Battle, camp life, and long-term exposure each took their toll on soldiers and produced physical and mental ailments that threatened combat effectiveness.Read More
In this well written, prolifically illustrated book, master carpenter and re-enactor A.J. Hamler presents detailed and easy to follow instructions for assembling fourteen unique projects that replicate Civil War furnishings.Read More
As the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War draws to a close, people are certain to reflect on the successes and failures of the last four years. We are fortunate that one of the first reflections comes from a leading literary scholar who brings fresh energy to topics that have become worn and familiar from frequent handling.Read More
Grounded in a variety of compelling primary sources...this book encourages us to focus on how the southern middle class, urban development, and the war influenced and shaped each other.Read More
Check out The Bookshelf for in-depth reviews of the latest Civil War books. Our most recently reviewed titles include:
Nature's Civil War (2013)
Author: Kathryn Shively Meier
Reviewed by: Kathleen Logothetis Thompson
Civil War Woodworking (2014)
Author: A.J. Hamler
Reviewed by: Ralph Jordan
A Late Encounter with the Civil War (2014)
Author: Michael Kreyling
Reviewed by: Edward L. Ayers
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A brief visual look at one of the Civil War's most common medical procedures.