FIRST-PERSON ACCOUNTS

  • A Confederate, The Grayjackets and How They Lived, Fought, and Died, for Dixie:  With Incidents and Sketches of Life in the Confederacy. 
  • Billings, John D., Hardtack and Coffee.
  • Blackford, Charles Minor III, ed., and Susan Leigh Blackford, compiler; annotated by her husband, Charles Minor Blackford, Letters from Lee’s Army.
  • Blackford, William Willis, War Years with Jeb Stuart.
  • Davis, William C., and Bell I. Wiley, Civil War:  A Complete Photographic History.
  • Cockrell, Thomas D., and Michael B. Ballard, eds., A Mississippi Rebel in the Army of Northern Virginia:  The Civil War Memoirs of Private David Holt.
  • Cooke, John Esten, Wearing of the Gray:  Being Personal Portraits, Scenes, and Adventures of the War.
  • Dame, William Meade, D. D., From the Rapidan to Richmond and the Spotsylvania Campaign:  A Sketch in Personal Narrative of the Scenes a Soldier Saw.
  • Douglas, Henry Kyd, I Rode With Stonewall.
  • Eggleston, George Cary, A Rebel’s Recollections.
  • Fleet, Betsy, and John D. P. Fuller, eds., Green Mount: A Virginia Plantation Family during the Civil War: being the journal of Benjamin Robert Fleet and Letters of His Family. 
  • Fremantle, Lt. Col. Arthur J. L., Three Months in the Southern States, April-June, 1863.
  • Harrison, Mrs. Burton [Constance Cary], Recollections Grave and Gay.
  • Hinman, Wilbur F., Corporal Si Klegg and His Pard.  (fictionalized history)
  • Hunter, Alexander, Johnny Reb and Billy Yank.
  • Lee, Captain Robert E., Recollections and Letters of General Robert E. Lee
  • McCarthy, Carlton, Detailed Minutiae of Soldier Life in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865.
  • McGuire, Judith W., Diary of a Southern Refugee During the War.
  • Morrison, James L., ed., The Memoirs of Henry Heth..
  • Mosby, John Singleton, Memoirs of Colonel John S. Mosby.
  • O’Ferrall, Charles T., Forty Years of Active Service; Being Some History of the War Between the Confederacy and the Union and of The Events Leading Up to It.
  • Roberts, Captain, Never Caught:  Personal Adventures Connected with Twelve Successful Trips in Blockade-Running During the American Civil War, 1863-1864.
  • Stiles, Major Robert, Four Years Under Marse Robert.
  • Townsend, George Alfred, Campaigns of a Non-Combatant . . . .
  • Wiley, Bell Irvin, ed. and narrative, The Life of Billy Yank.
  • ____, The Life of Johnny Reb.
  • Williamson, James J., Mosby’s Rangers.

GENERAL NARRATIVES

  • Bradley, Michael R., Old Times There Are Not Forgotten.
  • ____, To Live and Die in Dixie.
  • Brown, Tom, Jr., The Tracker.
  • Davis, William C., and Bell I. Wiley, Civil War:  A Complete Photographic History.
  • DiLorenzo, Thomas J., The Real Lincoln:  A New Look at Abraham Lincoln, His Agenda, and an Unnecessary War.
  • Duncan, Richard R., ed., Alexander Neil and the Last Shenandoah Valley Campaign:  Letters of an Army Surgeon to His Family, 1864. 
  • Farrow, Ann, Joel Lang, and Jenifer Frank (of The Hartford [Connecticut] Courant), Complicity:  How the North Promoted, Prolonged, and Profited from Slavery.
  • Hill, Margaret, Harriet Hill, Richard Bagge, and Pat Miersma, Healing the Wounds of Trauma.
  • Hodges, Robert R., Jr., American Civil War Railroad Tactics.
  • Jenings, Charles A., Cultures in Conflict:  The Union Desecration of Southern Churches and Cemeteries. 
  • Johnston, Angus James, II, Virginia Railroads in the Civil War.
  • Jones, Katharine M., Heroines of Dixie.
  • Longacre, Edward G., The Cavalry at Gettysburg.
  • Massey, Mary Elizabeth, Ersatz in the Confederacy:  Shortages and Substitutes on the Southern Homefront.
  • Mitcham, Samuel W., Jr., It Wasn’t About Slavery:  Exposing the Great Lie of the Civil War.
  • Pitts, Charles F., Chaplains in Gray.
  • Ross, FitzGerald, Cities and Camps of the Confederate States.
  • Rutherford, Mildred Lewis, Truths of History.
  • Silber, Irwin, comp. & ed., and Silverman, Jerry, arranger, Songs of the Civil War.
  • Stern, Philip Van Doren, ed., The Civil War Christmas Album.

MEDICINE

  • Adams, George Worthington, Doctors in Blue:  The Medical History of  the Union Army in the Civil War.
  • Cunningham, H. H., Doctors in Gray:  The Confederate Medical Service.
  • Houck, Peter W., ed., Confederate Surgeon:  The Personal Recollections of E. A. Craighill.
  • Patriot Daughters of Lancaster [Martha Ehler], Hospital Scenes after the Battle of Gettysburg.
  • Wilbur, C. Keith, M.D., Civil War Medicine.

RECONSTRUCTION

  • Bradley, Michael R., A Rebel Yells.
  • De Forest, John William, A Union Officer in the Reconstruction. 
  • Eckenrode, Hamilton James, The Political History of Virginia During Reconstruction.
  • McClurken, Jeffrey W., Take Care of the Living:  Reconstructing Confederate Veterans’ Families in Virginia.
  • Somers, Robert, The Southern States Since the War, 1870-1871.

REFERENCE

  • Boatner III, Major Mark M., The Civil War Dictionary.
  • Botkin, B. A., A Civil War Treasury of Tales, Legends And Folklore.
  • Cruden, Alexander, Cruden’s Complete Concordance to the Old and New Testaments.
  • Davis, Major George B., U. S. Army, and Mssrs. Leslie J. Perry and Joseph W. Kirkley, Civilian Experts, Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. 
  • Holy Bible, King James Version.
  • Nofi, Albert A., A Civil War Treasury:  Being a Miscellany of Arms & Artillery, Facts & Figures, Legends & Lore, Muses & Minstrels, Personalities & People.
  • War Department, War of the Rebellion:  Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies,  128 vols.

SHENANDOAH VALLEY AND THE BLUE RIDGE 

  • Ashby, Thomas A., The Valley Campaigns, Being the Reminiscences of a Non-Combatant While Between the Lines in the Shenandoah Valley During the War of the States.
  • Berkeley, Henry Robinson, William H. Runge, ed., Four Years in the Confederate Artillery:  The Diary of Private Henry Robinson Berkeley.
  • Collier Mapping, Engagement at Piedmont, Va., June 5, 1864.  (Includes topographical map overlays.)
  • Colt, Margaretta Barton, Defend the Valley:  A Shenandoah Family in the Civil War.
  • Davis, William C., The Battle of New Market.
  • Delauter, Roger U., Jr., McNeill’s Rangers.   
  • Early, Jubal A., A Memoir of the Last Year of the War for Independence in the Confederate States of America.
  • Floyd, Tom, Lost Trails and Forgotten People:  The Story of Jones Mountain.
  • Hale, Laura Virginia, Four Valiant Years in the Lower Shenandoah Valley, 1861-1865. 
  • Heatwole, John L., “Remember Me is All I Ask”:  A History of Chrisman’s Boy Company. 
  • ____, The Burning:  Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley. 
  • Hotchkiss, Jedediah, Archie P. McDonald, ed., Make Me A Map of the Valley:  The Civil War Journal of Stonewall Jackson’s Topographer.
  • Longacre, Edward G., Fitz Lee:  A Military Biography of Major General Fitzhugh Lee, C.S.A.
  • McDonald, Mrs. Cornelia, A Diary with Reminiscences of the War and Refugee Life in the Shenandoah Valley, 1860-1865. 
  • McDonald, William N., A History of the Laurel Brigade.
  • Stephenson, Darl. L., Headquarters in the Brush:  Blazer’s Independent Union Scouts.
  • Tucker, Spencer C., Brigadier General John D. Imboden:  Confederate Commander in the Shenandoah.
  • Woodward, Harold R., Jr., Defender of the Valley:  Brigadier General John Daniel Imboden, C.S.A.

SOCIAL AND CULTURAL

  • Barefoot, Daniel W., Let Us Die Like Brave Men:  Behind the Dying Words of Confederate Warriors.
  • Blair, William, Virginia’s Private War:  Feeding Body and Soul in the Confederacy, 1861-1865.
  • Demos, John, Past, Present, and Personal:  The Family and the Life Course in American History.
  • Flournoy, Mary H., Side Lights on Southern History.
  • Grimsley, Mark, The Hard Hand of War.
  • Hundley, Daniel R., Social Relations in Our Southern States.
  • Hunter, Alexander, The Huntsman in the South.
  • Hyde, Samuel C., Jr., ed., Plain Folk of the South Revisited.
  • Johnson, Thomas Cary, Jr., Scientific Interests in the Old South
  • Kett, Joseph F., Rites of Passage:  Adolescence in America, 1790 to the Present.
  • Macaulay, David, Mill. 
  • Marten, James, The Children’s Civil War.
  • McDannell, Colleen, The Christian Home in Victorian America, 1840-1900.     
  • Owsley, Frank L., Plain Folk of the Old South.
  • Page, Thomas Nelson, The Old South.
  • Poe, Clarence, ed., True Tales of the South at War:  How Soldiers Fought and Families Lived, 1861-1865.
  • Shep, R. L., publisher & compiler, Civil War Era Etiquette
  • Sutherland, Daniel E.,  Seasons of War:  The Ordeal of a Confederate Community 1861-1865.  
  • Wiley, Bell Irvin,  The Plain People of the Confederacy.

UNIT HISTORIES

  • An Ex-Boy, “Where Men Only Dare to Go!”  or the Story of a Boy Company.  (The Parker Battery, C.S.A.)
  • Driver, Robert J., 1st Virginia Cavalry.
  • Hackley, Woodford B., The Little Fork Rangers, 1861-1865.
  • Robertson, James I., Jr., The Stonewall Brigade.
  • Wallace, Lee A., Jr., The Richmond Howitzers.

VIRGINIA HISTORY

  • Cooke, John Esten, Stories of the Old Dominion.
  • ____, Virginia, A History of the People.
  • Fischer, David Hackett, and James C. Kelly, Bound Away:  Virginia and the Westward Movement.
  • Gerson, Noel B., Light-Horse Harry:  A Biography of Washington’s great cavalryman, General Henry Lee.
  • Levy, Andrew, The First Emancipator:  The Forgotten Story of Robert Carter, the Founding Father Who Freed His Slaves.
  • Madison, Nathan Vernon, Tredegar Iron Works:  Richmond’s Foundry on the James.
  • Nelson, Lynn A., Pharsalia:  An Environmental Biography of a Southern Plantation, 1789-1880.
  • Randolph, Mary, The Virginia Housewife Or, Methodical Cook.
  • Reniers, Perceval, The Springs of Virginia:  Life, Love, and Death at the Waters, 1775-1900.

VIRGINIA MILITARY INSTITUTE

  • Barrett, John G., and Robert K. Turner, Jr., eds., Letters of a New Market Cadet:  Beverly Stanard.
  • Couper, Colonel William, One Hundred Years at V.M.I., 4 vols.
  • Hughes, Thomas, A Boy’s Experience in the Civil War.
  • Jacob, Diane B., and Judith Moreland Arnold, A Virginia Military Institute Album, 1839-1910.
  • Smith, Francis Henney, The Virginia Military Institute:  Its Building and Rebuilding.
  • Wise, John S., The End of an Era.

THE WEST AND THE INDIAN WARS

  • Barnes, Jeff, Forts of the Northern Plains:  A Guide to Historic Military Posts of the Plains Indian Wars.
  • Brady, Cyrus Townsend, Indian Fights and Fighters.
  • Bratt, John, Trails of Yesterday.
  • Brown, Dee Alexander, The Galvanized Yankees.
  • Brown, William L., III, The Army Called it Home:  Military Interiors of the 19th Century.
  • Carroll, John M., and Lorence Bjorklund, illus., The Papers of the Order of the Indian Wars. 
  • Coffman, Edward M., The Old Army:  A Portrait of the American Army in Peacetime, 1784-1898.
  • Cox-Paul, Lori A., and Dr. James W. Wengert, A Frontier Army Christmas.
  • David, Robert Beebe, Finn Burnett, Frontiersman.
  • Delo, David M., Peddlers and Post Traders:  The Army Sutler on the Frontier.
  • Doyle, Susan Badger, ed., Bound for Montana:  Diaries from the Bozeman Trail. 
  • Forsyth, General George A., Thrilling Days in Army Life.
  • ___, The Story of the Soldier.
  • Frazer, Robert W., Forts of the West.
  • Fry, James B., Army Sacrifices.
  • Greene, Jerome A., Indian War Veterans:  Memories of Army Life and Campaigns in the West, 1864-1898.
  • Hagan, Barry J., C.S.C., “Exactly in the Right Place”  A History of Fort C. F. Smith, Montana Territory, 1866-1868.
  • Hafen, LeRoy R., and Ann W. Hafen, eds., Powder River Campaigns and Sawyers Expedition in 1865:  A Documentary Account.
  • Hafen, LeRoy R., and Francis Marion Young, Fort Laramie and the Pageant of the West.
  • Hebard, Grace Raymond, and E. A. Brininstool, The Bozeman Trail, 2 vols.
  • Hedren, Paul L., ed., The Great Sioux War, 1876-77:  The Best from Montana The Magazine of Western History.
  • Hephaestus Books, Johnson County, Wyoming . . . .
  • Homsher, Lola M., ed., South Pass, 1868:  James Chisholm’s Journal of the Wyoming Gold Rush.
  • Jones, Robert Huhn, Guarding the Overland Trails:  The Eleventh Ohio Cavalry in the Civil War.
  • King, Captain Charles, Campaigning With Crook.
  • ____, Trials of a Staff Officer.
  • Knight, Oliver, Life and Manners in the Frontier Army.
  • Lindmier, Tom, Drybone:  A History of Fort Fetterman, Wyoming.
  • Lockwood, James D., Life and Adventures of a Drummer Boy or – Seven Years a Soldier.
  • Mattes, Merrill J., Indians, Infants, and Infantry:  Andrew and Elizabeth Burt on the Frontier.
  • McChristian, Douglas C., Fort Laramie and the U. S. Army on the High Plains, 1849-1890.
  • ____,Regular Army O!:  Soldiering on the Western Frontier 1865-1891.
  • McDermott, John D., A Guide to the Indian Wars of the West.
  • ____, Circle of Fire:  The Indian War of 1865.
  • ____., Frontier Crossroads:  The History of Fort Caspar and the Upper Platte Crossing. 
  • ____, Red Cloud’s War.  2 vols. 
  • Murray, Robert A., Military Posts in the Powder River Country of Wyoming, 1865-1894.
  • ____, Military Posts of Wyoming.
  • ____, The Army on the Powder River. 
  • ____, The Bozeman Trail:  Highway of History.
  • Myers, Frank, Soldiering in Dakota Among the Indians in 1863-65.
  • Nevin, David, The Soldiers.
  • Ostrander, Major Alson B., An Army Boy of the Sixties.
  • Prucha, Francis Paul,  A Guide to the Military Posts of the United States, 1789-1895.
  • Rickey, Don, Jr., Forty Miles a Day on Beans and Hay.
  • Simonin, Louis L.; trans. Wilson O. Clough, The Rocky Mountain West in 1867. 
  • Spear, Elsa [Byron], Bozeman Trail Scrapbook        
  • Spring, Agnes Wright, Caspar Collins.
  • Springer, Karl Herrmann; ed., Benjamin Franklin Cooling III, Soldiering in Sioux Country:  1865
  • Szasz, Ferenc Morton, The Protestant Clergy in the Great Plains and Mountain West, 1865-1915.
  • Unrau, William E., ed., Tending the Talking Wire:  A Buck Soldier’s View of Indian Country, 1863-1866.
  • Utley, Robert M., Frontiersmen in Blue:  The United States Army and the Indian, 1848-1865.
  • ____, Frontier Regulars:  The United States Army and the Indian, 1866-1891.
  • Ware, Captain Eugene F., The Indian War of 1864.