Civil War Maryland
American Civil War
July 8, 1863
On July 8, the Confederate cavalry, holding the South Mountain passes, fought a rearguard action against elements of the Union 1st and 3rd Cavalry Divisions and infantry.
This action was one of a series of cavalry combats fought around Boonsboro, Hagerstown, and Williamsport.
Location: Washington County
Campaign: Gettysburg Campaign (June-August 1863) next battle in campaign previous battle in campaign
Date(s): July 8, 1863
Principal Commanders: Major General Alfred Pleasonton [US]; Major General J.E.B. Stuart [CS]
Forces Engaged: Divisions
Estimated Casualties: 100 total
Jeb Stuart: The Last Cavalier
Biography of the dashing Confederate general is history at
its best: fascinating, colorful, provocative. Includes portraits of Stuart's early life, training at West Point, the fateful decision to side with the South and action-packed battle scenes. 7 maps. 8 pages of photos.
Civil War Musket
Wood & Steel Frontier Rifle Designed After The Original Rifle,
This Civil War Musket replica has been designed after the original rifle of its era. Measures approximately 37 inches long. Each is constructed with a solid one-piece wood stock, painted steel barrel and die-cast parts
The Battle of the Wilderness May 5-6, 1864
Fought in a tangled forest fringing the south
bank of the Rapidan River, the Battle of the Wilderness marked the initial engagement in the climactic months of the Civil War in Virginia, and the first encounter between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee
Grant's Secret Service: The Intelligence War from Belmont to Appomattox
scholarly examination of the use of military intelligence under Ulysses S. Grant's command during the Civil War. Feis makes the new and provocative argument that Grant's use of the Army of the Potomac's Bureau of Military Information played a significant role in Lee's defeat
Encyclopedia of the American Civil War: A Political, Social, and Military History
Definitive Reference Work, this volume, rich with over 500 illustrations, 75 maps, and 250 primary source documents, offers more than 1,600 entries that chart the war's strategic aims, analyze diplomatic and political maneuvering, describe key military actions, sketch important participants, assess developments in military science, and
discuss the social and financial impact of the conflict.
Secret Six: The True Tale of the Men Who Conspired with John Brown
The story of how
Brown was covertly aided by a circle of prosperous and privileged Northeasterners who supplied him with money and weapons, and, before the raid, even hid him in their homes while authorities sought Brown on a murder charge. These men called themselves the Secret Six.
First at Bethel, Last at Appomattox
Based on the stories of 5 men who enlisted in the Confederate Army to fight for what they believed. Where did they go? How did they feel? What did they do day to day? What did they see? How did they live and die? Nominated for a Pulitzer in 1956
Civil War in the American West
An accurate and detailed history of the
Western Theater of the Civil War, which was largely forgotten by history. He was one of the first historians to fully understand the impact that California had on the war as he gives an accounting of the Federal raid on the Dan Showalter Ranch in San Bernadino on October 5, 1861.
The American Indian in the Civil War
The 1862 Battle of Pea Ridge, a bloody disaster for the confederates but a glorious moment for Colonel Stand Watie and his Cherokee Mounted Rifles. The Indians were soon enough swept by the war into a vortex of confusion and chaos.
U.S. National Park Service
U.S. Library of Congress.
Enter the keywords you are looking for and the site will be searched and all occurrences of your request will be displayed. You can also enter a date format, April 19,1862 or September 1864.
More To Explore