New Civil War Books

The 150th anniversary of the Civil War has led to a publishing boom in this section. Our librarians have carefully chosen the best of the new and newly-reissued to share with CRRL readers.

The Battle of Brandy Station: North America's Largest Cavalry Battle

By Eric J. Wittenberg

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On June 9, 1863, in the aftermath of the Battle of Chancellorsville, Union soldiers ambushed sleeping Confederates on the banks of the Rappahannock, beginning the largest cavalry battle ever fought on American soil. With enough unusual and personal detail to make it very readable, this volume includes clear maps, photographs, and a GPS guided tour of the battlefield.
Part of the History Press' Civil War Sesquicentennial Series.

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Private Fleming at Chancellorsville: The Red Badge of Courage and the Civil War

By Perry Lentz

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Historian Perry Lentz reveals the link between the classic novel, The Red Badge of Courage, and the reality of the Battle of Chancellorsville. To illustrate, he takes the well-documented experiences of Private Henry Fleming of the 304th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment and his fellows to show how the novel reflected and expanded on the soldiers' reality.

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