American Civil War Casualties
Killed, Wounded, Missing-in-Action
The Civil War Battlefield Guide: The Definitive Guide, Completely Revised, with New Maps
and More Than 300 Additional Battles (Second Edition) (Hardcover). Description: This new edition of the definitive guide to Civil War battlefields is really a completely
new book. While the first edition covered 60 major battlefields, from Fort Sumter to Appomattox, the second covers all of the 384 designated as the "principal battlefields" in the American Civil War Sites Advisory Commission
Report. Continued below...
in the first edition, the essays are authoritative and concise, written by such leading Civil War historians as James
M. McPherson, Stephen W. Sears, Edwin C. Bearss, James I. Robinson, Jr., and Gary W. Gallager. The second edition also features
83 new four-color maps covering the most important battles. The Civil War Battlefield Guide is an essential reference for
anyone interested in the Civil War. "Reading this book is like being at the bloodiest
battles of the war..."
Reading: Fields of Honor: Pivotal Battles
of the Civil War, by Edwin C. Bearss (Author), James McPherson (Introduction). Description: Bearss, a former chief historian of the National Parks Service
and internationally recognized American Civil War historian, chronicles 14 crucial battles, including Fort Sumter, Shiloh,
Antietam, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Chattanooga, Sherman's march through the Carolinas, and Appomattox--the battles ranging between
1861 and 1865; included is an introductory chapter describing John Brown's raid in October 1859. Bearss describes the terrain,
tactics, strategies, personalities, the soldiers and the commanders. (He personalizes the generals and politicians, sergeants
and privates.) Continued below...
The text is augmented by 80 black-and-white photographs and 19 maps. It is like touring the battlefields
without leaving home. A must for every one of America's countless Civil War buffs,
this major work will stand as an important reference and enduring legacy of a great historian for generations to come.
Recommended Reading: Ordeal By Fire: The Civil War and Reconstruction (816 pages). Description:
Pulitzer Prize winning author, James McPherson, Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era and For Cause and Comrades: Why Men Fought in the Civil War, describes the causes and origins of the Civil War; motivations and experiences of common soldiers and the role
of women; social, economic, political and ideological conflicts; as well as a comprehensive study of the Reconstruction Era
and its consequences. Professor McPherson also includes many visual aids such as detailed maps and comprehensive charts. “A
must have for the Civil War buff!”
Reading: Gangrene and Glory: Medical
Care during the American Civil War (University of
Illinois Press). Description:
Gangrene and Glory covers practically every aspect of the 'medical related issues' in the Civil War and
it illuminates the key players in the development and advancement of medicine and medical treatment. Regarding the numerous
diseases and surgical procedures, Author Frank Freemon discusses what transpired both on and off the battlefield. Continued
The Journal of the American Medical Association states: “In
Freemon's vivid account, one almost sees the pus, putrefaction, blood, and maggots and . . . the unbearable pain and suffering.”
Interesting historical accounts, statistical data, and pictures enhance this book. This research is not
limited to the Civil War buff, it is a must read for the individual interested in medicine, medical procedures and surgery,
as well as some of the pioneers--the surgeons that foreshadowed our modern medicine.
Reading: The Gallant Dead: Union and Confederate Generals Killed in the Civil War (Hardcover). Description: More than 400 Confederate and 580 Union soldiers advanced to the rank of general during the course of
the Civil War. (More than 1 in 10 would die.) A total of 124 generals died--78 for the South and 46 for the North.
stories into a seamless narrative of the entire conflict, Derek Smith paints a fascinating and often moving portrait of the
final moments of some of the finest American warriors in history, including Stonewall Jackson, Albert Sidney Johnston, Jeb
Stuart, James B. McPherson, John Reynolds, and numerous others.