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Holding Charleston by the Bridle

The History of Castle Pinckney from 1811 Through the Civil War to the Present Day
Format: Hardback
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781611217148
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2024
Imprint: Savas Beatie
Illustrations: 62 images, 1 map
Description:
On the eve of the Civil War, the London Times informed its readers that Castle Pinckney has “been kept garrisoned, not to protect Charleston from naval attack from the ocean, but to serve as a bridle upon the city.” Located on a marshy island in the center of Charleston’s magnificent harbor, the large cannons on the ramparts of this horseshoe-shaped masonry fort had the ability to command downtown Charleston and the busy wharves along East Bay Street. This inescapable fact made Castle Pinckney an important chess piece in the secession turmoil of 1832 and 1850, and in the months leading up to the 1861 bombardment of Fort Sumter.
The Campaign for Atlanta & Sherman’s March to the Sea Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781611216974
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2024
Imprint: Savas Beatie
Illustrations: 12 images, 6 maps
Description:
By the time Albert Castel’s Decision in the West: The Atlanta Campaign of 1864 appeared in 1992, Savas Woodbury Publishers had already made important contributions to the campaign scholarship by publishing a collection of original essays by some of the field’s most noted authors, including Steven Woodworth, writing about the Confederacy’s command options in the Winter of 1863-64. Editors Theodore P. Savas and David A.
The Overland Campaign for Richmond Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781636243924
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2024
Series: Casemate Illustrated
Description:
A full account of the Wilderness to the James River, including Grant's rise to high command, the condition of the armies going into the critical 1864 campaign, a deep look at the commanders on both sides, and the strategy of the campaign from both perspectives. The study is combat, strategy, and tactics from the first day of action until the last, when Grant—unable to capture Richmond, but now south and east of the capital—builds a long bridge and crosses the James River to attack Petersburg. Illustrated by photographs and excellent maps, it will conclude with a note about visiting the battlefields, the casualties, the treatment of wounded, and the burial of the dead.
The Traitor’s Homecoming Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 372
ISBN: 9781611216981
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2024
Imprint: Savas Beatie
Illustrations: 40 images, 12 maps
Description:
Almost everyone is familiar with the name of at least one Revolutionary War battle. Some, like Lexington and Concord, Bunker Hill, and Yorktown are nearly household names. Others are less well known but readily recognized when mentioned.
Tullahoma Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 408
ISBN: 9781611215045
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2024
Imprint: Savas Beatie
Illustrations: 16 maps, 50 images
Description:
July 1863 was a momentous month in the Civil War. News of Gettysburg and Vicksburg electrified the North and devastated the South. Sandwiched geographically between those victories and lost in the heady tumult of events was news that William S.

Tullahoma

The Forgotten Campaign that Changed the Course of the Civil War, June 23–July 4, 1863
Format: Paperback
Pages: 408
ISBN: 9781611217230
Pub Date: 15 Aug 2024
Imprint: Savas Beatie
Illustrations: 50 images, 16 maps
Description:
July 1863 was a momentous month in the Civil War. News of the Union victories at Gettysburg and Vicksburg electrified the North and devastated the South. Sandwiched geographically between them—and lost in the heady tumult of events—was news that William S.
"Tell Mother Not to Worry" Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9781611217063
Pub Date: 15 Jul 2024
Imprint: Savas Beatie
Illustrations: 91 images, 7 maps
Description:
The George Spangler Farm in Gettysburg is a place of reverence. Nurses held the hands of dying soldiers and prayed and spoke last words with them amid the blood, stench, and agony of two hospitals. Heroic surgeons resolutely worked around the clock to save lives.
“Strong Men of the Regiment Sobbed Like Children” Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 438
ISBN: 9781611216899
Pub Date: 15 Jul 2024
Imprint: Savas Beatie
Illustrations: 28 images, 19 maps
Description:
The fighting on the first day at Gettysburg, July 1, 1863, was heavy, confusing, and decisive. Much of it consisted of short and often separate simultaneous engagements or “firefights,” a term the soldiers themselves often used to describe the close, vicious, and bloody combat. Several books have studied this important inaugural day of Gettysburg, but none have done so from the perspective of the rank and file of both armies.
The Second Day at Gettysburg Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 552
ISBN: 9781611217261
Pub Date: 15 Jul 2024
Imprint: Savas Beatie
Illustrations: 93 images, 37 maps
Description:
So much has been written about Gettysburg, goes the well-worn cliché, that there is nothing new left to write. Now in paperback, The Second Day at Gettysburg: The Attack and Defense of Cemetery Ridge, July 2, 1863, by David L. Shultz and Scott L.
A Mismanaged Affair Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781611216820
Pub Date: 30 Jun 2024
Imprint: Savas Beatie
Illustrations: 42 images, 19 maps
Description:
Surprisingly little has been written about the important Battle of Seven Pines/Fair Oaks. The bloody two-day affair (May 31-June 1, 1862), fought on the doorstep of the Confederate capital, was the first major battle in the Eastern Theater since Bull Run/Manassas the previous summer. It left more than 11,000 casualties in its wake and the primary Southern army without its commander.
The Last Battle of Winchester Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9781611215762
Pub Date: 30 Jun 2024
Imprint: Savas Beatie
Illustrations: 81 images, 22 maps
Description:
Now available in paperback, The Last Battle of Winchester is the first serious study to chronicle the largest, longest, and bloodiest battle fought in the Shenandoah Valley. The fighting began about daylight and did not end until dusk, when the victorious Union army routed the Confederates off the field. It was the first time Stonewall Jackson's former corps had ever been driven from a battlefield, and the stinging defeat set the stage for the final climax of the 1864 Valley Campaign at Fisher's Hill and Cedar Creek.
The Maps of Spotsylvania through Cold Harbor Cover
Format: Hardback
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9781611215861
Pub Date: 30 Jun 2024
Imprint: Savas Beatie
Series: Savas Beatie Military Atlas Series
Illustrations: 134 maps
Description:
The Maps of Spotsylvania through Cold Harbor continues Bradley M. Gottfried's efforts to study and illustrate the major campaigns of the Civil War's Eastern Theater. This is the eighth book in the ongoing Savas Beatie Military Atlas Series.
The Military Memoirs of a Confederate Line Officer Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781611215144
Pub Date: 30 Jun 2024
Imprint: Savas Beatie
Illustrations: 4 maps, 8 images
Description:
John C. Reed fought through the war in General Lee’s Army of Northern Virginia as an officer in the 8th Georgia Infantry. A graduate of Princeton University and a classically educated aristocrat, he wrote home often and kept careful contemporaneous notes of his experiences in camp and on the battlefield.
The Second Battle of Winchester Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 528
ISBN: 9781611216042
Pub Date: 30 Jun 2024
Imprint: Savas Beatie
Illustrations: 76 images, 18 maps
Description:
June 1863. The Gettysburg Campaign is underway. Robert E.
The Shiloh Campaign, 1862 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781636243696
Pub Date: 15 Jun 2024
Series: Casemate Illustrated
Illustrations: 100-120 photographs, artworks and maps
Description:
A fully illustrated history of the Shiloh campaign, from its earliest origins and the armies and commanders on both sides to the strategy of the campaign from both perspectives, how the armies ended up along the Tennessee River at Shiloh, and the two-day battle that unfolded thereafter. It includes a discussion on the related river war and the naval vessels involved, the retreat from the battlefield, the casualties, treatment of wounded, burial of the dead, and establishment of the National Military Park.
The Vicksburg Campaign, 1863 Cover
Format: Paperback
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781636243733
Pub Date: 15 Jun 2024
Series: Casemate Illustrated
Illustrations: 100-120 photographs, artworks and maps
Description:
The 14-month campaign to regain the control of Mississippi River by capturing Vicksburg, Mississippi stands as the prime example of how the Civil War would be fought and won. The Federal government’s policy of blockading the southern ports and controlling the inland waterways would only be successful with total control of the country’s largest river. Technological advances created by the war itself and used by progressive thinking Federal and Confederate commanders ensured that this vital southern supply and logistics base would be the focal point of the war on the western waters.