Tag Archive | AmericanCivilWar

If I thought this war was to abolish slavery, I would resign my commission and offer my sword to the other side… Ulysses S. Grant

The “popular” history of the Civil War is largely incorrect, written by the victors – as most history is, those parts that do not coincide with the “official” version are conveniently overlooked or actively suppressed. You will not, for instance, find Grant’s quote anyplace in this collection of “voices”. The problem with this book is […]

Commerce raiding has always been a recognized and accepted method of sea warfare. It is probable that no individual naval commander nor any single ship in our long history has recorded a more spectacular success in that field than Captain Raphael Semmes of the Confederate Navy and his C. S. S. Alabama… DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY — NAVAL HISTORICAL CENTER

Gunsmoke over the Atlantic : first naval actions of the Civil War    New York : Bantam Books, 2002 Jack D. Coombe United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Naval operations Hardcover. 1st. ed. and printing. xix, 268 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. [251]-257) and index. Clean, tight and strong binding […]

Insurrection by means of guerrilla bands is the true method of warfare for all nations desirous of emancipating themselves from a foreign yoke. It is invincible, indestructible… Giuseppe Mazzini

Gray ghosts and rebel raiders    Promontory Press, 1995 Virgil Carrington Jones Guerrillas  United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Campaigns Hardcover. Originally published : New York, Holt [1956] xiv, 431 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. Bibliography: p. 373-415. Includes index. Clean, tight and strong binding with clean dust jacket. No highlighting, underlining or marginalia in […]

I saw in States’ rights the only availing check upon the absolutism of the sovereign will, and secession filled me with hope, not as the destruction but as the redemption of Democracy…. Therefore I deemed that you were fighting the battles of our liberty, our progress, and our civilization, and I mourn for the stake which was lost at Richmond more deeply than I rejoice over that which was saved at Waterloo. -Lord Acton, in a letter to Robert E Lee right after the war

The history of the War of Southern Independence, as rendered by the north, would have you believe that every southerner owned slaves who were let out of their shackles only to be whipped or violated. That the buying and selling of human beings for the purpose of forced labor is repugnant is not subject to […]

GATHER the sacred dust of the warriors tried and true, Who bore the flag of our People’s trust And fell in a cause, though lost still just And died for me and you. Father Abram Joseph Ryan

Confederate Mobile    Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c 1991  0878055126 Arthur W. Bergeron, Jr. Mobile (Ala.) History Civil War, 1861-1865 Hardcover. xii, 271 p. ; 25 cm. Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-259) and index. Tight and strong binding with clean dust jacket. No highlighting, underlining or marginalia in text.   G/G   The defense and […]

All the news that’s fit to print.

On the one hand George Foster Williams was qualified to write about the soldier’s life. He served in the 5th New York Volunteer Infantry, Duryee’s Zouaves, 1861-63, 146th New York Volunteer Infantry, Garrard’s Tigers, 1863-64,   Wounded June 27, 1862, at the Battle of Gaines’ Mill, Wounded May 5, 1865, at the Battle of the […]

Of the eight men who reached the rank of full general in the Confederate army Braxton Bragg was certainly the most controversial.

McWhiney intended this work – first published in 1969 – to be the first of two volumes covering the life of the Confederacy’s most problematic general. This reprint edition is issued along with Braxton Bragg and Confederate Defeat, Volume II by Judith Lee Hallock. McWhiney’s work carries Bragg through the defeat at Murfreesboro in January […]