Grant's Secret Service: The Intelligence War from Belmont to Appomattox The
first 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
Near 2 pm on April 7, the advance of the Union II Corps encountered Confederate forces entrenched on high ground near Cumberland Church.
The Union forces attacked twice but were repulsed, and darkness halted the conflict.
Union general Smythe was mortally wounded nearby, and J.I. Gregg was captured north of Farmville.
Principal Commanders: Major General A.A. Humphreys [US]; General Robert E. Lee [CS]
Forces Engaged: Corps
Estimated Casualties: 910 total (US 655; CS 255)
Lee's Last Retreat The Flight to Appomattox
Lee's troops were more numerous and far less faithful to their cause than has been suggested. Lee himself made mistakes in this campaign, and defeat wrung from him an unusual display of faultfinding
Standard Catalog of Civil War Firearms Over 700 photographs and a rarity scale for each gun, this
comprehensive guide to the thousands of weapons used by Billy Yank and Johnny Reb will be indispensable for historians and collectors.
The Official Virgini Civil War Battlefield Guide Virginia was host to nearly 1/3rd of all Civil War engagements. This guide covers them all like a mini-history of the war. This guide organizes battles chronologically. Each campaign has a detailed overview, followed by concise descriptions of the individual engagements
The Cavalry at Appomattox A Tactical Study of Mounted Operations During the Civil War's Climactic
Campaign, March 27-April 9, 1865
The Glory Cloak: A Novel of Louisa May Alcott and Clara Barton From childhood, Susan Gray and her cousin Louisa May Alcott have shared a safe, insular world of outdoor adventures and grand amateur theater -- a world that begins to evaporate with the outbreak of the Civil War. Frustrated with sewing uniforms and wrapping bandages, the two women journey to Washington, D.C.'s Union Hospital to volunteer as
The Civil War for Kids History explodes in this activity guide spanning the turmoil
preceding secession, the first shots fired at Fort Sumter, the fierce battles on land and sea, and finally the Confederate surrender at Appomattox. Making butternut dye for a Rebel uniform, learning drills and signals with flags, decoding wigwag, baking hardtack, reenacting battles, and making a medicine kit bring this pivotal period in our nation's history to life.
The Civil War Introduces young readers to the harrowing true story of the American Civil War and its immediate aftermath. A surprisingly detailed
battle-by-battle account of America's deadliest conflict ensues, culminating in the restoration of the Union followed by the tragic assassination of President Lincoln