despair : Bentonville and the North Carolina Campaign
Product Code: H624
ISBN: 9780865548213
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $35.00
Battle of Despair: Bentonville and the North Carolina Campaign chronicles the skirmishes and battles between the Union and Confederate forces under General William T. Sherman and General Joseph E. Johnston, respectively, that led to the ultimate capitulation of Johnston’s army.

Belle Boyd: Siren of the South
By author: Scarboroug
Product Code: P164
ISBN: 9780865545557
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $35.00
At age seventeen Belle Boyd shot and killed a Union soldier; at age nineteen she was in a Union prison, a Confederate spy who got caught. A spunky West Virginia girl full of charm and with a zest for adventure, Belle worked among the highest-ranking officers and the lowliest foot soldiers of the Civil War with an indomitable spirit that defied Union authority. Like many historical figures, in retrospect Belle Boyd may appear larger than life, but in this delightful biography her life is portrayed within its actual dimensions.

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.

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