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A Southern Soldier's Letters Home : The Civil War Letters of Samuel Burney, Cobb's Georgia Legion, Army of Northern Virginia
By author: Nat S. Turner
Product Code: H618
ISBN: 9780865548169
Product Format: Hardback
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.

In the Land of the Living: Wartime Letters by Confederates from the Chattahoochee Valley of Alabama and Georgia
Edited by: Ray Mathis   With: Douglas Clare Purcell
Product Code: H901
ISBN: 9780881465242
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
This unique book, originally published in a limited edition in 1982 and out of print for many years, is the most comprehensive collection of Civil War letters written by residents of Southeastern Alabama and Southwestern Georgia to be published. Poignant in emotion, informative in detail, and broad in scope, the correspondence contained here provides us with a unique opportunity to understand the Civil War and its effect on individuals and families from an intensely personal perspective. The writers, the great majority of them unlettered and expressing themselves in a disarmingly honest manner in their heartfelt missives, collectively paint a compelling portrait of a watershed moment in national history from a regional viewpoint. They make well-known events tangible and lesser-known sidebars illuminating.

Furl That Banner : The Life of Abram J. Ryan, Poet-Priest of the South
By author: David O'Connell
Product Code: H707
ISBN: 9780881460353
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
A biography of poet, priest, and newspaper editor Abram J. Ryan, who popularized the term “Lost Cause.” He was a famous for his book Father Ryan’s Poems (later called Poems, Patriotic, Religious and Miscellaneous). The two most important poems were “The Conquered Banner” (1865) and “The Sword of Robert Lee” (1866). Ryan was the editor of the Banner of the South and later the Morning Star and Catholic Messenger (1872-1875).

Belle Boyd: Siren of the South
By author: Scarboroug
Product Code: P164
ISBN: 9780865545557
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $35.00
At age seventeen Belle Boyd shot and killed a Union soldier; at age nineteen she was in a Union prison, a Confederate spy who got caught. A spunky West Virginia girl full of charm and with a zest for adventure, Belle worked among the highest-ranking officers and the lowliest foot soldiers of the Civil War with an indomitable spirit that defied Union authority. Like many historical figures, in retrospect Belle Boyd may appear larger than life, but in this delightful biography her life is portrayed within its actual dimensions.

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 Bishop of the Old South : The Ministry And Civil War Legacy of Leonidas Polk
By author: Glenn Robins
Product Code: H660
ISBN: 9780881460384
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
In this book, a considerable amount of new information on Leonidas Polk’s family, his time at West Point, his Episcopal ministry, his life as a planter (with more than 200 slaves), his role with Sewanee, his Civil War service, and his place within the pantheon of Lost Cause icons has been brought to light.

A Confederate Legend: Berry Benson in War and Peace
By author: Edward J. Cashin
Product Code: H764
ISBN: 9780881461183
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $32.00
Berry Benson. part poet and part warrior, viewed the Civil War as the supreme adventure. He measured himself against men who seemed to him to personify the chivalric ideals he had read about as a boy, and his own exploits became the stuff of legends. And because he had lived up to his highest ideals during the war, he devoted his post-war career to worthy causes.

The World’s Largest Prison: The Story of Camp Lawton
By author: John K. Derden
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P510
ISBN: 9780881465358
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00

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 experienced escape attempts. Burned by Sherman’s troops following its evacuation in late November 1864, the prison was never reoccupied. Over the next 150 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. This book not only summarizes these initial archeological findings, but is also the first full-length, documented history of Camp Lawton.


“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.

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.

Confederate Sharpshooter Major William E. Simmons: Through the War with the 16th Georgia Infantry and 3rd Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters
By author: Joseph P. Byrd IV
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H914
ISBN: 9780881465686
Availability: In stock
Price: $35.00
In recent years there has been a renewed interest in Civil War sharpshooters. Now there is a new perspective on the subject in the story of Major William E. Simmons (1839–1931), with emphasis on his experiences as an infantry officer in the Army of Northern Virginia. Three years after graduating from Emory College, Simmons joined the first company in his home county and received his commission. He was later promoted to Captain in the elite 3rd Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters of Wofford’s Brigade. In 1864, he became acting commander of the brigade’s sharpshooter battalion. The book traces his family heritage and his footsteps from childhood to Emory College, through many challenging war encounters, his capture and imprisonment at Fort Delaware, and a lifetime of service to his state and community that lasted until the 1930s.

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