Symposium Spotlight: 2023 Suggested Reading, Part 1

Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll post some book lists shared by our 2023 ECW Symposium speakers in case you’re looking for some summer reading related to the topics!

Cecily Nelson Zander – From Stones River to Chattanooga: Braxton Bragg and the Struggle for Tennessee in 1863

Peter Cozzens, No Better Place to Die: The Battles of Stones River (Urbana: University of Illinois
Press, 1990)

Larry J. Daniel, Conquered: Why the Army of Tennessee Failed (Chapel Hill: University of North
Carolina Press, 2019)

Earl Hess, Braxton Bragg: The Most Hated Man of the Confederacy (Chapel Hill: University of
North Carolina Press, 2016)

Evan C. Jones and Wiley Sword, ed., Gateway to the Confederacy: New Perspectives on the
Chickamauga and Chattanooga Campaigns, 1862-1863 (Baton Rouge: Louisiana State
University Press, 2014)

Samuel R. Watkins, “Co. Aytch” Maury Grays, First Tennessee Regiment (1900; reprint,
Jackson, TN: McCowat and Mercer Press, 1952); with introduction by Bell Irvin Wiley. USE THE LINK TO READ FOR FREE!

Steven E. Woodworth, Jefferson Davis and His Generals: The Failure of Confederate Command
in the West (Lawrence: University of Kansas Press, 1990)

Zachery A. Fry – A Year of Transformation: The Army of the Potomac in 1863

Peter S. Carmichael. The War for the Common Soldier: How Men Thought, Fought, and Survived in Civil War Armies. University of North Carolina Press, 2018.

Albert Z. Conner and Chris Mackowski. Seizing Destiny: The Army of the Potomac’s “Valley Forge” and the Civil War Winter that Saved the Union. Savas Beatie, 2016.

Lorien Foote, The Gentlemen and the Roughs: Violence, Honor, and Manhood in the Union Army. New York University Press, 2010.

James W. Geary, We Need Men: The Union Draft in the Civil War. Northern Illinois University Press, 1991.

John J. Hennessy, “We Shall Make Richmond Howl: The Army of the Potomac on the Eve of Chancellorsville,” in Chancellorsville: The Battle and Its Aftermath, ed. Gary W. Gallagher. University of North Carolina Press, 1996.

Steven J. Ramold. Across the Divide: Union Soldiers View the Northern Home Front. New York University Press, 2013.

Jennifer L. Weber, Copperheads: The Rise and Fall of Lincoln’s Opponents in the North. Oxford University Press, 2006.

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