Further Reading · Fiction

The Better Angels of Our Nature by S.C. Gylanders
Just before the battle of Shiloh, an enigmatic young soldier named Jesse stirs up the camp of General William Tecumseh Sherman.

The Black Flower, The Year of Jubilo, and The Judas Field by Howard Bahr
Author Bahr brings the human struggle to life in these gripping tales of war and recovery.

Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier
The extraordinary story of a soldier's perilous journey back to his beloved at the end of the Civil War-a bestseller.

Enemy Women by Paulette Jiles
Eighteen-year-old Adair Colley is unjustly imprisoned as a Confederate spy. Once freed, she embarks on a treacherous journey to find home and family again.

Gettysburg: A Novel of the Civil War by Newt Gingrich and William Fortschen
Former Speaker of the House Gingrich and historical fiction writer Fortschen offer an "alternative history," imagining a Confederate victory at Gettysburg.

Hard Road to Gettysburg by Ted Jones
Twin brothers, separated at birth, end up fighting on opposite sides in the War Between the States.

Jacob's Ladder by Donald McCaig
The Gatewood Plantation in Virginia is the setting for this epic tale of love, courage, and valor in the face of the inhumanity of slavery and war.

The Other Side by Kevin McColley
After sheltering some runaway slaves, a young farmboy gets entangled in the violence of the Civil War.

Killer Angels, Gods and Generals, and The Last Full Measure by Michael Shaara and Jeff Shaara
This classic Civil War trilogy begins with Michael Shaara's Pulitzer Prize-winning Killer Angels. His son Jeff Shaara concludes the gripping story of some of the fiercest battles of the war.

Sharpshooter by David Madden
Thirteen-year-old Willis Carr leaves Tennessee to fight for the Union cause alongside his father and his older brothers.