Civil War Descriptions A thru C
Absalom Grimes Confederate Mail Runner
Released in the 1920's, Missourians enjoyed this true story as told by Grimes, The book begins with a recounting of Grimesí association with Samuel Clemens and their first organization of Rebel cavalrymen - with "Mark Twain" on his mule! Fantastic accounts, breath taking escapes. Reprint, 216 pages, $16.95
Caravan, including a report on
the search to discover the burial site of Mary Alphonsa Thompson, S.L.
by Alice Anne Thompson
|The author, Alice Anne Thompson, was a young woman when she became enthralled with the mysterious circumstances surrounding her great-aunts death. It was not the death, but, the actual place of her burial that has baffled family and historians these many years. Readers will move along through history and follow in the footsteps of these travelers in 1867and those in modern day as they search for her actual gravesite.. Soft Cover. 227 pages plus an index and plentiful end notes. $24.95|
By Brigadier General Isaac R. Sherwoodin 1889. A barrel of laughs! Graphic cartoons of these detestable creatures of human nature! "He was the friend that always stuck," stated ex-Confederate Geo.W. Pierce. 43 pgs. $4.50
Battle of Blackwater, Milford, Johnson County, Missouri
This capture of southern soldiers was the largest to ever take place during the Civil War in Missouri. These raw recruits were headed for "Priceís Army." Reports differ as to the actual number of prisoners taken that December, 1861, day, some say 600, other state over 1300. Joanne Eakin has compiled a list of 736 men from National Archives files. Many references to the event. Soft-cover, 35 pgs, indexed; great reference at $5.50BACK
Battle of the Blue
Another reprint by Two Trails.The complete title is "The Battle of the Blue and the 2nd Regiment* K.S.M.* October 22, 1864 * The Fight* The Captivity* The Escape*.. The author of the book is James W. Steele. Printed in 1896, it was written with the express purpose of honoring the Kansas Regiment and those men who served within the ranks, at the dedication of the historical monument in Gage Park, Topeka, Kansas. The book details in depth, the involvement of the Second Kansas State Militia at Westport and just prior to that fight, the battle of Big. Blue River. Rosters, casualty lists, etc. on the Kansas Regiment. Wonderful tribute and outstanding story. 156 pages, sc, $14.95 BACK
Battle of Independence
By Joanne C. Eakin. Brand new title. This battle has long been ignored by historians and now Ms. Eakin has brought it back to life. The confrontation took place around the Historic Square of Independence in August of 1862. The fore runner of Lone Jack the next week. The book is softcover, 51/2 X 8 $13.95 Fully indexed; many historical photographs; well researched explanatory maps. TOP NOTCH WORK!
Battle of Lone Jack, Missouri
By Joanne C. Eakin. This has been a long time in the works, and well worth waiting for! Fought on August 16, 1862, this engagement has never had a full history compiled. The book contains first-hand accounts, troop rosters of those involved, known casualties, details of the battle, etc. Many personal experiences are related. Photos, illustrations, full index. 8 1/2 x 8 inch. 308 pages includes the index. $14.95.BACK
Battle of Pilot Knob
by Carolyn Bartels.Text was taken from the eyes of her ancester, Dr. Seymour D. Carpenter as a participant in this famous battle. Additional information is included as taken from Capt. Mackeyís report as Priceís engineer, and a contributing witness in the inquiry into Priceís raid. Softcover, 47 pgs. $4.50
The Thermopylae of the West * * * *
Original reprint.Compiled by Cyrus A. Peterson and Joseph Mills Hanson in 1914.
|Original introduction and an added one by Walter Busch, curator of Fort Davidson State Historic Battlefield. Movements are followed by first hand accounts of the participants. Primarily the 2nd MSM, Montgomeryís battery, 2nd Mo. Light Artillery, the 47th MSM. Wonderful descriptive terms, told in their own words, these many contributors detail the famous battle that was Priceís first objective on his glorified raid of 1864. 270 pgs of text, plus the telegrams that survived are given in a special section.. Fully indexed, photoís.. $16.95 See also Iowa Boy Makes Good|
Battle of Rock Creek: The Battle That Wasnít
The battle that wasnít. Joanne Eakin researched the first skirmish of violence in Jackson County, Missouri in 1861. This was the first meeting of men, of natural opposite persuasions and you can imagine what happened next. Good little booklet. soft-cover booklet, stapled, $2.50BACK
Battle of Wilsonís Creek
Carolyn Bartels researched the Wilsonís Creek records within the Official Records and naturally she rehashed the whole idea behind the downfall of the Union troops. Then she sorted out who was who, and who fought with who in this battle. See if you agree. soft-cover, $5.50
Battlefields of the Civil War
Another by William C. Davis. Well documented; colorful maps, illustration and easy to read text explaining the actions, within this oversized volume. A must have for the home library. $19.95..
Battle Flags of Texas In the Confederacy
Researched and compiled by Alan K. Sumrall. 176 pages, 8 Ĺ by 11, 80 color plates, period halftones. Hardback, $29.95. Top notch beautiful book.
Battles and Biographies of Missourianís and or the Civil War Period of Our State
By William Larkin Webb. First published in 1900, this book is now a classic and has been reprinted by Oak Hill Publishing Co., of Springfield, Mo. Excellent biographies of men taken from interviews. From the opening shots of the War in Missouri to the last encounter of 1864, where, "History will not condemn Price for saving his army." Good photoís, 423 pages soft-cover edition $22.00.
Col. R.S. Bevierís History of the 1st & 2nd Missouri Confederate Brigades
Originally written by Bevier in 1879 and reprinted by Two Trails in 1997. The wonderfully written famous old book all Missourians enjoyed in the early years following the war. Text follows Bevier and his men throughout the war. Filled with stories of humor and tragedy. This is probably one of the most honest, uncolored works, detailing this famous brigade and its men. It is widely used as reference by many serious authors on war in Missouri. It is written without malice, but with truthful accounts of happenings, running the full spectrum of emotions.. The book contains 480 pages, indexed. Soft-cover at $24.95. Hard cover $34.95
|Behind Enemy Lines The memoirs and writings of Brig. Genl. Sidney Jackman|
|An important contribution to the historiography of the Civil War in the Trans-Mississippi. Marked by wit and candor, Jackmanís writings provide insights into the small unit actions and guerrilla skirmishes which typified the war in Missouri. Includes the unknown recording of the battle of Lone Jack. Compiled and arranged by Rick Norton of Oak Hills Publishing. Foot-notes, fully indexed, a wonderful addition to your library at, $16.95|
Bevierís Index of Survivors of the 1st & 2nd Missouri Brigade.
Taken from Bevierís book for those who like lists. Home address and occupation when known. sc $3.00BACK
TEARS MISSOURI WOMEN AND CIVIL WAR
By Carolyn M. Bartels. The wife, the mother, the sister and the sweetheart all bade adieu to their loved ones, cheering them on with words of love and encouragement, then turned toward their lonely homes to take up the tasks that had been those of the stronger. They shouldered the burdens, met the responsibilities, endured the privations, all the while hoping and praying for their loved ones on the battlefront. Many of these brave women had been reared in wealth and luxury with servants to do their every bidding and had never known any kind of manual labor, but, when necessity demanded their aid, they willingly laid hold with untrained their hands and and met every challenge with that indomitable courage born of true patriotism. These are their stories. Indexed. 208 pages. $13.95
Tales - The Civil War in Missouri
By Carolyn M. Bartels. The beautiful state of Missouri played host to over 1162 recorded engagements during the four long years of Civil War within it's borders. This historic era, though tragic, held it's humorous events and it's tragedy. From this, some wonderful stories have emerged, enough to fill several volumes of such works. We are proud to present the second in our series of Civil War stories. The men of Missouri answered their call to arms and when it was all over there was left for posterity some of histories most famous legends...the James brothers, the dashing cavalry officer, JO Shelby, the legends of Wm. Quantrill and 'Bloody Bill Anderson' and the list goes on and on. Indexed. 255 pages. $14.95.
Black Union Soldiers in the Civil War
By Hondon B. Hargrove. Powerful and excellent reference work. Photoís, Bibl. section, tables, etc. Hardcover edition, fully indexed. 270 pages. $39.95
Beyond The Adobe Walls
By Sister Patricia Manion SL
Research on her first book, Only One Heart, introduced "PJ", as she is known to her friends, to the work of the Sisters of Loretto in New Mexico. During that time she taught at Our Lady of Light Academy where she says, "I fell in love with the students and Santa Fe." Two years ago, after years of teaching in Illinois and Colorado, she returned to Santa Fe to write Beyond the Adobe Walls. In the years between she studied Jungian Psychology in Switzerland and gave workshops on dreams and the Individuation process. Currently she is finishing a book about the Sisters of Loretto in China. Soft cover. 200 pages. Fully indexed. $14.50.
by: Nicole Etcheson
|"An ambitious, important, long overdue, and very successful revisionist history of the organization of the Kansas Territory........Essential reading for anyone interested in the ideological origins of the Civil War" says Kenneth Winkle, author of "The Young Eagle: The Rise of Abraham Lincoln". Hard Cover. Indexed. 370 pages. $35.00|
Bloody Bill Anderson: The Short, Savage Life of a Civil War Guerrilla
Written by Albert Castel and Tom Goodrich, whose view differ greatly, this book has sparked reviews of extraordinary number and conception of the work. Folks, we will not pass judgment! You be the judge on this new outlook. Hardcover $24.95
|The Civil War Story of Bloody Bill Anderson
by Larry Wood
|Although William "Bloody Bill" Anderson always warrants special mention in books about Confederate Civil War guerrilla William Quantrill, Anderson's story has scarcely been told in it's own right. In this publication Larry Wood aims "neither to condemn nor to justify, but, merely to tell a story that I find fascinating - the story of perhaps the bloodiest man in America's deadliest war." Soft cover. 271 pages. Indexed. $22.95|
Boys of the Best Families in the State
By Bob Schmidt.
"Accepting a challenge made in 1999 for a book on Missouri Confederates, I have chosen Company E, 2nd Missouri Cavalry. My portrayal of the men of Company E is in three segments. First: biographic profiles on each soldier, their background and lives after the Civil War are researched as well as possible. Second: the soldiers wartime career is researched from service records, letters home, stories handed down, etc. Third: wartime conditions as they are reported to have existed in Southeast Missouri - from the very homes of those men in Company E - is used whenever possible. Through a comfortable mix of history and genealogy, a better understanding of our war - the American Civil War - will hopefully emerge". Soft Cover, 456 pages, extensive source pages, fully indexed. $29.95.
By Carolyn M. Bartels. It is aptly described by "While the country will long mourn the loss of the officers and men who fell as brave martyrs to our cause, the historians of this revolution will record them as 'the bravest of the brave." M.M.Parsons. Pindall led his men into the thickest of battles, operating as advance on most occasions. The first ones in and the last ones out. Battle reports detailing involvements, as full a roster as could be located, casualty lists, desertions, promotions , and surrender. 106 pages. $12.95. Soft Cover
Buffalo Soldiers: A Narrative of the Negro Cavalry in the West
Authored by William H. Leckie. The most complete history of these men and their fights. One was pressed to endure those times. Thrilling tribute to a valiant, proud corp. Soft-cover $14.95
Camp Jackson, St Louis Mo., Organization of State Troops
A complete history of Camp Jackson from the beginning of the State troops and their various units in Missouri up through 1861. From the files of the Missouri State Archives. Hundreds of men enlisted and went through these gates. From Joanne C. Eakin, available in sc, stapled center, 50 pages, indexed. $9.00
Campaigning With General Marmaduke: Narratives and Roster of the 8th Missouri Cavalry, CSA
By James E. McGhee. Jim again does an excellent job on this primary source material. Included is everything that appeared on the data cards within the roster. The text is derived from two diaries, which tell of day to day activities of Jeffer's 8th Cavalry. Fully foot-noted and indexed. Soft-cover. $14.95.
|The Campaigns of General
Nathan Bedford Forrest
By General Thomas Jordan and J.P. Pryor
|With a new introduction by Albert
Castel. Softcover edition. Maps, Rosters, 600 plus pages, $25.00
Cavaliers of the Brush
By Michael Banasik
Far more on Quantrill in Texas. This books is authored by none other than Michael Banasik, who has a whole series out on the Trans-Mississippi. $17.95
Charles Hart, Alias
Charles Harris, has researched the Charles Hart, long described in many accounts as actually William Quantrill. Documentation is all convincing, but the actual proof is in the written word. Harris has done a commendable project with this small booklet. Researchers of Quantrill will find this most interesting. 8 Ĺ X 11, stapled. $3.50
Tragedy - The Ridge Family and the decimation of a people.
By Thurman Wilkins. "This deeply researched, fascinating portrayal of the Ridges provides a much-needed broadening of our perspective of perhaps the greatest and saddest epic of Indian-White history in the United States. It is indispensable to the scholar, but, also, enthralling and eye-opening to the general reader. A notable work, indeed!" ---Alvin M. Josephy, JR. Excellent reference work. Soft Cover. $24.95
By Edward Everett Dale and Gaston Litton. The 200 letters in this book chronicle more than forty years of history in the old Cherokee Nation --- from removal through the Civil War to Reconstruction --- as recorded in the correspondence of the Ridge-Watie-Boudinot families. The minority leaders of the nation, they were better known as "The Treaty Party". In 1835 they agreed to the removal of the Cherokee Nation to the Indian Territory. As a consequence the family leaders were assassinated by the opposing faction under Chief John Ross. The book details the lives and thoughts of such men as John Rollin Ridge, who followed the gold rush to California, Gen. Stan Watie., the Confederate General, and E.C. Boudinot, the Cherokee delegate to the Confederate congress. The Journal of American History calls this book -"A valuable contribution to an intriguing phase of Oklahoma and Indian history". Soft cover. 320 pages. $21.95
Civil War Casualty List
Wilsonís Creek, Pea Ridge, Blue Mills, Morristown, Sugar Creek, Carthage, Elk Horn Tavern, Lexington, Drywood. Researched from National Archives. This list is also included within indexes of Forgotten Men. Softcover. $3.50
Civil War Guerrilla Goes on Trial. The Case of G. Byron Jones in 1864.
By J. C. Eakin. To be convicted of being a guerrilla during the Civil War in Missouri meant if he was captured, death was almost immediate. Jones got captured! He faced charges on, naturally, being one of "those," a bushwhacker, a horse thief, bridge burner, stealing slaves for resale and assisting in capturing a steamboat. Prison life quickly loosened his tongue. Soft-cover, 50 pages, indexed. $5.50
Civil War Justice: Union Army Executions Under Lincoln
This one we have read, cover to cover. Informative, heartbreaking, justice fulfilled. The emotional gamut is fully explored. Well worth the study. New meaning is given to the oft heard phrase, "They didn't execute anyone during the Civil War". But, yes, they certainly did! Hardcover. 246 pages. Indexed. $24.95.
County Missouri in the Civil War
By Bruce Nichols. Johnson County, located in the west - central portion of Missouri, was the scene of continuous guerrilla warfare during the Civil War. It's location, along the frontier of western settlement near strife-torn Kansas, contributed to the hostilities. It's population, holding mixed loyalties and differing political views, was also a source of trouble. Most of the fighting was guerrilla type warfare. This consisted of Confederate Partisan operations against Union occupation troops and Federal countermeasures against the guerrillas. The book details the four years of continual violence from raids from Kansas, outlaw bands raiding, and the Union countermeasures in the virtually lawless area. A good read! Indexed. 134 pages. $13.95
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|The Civil War In Missouri Day By Day 1861 - 1865 The Missouri Classic! By Carolyn Bartels|
|Written in 1992, the book over the years has sold thousands of copies and is considered by most readers as a Missouri classic. The book is required and suggested reading for many Missouri Civil War re-enactors groups. From raids, battles, skirmishes, and the pursuit of the outlaw and guerrilla bands, the numerous Union scouting parties, right down to the systematic burning out of southern sympathizers; this book has something for each reader within its cover. Excellent gift for the Civil War reader. Autograph upon request. This book now has a new format and easier to read composition. Indexed by name and date.Soft-cover edition 231 pages $21.95. Hardcover edition $32.95.|
Civil War Military Prisoners Sent To Missouri State Penitentiary.
Bet you donít know how these men were identified prior to finger-printing? And we arenít telling. This book is a very valuable research tool, as many were sent there during the turbulent war years. Compiled by Joanne C. Eakin. Indexed, 41 pages, $5.50 (Our secret will be revealed when you read the book!)
|Civil War Medicine
by C. Keith Wilbur M.D.
|Takes a doctor to write a medical book accurately. This is one of them. Dr. Wilbur details instruments, treatments, casualties, supplies, home remedies etc.. All necessary in a time of war when shortages and lack of todayís knowledge prevailed. 111 pages, soft-cover. indexed etc.. $14.95|
|Civil War on the Missouri-Kansas Border
by Donald L. Gilmore
|Donald Gilmore, in this factual accounting of the conflict, brings to light many unreported and under reported incidents in the confrontation that began in the 1850's and lasted even after the end of the Civil War. Although both the Jayhawkers and guerrillas were equally ruthless in the hard fought "war without quarter", Mr. Gilmore explains some of the abuses and atrocities committed by Senator and Union Major General James Lane's men and explains that Quantrill's men had no choice when the policy of the US Army was to exterminate them on sight without trial or capture. An excellent read. Hard Cover. 384 pages. Indexed. $35.00|
Civil War In The Indian Territory
Written by Steve Cottrell. From its beginning with the bloody battle of Wilsonís Creek on August 10, 1861, to its end in surrender on June 23, 1865, the Civil War in the Indian Territory proved to be a test of valor and endurance for both sides. Soft-cover with cover art by the famous Missouri artist, Andy Thomas. 112 pages, indexed. $9.95
Civil War In Texas and New Mexico Territory
By Steve Cottrell. On February 23, 1861, Texas seceded from the Union and on March 2, of that same year, joined the Confederacy. Within a month the Texans were embroiled in the fighting. The text relates battles of this western front, the bread basket of the Confederacy. 112 pages, soft-cover & indexed. $9.95
Civil War In The Western Territories
By Ray Colton. An often forgotten area of the Civil War was that which was fought in the Western Territory of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. Good detail. Good book. Soft-cover $17.95
Civil War on the Western Border, 1854 - 1865
Written by Jay Monaghan. The first phase of the Civil War was fought west of the Mississippi River, at least six years before the first shots at Fort Sumter. It was fought back and forth across the borders of Kansas and Missouri. Great reference work by a recognized authority on Border War events of those turbulent years. soft-cover, indexed, $18.00
|Civil War Stories of Missouri
By Carolyn Bartels
|A collection of light stores, gathered from old, out-of print county histories and Civil War records. Itís an easy read and not a lot of heavy thinking is required to enjoy it. Soft-cover, 330 pgs, $15.95|
Clay County, Missouri; The Civil War Years
Written by Carolyn Bartels. Fascinating accounts of a strife torn county by the division of her Pro-Southern and Pro-Union citizens beginning with 1860. Details activities within Clay county during those four years. It was time to choose which side you were on. No fence sitters allowed. 69 pgs. Soft-cover. $9.00.
|The Cole Younger
by Donald Hale
|This marvelous collection of newspaper articles that tell the life of Cole Younger comes from one of the finest newspaper collections existing. Many articles are from the 1800's. Soft Cover. $14.95|
The Class of 1846
Authored by John C. Waugh. The book traces a singular group of men from plebes into important Civil War leaders, and all the while illuminating the strong connections among them, as well as the power of political events that place them opposite one another in history and battle. 635 pages, illustrated, bargain priced at $23.95.
Confederate Commissary General
By Lucius Ballinger Northrup. Ever wonder how all that food got shifted around! And all those supplies and a somewhat even distribution among all the forces. Political infighting disrupted it considerably! This is an excellent reference work for Civil War historians. Hardcover. 356 pages, illustrations and index. $24.95.
Confederate Records From The United Daughters of the Confederacy Files
In about 1923, the U.D.C., started collecting veteranís records across the state and from many sources. Over 7500 Missouri veterans are represented within these massive files. Each veterans record contains a varied amount of material, many going back several generations, with Revolutionary War ancestors and much family genealogical data included. Other have only a few lines. These records are extra valuable as they have never before been made available to the general public for research. Joanne Eakin, compiler is hoping for a total of eight volumes.
Vol. I Consists of records for veterans with surnames "A" through "B"BACK
Vol. II Consists of records for veterans with surnames "C" through "D"
Vol. III Consists of records for veterans with surnames "E" through "Hardwick"
Vol. IV Consists of records for veterans with surnames "Hardy" through "J"
Vol. V Consists of records for veterans with surnames "King through Mirrick"
Vol. VI Consists of records for veterans with surnames " Mitchell thru Saye"
Vol. VII Consists of records for veterans with surnames "Scanlon thru Vowell"
Vol. VIII is now finished.Waadle takes you thru Zee.
Each volume is arranged alphabetically by surname, plus an every name index as found within the files
Each volume is available in hard-cover at $37.50. Soft-cover at $27.95. Youíll want the set!
These Records consist of memberships for Missouri Chapters ONLY!BUT not necessarily limited to military service within a Missouri military unit!