RECOMMENDED READING LIST

Listed are but some of the many good books that are available for reading. These books will present to the reader a perspective of the War For Southern Independence that many books do not present.  They are in alphabetical order by title.

"Abolition, the Union, and the Civil War" by Clement L. Vallandigham 1863

"Abolitionism Unveiled" by Henry F. James 1856

"American Bastille" by John A. Marshall 1889

"America's Caesar: Abraham Lincoln and the Birth of a Modern Empire" by Greg Loren Durand

"The American Union" by John Spence 1862

"Battles and Leaders of the Civil War" 8 Volumes, by the men who fought in the war, edited by Century Magazine, 1887

"Berry Benson’s Civil War Book: Memoirs of a Confederate Scout and Sharpshooter" by Berry Benson 1962

"Black Slaveowners, Free Black Slave Masters in South Carolina 1790-1860" by Larry Koger 1985

"Cannoneers in Gray: The Field Artillery of the Army of Tennessee, 1861-1865" by Larry J. Daniel 1984

"The Civil War: A Narrative" by Shelby Foote 1974.

"Civil War Trivia and Fact Book" by Webb Garrison1992.

"The Coming of Glory" by John S. Tilley, 1948

"Company Aytch, Maury Grays First Tennessee Regiment or A Side Show of the Big Show" by Sam R. Watkins 1882

"A Confederate Catechism, The War for Southern Self-Government" by Lyon Gardiner Tyler, 1935

"The Confederate Cause and Conduct in the War Between the States" by Hunter McGuire and George L. Christian 1907

"The Confederate Constitution of 1861: An Inquiry into American Constitutionalism" by Marshall L. DeRosa 1991

"Confederate Military History" 12 Volumes, by Edited by Gen. Clement A. Evans 1899

"Confederate Nurse: The Diary of Ada W. Bacot 1860-1864, 1944

"A Constitutional View of the War Between the States" by Alexander H. Stephens 1868

"Crimes of the Civil War and the Curse of the Funding System" by Judge Henry Clay Dean 1868

"The Defense of Battery Wagner July 18th, 1863" by Lt. Col. Twiggs

"A Defense Of Virginia and the South" by Robert L. Dabney 1867.

"Destruction and Reconstruction: Personal Experiences of the Late War" by General Richard Taylor 1877

"A Diary From Dixie" by Mary Chesnut 1905

"The Diary of Edmund Ruffin" 3 Vols 1972

"Embattled Banner-A Reasonable Defense of the Confederate Battle Flag", by Don Hinkle, 1997

"Facts and Falsehoods Concerning the War on the South 1861-1865" by George Edmonds, 1904

"Facts The Historians Leave Out-A Confederate Primer" by John S. Tilley 1951.

"The Federal Government: Its True Nature and Character: Being a Review of Judge Story's Commentaries on the Constitution of the United States" by Abel P. Upshur 1997

"The Flags of The Confederacy: An Illustrated History" by Devereaux D. Cannon, Jr. 1988.

"Forgotten Confederates: An Anthology about Black Southerners" by Kelly Barrow 1995

"Fourteen Months in American Bastille’s" by C.W. Howard 1863

"Free and Impartial Exposition of the Causes Which Led to the Failure of the Confederate States to Establish Their Independence" Oct 14, 1865

"Generals in Gray" 1959 & "More Generals in Gray 1995 by Ezra J. Warner

"Gladstone, Morley, and the Confederate Loans of 1863" by John Bigelow 1905

"Give Us Back the Constitution of Our Fathers" by Henderson Hallman 1924

"The Gray Book: A Confederate Catechism" by Lyon Gardiner Tyler, 1935

"Immortal Captives" by Mauriel Joslyn , 1999

"In Search of Confederate Ancestors" by J. H. Segars 1993

"Inside of Rock Island Prison from December 1863 to June 1865" by J.W. Minnich 1908

"Is Davis a Traitor" by Albert Taylor Bledsoe 1866

"The Last Rebel Yell" by Michael A. Grissom 1919

"The Letters of Judah P. Benjamin to Ambrose Dudley Mann, Minister of the Confederacy to Belgium & the Vatican"

"Liberty and Slavery " by Albert Taylor Bledsoe 1856

"The Life and Death of Jefferson Davis" by A.C. Bancroft 1889

"The Life of Johnny Reb" by Bell Irwin Wiley 1943

"The Lost Cause: A New Southern History of the War of the Confederates" by Edward A. Pollard, 1866

"Maryland: The South’s First Casualty" by Bart Rhett Talbert 1995.

"Memoirs of Robert E. Lee", by A. L. Long

"Memoirs of Service Afloat" by Admiral Raphael Semmes 1868

"Men in Gray" by Robert Catlett Cave, 1911

"Miss Rutherford's Scrapbook 1923" by Mildred Lewis Rutherford (Topics: The Causes That Led to the War Between the States, Secession Was Not Rebellion, Who Was Responsible For War?, Was Coercion Constitutional?, Army and Navy of the Confederate States Organized, Battles and Leaders The Surrender and Results)

"Miss Rutherford's Scrapbook 1924" by Mildred Lewis Rutherford (Topics: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Reconstruction Days of 1865-1876, The 13th and 14th Amendments, The South's Responsibility)

"Miss Rutherford's Scrapbook 1925" by Mildred Lewis Rutherford (Topics: Things That Make for Peace - What is Meant by Peace?, Disputed Points in Southern History - Proofs Given, What Has the Negro Meant to the South, What Has the South Meant to the Negro,)

"Miss Rutherford's Scrapbook-Historical Notes 1927" by Mildred Lewis Rutherford

"Nathan Bedford Forrest: The First With the Most", by Robert S. Henry 1944

"The Negro, North and South: The status of the Colored Population in the North and South Compared" by Robert Trimble 1861

"North Across the River - A Civil War Trail of Tears" by Ruth Beaumont Cook 2000

"Ordeal of the Union (Volumes 1, 2, 3, & 4)" by Allan Nevins 1992.

"The Origin of the Late War, Traced from the Beginning of the Constitution to the Revolt of the Southern States", By George Lunt 1866

"Prison Life During the War" by Fritz Fuzzlebug 1869

"The Prison Life of Jefferson Davis" by John J. Craven, M.D. Carleton 1866.

"The Real Lincoln" by Charles L.C. Minor 1904.

"The Recognition of the Southern Confederation" by James Spence 1862

"The Recollections and Letters of Robert E. Lee", by Robert E. Lee Jr.

"Robert E. Lee" (4 Vols) , by Douglas Southall Freeman

"Reminiscences of the Civil War" by General John B. Gordon 1903

"Report of the Joint Committee of the State of the Republic (Georgia) on November 9th, 1866 - Reasons for rejecting the 14th Amendment"

"The Right of Recognition: A Sketch of the present policy of the Confederate States By a Recent Tourist 1862"

"The Rise And Fall Of The Confederate Government" by Jefferson Davis 1881

"Sack and Destruction of the City of Columbia, South Carolina" by William Gilmore Simms 1865

"The Secret Six: John Brown And The Abolitionist Movement" by Otto Scott, 1979.

"The Shackling of Jefferson Davis" by T.K. Oglesby 1899

"So Good a Cause: A Decade of Southern Partisan" by Oran P. Smith, 1993

"The South Must Have Her Rightful Place In History" by Mildred Lewis Rutherford. 1923.

"The South Vindicated From The Charge of Treason and Rebellion" by William E. Boggs 1881.

"The South Was Right" by James Ronald Kennedy and Walter Donald Kennedy 1991.

"Southern By The Grace of God" by Michael Andrew Grissom1988.

"Southern Historical Society Papers" - 52 Volumes (Also Available on CD-ROM) 1876-1959

"Southern Rights Convention of Maryland Feb 18-19, 1861"

"The Southern States of the American Union" by J. L. M. Curry 1895

“The South Under Siege1830-2000: A History of the Relations Between the North and the South” by Frank Conner, 2002

"A Southern View Of The Invasion Of The Southern States and War Of 1861-1865" by Captain Samuel A'Court Ashe 1911

"The Standing Army A History of Georgia's County Confederate Monuments" by Frank M. McKenney.

"States' Rights The Law of the Land" by Charles J. Bloch 1958

"Stonewall Jackson" by Robert Lewis Dabney 1897

"The Story of the Confederacy" by Robert Selph Henry, 1931

"The Story of the Confederate States or History of the War for Southern Independence" by Joseph T. Derry 1895

"Three Hundred Days in a Yankee Prison: Imprisonment at Camp Chase Ohio" by John H. King, M.D. 1904

"The Tragic Era: The Revolution after Lincoln" by Claude Bowers 1929

"The Treatment of P.O.W. 1861-1865" by Samuel E. Lewis M.D. 1910

"A True Estimate of Abraham Lincoln and Vindication of the South", by Mildred Lewis Rutherford, 1923

"The True Story of Andersonville Prison" by James Madison Page 1908.

"True Tales of the South at War: How Soldiers Fought and Families Lived" by Clarence Poe, 1995

"Truths of History" by Mildred Lewis Rutherford. 1920.

"Truth of the War Conspiracy of 1861" By H.W. Johnstone, 1921

"The Typical Georgia Confederate" by John C. Whatley, 2nd printing 2nd edition, 2001

"The Uncivil War: Union Army and Navy Excesses In The Official Records" by Thomas Bland Keys 1991.

"A View Of The Constitution" by William Rawle 1825

"War Claims Against The United States" by William Whiting 1866

"War For What" by Francis W. Springer 1990.

"War of The Rebellion - Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (130 Volumes also available on CD-ROM)" Washington D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1880-1901.

"Warriors of the Wiregrass: The History of Selected Georgia Regiments in the War for Southern Independence" by John Griffin 2000

"Was Jefferson Davis Right?" by James Ronald Kennedy and Walter Donald Kennedy 1998

"What The South May Claim or Where The South Leads" by Mildred L. Rutherford

"When In The Course Of Human Events: Arguing the Case for Southern Secession." by Charles Adams.

"Why Not Freedom?-America’s Revolt Against Big Government" by James Ronald Kennedy and Walter Donald Kennedy 1995

"The Works of John C. Calhoun" by John C. Calhoun 1844

"Wrongs of History Righted" by Mildred L. Rutherford 1919.

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