With the advent of the new forum, there seems to be a large number of "fresh fish" visiting the forums, asking what I call "basic" questions. Without being able to recover the "lost research" contained on the old forum, I think it would be good if we compiled a list of "must reads" for new members interested in making the leap in authenticity. I would appreciate help with this from the more "veteran" members of the forum.
So when you have time, please add a post with a bibliographical listing of books that you have found helpful in furthering your experience. I will cut and paste your entry into the list. Thanks. (MC) means "provided by"
The forum is giving me an error message when I try to add new books so if you would just highlight the bibliographical info in your post, it will show your titles clearer.
Billings, John D. Hardtack & Coffee; The Unwritten Story of Army Life. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1993.
Daniel, Larry. Soldiering in the Army of Tennessee: A Portrait of Life in a Confederate Army. Univ of North Carolina Press, 1991. ISBN: 0807855529 (MT)
Davis, William C. Rebels and Yankees: Commanders of the Civil War. London: Salamander Books, 2003 (PB)
Davis, William C. Rebels and Yankees: Fighting Men of the Civil War. London: Salamander Books, 2003 (PB)
Edwards, William B., Civil War Guns, The Stackpole Company, 1962. (JS)
Griffith, Paddy, Battle In the Civil War Generalship and Tactics in America 1861-65, Fieldbooks, 1986. (JS)
Katcher, Philip. The Army of Robert E. Lee. New York, NY: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc., 1994 (JP)
Kautz, August V. Customs of Service for Non-Commissioned Officers and Soldiers (1865). Reissued Mechanisburg, PA.: Stackpole Books, 2001. (JT)
Jensen, Leslie D. Johnny Reb, The Uniform of the Confederate Army, 1861-1865 Mechanicsburg, PA; Stackpole Books, 1996 (JK)
Johson, Paul D. Civil War Cartridge Boxes of the Union Infantryman Lincoln, RI; Andrew Mowbray Incorporated, 1998 (JK)
McCarthy, Carlton Detailed Minutiae of Soldier Life in the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865. Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 1993 (JP)
Rhodes, Elisha Hunt, All for the Union, Orion Books, 1985. (JS)
Van Doren Stern, Philip ed. Soldier Life in the Union and Confederate Armies. New York, NY: Random House Value Publishing, Inc., 2001 (JP)
Watkins, Sam R. Co. Aytch; A Confederate Memoir of the Civil War. New York: Simon and Schuster Inc., 1990.
Wert, Jeffry D., A Brotherhood of Valor: the Common Soldiers of the Stonewall Brigade, C.S.A., and the Iron Brigade, U.S.A., Simon & Schuster, 1999. (JS)
Wiley, Bell Irvin. The Life of Johnny Reb; The Common Soldier of the Confederacy. Baton Rouge, La.: Lousiana State University Press, 1943.
Wiley, Bell Irvin. The Life of Billy Yank; The Common Soldier of the Union. Baton Rouge, La.: Lousiana State University Press, 1952. (JT)
Woodhead, Henry ed. Echoes of Glory: Arms and Equipment of the Confederacy. Alexandria: Time-Life Books, 1991.
Woodhead, Henry ed. Echoes of Glory: Arms and Equipment of the Union. Alexandria: Time-Life Books, 1991.
Company of Military Historians' website for Jensen's uniform article "A SURVEY OF CONFEDERATE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT QUARTERMASTER ISSUE JACKETS" http://www.military-historians.org/...nfederate-1.htm (JK)
Geof Walden's COLUMBUS DEPOT JACKETS: The Material Evidence at http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/Q...cd/cdjacket.htm (MS)
Civil War Uniform and Equipment Bibliography from Chris Daley's site http://www.cjdaley.com/bibliography.htm (CD)