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|I find myself drawn to books about individual people in the war: memoirs, diaries and biographies.
And I enjoy Civil War fiction, too.
- The Personal Memoirs of U. S. Grant
- Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman
- Fighting with Jeb Stuart: Major James Breathed and the Confederate Horse Artillery, by David P. Bridges
- Lincoln's Railroad Man: Herman Haupt, by Francis A. Lord
- Recollections and Letters of Robert E. Lee, collected by his son, Capt. Robert E. Lee, Jr.
- Gettysburg Requiem: The Life and Lost Causes of Confederate Colonel William C. Oates, by Glenn W. LaFantasie
- Three Years a Soldier: The Diary and Newspaper Correspondence of Private George Perkins, Sixth New York Independent Battery, 1861-1864, edited by Richard N. Griffin
- The Commanders of Chancellorsville: The Gentleman versus the Rogue, by Edward G. Longacre
- At Gettysburg, or What a Girl Saw and Heard of the Battle, by Mrs. Tillie Pierce Alleman
- Narrative of Military Operations during the Civil War, by Gen. Joseph E. Johnston
- The Diary of a Dead Man, compiled by J. P. Ray, about Union Private Ira Pettit, who died at Andersonville
- Sherman: A Soldier's Life, by Lee Kennett
- Grant and Sherman: The Friendship that Won the Civil War, by Charles Bracelen Flood
- Team of Rivals, by Doris Kearns Goodwin
- General James Longstreet: The Confederacy's Most Controversial Soldier, by Jeffry D. Wert
- General John Buford: A Military Biography, by Edward G. Longacre
- Company Aytch, or, a Side Show of the Big Show, by Sam Watkins
- The Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan
- Fighting for the Confederacy: The Personal Recollections of General Edward Porter Alexander
My goodness, I had NO idea that I had so many, just in those two categories! I personally am the one who keeps Borders Books in business.
- Promise & Honor, Honor & Glory, and Glory & Promise, by Kim Murphy, a trilogy about two sisters near Fredericksburg, one marries a Union officer, the other a Confederate officer
- That Fateful Lightning: A Novel of Ulysses S. Grant, by Richard Parry
- Murder Most Confederate: Tales of Crimes Quite Uncivil, edited by Martin H. Greenberg, including a short story by Ambrose Bierce
- At the Edge of Honor, Point of Honor, Honorable Mention, A Dishonorable Few, An Affair of Honor, by Robert N. Macomber, the first five of a series of eight about a Union Navy officer's adventures and career from 1862 to the late 1800s.
- Uncle Tom's Cabin, or, Life Among the Lowly, by Harriet Beecher Stowe
- Cold Mountain, by Charles Frazier
- Jim Mundy, by Robert H. Fowler
- Gods and Generals and Last Full Measure, by Jeff Shaara
- The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara
- North and South, Love and War, Heaven and Hell, Charleston, and Savannah, by John Jakes
- Hard Road to Gettysburg, by Ted Jones
- Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell
- Marching through Culpeper, by Virginia Beard Morton