Tag Archives: Civil War books

James Garfield and the Civil War is topic of York CWRT on May 17

On May 17, 2017, please join the York Civil War Round Table in its 20th Anniversary Year, welcoming Civil War historian and author Daniel J. Vermilya to our meeting for his presentation “From Battlefield to the Whitehouse: James Garfield.” The … Continue reading

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The Guerrilla Hunters: Irregular Conflicts During the Civil War

When one thinks of the term “guerilla warfare” in the context of the Civil War, often the mind goes immediately to William Quantrill or “Bloody Bill” Anderson, and their exploits/depredations (depending upon your personal viewpoint) in the Missouri/Kansas area. Romanticized … Continue reading

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Excellent new book on relics and artifacts of Little Bighorn

Say the name “George Armstrong Custer” and immediately visions usually come to mind of hordes of Native American warriors circling an outnumbered band of desperate U.S. 7th Cavalry troopers. Custer, pistols blazing, goes down fighting as his men perish around … Continue reading

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Fine new book on the 31st Virginia, “Hoffman’s Army” was part of Rebel force that occupied York PA

As the biographer of Confederate General William “Extra Billy” Smith, I have long been interested in the 31st Virginia, a regiment in Smith’s brigade during the early part of 1863 and during the Gettysburg Campaign. Its long-time leader, Colonel John … Continue reading

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New book analyzes complex relationship between Abraham Lincoln and his friend Joshua Speed

Much has been written about the life, death, and legacy of the 16th president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. According to Business Insider, more than 15,000 books have dealt in whole or large measure with Lincoln. Some, like famed … Continue reading

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Fine new regimental history of the 1st Delaware Volunteers

Delaware was somewhat of an anomaly in the Civil War. While slavery was legal, like other so-called “border states,” there was not as much pro-secession sentiment in the First State as in Missouri, Kentucky, or Maryland. Slavery still existed in … Continue reading

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York CWRT August Meeting – “Texans at Gettysburg: Blood and Glory with Hood’s Texas Brigade”

On Wednesday evening, August 17, join the York Civil War Roundtable in welcoming Randy Drais for his presentation about his co-authored book “Texans at Gettysburg: Blood and Glory With Hood’s Texas Brigade” – by Joseph L. Owen and Randy S. … Continue reading

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Savas Beatie publishes unique new Civil War title from Central PA author

Author Gene Barr’s New Book Tells Unique Story of One Young Couple’s Courtship During the Civil War’s Western Campaign EL DORADO HILLS, CA: July 12, 2016 – Savas Beatie recently announced the release of a new book by author Gene … Continue reading

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York County History Center To Release Underground Railroad Book: The Ground Swallowed Them Up

On September 1, 2016, the York County History Center will release the first book on the Underground Railroad ever to be published in York. Surprising, considering that from the 1820s through the early Civil War period, York County was a … Continue reading

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New book: Courageous Women of the Civil War

M. R. Cordell is among those modern writers who have recently issued books aimed at the teenage/young adult reader.  She holds a master’s degree in writing from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota and has numerous previous magazine articles to … Continue reading

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