Early civil war histories research guides university of maryland. Claudia floyd is the author of maryland women in the civil war. Dec 27, 2010 the top 12 civil war books ever written one great book for each month of 2011, the sesquicentennial of the war between the states. Books women and the civil war university of maryland. Authors club philip leighs the confederacy at flood tide. She is a recently retired professor of history at stevenson university. Both sides fought to define the conflict on their own termslincoln and his supporters struggled to preserve the union and end slavery, while the confederacy waged a battle for the primacy of local liberty or. Sermons on slavery and the civil war page images at moa catholics and the civil war. The political and military ascension, june to december 1862 published may 25, 2016 belatedly launched on cwt on 3232020 buy it on amazon below is a transcript of the book chat with philip leigh from tuesday, march.
Steuart, who was a noted brigade commander under robert e. A house divided paperback january 1, 1995 by robert i. The civil war journal is a reference source for all things related to the american civil war. The significance of the civil war in midmaryland is indisputable. Posts may contain affiliate links, meaning cwba might get a commission from purchases made through those links, at no cost to you. Washington county, maryland, in the civil war by s. Maryland also has several sites of interest to military history, given maryland s role in the american civil war and in the war of 1812. Maryland, a slave state that remained loyal to the union, is an ideal place to understand the causes, impact, and results of the americas most violent conflict. Maryland in the civil war captures the history of the civil war in maryland as seen through the photographs and prints of the era. Book of civil war drawings and letters by csa soldier.
During the american civil war 18611865, maryland, a slave state, was one of the border states, straddling the south and north. The civil war in maryland daniel carroll toomey on. Rare images from a border state caught between the union and the confederacy, secession and loyalty. The baltimore riot of 1861 also called the pratt street riots and the pratt street massacre was a civil conflict on friday, april 19, 1861, on pratt street, in baltimore, maryland, between antiwar copperhead democrats the largest party in maryland and other southernconfederate sympathizers on one side and members of the primarily. The american civil war, its causes, and aftermath have shaped our countrys cultural landscape in countless ways. Just in time for the 150th anniversary of the civil war, maryland in the civil war answers the need for a compact and accurate history of this tragic and heroic era. Hicks who, despite his early sympathies for the south, helped prevent the state from seceding, and confederate brigadier general george h. Available also through the library of congress web site as raster image. Read about baltimore civil war history and historical places of interest about.
Indicates houses, names of residents, stone fences, roads, vegetation, drainage, and relief by hachures. Maryland in the civil war national museum of civil war. Civil war maps, available online, maryland library of congress. The civil war art and letters of private john jacob omenhausser, csa.
He admits that more stories in the book are from the confederate side, and while he is not a professional historian, he has tried to be as accurate as possible. Apr 02, 2014 the winner of the 20 national book award, james mcbrides romp through the precivil war south follows a young slave who, posing as a girl, manages to travel across the country relatively. Daniel carroll toomey is the author of the civil war in maryland 3. Charley and betsy, and their two children, abbie and alec, live in lutherville, maryland. I love my military microhistory as much as anybody, but late summer 1862 mounted operations. History and roster of maryland volunteers, war of 18615, volume 1 history and roster of maryland volunteers, war of 18615, l. Reliable information about the coronavirus covid19 is available from the world health organization current situation, international travel. As a border state between the north and south during the civil war, marylands loyalties were strong for both sides. Our members come from a variety of backgrounds, all having an interest in the american civil war. His coverage of marylands torn allegiances with the north and the rebel south is both informative and totally engaging. Mitchell, a marylander by birth and by choice, is a writer descended from a congressman, a pirate, and two confederate officers who appear in the pages of this book.
Marylands heart of the civil war tells stories from some of the most foughtover u. Tracing the civil rights victories scored by black baltimoreans that inspired. In text and images many never previously published they show how the war affected marylanders in all walks of life, women and men, black and white, both in the military and at home. Commission on the publication of the histories of the maryland volunteers during the civil war. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. Other attractions include the historic and picturesque towns along the chesapeake bay, such as saint marys, maryland s first colonial settlement and original capital. Davis, a prolific and remarkably talented author, explains how lincoln not only organized the government to fight the civil war, but how he successfully. Cavalry during the maryland campaign of september 1862 by laurence h. In early september 1862 thousands of union soldiers huddled within the defenses of washington, disorganized and discouraged from their recent defeat at second manassas. See the complete civil war series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles. A brief bibliography would have been a welcome addition.
With rare archival illustrations, including over 150 prints and photographs, many in full color, the authors provide dramatic vignettes that capture the agony of this slaveholding state divided maryland in the civil war johns hopkins university press books. Auni gelles, civil war, episode 3, maryland, mercy street posted in. Books on women and the civil war can be found in two places on the college park campus. Wert is the author of eight previous books on civil war topics, most recently cavalryman of the lost cause and the sword of lincoln. The girls of gettysburg by bobbi miller, fields of fury by james m. Pages in category people of maryland in the american civil war the following pages are in this category, out of total. Shepard is the author of maryland in the civil war 3. The author describes aspects of baltimores history in the first decades of the. Stowe based the main character on josiah henson, who was born into slavery in charles county, maryland.
Schultz by the beginning of the civil war, the new york herald, founded in 1835, had become one of the largest and most influential newspapers in the country. The more i looked into the subject, the more fascinating it became. The 1st maryland infantry, csa was a regiment of the confederate army, formed shortly after the commencement of the american civil war in april 1861. The first is mckeldin library, the main campus library. Dec 31, 2012 do you want to read books by some of the best authors in maryland. Rare books collection, special collections, university of maryland libraries. Marys county, md, has been released by the friends of the maryland. His articles and essays on the civil war have appeared in many publications, including civil war times illustrated, american history illustrated, and blue and gray. The winner of the 20 national book award, james mcbrides romp through the precivil war south follows a young slave who, posing as a girl, manages to travel across the country relatively.
Knox was assigned to report on the war in missouri, based in st. Mcclellan, who moved to intercept lee and his army of northern virginia and eventually attacked it near sharpsburg, maryland. Jul 01, 2014 claudia floyd is the author of maryland women in the civil war. Cox wrote this book fill a gap in publications concerning marylands role in the civil war. Maryland voices of the civil war deserves to be in the library of anyone interested in mid19th century american history. A true story of slave and master presented by author and curator lorraine mcconaghy saturday, january 25 at 1pm when james tilton came to washington territory as surveyorgeneral in the 1850s he brought with him his househould young charles. Do you want to read books by some of the best authors in maryland.
Authors john marszalek, shelby harriel, ben wynne, and jacquelyn hall provided insight into prominent and lesser known figures in. Marylands civil war photographs presents the largest collection of original. From james mcphersons definitive history to tony horwitzs adventures among obsessives, here are the 11 best books on the civil war in time for the. We are the montgomery county civil war round table. A true story of georgia and the civil war 1972, the jones family documents constitute the most remarkable epistolary record yet discovered of a southern family in the years immediately before, during, and after the civil war. As collected and edited by robert manson myers in the children of pride. The second to last chapter covers events preceding the maryland campaign including the second bull run command fiasco, and the last is a general summary of the campaign up until the antietam battle. Today, baltimore is replete with sites and attractions connected to the civil war. While this book is intended for a young reader audience, rinaldi did a great job keeping it interesting for me too. Maryland in the civil war images of america and millions of other books are available for amazon.
Civil war on race street, so named because race street was the road that divided blacks and whites in cambridge, maryland, is a detailed examination of one of the most vibrant locally based struggles for racial equality during the 1960s. The ancestors of his wife, betsy, include eleven union soldiers, pennsylvanians all. I was particularly impressed with shepards sympathetic profile of governor thomas holliday hicks efforts to keep the state in the union. Commission on the publication of the histories of the maryland volunteers during the civil war, l. Other attractions include the historic and picturesque towns along the chesapeake bay, such as saint marys, marylands first colonial. A new book of drawings and letters by a former baltimore resident who joined the confederate army and was imprisoned at point lookout prisonerofwar camp in st. Quarterly report on women and the military, southern studies, and the civil war book exchange and collector. A passageway to the north and a border state to the south, maryland was home to both unionists and southern sympathizers. Frederick has long been an important crossroads, located at the intersection of a major northsouth indian trail and eastwest routes to the chesapeake bay, both at baltimore and what became washington, d.
I wrote this book, as something of an afterthought to my lectures on maryland in the civil war at chesapeake college, on marylands eastern shore. Books on baltimore history baltimore city historical society. Maryland was a slave state at the beginning of the war. Freiheit camp pope publishing, 2012 is one of those massive tomes that i immediately admire upon opening, and will certainly keep for future reference, but know i will never read from cover to cover. The characters were both believable and likeable, especially the strong heroine, amelia. Winner of the founders award from the american civil war museumthe most contentious event in our nations history, the civil war deeply divided families, friends, and communities. What i like best about the book is the format the author chose to use. Civil war maps, available online, maryland library of. The ferndale resident and civil war history buff and author has written, or coauthored 10 history books.
Women soldiers of the civil war, part 3 national archives. Presentation on marylanders in the civil war by author daniel carroll toomey may 14 the southern maryland civil war roundtable smcwr will host a presentation by noted civil war author daniel. The american civil war bibliography comprises books that deal in large part with the american. Jan 29, 2019 every once in a while a civil war book comes out that sets a new standard for how a campaign or battle is analyzed. Feb 27, 2011 i wrote this book, as something of an afterthought to my lectures on maryland in the civil war at chesapeake college, on marylands eastern shore. The maryland park service hosts several significant civil war sites, such as south mountain and point lookout, and harriet tubman underground railroad state park. While i have literally dozens of excellent books on the maryland campaign antietam, to antietam creek stands heads and shoulders above them all. The civil war book series by multiple authors includes books lee the american, famous documents and speeches of the civil war dover books on americana, the union reader. Allison wilmer volume 1 of history and roster of maryland volunteers, maryland.
Marches recall a topic as trivial as the length and duration of a military march. Civil war sides baltimores role in the civil war visit baltimore. A revealing history about the precarious state of black families during and after the civil war. There is always something to learn about the civil war, and there are many books devoted to marylands role in the conflict. Davis is a professor of musicology at the school of music, state university of new york at fredonia. Maryland in the civil war national museum of civil war medicine. A novel of the civil war is an alternate history novel written by. Mcpherson, civil war on sunday by mary pope osborne, the.
Frederick is a city in, and the county seat, of frederick county in the u. Maryland in the civil war offers a detailed account. The following are some notable people from the american state of maryland, listed by their field of endeavor. William shepards maryland in the civil war is a surprisingly good read. It is part of the baltimorewashington metropolitan area. History and roster of maryland volunteers, war of 18615. Gettysburg becomes something of a footnote in the main battle, which takes place at union mills in maryland.
Oclcs webjunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus. The shelves are browseable and most of the materials there can be checked out. By alan lewis of ground zero books in silver spring, maryland. A richly detailed account of the hardfought campaign that led to antietam creek and changed the course of the civil war. Amelias war is based on a true story that took place during the civil war. Michael russert civil war news a handsomely designed book, the author tells the story of the divisions that kept marylanders in contention with one another during the civil war. Maryland also has several sites of interest to military history, given marylands role in the american civil war and in the war of 1812. The herald sent correspondents throughout the north to report on the war. Short marches infuriate civil war authors, yet, the austrian army operated like a machine, observing tested routines such as only marching for six hours in twentyfour. Civil war book club join the club read ahead for discussion with the authors free boy. I was startled by the number of civil war history memes found in adam zamoyskis napoleon, a life. Maryland in the civil war johns hopkins university press.
This is a good if basic book for readers wanting a short photographic history of maryland in the civil war. Civil war soldiers, music, and community during winter quarters, virginia, 18631864 nebraska, 2014 and editor of several books, including the arts and culture of the american civil war. Our goal is to help educate the public about the civil war and the period prior to the war and reconstruction. The close proximity of conflicting civil war memories within the state contributed to a perpetual contestation.
Jul 01, 2007 maryland voices of the civil war deserves to be in the library of anyone interested in mid19th century american history. The unit was made up of volunteers from maryland who, despite their home state remaining in the union during the war, chose instead to fight for the confederacy. Winner of the founders award from the american civil war museum the most. This list may not include federal officials and members of the united states congress who live in maryland but are not actual natives.
You will find here a civil war newspaper archive all free use for your research. People of maryland in the american civil war wikipedia. Despite some popular support for the cause of the confederate states of america, maryland would not secede during the civil war. Perhaps the most notable author writing an early civil war history is. Marylanders in the civil war by author toomey southern. Lees first invasion of the north was repulsed by the army of the potomac under maj. Regional bibliography of the american civil war wikipedia. To antietam creek johns hopkins university press books. Volume 18 muster rolls and other records of service of maryland troops in the american revolution volume 366 history and roster of maryland volunteers, war of 18616, volume 2 volume 367 history and roster of maryland volunteers, war of 18616, volume 1 volume 371 the maryland line in the confederate army, 18611865. Maryland in the civil war images of america paperback november 25, 20 by mark a. Blue and gray in a border state white mane books, 1998.
Maryland voices of the civil war johns hopkins university press. The most prominent maryland leaders and officers during the civil war included governor thomas h. Numerous and frequentlyupdated resource results are available from this search. It is the first part in a trilogy in which the next books are respectively grant comes east and never call retreat. Stowes book, the bestselling novel of the nineteenth century, supported the abolitionist cause and helped fuel tensions leading up to the war. Daniel carroll toomey author of the civil war in maryland.1020 1563 156 1090 559 315 1516 713 418 1227 336 1180 741 1429 491 438 1171 283 1075 452 1339 531 58 204 258 1268 1045 890 1191 356 750 1472 220 603 968 1062 52 63 72 1451 557 139 1031