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Antietam: The Lost Order explains why Harper’s Ferry was key to the Union victory in September 1862, the importance of the location and timing of the Battle of Antietam, and how its outcome influenced the future of our country. The book concludes by analyzing what went wrong on the Union side, the lasting impact of finding the lost order, and finally, the fates of the major players. With as much emphasis given to human foibles as to troop movements, this book will appeal to a wide audience beyond Civil War devotees.
The Confederate Cookbook: Family Favorites from the Sons of Confederate Veterans contains over 340 of Dixie’s finest recipes courtesy of contemporary Confederate kitchens from Florida to Alaska. Here you’ll find the delicious, traditional dishes that evoke the flavor of the Old South, as well as savory regional favorites from all over the country. Hardcover.
A comprehensive discussion of the flags that represented the southern nation between 1861 and 1865, The Flags of the Confederacy offers a detailed and well-researched look at the history of the national, state, and military flags that were developed during the period in which the new Southern nation existed.
For Civil War historians or flag enthusiasts, this book is a helpful guide to the history and development of flags in the United States, leading up to and during the Civil War. A companion work to The Flags of the Confederacy: An Illustrated History, this book features banners from the different armed forces and their divisions from fleets to cavalry units to infantry corps.
Capitol Hill is a virtual museum of nineteenth-century American architecture and is the largest Victorian neighborhood in the country. The Majesty of Capitol Hill captures the vibrancy of this historic community and its many architectural styles, including Federal, Greek Revival, Italianate, Second Empire, Queen Anne, Richardsonian Romanesque, and Classic Revival. Nowhere else in Washington is the original plan of Pierre L’Enfant, the man who laid out the city, better preserved than on Capitol Hill.
At 2:30 am on April 15, 1865, Mary Elizabeth Surratt was awakened by loud knocking at the door of her H Street boardinghouse in Washington D.C. Officers first inquired as to the whereabouts of her son, John Surratt. She was quickly told that her son was wanted in connection with the murder of President Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth, a famous actor and acquaintance of the family! Three days later, Mary found herself under suspicion and under arrest for involvement in the assassination of the president. Hardcover.
Often called “America in Miniature,” Maryland embraces all that is America, historically, culturally, and geographically. In this newly updated edition, authors Victor Block and Fyllis Hockman guide you through Maryland. They divide the state into nine regions with counties and attractions listed alphabetically. Locations, phone numbers, admission charges, maps, and other pertinent information are included. Paperback.
When ol’ Cap’n Claus suddenly appears in his tugboat pulled by a team of eight seahorses, he surprises a weary first mate who has just begun his night watch on Christmas Eve. Hardcover.
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