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Incidents in the Life of Cecilia Lawton: A Memoir of Plantation Life, War, and Reconstruction in Georgia and South Carolina
Edited by: Karen Stokes   Foreword by: James Everett Kibler
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H996
ISBN: 9780881467659
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
Cecilia Lawton's life was changed forever when the bloodiest war in American history began in 1861. The daughter of a wealthy Georgia plantation owner, she was married at the age of sixteen and went to live at her husband's plantation in South Carolina, but a few months later, she found herself fleeing from the army of General William T. Sherman as it ravaged the state. She observed the aftermath of this brutal campaign in Georgia and South Carolina, writing of what she saw in vivid, horrific detail. Told in her own words, this is the true story of Cecilia Lawton, a young woman who faced incredible challenges with determination and courage.

Into Tennessee and Failure: John Bell Hood
By author: Stephen Davis
Product Code: H998
ISBN: 9780881467673
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
INTO TENNESSEE AND FAILURE is the second volume of Stephen Davis's study of John Bell Hood's generalship in 1864. Davis's theme in Volume One was the ambition that drove Hood to seek higher and higher rank. Here, while recognizing Hood's loyalty to the Confederate cause, he discerns Hood's unflattering traits: questioning the courage of his men, bickering with other generals, and concealing from his superiors the extent of his disaster in Tennessee.

Invisible Hero: Patrick R. Cleburne
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H756
ISBN: 9780881461084
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Invisible Hero: Patrick R. Cleburne presents a level of detail that is unsurpassed in the study of this significant figure, focusing on the military and political aspects of his service while avoiding the social or personal sidelights found in a general biography. Battles and movements are explained in an objective light, exposing his triumphs as well as his failures, his assets as well as his shortcomings. The result has been an analysis of a man unappreciated by his own government, yet widely regarded as the finest infantry officer in the Western Theatre.

Jefferson Davis’s Final Campaign: Confederate Nationalism and the Fight to Arm Slaves
By author: Philip D. Dillard
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H928
ISBN: 9780881466058
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Jefferson Davis faced the greatest crisis of his Confederate presidency in the fall of 1864. Stunning Union victories and thinning army ranks forced Davis to decide whether independence or slavery was most important. In November, Davis called on Congress to reconsider the role of the slave in the Southern war effort. His goal was not simply to find more men for Lee’s army but rather to create a new Confederate identity based in the experience of war rather than in the shadows of the Old South. inal campaign by convincing many Southerners that the Confederate nation was more important than the institution of slavery.

Joe Brown's Army: The Georgia State Line 1862-1865
Product Code: P119
ISBN: 9780865542624
Product Format: Paperback
Print on Demand title
Price: $25.00
Of all the defense forces raised in Confederate Georgia, the Georgia State Line-two regiments of conscription-age soldiers-stands alone as an organization unique in origin and service. This book, the only extensive treatment of a Georgia state military organization during the Civil War, traces the history of the State Line regiments as they participated in every Confederate campaign waged in Georgia during their existence.

Joe Brown's Pets : The Georgia Militia, 1862-1865
Product Code: H655
ISBN: 9780865548831
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $35.00
William Scaife and William Bragg have written not only the first history of the Georgia Militia during the Civil War, but have produced the definitive history of this militia. Using original documents found in the Georgia Department of Archives and History that are too delicate for general public access, Scaife and Bragg were granted special permission to research the material.

John T. Wilder: Union General, Southern Industrialist
By author: Steven Cox
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: HH1032
ISBN: 9780881468847
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
John T. Wilder was an influential nineteenth-century American industrialist, and a successful foundry owner at Greensburg, Indiana, when he enlisted in the Union Army during the Civil War in April 1861. After the war, developed mines across eastern Tennessee and western North Carolina, and dabbled in the hotel and railroad business, as well as politics. He was also heavily involved with getting the Chickamauga Battlefield established as the first National Military Park in the United States.

Last to Join the Fight:The 66th Georgia Infantry
By author: Daniel Cone
Product Code: H882
ISBN: 9780881464757
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $29.00
More than five dozen regiments from Georgia fought for the Southern Confederacy; one of these was the 66th Georgia Infantry. Raised and commanded by early-war veteran James Cooper Nisbet, the 66th assembled at Macon in summer 1863, suffered through a winter of discontent in Dalton, charged into enemy fire at Peach Tree Creek and Atlanta, and slogged through the rain and mud of Franklin and Nashville before surrendering. LAST TO JOIN THE FIGHT offers not a noble epic about valiant fighting men, but rather the bloody-ground truths about the Civil War from the vantage point of those who entered it towards the end.

Letters to Amanda : The Civil War Letters of Marionhill Fitzpatrick, Army of Northern Virginia
By author: Jeffrey C. Lowe
Product Code: P255
ISBN: 9780865548817
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $19.00
These are the letters of Sergeant Major Marion Hill Fitzpatrick, soldier in the 45th Georgia Regiment in the Army of Northern Virginia. The letters testify to the humanity, courage, and dedication of the civil war soldier. With amazing literary style and philosophical perception, Fitzpatrick's letters tell the story of the Civil War, and, to the reader's surprise, the end of the letters is stunning.

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.”

Like a Great Feudal Landlord: How Architecture and Slavery Created the World of the Upcountry Planter
Publisher: Mercer Universtiy Press
Product Code: HH1017
ISBN: 9780881468229
Availability: In stock
Price: $40.00
Greek Revival architecture had a particular appeal to many Upcountry planters as it represented a renewal of the ideals embodied by the ancient Greeks, who firmly adhered to a division of society as well as the need for and use of slavery. With the prosperity generated from cotton, the Upcountry planters from Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina saw in their Greek Revival plantation house a lasting legacy to their power and societal status.

Mississippi's Civil War : A Narrative History
By author: Ben Wynne
Product Code: P497
ISBN: 9780881465129
Print on Demand title
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.

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