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Winfield Scott Hancock 1824 - 1886, David Bell Birney 1825 - 1864, and their staffs. Mathew Brady Studio
Mathew Brady Studio
Albumen silver print, 1863 - 1864 12.7 x 20.1 cm ( 5 x 7 7/8 inches)
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

Information or research assistance regarding the Civil War is frequently requested from the Smithsonian Institution. The following information has been prepared to assist those interested in this topic.

Adams, James Truslow. America's Tragedy. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1934.

Barker, Alan. The Civil War in America. New York: Doubleday, 1961.

Catton, Bruce. The Centennial History of the Civil War. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1962.

______. Gettysburg: The Final Fury. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1974.

______. Glory Road. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1952.

______. Mr. Lincoln's Army. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1962.

______. A Stillness at Appomattox. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1953.

______. This Hallowed Ground. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1962.

Coddington, Edwin B. The Gettysburg Campaign: A Study in Command. New York: Scribners, 1984.

Commager, Henry Steele, ed. The Blue and the Gray: The Story of the Civil War as Told by Participants. New York: Mentor, 1973 (paperback).

Davis, William C., ed. The Images of War, 1861-1865. Vol. 1, Shadows of the Storm. Vol. 2, The Guns of '62. Vol. 3, The Embattled Confederacy. New York: Doubleday, 1981.

_______. Brothers in Arms: The Lives and Experiences of the Men Who Fought the Civil War. New York: Smithmark, 1995.

Donald, David. Divided We Fought, 1861-1865. New York: Macmillan, 1952.

Draper, John Williams. History of the American Civil War. New York: Harper, 1867-1870.

Dyer, Frederick H. A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. New York: T. Yoseloff, 1959.

Foote, Shelby. The Civil War: A Narrative. Vol. 1, Fort Sumter to Perryville. Vol. 2, Fredericksburg to Meridian. Vol. 3, Red River to Appomattox. New York: Random, 1986.

______. Shiloh. New York: Random, 1991.

Frassanito, William A. Gettysburg: A Journey in Time. New York: Scribners, 1975.

Freeman, Douglas S. Lee's Lieutenants: A Study in Command. 3 vols. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1942-1944.

Grant, Ulysses S. Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant. 2 vols. New York: Webster & Co., 1885- 1886.

Hunter, Alexander. Johnny Reb and Billy Yank. New York: Smithmark, 1996.

Johnson, James R. and Alfred Hoyt Bill. Horseman Blue and Gray. New York: Oxford University Press, 1960.

Leckie, Robert. None Died in Vain. New York: HarperCollins, 1990.

Lee, Ulysses. The Employment of Negro Troops. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 1966.

Longstreet, James. From Manassas to Appomattox: Memoirs of the Civil War in America. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1960.

Miller, Edward Stokes. Civil War Sea Battles. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole, 1995.

Mitchell, Joseph B. Decisive Battles of the Civil War. New York: G.P. Putnam, 1955.

Randall, J.G. and David Donald. The Divided Union. Boston: Little, Brown, 1961.

Roland, Charles P. The Confederacy. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1960.

Time-Life. Battles for Atlanta. Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books, 1983.

______. The Blockade. Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books, 1983.

______. The Bloodiest Day. Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books, 1983.

______. Brother Against Brother. Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books, 1983.

______. The Civil War Series. Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books, 1983.

______. Confederate Ordeal. Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books, 1983.

______. Death in the Trenches. Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books, 1983.

______. Decoying the Yanks. Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books, 1983.

______. Gettysburg. Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books, 1983.

______. The Killing Ground. Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books, 1983.

______. Pursuit to Appomattox. Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books, 1983.

______. The Road to Shiloh. Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books, 1983.

______. Sherman's March. Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books, 1983.

______. Spies, Scouts and Raiders. Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books, 1983.

______. Tenting Tonight. Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books, 1983.

______. War on the Mississippi. Alexandria, VA: Time-Life Books, 1983.

Tucker, Glenn. High Tide at Gettysburg. New York: Smithmark, 1994.

Wiley, Bell Irvin. The Common Soldier of the Civil War. New York: Scribners, 1975.

______. The Life of Billy Yank: The Common Soldier of the Union. Indianapolis: Bobbs- Merrill, 1952.

______. The Life of Johnny Reb: The Common Soldier of the Confederacy. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1943.

Williams, T. Harry. Lincoln and His Generals. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1952.

Monthly and quarterly publications dealing with American history may be available at your local public or university library. Periodicals relevant to the Civil War include Civil War, published by Civil War Society, Berryville, VA; Civil War History, published by Kent State University Press, Kent, OH; Civil War News, published by Cutter and Locke Inc., Tunbridge, VT; and Civil War Times Illustrated, published by Cowles Magazines, Harrisburg, PA.

The following web sites may prove helpful:

U.S. Army Center for Military History http://www.army.mil/cmb-pg

Library of Congress http://www.loc.gov

Smithsonian Institution http://www.si.edu

U.S. Civil War Center http://www.cwc.lsu.edu

History Database http://www.history.la.ca.us/ (A mega database providing several hundred websites in the field of history)

 

Prepared by the Division of the History of Technology,
Armed Forces Collections,
in cooperation with Public Inquiry Services,
Smithsonian Institution
PIMS/ARM17/11-97

 

 
 

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