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 1.  Blood & Sacrifice : The Civil War Journal of a Confederate Soldier
William Pitt Chambers, edited by Richard A. Baumgartner
Softcover, acid-free paper, 288 pages, 26 photographs, engravings & maps, notes, five appendices, index., Blue Acorn Press
A schoolteacher turned soldier, William Pitt Chambers served three years in the Army of Vicksburg and the Army of Tennessee, rising in rank from private to sergeant, orderly sergeant, sergeant major and acting adjutant of the 46th Mississippi Infantry Regiment. His 1862-1865 journal provides an open window to the hopes, dreams and fears of an intelligent, thoughtful Confederate enlisted man, and also chronicles nearly the entire history of his company and regiment through daily life and death in camp, on the march and in battles fought at Vicksburg, Port Gibson, Dallas, Kennesaw Mountain, Atlanta, Allatoona, Franklin and Fort Blakely.

"Well written, Blood & Sacrifice quickly sends into full retreat any notion that soldiering is a romantic adventure to be envied." - The Houston Post

"William Pitt Chambers left a memorable record that is noteworthy for its setting, quality of style and content. Blood & Sacrifice is a cut above theuutypical memoir; it has the style of Mary Boykin Chesnut's Diary from Dixieand the drama of Sam Watkins' Co. Aytch" - Historian / Author Rod Gragg

"Chambers' journal is one of the most interesting personal accounts of the war." - Curator Gordon A. Cotton, Old Court House Museum, Vicksburg

"Chambers' diary/memoir from the 46th Mississippi rates on a level with the standard by which all are judged, Co. Aytch. This unpretentious, honest account is a must for anyone who wants to understand the war from the front-line Confederate soldier's perspective." - Historian / Author John Michael Priest
Price: 18.95 USD



 2.  The Long Road Home : Ten Thousand Miles Through the Confederacy with the 68th Ohio
Myron B. Loop; edited by Richard A. Baumgartner
Hardcover with dust jacket, acid-free paper, 240 pages, 22 photos, notes, bibliography & index. , Blue Acorn Press
When the arrow was adopted as official badge for soldiers of the 17th Corps, Army of the Tennessee, Gen. Frank P. Blair Jr. quipped that it symbolized "their swiftness, the point their firmness whenever they strike, and the feathers their liking for chickens." Pvt. Myron Benjamin Loop would have agreed, knowing well his own regiment's predilection for long, hard marching, fighting and foraging. He belonged to the 68th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, a veteran 17th Corps organization that saw nearly four years' service during the Civil War, most of it under Grant, Sherman, McPherson, Logan and Howard in the Army of the Tennessee. Observant and steadfast in keeping a daily wartime diary, Loop relied on it heavily to compose a memoir that was serialized in 21 issues of The National Tribune. His regiment's entire field service was traced, from Fort Donelson and the Hatchie River in 1862; Raymond, Champion Hill and the trenches of Vicksburg in 1863; the Atlanta campaign and the March to the Sea in 1864; to closing scenes of 1865 in North Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Along the way the 68th Ohio traveled nearly 10,000 miles through the Confederacy, as Loop proudly pointed out: "We were on the soil of every Southern state except Texas and Florida." The journey was indeed a long one, at times fraught with hardship, sickness and boredom, at times with intense combat and celebration of victory. Because an "official" 68th Ohio regimental history never appeared in print, The Long Road Home doubles as a useful substitute. For this Blue Acorn Press presentation, historian and editor Richard A. Baumgartner has supplemented Loop's narrative with letter and diary excerpts written by 40 other 68th Ohio officers and enlisted men, and added 22 photographs and engravings.
The 68th Ohio's battle honors included: Fort Donelson, Pittsburg Landing, Siege of Corinth, Iuka, Hatchie River, Raymond, Jackson, Champion Hill, Big Black River, Vicksburg, Meridian campaign, Kennesaw Mountain, Nickajack Creek, Atlanta, Jonesboro, Lovejoy's Station, Savannah, Salkehatchie, Columbia and Bentonville.

Price: 27.95 USD



 3.  Yankee Tigers II : Civil War Field Correspondence from the Tiger Regiment of Ohio
Edited by Richard A. Baumgartner
Softcover, 295 pages, 57 wartime photographs, notes, appendix, bibliography & index, Blue Acorn Press
An illustrated collection of letters covering the 1863-1865 service of the 125th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Featuring excerpts from the previously unpublished diary of Colonel Emerson Opdycke.

The 125th Ohio was among the most celebrated fighting regiments raised in the Buckeye State during the Civil War. It earned the nickname "Ohio Tigers" in the bloody battle of Chickamauga, and solidified its reputation in the war's western theater at Missionary Ridge, Dandridge, Rocky Face Ridge, Resaca, Kennesaw Mountain (where the 125th lost nearly a quarter of its effective strength), Peachtree Creek, Jonesboro, Franklin and Nashville.
On November 30, 1864 at Franklin, Tenn., the "Ohio Tigers" and their brigade charged headlong from a reserve position to plug a breach in the Union line. "I ... never felt the effects of exertion in battle half as much as on that occasion," confided Colonel Opdycke, but his regiment and brigade were credited by many with saving the day. One of Opdycke's aides wrote: "The motto of the 125th is 'A glorious victory or an honorable grave,' and it is a common saying here in the 4th Corps that where 'Opdycke's Tigers' cannot go, no other troops need try."
A compilation of letters written by nine different regimental members, Yankee Tigers II is illustrated with 57 photographs (many never before published) and ably edited by historian Richard A. Baumgartner, author of Buckeye Blood: Ohio at Gettysburg. It is a companion piece to Yankee Tigers: Through the Civil War with the 125th Ohio, published by Blue Acorn Press in 1992.
Price: 18.95 USD



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