The American Civil War: A Handbook of Literature and Research

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ations. Theodore Lyman, a volunteer aide on General George Meade's staff, left one of the few analyses of maps written by a participant in the war. As the title suggests, "Uselessness of the Maps Furnished to Staff of the Army of the Potomac" ( 1905) decries the inaccuracy of Union maps prior to 1864. Lyman, who mapped the positions of Union corps during the Wilderness campaign, argues that the quality of maps made by engineers in the field far surpassed those issued from Washington.

Few other writers have critically examined Civil War cartography. Articles by H. V. Canan ( "Maps for the Civil War," 1956), James B. Rhoads ( "Civil War Maps and Mapping," 1957), and A. Philip Muntz ( "Union Mapping in the American Civil War," 1963) describe mapping organizations or individual maps, with little attempt to explore the larger role of cartography in the war. Brief discussions of the relationship of maps to military decisions appear in "Mapping the Atlanta Campaign" ( 1982), by Richard W. Stephenson, and "Lost in Battle" ( 1986), by Harold Gulley and Louis DeVorsey. Their work suggests a direction future studies could take. While the history of Civil War cartography has shown recent signs of vitality, it offers ample opportunities for further research.


BIBLIOGRAPHY

Aimone Allan C., and Barbara A. Aimone. A User's Guide to the Official Records of the American Civil War. Shippensburg, PA: White Mane Publishing, 1993.

Antietam Battlefield Board. Atlas of the Battlefield of Antietam, Prepared under the Direction of the Antietam Battlefield Board. Washington, D.C.: Government Print­ ing Office, 1904.

Atlas for the American Civil War. Wayne, NJ: Avery Publishing, 1986.

Atlas to Accompany Confederate Military History. New York: Thomas Yoseloff, 1962.

B echler Gustavus. Atlas Showing Battles, Engagements, and Important Localities Con­ nected with the Campaigns in Virginia. Philadelphia: G. R. Bechler, 1864.

Bosse David. Civil War Newspaper Maps: A Cartobibliography of the Northern Daily Press. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1993.

-----. Civil War Newspaper Maps: A Historical Atlas. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Uni­ versity Press, 1993.

Campbell Albert H. "The Lost War Maps of the Confederates." Century Magazine 35 ( 1888): 479-481.

Canan H. V. "Maps for the Civil War." Armor 65 ( 1956): 34-42.

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Park Commission. Atlas of the Battlefields of Chickamauga, Chattanooga, and Vicinity. Washington, D.C.: Government Print­ ing Office, 1901.

Greene A. Wilson, and Gary W. Gallagher. National Geographic Guide to the Civil War National Battlefield Parks. Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 1992.

Gulley Harold, and Louis DeVorsey. "Lost in Battle." Geographical Magazine 28 ( 1986): 1-18.

Hotchkiss Jedediah. Make Me a Map of the Valley: The Civil War Journal of StonewallJackson's Topographer

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Foreword James M. Mcpherson ix
  • Preface xi
  • Introduction Steven E. Woodworth xiii
  • Part I - General Secondary Sources 1
  • 1 - Surveys and Textbooks 3
  • Bibliography 9
  • 2 - General Reference Works 11
  • Bibliography 20
  • 3 - Bibliographies 23
  • Bibliography 27
  • 4 - Periodical Indexes 39
  • Bibliography 44
  • 5 - Genealogical Sources 46
  • Summary 52
  • Summary 52
  • Part II - General Primary Sources 57
  • 6 - Memoirs, Diaries, and Letters 59
  • Letters 73
  • 7 - Published Papers 75
  • Bibliography 83
  • 8 - Unpublished Manuscript Collections 85
  • Bibliography 94
  • Part III - Illustrative Materials 97
  • 9 - Maps, Charts, and Atlases 99
  • Bibliography 108
  • 10 - Photographs and Drawings 111
  • Bibliography 117
  • Part IV - Causation--Events Leading to the War 119
  • 11 - Slavery, Race, and Culture 121
  • Bibliography 128
  • 12 - Constitutional and Political Factors 131
  • Bibliography 141
  • 13 - Economic Factors 144
  • Bibliography 151
  • Part V - International Relations 155
  • 14 - Union International Relations 157
  • Bibliography 169
  • 15 - Confederate International Relations 177
  • Bibliography 184
  • Part VI - Leaders 187
  • 16 - Abraham Lincoln 189
  • Bibliography 200
  • 17 - Jefferson Davis 203
  • Bibliography 209
  • 18 - Union Civilian Leaders 216
  • Bibliography 225
  • 19 - Confederate Civilian Leaders 234
  • Bibliography 240
  • Part VII - Strategy and Tactics: Operations, Campaigns, and Battles 245
  • 20 - Eastern Theater 247
  • Bibliography 260
  • 21 - Western Theater 270
  • Bibliography 283
  • 22 - Trans-Mississippi Theater 287
  • Bibliography 295
  • 23 - War on Inland Waters 298
  • Bibliography 306
  • 24 - War at Sea 313
  • Bibliography 326
  • Part VIII - Conduct of the War 333
  • 25 - Leadership--Union Army Officers 335
  • Bibliography 341
  • 26 - Leadership--Confederate Army Officers 346
  • Bibliography 352
  • 27 - Leadership--Union Naval Officers 357
  • Bibliography 364
  • 28 - Leadership--Confederate Naval Officers 368
  • Bibliography 373
  • 29 - Modern War/Total War 379
  • Bibliography 387
  • 30 - Ordnance 390
  • Biblliography 400
  • 31 - Supplies 405
  • Conclusion 413
  • 32 - Intelligence Activities 419
  • Bibliography 428
  • 33 - Medical Activities 433
  • Suggested Areas for Future Research 445
  • 34 - Enlisted Soldiers 454
  • Bibliography 464
  • 35 - Prison Camps and Prisoners of War 466
  • Bibliography 475
  • Part IX - The Home Front 479
  • 36 - Northern State and Local Politics 481
  • Bibliography 490
  • 37 - Southern State and Local Politics 494
  • Bibliography 500
  • 38 - Industry, Agriculture, and the Economy 505
  • Bibliography 512
  • 39 - Northern Social Conditions 515
  • 40 - Southern Social Conditions 530
  • Bibliography 537
  • Part X - Reconstruction and Beyond 545
  • 41 - Southern Occupation 547
  • Bibliography 556
  • 42 - Economics 561
  • Bibliography 571
  • 43 - Emancipation, Freedmen, and the Freedmen's Bureau 576
  • Bibliography 584
  • 44 - Veterans' Organizations and Memories of the War 586
  • Notes 596
  • Part XI - Popular Media 601
  • 45 - Novels and Other Fictional Accounts 603
  • Conclusion 610
  • 46 - Films and Television 613
  • Bibliography 619
  • 47 - Musical and Narrative Recordings 620
  • Bibliography 657
  • Appendix - Publishers and Dealers of Civil War Literature 659
  • Index 679
  • Bout the Contributors 753
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