Educator's Guide: Miscellaneous: Read More About It

Many of the books listed below were used in preparation of Educator's to Vicksburg National Military Park.

For the convenience of you and your students, the books are divided into three reading levels and appear alphabetically by title.

Level One

The following books were written especially for children.

A Battlefield Atlas of the Civil War, by Craig L. Symonds, Nautical and Aviation, 1983.

Abraham Lincoln: To Preserve the Union, by Russell Shorto, Silver Burditt Press, 1991.

An Album of the Civil War, by William Loren Katz, Franklin Watts, Inc., 1974.

The Civil War. by Fletcher Pratt, Garden City Books, 1955.

Civil War: America Becomes One Nation, by James I. Robertson, Jr., Alfred A. Knopt, 1992.

Civil War Weapons, by C.B. Colby, Coward-McCann, 1962.

The Golden Book of the Civil War American Heritage, 1961.

Ironclads of the Civil War, by Frank R. Donovan, American Hertiage, 1964.

Lincoln: A Photobiography, by Russell Freedman, Clairon Books, 1987.

The Story of Ulysses S. Grant, by Jeannette C. Nolan, Grossett, 1952.

Two Flags Flying, by Donald J. Sobol, Plan and Muck, 1960.

Level Two

The following books are appropriate for Junior High students

Abraham Lincoln. by James H. Daugherty, Viking, 1943.

The American Heritage Picture History of the Civil War. by Bruce Catton, American Heritage, 1960.

Billy Yank and Johnny Reb, by Ear.' Schnenk Miers, Rand McNally, 1960.

Captive Bodies. Free Spirits: The Story of Southem Slavery, by William J. Evitts, Julian Messner, 1985.

The Concise Illustrated History the Civil War, by James I. Robertson, Robertson, Books, 1971.

Davis, by Perry Scott King, Chelsea House, 1990.

Decisive Battles of the Civil War. by Joseph B. Mitchell, Putnam, 1955.

First Book of the Civil War, by Dorothy Sterling, Doubleday, 1963.

Freedom Train. by Dorothy Sterling, Country Life Press, 1954.

Jefferson Davis, by PerryScott King, Chelsea House Publishers, 1990,

The Life of Billy Yank: The Common Soldier of the Union, by Bell Irvin Wiley, Louisiana State University Press, 1952.

The Life of Johnny Reb: The Common Soldier of the Confederacy, by Bell Irvin Wiley, Louisiana State University Press, 1943.

The Negro in the Civil War, by Benjamin Quarles, Little, Brown & Co., 1969.

Pictorial Encyclopedia of the Civil War Medical Instruments and Equipment, Volume 1, by Dr. Gordon Dammann, Pictorial Histories Publishing, 1983.

The Story of the Civil War, by Russell Potter Reeder, Duell, Sloan, and Pearce, 1958. of the war.

Level Three

Books listed below are intended for the advanced reader. Many deal exclusively with the Campaign of Vicksburg.

Abraham Lincoln, by Benjamin P. Thomas, Knopf, 1952.

Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, Volumes I - /V. edited by Robert U. Johnson and Clarence Buell, Castle, 1887.

Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, by James M. McPherson, Oxford University Press, 1988. This is one of the most popular histories on the Civil War.

Battles in the Civil War: Generalship and Tactics in America 1861- 1865, by Paddy Griffith, Field Books, 1986.

The Civil War Dictionary, by Mark Mayo Boatner III David McKay Co., 1959.

The Civil War Songbook, Introduction by Richard Crawford, Dover Publications, Inc., 1977.

Doctors in Blue, by George W. Adams, Schuman, 1952.

Doctors in Gray, by H.H. Cunningham, Louisiana State University Press, 1958.

Final Fortress: The Campaign for 1862 - 1863, Samuel Carter Carter III, 1988.

Forged in Baffle: The Civil War Alliance of Black Soldiers and White Of Officers, by Joseph T. Glatthaar, Free Press, 1990.

Generals in Blue. by Ezra J. Warner, Louisiana State University Press, 1964.

Generals in Gray, by Ezra J. Warner, Louisiana State University Press, 1959.

Grant: A Biography, by William S. McFeely Norton 1981

Hardluck Ironclad. by Edwin Bearss, Louisiana State University Press, 1980.

Jefferson Davis, by Clement Eaton, Free Press, 1977.

Life on the Mississippi, by Mark Twain, Airmont, 1965.

Lincoln Finds a General, by William T. Harry, Knopf, 1952.

The Negro's Civil War, by James M. McPherson, University of Illinois Press, 1982.

Numbers and Losses in the Civil War of America, 1961-65, by Thomas L. Livermore, Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1900.

Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, edited by E. B. Long, DaCapo Press, 1952.

Poems and songs of the Civil War, edited by Lois Hill, 1990.

The Sable Arm: Black Troops in the Union Army 1861 - 1865, by Robert Selph Henry, Bobbs-Merrill, 1931.

Singing Soldiers: A I History of the Civil War in Song selections by Paul Glass, Musical arrangements by Louis B. Singer, Da Capo Press, 1968.

Spies. Scouts and Raiders, editor in chief Henry Anatole Grumwald, Time/Life, 1985.

Soldiers Blue and Gray, by James I. Robertson, Jr., University of South Carolina Press, 1988.

Southern War Songs: A Collection of War Songs of me South. 100th Anniversary edition, Originally printed by United Daughters of Confederacy, 1988.

Struggle for Vicksburg by Stephen E. Ambrose, Eastern Acorn, 1982.

Vicksburg: and the Opening of the Mississippi. 1862-63, by National Park Service, Government Printing Office, 1986

Vicksburg: 47 Days of Siege, May 18 - July 4. 1863, by A. A. Hoehling, Fairfax Press, 1969.

Vicksburg:: Southem City Under Siege, by William Lovelace Foster, Historic New Orleans Collection, 1980.

War on the Mississippi editor in chief Henry Anatole Grumwald, Time/Life, 1985.

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