Civil War - U.S.

Songs and Stories of the Civil War

By Jerry Silverman

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Provides a history of the music and lyrics of a dozen Civil War songs, describing the circumstances under which they were created and performed.

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The Battle of Chancellorsville

By Zachary Kent

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This local battle was a turning point in the Civil War.
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Those Courageous Women of the Civil War

By Karen Zeinert

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Examines the important contributions of various women, Northern, Southern, and slave, to the American Civil War, on the battlefield, in print, on the home front, and in other areas where they challenged traditional female roles.

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Never Were Men So Brave: The Irish Brigade During the Civil War

By Susan Provost Beller

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Discusses the conditions in Ireland that led many to come to America in the mid-1800s, the formation of the Union Army's Irish Brigade, and the experiences of these soldiers during the Civil War, including the Battle of Fredericksburg.

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John Wilkes Booth and the Civil War

By Steve Otfinoski

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Sets the life story of the man who assassinated Abraham Lincoln against the backdrop of the Civil War.

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Civil War Medicine, 1861-1865

By C. Keith Wilbur

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Dr. C. Keith Wilbur takes you on a detailed and fascinating tour through the medical history of this bloody and devastating war.

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The Civil War for Kids: A History with 21 Activities

By Janis Herbert

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Teaches about the Civil War from the secession debates to Appomattox, by means of activities like making butternut dye, decoding wigwag, and baking hardtack. Includes a resource section with a glossary and pertinent web sites.

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Civil War Days: Discover the Past with Exciting Projects, Games, Activities, and Recipes

By David C. King

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Discusses what life was like for Americans during the Civil War; follows a year in the lives of two fictional families: a white family from the South and a black family from the North; and presents projects and activities from that time period.

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Abraham Lincoln

By Wil Mara

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A brief overview of the life of the man who was President of the United States during the difficult years of the Civil War and who issued the Emancipation Proclamation freeing the slaves.

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Robert E. Lee: First Soldier of the Confederacy

By Earle Rice, Jr.

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Follows Lee's life from his difficult childhood to his rise at West Point, his military career prior to Civil War, his hard decision to join the Confederacy, and his last years.
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