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ABOUT OUR CIVIL WAR 1861 WEB SITE
America's Civil War is thought by many as a turning point from which our great Nation grew, from 1865 until 2008, to be the world leader in personal prosperity, individual freedom, and political and military influence. Its history is rife with tales of enormous faith in our Nation, of courage, boldness, and personal daring by men of both the North and South. Many histories tell of positioning and maneuvering massive armies. These books are of small units which speak of daily life, the agony and immense courage of individual soldiers. Others wonder if America's Civil War was needlessly forced at the barrel of rifle and cannon, in the Communist-like idea of a huge central government overwhelming individual freedoms. If so, of course, it would be far opposite that which was established by our wise founders.

Below are links to various pages on our site. Books in Brief lists all of the books for sale with a brief synopsys of each. Civil War and Emerald Coast present the books from each genre in more detail. Author tells us all about the author of the books and Artist the man who created the beautiful painting above and also provides a link to a site where his works can be purchased.

At right is Col. Gilbert Hathaway, Commander, 73rd Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment

Col. Gilbert Hathaway