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In the Shadow of the Patriarch: The John J. Crittenden Family in War and Peace
By author: Damon R. Eubank
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H786
ISBN: 9780881461510
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Senator John J. Crittenden was a central figure in Kentucky politics for more than fifty years and he fathered a remarkable family. The fame of the family patriarch has overshadowed the contributions of his children who deserve attention in their own right.

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
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
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 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.

Griswoldville
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P396
ISBN: 9780881461688
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $30.00
A tiny but valuable component of the South’s military industrial complex, Griswoldville became a target of union forces in 1864. After a glancing blow by Stoneman’s Raiders in late summer, the town was obliterated during Sherman’s infamous march to the sea. Based on primary sources, Griswoldville charts the rise of Connecticut Yankee Samuel Griswold from tinware peddler to industrial magnate and details the history of Griswoldville from its creation to its destruction.

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.

“Going Back the Way They Came”: The Philips Georgia Legion Cavalry Battalion
By author: Richard M. Coffman
Product Code: H800
ISBN: 9780881461879
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
The product of more than a decade’s toil, Going Back the Way They Came is a thoroughly researched, comprehensive book that details the organization of the Philips Georgia Legion Cavalry Battalion unit and its combat odyssey. Using letters, diaries, period images, newspaper articles, archives, and other forgotten sites throughout north Georgia, the author tells the story of this battalion. The result is a highly readable book that takes the reader on horseback through several of the major battles in the Eastern Theater of the Civil War.

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.

A Hard Trip: A History of the 15th Mississippi Infantry, CSA
By author: Ben Wynne
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P406
ISBN: 9780881461794
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
Not strictly a military history, Ben Wynne examines in this book the social components of Confederate service in the context of the experiences of a single regiment. Using first-person accounts from letters, diaries, memoirs and other primary materials, the book sets the 15th Mississippi in a personal context. The narrative is chronologically arranged by the events of the Western Theater of the Civil War. Emphasizing the real war and not a romanticized version, the story of this unique regiment follows a group of men who entered the war with visions of glory and honor but within one year came to recognize the true nature of the conflict.

“I Will Give Them One More Shot:” Ramsey’s 1st Regiment Georgia Volunteers
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H818
ISBN: 9780881462197
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $45.00
Beginning with the tumultuous events leading to Georgia's secession from the Union, “I Will Give Them One More Shot” follows the 1st Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment, commanded by Colonel James N. Ramsey, as it travels from its formation at Macon, Georgia, to what happened to the soldiers and officers after they mustered out in March 1862, concluding with the fate of prominent characters and sites. Appendices list the commands under which the 1st Georgia served during major events in its year of service, casualties in the unit, and a roster of the 1,331 men who served with the regiment.

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.

Gone With the Wind : The Three Day Premiere in Atlanta
By author: Herb Bridges
Product Code: P431
ISBN: 9780881462456
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $30.00
Gone With the Wind is one of the most beloved novels and movies of all time. Margaret Mitchell’s Pulitzer-Prize-winning novel has sold millions of copies world-wide and has been translated into numerous languages. This photographic essay contains photographs of the stars, of Atlanta before, during, and after the premiere event, and of the citizens of the city who turned out not just for the movie but for receptions, the premiere ball, and other events. From movie stars to horse-drawn carriages, from a transformed theater to Gone With the Wind merchandise, this is the book that takes you back to an event often neglected in the Gone With the Wind story.

Diverging Loyalties: Baptists in Middle Georgia during the Civil War
By author: Bruce T. Gourley
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H833
ISBN: 9780881462586
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
Baptists in the South, rapidly rising to challenge Methodists numerically helped align Southern religion with the South's black slave culture. The birth of the Southern Baptist Convention in 1945, formed in order to preserve God's will for the African race, signaled the inevitability of war. This book explores the myriad of ways in which Baptists in Middle Georgia helped shape history before, during, and after the Civil War.

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