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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
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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.”

Cracker Cavaliers: The 2nd Georgia Cavalry Under Wheeler and Forrest
By author: John Randolph Poole
Product Code: P496
ISBN: 9780881465112
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Price: $25.00
From the first conflict under General Nathan Bedford Forrest at Murfreesboro in 1862 to the desperate and often brutal battles with Union cavalry in the Carolinas during 1865, the 2nd Georgia was almost constantly in action. While the 2nd Georgia fought in such famous campaigns as Perryville, Stones River, Chickamauga, Knoxville, Resaca, Atlanta, and Bentonville, they also participated in deadly encounters at Farmington, Mossy Creek, Noonday Creek, Sunshine Church, and Waynesboro. Many of these conflicts are obscure to all but the most ardent Civil War historians. Returning in paperback, this is the first regimental history of a Georgia Cavalry regiment ever published. The 2nd Georgia served under both Nathan Beford Forrest and Joe Wheeler, and campaigned not only on home turf, but literally on the farm acreages of many of the unit's members.

Lion of the South : General Thomas C. Hindman
By author: Diane Neal
Product Code: P165
ISBN: 9780865545564
Product Format: Paperback
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Price: $25.00

Mississippi's Civil War : A Narrative History
By author: Ben Wynne
Product Code: H725
ISBN: 9780881460391
Product Format: Hardback
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Price: $35.00
This book examines Mississippi’s Civil War experience. It begins with an introductory overview of the socio-political climate of the state during the 1850s and ends with a treatment of Mississippi’s post-war environment and the rise of Lost Cause mythology. In between, the work covers the pivotal events, issues, and personalities of the period.

Griswoldville
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P396
ISBN: 9780881461688
Product Format: Paperback
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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.

Forward My Brave Boys!: A History of the 11th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry CSA, 1861-1865
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H908
ISBN: 9780881465440
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“Forward My Brave Boys!” tells the story of the 11th Tennessee Infantry, a unit comprised of ten companies of men raised from five Middle Tennessee counties in the early spring of 1861. Join these soldiers as they are transformed from raw citizens into a ferocious band of fighters, eventually becoming part of General Benjamin F. Cheatham’s hard-hitting division. This book takes the reader into their camps, on the march, and onto the line of battle through first-hand accounts taken from diaries, letters, and journals. Many never-before-published photographs of the soldiers, newly created battle maps, as well as an extensive biographical roster make this a valuable resource for historians and genealogists, and a great addition to the story of the Army of Tennessee and the war in the West.

Georgia’s Civil War: Conflict on the Home Front
By author: David Williams
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H942
ISBN: 9780881466317
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Price: $35.00
In September 1864, at a gathering in Macon, Georgia, Confederate President Jefferson Davis admitted that two-thirds of his troops were absent, most without leave. Some had opposed secession to begin with. Others came to see the conflict as a “rich man’s war.” But it was hardship and hunger among their families that drew most soldiers back home. For more than a century and a half, historians have often ignored the Confederacy’s home front difficulties, which had so much to do with desertion and defeat. Anyone with even a passing knowledge of the Civil War knows that Confederate armies were outnumbered two to one. In a presumptive way, the manpower disparity is usually attributed to the North’s larger population. Lost in that simplistic view is the impact that desertion had on sapping the Confederacy’s fighting strength. And this is but one of the many critical issues historians too often brush aside.

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.

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.”

Southside: Eufaula’s Cotton Mill Village and its People, 1890–1945
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H931
ISBN: 9780881466089
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Price: $29.00
SOUTHSIDE relates the stories of the cotton mill workers and their families who lived and worked in Eufaula, Alabama, a small town on the Chattahoochee River, from the 1890s through 1945. Utilizing previously unpublished family records, oral histories, and other primary sources, author David Alsobrook relates the stories of the lives of these ordinary mill families—their hopes, dreams, joys, and tragedies. Many of the photographs that appear in Southside are from personal family collections and have never been seen previously. Alsobrook’s chapter on legendary mill owner Donald Comer presents a fresh assessment of this remarkably enlightened corporate executive and his own particular brand of paternalism, which differed significantly from the philosophy of many of his contemporaries in the Southern textile industry.

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.

Florida's Civil War: Terrible Sacrifices
By author: Tracy J. Revels
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H923
ISBN: 9780881465891
Availability: In stock
Price: $29.00
Though far from the major theaters of battle, Floridians experienced every facet of the Civil War. While most Florida soldiers fought for the Confederacy, many Floridians, including former slaves, enlisted with the Union. Families were divided and partisanship tore communities apart. Some Floridians produced salt, beef, and supplies for the Confederacy; others profited during Union occupations. The one notable battle fought in Florida, the Battle of Olustee, was disproportionately bloody. FLORIDA'S CIVIL WAR is a true tale of survival, ingenuity, and opportunism.

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