150 Years
History, Heritage & Honor

Sons of Confederate Veterans
Here is a list of books that the SCV believes would be beneficial to read in order to more fully understand the War for Southern Independence.
1. Aiken, David, ed., A City Laid Waste-The Capture, Sack and Destruction of the City of Columbia. 2005.
University of South Carolina Press, Columbia SC

2. Barrett, John G., Sherman's March Through the Carolina's. 1956. University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill N.C.

3. Blackburn, J.K.P., Reminiscences of the Terry Rangers. 1919. University of Texas, Austin, Texas.

4. Broken Fortunes: South Carolina Soldiers, Sailors, and Citizens Who Died in the Service of Their Country and State in the War for Southern Independence, 1861-1865. 1995. South Carolina Historical Society, Charleston, S.C.

5. Brooks, U.R., Butler and His Cavalry in the War of Secession 1861-1865. 1909.The State Company, Columbia S.C.

6. Bradley, Mark L., Last Stand in the Carolinas: The Battle of Bentonville. 1996.Savas Woodbury Publishers, Campbell, Ca.

7. ____________ This Astounding Close.2000 The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, N.C.

8. Bradshaw, Timothy Eugene, Battery Wagner, The Siege, The Men Who Fought, and The Casualties. 1993.
Palmetto Historical Works, Columbia, S.C.

9. Brennan, Pat, Secessionville: Assault on Charleston. 1996. Savas WoodburyPress, Campbell, Ca.

10. Boritt, Gabor S., ed., Jefferson Davis’s Generals. 1999 Oxford University Press, New York

11. Burton, E. Milby, The Siege of Charleston 1861-1865. 1970. University of South Carolina Press, Columbia, S.C.

12. Castel, Albert, Decision in the West: The Atlanta Campaign of 1864.1992.University Press of Kansas, Lawerence Ks.

13. Cauthen, Charles Edward, South Carolina Goes to War 1860-1865. 1950.
University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, N.C.

14. Cisco, Walter Brian, Henry Timrod, A Biography. 2004.Farleigh Dickinson University Press, Madison, N.J.

15. _______________, States Rights Gist: A South Carolina General of the Civil War. 1991.
White Mane Publishing Company, Shippersburg, Pa.

16. ______________, Wade Hampton- Confederate Warrior, Conservative Statesman. 2004. Brassey’s, Inc., Dulles, VA.

17. ______________, War Crimes Against Southern Civillians. 2007., Pelican Publishing Company, Grenta, La.

18. Confer, Clarissa W., The Cherokee Nation in the Civil War. 2007. University of Oklahoma press, Norman, OK.

19. Connelly, Thomas Lawerence, Autumn of Glory-The Army of Tennessee 1862-1865. 1971.
Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, La.

20. Conyngham, David P., General Sherman’s March Through the South. 1865. Sheldon and Company, New York.

21. Consolidated Index to Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers. 1957. The National Archives, Washington

22. Cooke, John Esten, Wearing of the Gray. 1997. Louisiana State University Press,Baton Rouge, La.

23. Cooper, William Jr., ed., Jefferson Davis: The Essential Writing. 2003. The Modern Library, New York

24. Crute, Jospeh H., Emblems of Southern Valor. 1990. Harmony House Publishers, Louisville, KY.

25. Davis, Burke, Sherman's March. 1988. Vintage Books, New York

26. Davis, Jefferson, The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government. Two Volumes. 1958. Thomas Yoseloff, New York

27. DeLeon, Thomas C., Four Years in Rebel Capitals. 1975. The Reprint Company Publishers, Spartanburg S.C

26. DiLorenzo,Thomas J.,The Real Lincoln : 2003, Three Rivers Press

29. DeRosa, Marshall L., The Confederate Constitution of 1861. 1991. University of Missouri Press, Columbia, Mo.

30. Dietz, August, The Confederate States Post-Office Department. 1943. The Dietz Press, Inc. Richmond, Va.

31. Dodson, W.C. ed., Campaigns of Wheeler and His Cavalry 1862-1865. Wheeler’s Confederate Cavalry Association. 1899. Hudgins Publishing Co., Atlanta, Ga.

32. Dowdey, Clifford, ed., The Wartime Papers of R. E. Lee. 1961. Virginia Civil War Commission,
Little Brown and Company Boston, Toronto

33. Dowdey, Clifford, The History of the Confederacy 1832-1865. 1992. Barnes and Noble Books, New York

34. Dyer, Frederick H., A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion. 1908. The Dyer Publishing Company, Des Moines, Ia.

35. Dyer, John, The Gallant Hood. 1950. Bobbs-Merrill Company Inc., Indianapolis-New York

36. Dyer, John P., From Shiloh to San Juan-The Life of "Fightin' Joe" Wheeler. 1961.
Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, La.

37. Faust, Patricia L., Editor, Historical Times Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Civil War. 1986. Harper Perennial, New York

38. Fletcher, William Andrew, Rebel Private Front and Rear. 1908. Press of the GreerPrint, Beaumont, Texas.

39. Foote, Shelby, The Civil War-A Narrative. Three Volumes. 1974. RandomHouse, New York

40. Ford, Arthur P., and Marion Johnstone Ford, Life in the Confederate Army: Being Personal Experiences of a Private Soldier in the Confederate Army ; and Some Experiences and Sketches of Southern Life. 1905. The Neale Publishing
Company, New York and Washington.

41. Freeman, Douglas Southall, Lee’s Lieutenants-A Study in Command. One Volume Abridgment by Stephen W. Sears. 1998. Scribner, New York.

42. Freeman, Douglas Southall, ed., Lee’s Dispatches-Unpublished Letters of General Robert E. Lee C.S.A. To Jefferson Davis and the War Department of the Confederate States of America 1862-1865. From the Private Collection of Wymberley Jones De Renne. 1915. G.P. Putnams Sons, N.Y.

43. Gallagher, Gary W. ed., Fighting for the Confederacy-The Personal Recollections of General Edward Porter Alexander. 1989. The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill/London

44. Groom, Winston, Shrouds of Glory-From Atlanta to Nashville the Last great Campaign of the Civil War. 1995. The Atlantic Monthly Press, New York.

45. Hagood, Johnson, Memoirs of the War of Secession From the Original Manuscripts of Johnson Hagood, Brigadier General C.S.A. 1910. The State Company, Columbia S.C.

46. Hall, Martin Hardwick, Sibley’s New Mexico Campaign. 2000. University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, N.M.

47. Hattaway, Herman, Shades of Blue and Gray-An Introductory Military History of the Civil War. 1997.
University of Missouri Press, Columbia Mo.

48. Hauptman, Laurence M., Between Two Fires-American Indians in the Civil War.1995. The Free Press, New York.

49. Hendrickson, Robert, Sumter-The First Day of the Civil War. 1990. Dell Publishing, New York.

50. Henry, Robert Selph, The Story of the Confederacy. 1957. Bobbs-Merrill, New York.

51. Hicks, Brian and Schuyler Kropf, Raising the Hunley. 2002. Ballentine Books,New York

52. Hood, John Bell, Advance and Retreat. 1985. Blue and Gray Press, Edison, N.J.

53. Hughes, Nathaniel Chearis Jr., General William J. Hardee- Old Reliable. 1987.Broadfoot Publishing Co ,Wilmington N.C.

54. Jones, Katherine M. ed., Heroines of Dixie: Confederate Women Tell Their Story of the War. 1955.
Bobbs-Merrill Company Inc., Indianapolis

55. _______________, When Sherman Came: Southern Women and the "Great March." 1964.
Bobbs-Merrill Company Inc., Indianapolis

56. Johnston, Joseph E., Narrative of Military Operations Directed During the Late War Between the States. 1959.
Indiana University Press, Bloomington In.

57. Johnson, Sharon Peregrine and Bryon A. Johnson, The Authentic Guide to Drinks of the Civil War Era 1853-1873. 1992. Thomas Publications, Gettysburg ,Pa.

58. Jones, John B., A Rebel War Clerk's Diary. Carl Schenck Miers editor. 1961. A.S. Barnes and Co, Inc. New York

59. Jones, J. William, D.D., Christ in the Camp. 1986. Sprinkle Publications, Harrisonburg, Va.

60. Kirwan, A.D., ed. Johnny Green of the Orphan Brigade. 1956. University of Kentucky Press, Lexington, Ky.

61. Lanier, Richard Nunn, The Angel of Marye’s Heights. 1961. Fredericksburg Press, Fredricksburg, Va.

62. Lesser, Charles H., Relic of the Lost Cause-The Story of South Carolina's Ordinance of Secession. 1990.
South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia, S.C

63. Longstreet, James, From Manassas to Appomattox. 1992. Konecky & Konecky, New York.

64. Lowry, Thomas P. M.D., The Story the Soldiers Wouldn't Tell- Sex in the Civil War. 1994.
Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, Pa.

65. Martin, Samuel J., Southern Hero- Matthew Calbraith Butler. 2001. Stackpole Books, Mechanicsburg, Pa.

66. Miers, Earl Schrenck ed., When the World Ended-the Diary of Emma LeConte.
1987. University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln and London.

67. McMurry, Richard M., John Bell Hood and the War for Southern Independence.
1982. University of Kentucky Press, Lexington, Ky.

68. Pollard, Edward A., Southern History of the War., 1866, Charles B. Richardson, New York.

69. O’Brien, Sean Michael, Irish Americans in the Confederate Army. 2007. McFarland Publishers, Jefferson, N.C.

70. Porter, Rev. Anthony Toomer, Led On!: Scenes From Clerical, Military, Educational and Plantation Life in the South 1828-1898. 1898. G.P. Putnam’s Sons The Knickerbocker Press, New York.

71. Regimental Losses In the American Civil War 1861-1865. William F. Fox, Lt. Col., U.S.V. 1889.
Albany Publishing Company, Albany N.Y.

72. Ripley, Warren, ed., Siege Train-the Journal of a Confederate Artilleryman in the Defense of Charleston. 1986.
Published for the Charleston Library Society by the University of South Carolina Press, Columbia, S.C.

73. Robertson, James I,, Jr., Soldiers Blue and Gray. 1988. University of SouthCarolina Press, Columbia, S.C.

74. Roman, Alfred, The Military Operations of General Beauregard in the War Between the States 1861-1865.
Two Volumes. 1884. Harper & Brothers, New York.

75. Royster, Charles, The Destructive War. 1991.Alfred A. Knopf, New York.

76. Strode, Hudson, ed, Jefferson Davis: Private Letters 1823-1889. Da Capo Press, New York

77. Symonds, Craig L., Joseph E. Johnston-A Civil War Biography. 1994.W.W. Norton& Company, New York.

78. Taylor, Richard, Destruction and Reconstruction. 1879. D. Aplleton and Company, New York.

79. Tower, R. Lockwood, ed, A Carolinian Goes to War-The Civil War Narrative of Arthur Middleton Manigault, Brigadier General. 1983. University of South Carolina Press, Columbia S.C.

80. Trowbridge, John T., A Picture of the Desolated States, and the Work of Restoration, 1865-1868. 1868. L. Stebbins, CT.

81. Warner, Ezra J., Generals in Gray. 1959. Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge La

82. Watkins, Sam, Co. Aytch-A Side Show of the Big Show. 1952. McCowat-Mercer Press, Jackson, TN.

83. Webb, James, Born Fighting-How the Scotch Irish shaped America. 2004. Broadway Books, New York.

84. Wellman, Manly Wade, Giant in Gray-A Biography of Wade Hampton of South Carolina. 1949.
Charles Scribner’s Sons, New York.

85. Werner, Emmy E., Reluctant Witnessess: Children’s Voices From the Civil War.1998. Westview Press, Boulder, Co.

86. Wills, Brian Steel, Gone With the Glory-The Civil War in Cinema. 2007Roman & Littlefield Publishers, , Lanham, MD..

87. Woodward, C. Vann, ed., Mary Chesnut's Civil War. C. Vann Woodward, editor.1981.
Yale University Press, New Haven and London

88. Weiner, Marli, F., ed., A Heritage of Woe-The Civil War Diary of Grace Brown Elmore. 1997.
University of Georgia Press, Athens, Ga.

89. Williams, T. Harry, P.G.T. Beauregard, Napoleon in Gray. 1954. Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, La.

90. Wise, Stephen, Gate of Hell, Campaign for Charleston Harbor, 1863. 1994. University of S C Press, Columbia, S.C.

91. Wittenberg, Eric J., Glory Enough For All-Sheridan's Second Raid and the Battle  of Trevilian Station. 2001.
Brassey's, Inc., Dulles, Va.

92. Woodworth, Steven E., Jefferson Davis and His Generals. 1990. University Press of Kansas, Lawerence, Ks.

93. Woodward, C. Vann and Elisabeth Muhlenfeld, eds., The Private Mary Chesnut-The Unpublished Civil War Diaries. Oxford University Press, New York and Oxford

94. Yearns, W. Buck, Ed., The Confederate Governors. 1985. University of Georgia Press, Athens Ga.

95. Younger, Edward, ed., Inside the Confederate Government: The Diary of Robert Garlick Hill Kean. 1957.
Oxford University Press, New York

96. Battles and Leaders Series

97. Confederate Veteran Magazine 1893-1932

98. Papers of Jefferson Davis, Louisiana State University Press

99. Southern Historical Society Papers 1876-1953

100. War of the Rebellion-A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union
and Confederate Armies 128 Vols. 1880-1901 Government Printing Office
Washington D.C.