Civil War Books For Your Wish List

Books are essential to Civil War studies. Many of us became interested in history because we read a well-written book.

Last weekend I shared a 2017 Gift List for Civil War enthusiasts and one of the list’s bragging points was that it didn’t have any books. I don’t know about you, but my brothers tease me and say, “What do you want for Christmas – other than more Civil War books?” And while compiling that list that fun, it just didn’t seem quite right. And my fellow editors agreed…

This weekend I’ve created a list of the books that are on currently published by Savas Beatie in the Emerging Civil War Series. Without being too braggy, I’d like to share the titles in this ever-growing collection.

Which do you have? Which do you want? Tell us in a comment, and we’ll hope the telegraph to the North Pole will be working this year…

The Aftermath of Battle: The Burial of the Civil War Dead

by Meg Groeling





Richmond Shall Not Be Given Up: The Seven Days’ Battles, June 25- July 1, 1862


by Doug Crenshaw





Simply Murder: The Battle of Fredericksburg, December 13, 1862

by Chris Mackowski and Kristopher D. White





That Furious Struggle: Chancellorsville and the High Tide of the Confederacy, May 1-4, 1863

by Chris Mackowski and Kristopher D. White





The Last Days of Stonewall Jackson

by Chris Mackowski and Kristopher D. White






Out Flew the Sabres: The Battle of Brandy Station, June 9, 1863 


by Eric J. Wittenberg and Daniel T. Davis





The Last Road North: A Guide to the Gettysburg Campaign, 1863 

by Robert Orrison and Dan Welch





Fight Like the Devil: The First Day at Gettysburg, July 1, 1863

by Chris Mackowski, Kristopher D. White, and Daniel T. Davis





Don’t Give an Inch: The Second Day at Gettysburg, from Little Round Top to Cemetery Ridge, July 2, 1863

by Chris Mackowski, Kristopher D. White, and Daniel T. Davis




A Want of Vigilance: The Bristoe Station Campaign, October 9-19, 1863
by Bill Backus and Robert Orrison







Bushwhacking on a Grand Scale: The Battle of Chickamauga, Sept. 18-20, 1863

by William Lee White





Battle Above The Clouds: Lifting the Siege of Chattanooga and the Battle of Lookout Mountain, October 16-November 24, 1863


by David A. Powell




No Turning Back: A Guide to the 1864 Overland Campaign, from the Wilderness to Cold Harbor, May 4-June 13, 1864

by Robert M. Dunkerly, Donald C. Pfanz, and David R. Ruth




Hell Itself: The Battle of the Wilderness, May 5-7, 1864

by Chris Mackowski





by Chris Mackowski and Kristopher D. White





Strike Them A Blow! Battle Along the North Anna, May 21-25, 1864

by Chris Mackowski





Hurricane from the Heavens: The Battle of Cold Harbor, May 26-June 5, 1864

by Daniel T. Davis and Phillip S. Greenwalt





Determined To Stand and Fight: The Battle of Monocacy, July 9, 1864

by Ryan T. Quint






A Long and Bloody Task: The Atlanta Campaign, from Dalton through Kennesaw Mountain to the Chattahooche River, May 5-July 18, 1864
by Steve Davis






All the Fighting They Want: The Atlanta Campaign, from Peachtree Creek to the Surrender of the City, July 18-September 2, 1864 
by Steve Davis






Bloody Autumn: The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864

by Daniel T. Davis and Phillip S. Greenwalt





Calamity in Carolina: The Battles of Averasboro and Bentonville

by Daniel T. Davis and Phillip S. Greenwalt





Dawn of Victory: Breakthrough at Petersburg, March 25-April 1, 1865

by Edward S. Alexander





To the Bitter End: Appomattox, Bennett Place, and the Surrenders of the Confederacy

by Robert M. Dunkerly





Grant’s Last Battle: The Story Behind The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant

by Chris Mackowski





Traces of the Bloody Struggle-coverAnd don’t forget our special ECWS booklet Traces of the Bloody Struggle: The Civil War at Stevenson Ridge, Spotsylvania Court House by Chris Mackowski, available in print only through Stevenson Ridge (email: and available as an e-book through Savas Beatie.

About Sarah Kay Bierle

I’m Sarah Kay Bierle, historian, editor, and historical fiction writer. When sharing history, I try to keep the facts interesting and understandable. History is about real people, real actions, real effects and it should inspire us today.
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2 Responses to Civil War Books For Your Wish List

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  2. Lisa Murphy says:

    Thank you for including our Emerging Civil War Series on your Wish List! Those interested in checking out these books can read more at the Savas Beatie website here:

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