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The Confederate Soldier’s Pocket Manual of Devotions: Including Balm for the Weary and the Wounded
Introduction by: Sam Davis Elliott   By author: Charles Todd Quintard   Foreword by: Col. William O. Nisbet
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P402
ISBN: 9780881461756
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $18.00
In the 1980s, Army Chaplain Corps adopted the credo “Nurture the living. / Care for the wounded. / Honor the dead.” It summarizes more than 200 years of chaplain ministry with soldiers during war and peace. C. T. Quintard’s Soldier’s Pocket Manual of Devotions was one Civil War chaplain’s expression of the hope and faith on which the credo is built. In 1861, Chaplain Quintard of the 1st Tennessee Regiment marched off to care for his soldiers as they joined the Army of Virginia. His Soldier’s Pocket Manual of Devotions was a very popular and widely distributed devotional manual used by many Confederate soldiers.

The South : A Tour of Its Battlefields And Ruined Cities, A Journey Through the Desolated States, and Talks with the People 1867
Product Code: P310
ISBN: 9780865549692
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $35.00
After the American Civil War, New England journalist John Townsend Trowbridge traveled through the unreconstructed South, talking to older aristocrats, common citizens, Confederate veterans, freed slaves, traveling vagabonds, and the poorer classes–all profoundly affected by one of America's greatest tragedies.

The Spirit Divided : Memoirs of Civil War Chaplains—The Confederacy
Product Code: H687
ISBN: 9780865549647
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $35.00
In this anthology of Civil War memoirs, we get a clearer impression of some of the chaplains who served during that Great Conflict. Chaplains were among the most omnipresent observers on the battlefield, and some wrote extensively about their experiences. Eighty-seven of the 3,695 chaplains who served in both armies wrote regimental histories or published personal memoirs, not counting a multitude of letters and more than 300 official reports. Yet, there has never been an extensive collection of memoirs from chaplains of both the Confederate and Union armies presented together. In this groundbreaking work, many of the Confederate chaplains write that they opposed secession and submitted to it only when war was inevitable. Moreover, some of the ministers who became chaplains were active in ministry to black slaves. They spoke out against the neglect and abuse of those held in bondage both before and during the war. For example, Reverend John L. Girardeau formed a large mission church for slaves in Charleston, South Carolina, before the war; Reverend Isaac Tichenor criticized the abuses of the slave system before the Alabama Legislature in 1863; and Chaplain Charles Oliver preached to black laborers in the Army of Northern Virginia in 1864 with the thought that more needed to be done for them. While these efforts may appear trivial in the face of the enormity of the entire slave system, they do reflect that a social conscience was not completely lacking among the Southern chaplains. From the battlefield to the pulpit, Confederate chaplains were surprising and complex individuals. For the first time, explore this aspect of the great struggle in each chaplain’s own words.

The Spirit Divided : Memoirs of Civil War Chaplains-The Union
Product Code: H715
ISBN: 9780865549968
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $35.00
The Spirit Divided is a collection of letters, reports, and recollections in which Union army chaplains describe their motives and methods, their failures and achievements. Some threw away their somber black uniforms and became dashing staff officers. Scorning these “chaplains militant,” others were, in the words of a battlefield journalist, “bearers of the cup of cold water and the word of good cheer.

The Strange Journey of the Confederate Constitution: And Other Stories from Georgia’s Historical Past
By author: William Rawlings
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H939
ISBN: 9780881466263
Availability: In stock
Price: $29.00
THE STRANGE JOURNEY OF THE CONFEDERATE CONSTITUTION is a collection of seventeen articles and essays on topics in Georgia and Southern history. Individual chapters are arranged by era and cover subjects ranging from The Great Yazoo Fraud of the 1790s, to Jefferson Davis and the Confederate Treasure of the 1860s, to the Reign of Terror visited by the Ku Klux Klan in Macon of the 1920s. While academic, the book’s varying topics are aimed at readers with a general interest in the intriguing and often convoluted history of the South.

The Volunteer’s Camp and Field Book: Useful and General Information of the Art and Science of War, for the Leisure Moments of the Soldier
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P397
ISBN: 9780881461695
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $20.00
When the Civil War began in 1861, thousands of volunteers rallied to the colors to defend their families, their homes, and the Union—or the Confederacy—as they chose. Comparatively few of these patriotic young men were trained veterans of military campaigns or graduates of a military academy. Before hundreds of regiments marched off to war, John Penn Curry, a veteran of Indian campaigns in the West and a former US Navy officer, wrote a practical handbook for soldiers to help them survive the hardships of life in the field.

The World’s Largest Prison: The Story of Camp Lawton
By author: John K. Derden
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H850
ISBN: 9780881464153
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $35.00
When it opened in October 1864, Camp Lawton was called “the world’s largest prison.” Operational only six weeks, this stockade near Millen, Georgia, was evacuated in the face of advancing Federal troops under General Sherman. In that brief span of time, the prison served as headquarters for the Confederate military prison system, witnessed hundreds of deaths, held a mock election for president, was involved in a sick exchange, hosted attempts to recruit Union POWs for Confederate service, and withstood escape attempts. Burned by Sherman’s troops following its evacuation in late November 1864, the prison was never reoccupied. Over the next one hundred fifty years, the memory of Camp Lawton almost disappeared. In 2010, the Confederate military prison was resurrected—a result of the media event publically showcasing the findings of recent archeological investigations.

Two Confederate Hospitals and Their Patients : Atlanta to Opelika
By author: Jack D. Welsh
Product Code: H691
ISBN: 9780865549715
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
This work provides in-depth information and analysis of Confederate medicine in the Army of Tennessee using primary sources and individual patient records in a form not previously available. Included in the book is a CD-ROM of the complete patient listings of more than 18,000 patients.

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