Confederate States of America

There He Stands: The Story of Stonewall Jackson

By Bruce L. Brager

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He was quiet, religious, and perhaps a little boring. But he was Lee's most trusted general, making his "Stonewall" reputation by standing fast at the First Battle of Bull Run. When he was shot by friendly fire in Spotsylvania, Lee lost one of his best generals. This biography includes photographs, reproductions, and maps.
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Jefferson Davis and the Confederacy

By Lou Waryncia, editor

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Young Jefferson Davis -- A promising officer -- The colonel from Mississippi -- Family ties -- The statesman emerges -- A nation divided -- Secession! -- Map : the War Between the States -- The Confederate president : was Davis doomed to defeat? -- Raiders, cruisers, and blockade runners -- A spy in the Confederate White House -- The Confederate image : art of the Civil War South -- Symbol of the lost cause.
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Jim Limber Davis: A Black Orphan in the Confederate White House

By Rickey Pittman

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Based on a true story. Jim Limber Davis was rescued from an abusive guardian by Varina Davis when he was only five years old. Jefferson and Varina Davis welcomed him into their home, the Confederate White House, as one of the family, and Jim lived with them until the fall of the Confederacy.

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Mosby and his Rangers: Adventures of the Gray Ghost

By Susan Provost Beller

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Describes how Colonel John Mosby and his partisan soldiers conducted successful guerrilla warfare on Northern troops during the Civil War.

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Jeb Stuart: Confederate Cavalry General

By Lynda Pflueger

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Traces the life of the famous Confederate general from his childhood in Virginia through his West Point education and brilliant military career to his death following the Battle of Yellow Tavern.

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Reign of Iron: The Story of the First Battling Ironclads, the Monitor and the Merrimack

By James L. Nelson

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The first ironclad ships to fight each other, the Monitor and the Virginia (Merrimack), were the unique products of American design genius and ingenuity, North and South. In one afternoon, in a battle that lasted four hours, they ended the three-thousand-year tradition of wooden men-of-war and ushered in, as Admiral John A. Dahlgren called it, "the reign of iron."In this absorbing history, novelist, historian, and tall-ship sailor James L. Nelson, through in-depth research and a storyteller's voice, brilliantly recounts the story of these magnificent ships, the men who built and fought them, and the extraordinary battle that made them legend.
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Duel of the Ironclads: The Monitor vs. the Virginia

By Patrick O'Brien

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A short book (36 pages) that is appropriate for elementary students who are just beginning to develop a taste for history.

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Duel Between the First Ironclads

By William C. Davis

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The author weaves fascinating personal and historical detail into his narrative.
Also available as an eBook.

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C.S.S. Virginia: Mistress of Hampton Roads

By John V. Quarstein

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A lengthy account of the naval battle. Available to read in the Virginiana Room.
Part of the Virginia Regimental Histories series.

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