Wednesday, November 17, 2010


XX. Civil War Soldier & Regiments Research: Some Basic Reference Titles for Civil War Buffs (or Small Public Libraries)

Note: Most titles are available for loan by St. Louis Public Library.

1. Coggins, Jack. Arms and Equipment of the Civil War. NY: Barnes & Noble, [1962]1999. ISBN-0-7807-1387-1.
2. Graf, John F. Warman's Civil War Collectibles Identification & Price Guide. Cincinnatti: KP Books, 2005. ISBN-0896893642.
3. Geer, Walter. Campaigns of the Civil War. Old Saybrook, CT: Konecky, 1926. ISBN-1-56852-268-1.
4. Groene, Bertram Hawthorne. Tracing Your Civil War Ancestor. NY: Ballantine Bks, 1989. ISBN-0-3453-6192-X.
5. Katcher, Philip. The Civil War Source Book. NY: Checkmark Bks, 1998. ISBN-0-8160-3833-3.
6. Library of Congress Civil War Desk Reference. NY: Simon & Schuster, 2002. ISBN-0-6848-6350-2. Out-of-print.
7. Lord, Francis A. Civil War Collector's Encyclopedia: Arms, Equipment, and Uniforms of the Union and Confederacy. Dover, 2004. ISBN-0-4864-3660-8.
8. McDonald, John. Great Battles of the Civil War. NY: MacMillan, 1988. ISBN-0-0203-4554-2. Out-of-print.
9. McManus, Stephen, Donald Thompson, and Thomas Churchill. Civil War Research Guide: a Guide for Researching Your Civil War Ancestor. Stackpole, 2003. ISBN-0-8117-2643-6.
10. McPherson, James M. Illustrated Battle Cry of Freedom: the Civil War Era. NY: Oxford University Press, 1988. ISBN-0-1951-5901-2. Out-of-print.
11. Military Service Records: a Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications. Washington, DC: National Archives Trust Fund Board, 1985. ISBN-0-911333-07-X.
12. Nosworthy, Brent. The Bloody Crucible of Courage: Fighting Methods and Combat Experience of the Civil War. NY: Carroll & Graf, 2003. ISBN-0-7867-1147-7.
13. Official Military Atlas of the Civil War. NY: Barnes & Noble, 2003. ISBN-0-7067-5044-0.
14. Phisterer, Frederick. Statistical Record of the Armies of the United States. Edison, NJ: Castle Books, 2002. ISBN-0-7858-1585-6.
15. Pritchard, Russ A. Civil War Weapons and Equipment. Lyons Press, 2003. ISBN-158574493X.
16. Wilbur, C. Keith. Civil War Medicine, 1861-1865. Guilford, CT: Globe Pequot Press, 1998. ISBN-0-7627-0341-5.
17. Wiley, Bell Irvin. The Life of Billy Yank: the Common Soldier of the Union. Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 1979. ISBN-0-8071-0476-0.
18. Wiley, Bell Irvin. The Life of Johnny Reb: the Common Soldier of the Confederacy. Baton Rouge: LSU Press, 1979. ISBN-0-8071-0475-2.
19. Wooster, Robert. The Civil War Bookshelf: 50 Must-Read Books About the War Between the States. NY: Kensington Publishing Group, 2001. ISBN-0-8065-2188-0.

1 comment:

  1. Many thanks for posting this! I am researching a civil war ancestor, Erastus Halloday Boyd, who is from a Missouri family, and who was a surgeon in Green's Brigade, CSA. I have some documents already, but am looking for more, and especially a photo. I know your list will help!