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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.”

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.”

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.

Requiem For a Lost City: A Memoir of Civil War Atlanta and the Old South
Edited by: Robert Davis Jr.
Product Code: H466
ISBN: 9780865546226
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $32.95
Through novels such as Gone with the Wind, the story of the fall and destruction of Atlanta has joined myths of other lost cities such as Atlantis, Troy, and Jericho. Sallie Clayton's memoirs show us the reality of Civil War Atlanta from Secession to the memorials to the fallen, many years after the war. Sallie was a member of one of Georgia's wealthiest and most prominent families. Her memoirs detail the losses her family suffered. Moreover, Sallie seems to have been in all the wrong places throughout the war. From her we have a first-hand account of war-torn Atlanta, plantation life during the war, the opening shots of the battle for Chattanooga, and of postwar riots in Augusta and Athens.

Saddle Bag and Spinning Wheel : Being the Civil War Letters of George W. Peddy, M.D., Surgeon, 56th Georgia Volunteer Regiment, C.S.A. and His Wife Kate Featherston Peddy
By author: George P. Cuttino
Product Code: H765
ISBN: 9780881461190
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Saddle Bag and Spinning Wheel is an as-it-was-happening chronicle of two persons caught up in the events of the Civil War themselves. There are 216 letters, the personal correspondence between George Washington Peddy, surgeon, 56th Georgia Volunteer Regiment, CSA, and his wife Kate. More of his letters (166) than hers (50) survived. Nevertheless the chronicle is complete (October 1861-April 1865).

Sherman's 1864 Trail of Battle to Atlanta
By author: Philip Secrist
Product Code: P220
ISBN: 9780865547452
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $24.00
In Sherman’s 1864 Trail of Battle to Atlanta the author traces the principal routes of march and sites of battle used by the Confederate and Union armies in the 120-day Atlanta Campaign. Exact location of events along the way have been identified through the recovery of military artifacts on the site and through comparing terrain features described in battle reports with the site today.

Suffer and Grow Strong: The Life of Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas, 1834-1907
Product Code: P508
ISBN: 9780881465327
Availability: In stock
Price: $19.00

Ella Gertrude Clanton Thomas was an intelligent, spirited woman bornin 1834 to one of the wealthiest families in Georgia. At the age of fourteen she began and kept a diary for forty-one years, documenting her life before, during, and after the Civil War. In 1851 she graduated from Wesleyan Female College in Macon, Georgia. Then in 1852 she married her Princeton-educated husband expecting to live a charmed life. However, with the coming of the Civil War and its aftermath, her life changed forever. Thomas experienced loss of wealth, bankruptcy, the death of loved ones, serious illness, and devastating family strife. In 1893, Thomas moved to Atlanta where she became active in many women’s organizations. She found comfort in her work with the Women’s Christian Union and the Suffrage Movement, and began producing articles for newspapers that describe her work after the war. In 1899 Thomas was elected president of the Georgia Woman Suffrage Association. Because of her own losses, she was sensitive to the well-being of other women. Her life is an amazing story of survival and transformation that speaks to women in our own time.


The Battle of Peach Tree Creek: Hood's First Sortie, 20 July 1864
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H858
ISBN: 9780881463965
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
The Battle of Peach Tree Creek marked the beginning of the end for the Confederacy, for it turned the page from the patient defense displayed by General Joseph E. Johnston to the bold offense called upon by his replacement, General John Bell Hood. Until this point in the campaign, the Confederates had fought primarily in the defensive from behind earthworks, forcing Federal commander William T. Sherman to either assault fortified lines, or go around them in flanking moves. At Peach Tree Creek, the roles would be reversed for the first time, as Southerners charged Yankee lines.

The Battle of Resaca: Atlanta Campaign, 1864
By author: Philip Secrist
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P413
ISBN: 9780881462074
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $16.00
The battle of Resaca in May 1864 represents a series of firsts: the first major battle of the Atlanta Campaign, the first occasion in Georgia in 1864 of Confederate and Federal armies in their entirety facing one another across a field of battle, and the first major encounter between Joseph E. Johnston and William T. Sherman as army field commanders. The two-day battle of Resaca proved to be an experience for Sherman that would cause him to alter the patterns of strategy and tactics in the campaign that followed. Eventually, Yankees would capture Atlanta in September, and the timing of Atlanta’s fall would have a profound political impact on the reelection of an American president and subsequently, the outcome of the war.

The Legion’s Fighting Bulldog: The Civil War Correspondence of William Gaston Delony, Lieutenant Colonel of Cobb’s Georgia Legion Cavalry, and Rosa Delony, 1853-1863
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H927
ISBN: 9780881466041
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Greatly loved by those who served under him, Lieutenant Colonel William Gaston Delony possessed three admirable attributes: “commanding presence, bull dog courage, and superb generalship.” THE LEGION'S FIGHTING BULLDOG relays the story of a young man, on the cusp of a promising law career in the 1850s who comes to the conclusion that his way of life, and that of his neighbors, is about to change forever. Interwoven with those of his wife, Rosa Eugenia Huguenin, the Delony correspondence furnishes us a window into the lives of independent individuals during the Civil War who also happened to be well-placed in society due to birth. A graduate of the University of Georgia, Delony was well educated for the period. A lawyer prior to the war, his tremendous inherent tenacity and fighting ability made him the first Georgia Bulldog.

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