Symposium Books for Your Holiday Wish List

With the holidays fast approaching, we thought our symposium attendees might want to start reading up on some of the ‘Fallen Leaders’ our speakers have lined up for the 2021 Symposium. Because books make such wonderful gifts for Civil War enthusiasts, we wanted to offer some titles that are still in print or readily available on the secondary market to put on your list for Santa, your family, etc. We certainly hope your home libraries grow by a few volumes this month. Be sure to stop back and let us know if any of these find their way to your stocking or under your tree!

Don’t forget to register for the 2021 Emerging Civil War Symposium today! The Early Bird rate expires after December 31!

(We’ll provide a more comprehensive suggested reading list for the symposium in the coming months…)

P.G.T. Beauregard (Presenter: Sean Michael Chick):

Chick, Sean Michael. The Battle of Petersburg, June 15-18, 1864. Potomac Books, 2015.

Hennessy, John J. First Battle of Manassas: An End of Innocence, July 18-21, 1861. Stackpole Books, 2015 (1989).

Elmer Ellsworth (Presenter: Meg Groeling):

Goodheart, Adam. 1861: The Civil War Awakening. Vintage, 2012.

A.P. Hill at the Petersburg Breakthrough (Presenter: Ed Alexander):

Alexander, Edward S. Dawn of Victory: Breakthrough at Petersburg, March 25 – April 2, 1865. Savas Beatie, 2015.

Robertson, James I., Jr. General A.P. Hill: The Story of a Confederate Warrior. Random House, 1987.

Phil Kearney at Chantilly (Presenter: Kris White):

Wlker, David A. Tempest at Ox Hill: The Battle of Chantilly. Da Capo Press, 2001

John Pelham (Presenter: Sarah Kay Bierle):

Maxwell, Jerry H. The Perfect Lion: The Life and Death of Confederate Artillerist John Pelham. University of Alabama Press, 2011.

Mercer, Philip. The Life of the Gallant Pelham. Broadfoot Publishing Company, 1995.

John Pope (Presenter: Dan Welch):

Cozzens, Peter. General John Pope: A Life for the Nation. University of Illinois Press, 2000.

Pope, General John. The Military Memoirs of General John Pope. Peter Cozzens and John Y. Simon, editors. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1998.

Fitz John Porter (Presenter: Kevin Pawlak):

Anders, Curt. Injustice on Trial: Second Bull Run, General Fitz John Porter’s Court Martial, and the Schofield Board Investigation That Restored His Good Name. Curt Anders Books LLC, 2009.

Jermann, Donald R. Fitz-John Porter, Scapegoat of Second Manassas: The Rise, Fall and Rise of the General Accused of Disobedience. McFarland, 2009.

J.E.B. Stuart at Yellow Tavern (Presenter: Gordon Rhea):

Rhea, Gordon C. The Battles of Spotsylvania Court House and the Road to Yellow Tavern, May 7 – 12, 1864. LSU Press, 2005.

Earl Van Dorn (Presenter: Matt Atkinson):

Carter, Arthur B. Tarnished Cavalier: Major General Earl Van Dorn, C. S. A. University of Tennessee Press, 2013.

Hartje, Robert George. Van Dorn: The Life and Times of a Confederate General. Vanderbilt University Press, 1994.

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3 Responses to Symposium Books for Your Holiday Wish List

  1. Lyle Smith says:

    Will Zoom this event or will people be able to watch a stream of it, for some fee, of course?

  2. Dan Hurley says:

    Signed up for the symposium, hope it’s in person by then.

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