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Civil War Justice  Union Army Executions Under Lincoln, Alotta, Robert I.
1 Alotta, Robert I. Civil War Justice Union Army Executions Under Lincoln
Shippensburg PA White Mane Publishing Company 1989 0942597109 / 9780942597103 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket 
Dust jacket shows some edgewear, scuffing, only light wear to book. ; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; B&W Photographs; 9.20 X 6.10 X 1.20 inches; 234 pages; Alotta analyzes every recorded military execution in the Union army during President Lincoln's administration, including a significant number not reflected in the official government report on the subject. After a general discussion of the relevant sections of the military codes and the way in which the draconian rules governing capital offenses were understood and applied--or, frequently, misunderstood and misapplied-by field commanders, the author investigates various aspects of military executions during the Civil War. Although this monograph throws valuable light on its subject by considering army executions by type of offense, spatial and temporal distribution, racial affinities of the culprits, and detailed case histories of almost 250 court-martials, it fails to live up to some of the premises made in the Preface and Introduction. For example, the Preface states that the book is "a factual account of how Lincoln's lack of management skills, his vacillation in regard to military decisions, and his complete disregard for the Constitution caused the deaths of many Union soldiers." In fact, there is very little discussion of these premises in the text, and no attempt to prove the assertions rigorously. 
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2 Ballard, Michael B. U.S. Grant The Making of a General, 1861-1863
Lanham MD Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc. 2005 0742543080 / 9780742543089 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Front flap of DJ creased, light edge wear; A bright, solid book, DJ in protective Mylar sleeve, unclipped. ; The American Crisis Series; 1 x 8.9 x 6.1 Inches; 184 pages; What made Ulysses S. Grant tick? Perhaps the greatest general of the Civil War, Grant won impressive victories and established a brilliant military career. His single-minded approach to command was coupled with the ability to adapt to the kind of military campaign the moment required. In this book, Michael B. Ballard provides a crisp account of Grant's strategic and tactical concepts in the period from the outset of the Civil War to the battle of Chattanooga—a period in which U. S. Grant rose from a semi-disgraceful obscurity to the position of overall commander of all Union armies. The author carefully sifts through diaries and letters of Grant and his inner circle to try to get inside Grant's mind and reveal why those early years of the war were formative in producing the Civil War's greatest general. 
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The Wartime Papers of R.E. Lee, Dowdey, Clifford and Manarin, Louis H. (eds.)
3 Dowdey, Clifford and Manarin, Louis H. (eds.) The Wartime Papers of R.E. Lee
New York Bramhall House [1961] 1981 0517347458 / 9780517347454 Reprint Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket Illustrated by Maps 
Edgewear and short tears to DJ, some wear top of book's spine. Pages somewhat tanned ; DJ in Mylar, unclipped. Text unmarked. ; Large 8vo 9" - 10" tall; 994 pages; This books contains Lee's letters, reports and general orders set out in chronological order. Extensive index. This was originally published in 1961 but was reprinted poss 
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The March to the Sea and Beyond  Sherman's Troops in the Savannah and Carolinas Campaigns, Glatthaar, Joseph T.
4 Glatthaar, Joseph T. The March to the Sea and Beyond Sherman's Troops in the Savannah and Carolinas Campaigns
New York New York University Press 1985 0814730019 / 9780814730010 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good- dust jacket 
DJ shows light edge wear, small tears. Previous owner's name on FFEP. ; DJ is crisp and bright, enclosed in mylar protector. ; American Social Experience Series, Volume 1; B&W Illustrations; 9.60 X 6.30 X 1.30 inches; 318 pages; An account of Union General William Tecumseh Sherman's "March to the Sea" during the last two years of the Civil War, a campaign which effectively divided the South and brought an end to the conflict. 
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Don't Shoot That Boy! Abraham Lincoln and Military Justice, Lowry, Thomas P.
5 Lowry, Thomas P. Don't Shoot That Boy! Abraham Lincoln and Military Justice
Mason City, Iowa Savas Publishing 1999 1882810384 / 9781882810383 First Edition Hardcover Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket 
Light wear to extremities.; DJ in Mylar. A bright, solid book.; B&W Photographs, graphs; 10 X 6.50 X 1.30 inches; 320 pages; From the DJ flap: "In the midst of America's deadliest war, Lincoln sat the storm center of a hurricane of blood and grief, deciding the fate of men sentenced for crimes including desertion, spying, sabotage, murder, rape - the whole gamut of evil. He balanced sternness and compassion while pressed on one side by weeping relatives begging for mercy, and on the other by military leaders demanding severe discipline for an unruly citizen army. The man many have described as America's greatest president approached his thankless task with a unique blend of humor, compassion, practicality and, as Lowry describes it, "a kind of weary joy." 
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6 Rollins, Richard; editor Pickett's Charge Eyewitness Accounts
Rank and File Publishers 1994 0963899317 / 9780963899316 Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket 
Lightly chipped DJ; A bright, solid book, DJ in Mylar ; 1.19 x 9.32 x 6.35 Inches; 407 pages 
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With My Face to the Enemy  Perspectives on the Civil War, Various &  Robert Cowley
7 Various & Robert Cowley With My Face to the Enemy Perspectives on the Civil War
New York Putnam 2001 0399147373 / 9780399147371 First Edition; First Printing Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 
Only slight wear to book and dustjacket. ; A bright, solid book, text unmarked; 9.50 X 6.60 X 1.80 inches; 464 pages; "With My Face to the Enemy is a provocative and wide-ranging anthology of essays on the Civil War-our nation's defining struggle and the first modern war in history. In thirty-five illuminating essays and one hundred and fifty thousand words, it examines the war from the perspectives critical to its outcome-the larger-than-life personalities of the important players from Lincoln to Lee, and the national strategies and key battle tactics that shaped the four-year-long crisis. Contributors include the leading lights of Civil War scholarship: James M. McPherson, Stephen W. Sears, Gary W. Gallagher, David Herbert Donald, and twenty others.James M. McPherson's essays ponder three diverse, yet fascinating subjects: Abraham Lincoln's use of language and its role in his victory; Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee's failed Southern strategies; and Ulysses S. Grant's memoirs as a reflection of his superlative generalship. Stephen W. Sears, in four essays, describes the daring flanking maneuvers of Stonewall Jackson at Chancellorsville, and presents the last word on Lee's infamous "lost order," among other topics. Other highlights include David Herbert Donald on Lincoln's early command; Gary W. Gallagher on Lee's record before his ascension as a Southern icon; John Bowers on Chickamauga; Noah Andre Trudeau on the battle of the Wilderness; Thomas Fleming on West Point, and much more." 
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