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compiled by Larry Stevens
History of the 126th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
By John H. Gilson. 6th Corps. Gilson published this account, using his wartime diary and the letters, journals, official reports and reminiscences of a dozen other comrades. The work features an annotated roster and nine biographical sketches of officers who lost their lives in battle. A new index and 52 photo portraits, most of them recently discovered, further enhance Blue Acorn Press' edition of this rare Ohio regimental history. Hardcover with dust jacket, 330 pages illustrated with 58 photographic and engraved portraits, roster, index. Order from Blue Acorn Press
Stark County, Ohio Civil War Veterans:
A History of Those Who Served
by Lieutenant Colonel, USA (Retired) Cyrene E. Margolis. This two volume set is both a genealogical resource and a narrative account of the accomplishments, sacrifices and rich heritage that the county’s Civil War soldiers and veterans bestowed on our land. Included is official and unofficial military records of men who served in 37 Stark County recruited companies, part of the 4th, 13th, 19th, 76th, 86th, 104th, 107th, 115th, 162nd, 178th,and 184th OVI as well as William S. Williams Independent Battery, Ohio Volunteer Artillery and the 3rd Independent Battery, Ohio Light Artillery. This is the most complete book on Stark County Civil War history ever published. Two volumes. Volume I is 333 pages, 57 pictures, drawings, company rosters, index, glossary and bibliography. Volume II is 247 pages, with 52 pictures, drawing, index and bibliography. Order from the Author
A Citizen-Soldier's Civil War
The Letters of Brevet Major General Alvin C. Voris
Edited by Jerome Mushkat. A lawyer and a legislator who rose to the rank of Brevet Major General, Voris wrote remarkably sensitive and insightful letters to his wife as he led the 67th Ohio Volunteer Regiment, from the beginning to the end of the Civil War. 333 pp. cloth. Order from Northern Illinois University Press
A Grassroots History of the American Civil War, Volume III: Captain Cotter’s Battery
Compiled/written by Richard J. Staats. Active prior to the war, Cotter’s Battery became the nucleus for Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery. This is a history of the war as told by citizens and soldiers from the Portage County, Ohio, area. Documented sources include microfilm newspaper accounts, the Official Records, pension records, original letters and other printed matter. Cotter’s Battery follows the local artillery battery of Capt. Charles S. Cotter, an interesting character from Ravenna, Ohio. 270 pp., bibl., illus., fullname + subject index, paperback. Order from Heritage Books Inc.
Tom Taylor's Civil War
Diaries and Letters of Major Thomas T. Taylor. 47th O.V.I. Edited by Albert Castel. A young Ohio lawyer, Thomas Taylor was a junior officer who fought under Sherman at Vicksburg and Chattanooga and on the march through Georgia, and his diary and letters contain vivid descriptions of numerous skirmishes and battles over four years. By interweaving Taylor's words with his own narrative, Albert Castel has fashioned a work on the Civil War as engrossing as a novel; by also including letters from Taylor's wife, he has created a whole new dimension for viewing that conflict. Order from Amazon.com
Camps and Campaigns of the 107th Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry - 1862-1865
Mark Gaynor has recently had a book reprinted on the history of the 107th OVI. Originally this book was printed by Jacob Smith of Company D, a diary of his involvement in the Civil War. This previously rare book is now available by going to Indian River Graphics and entering the bookstore on the web site.
Reluctant Cannoneer: The Diary of Robert T. McMahan of the 25th Independent Ohio Light Artillery
Edited by Michael Banasik. 360 pgs. Paperback. Volume II in Series "Unwritten Chapters of the Civil War West of the River." Press of the Camp Pope Bookshop. Iowa City. Iowa. Order from Camp Pope Bookshop
2nd West Virginia Cavalry
By Joseph J. Sutton. 321 pgs. Raised in late summer 1861 in southeast Ohio, this regiment was rejected for muster after Ohio's cavalry quota was filled. The disappointed but enterprising troopers applied across the Ohio River to the provisional governor of western Virginia who quickly accepted them. First published in 1892, reprinted in 1992 and released again in 2001. Sutton's history contained a full roster and 28 line illustrations. The reprint editions feature 55 wartime photographs, showing regimental members and commanders, many sporting the famous "Custer ties." Order from Blue Acorn Press
Eagles on Their Buttons.
A Black Infantry Regiment in the Civil War
by Versalle F. Washington. The 127th OVI - 5th USCT. Hardcover with dust jacket, 113 pages, index. Order from Amazon.com
History of the 41st Ohio Veteran Vol. Infantry
By Robert L. Kimberly & Ephraim S. Holloway
From Shiloh in April 1862 to the decisive victory at Nashville in December 1864, few Union regiments in the Civil War's western theater forged better service records than the 41st Ohio. Blue Acorn's reprint features the addition of an index, hardcover with dust jacket, 330 total pages, 30 photographs, and full regimental roster. Order from Blue Acorn Press
For Honor, Glory & Union. The Mexican & Civil War Letters of Brig. Gen. William Haines Lytle
Edited and with an introduction by Ruth C. Carter. Lytle was the first Colonel of the 10th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Known as the poet general he was killed at the battle Chickamauga, September 20, 1863. Hardcover with dust jacket, 244 pages, photos, maps, index. Order from Amazon.com
History of the Third Ohio Cavalry
Reprint of Thomas Crofts' 1910 Regimental History. Order from Blue Acorn Press
To Crown Myself With Honor.
The Wartime Letters of Captain Asbury Gatch.
9th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry
Edited by Gary L. Knepp. 176 pgs. Order from The Editor
A Hundred Days To Richmond: Ohio's "Hundred Days" Men In The Civil War
by Jim Leeke. Drawn from Civil War diaries, letters and eyewitness accounts, A Hundred Days to Richmond tells for the first time the complete story of Ohio's "100 day men" - state militia troops who were offered for Union service for 100 days. Their individual tales are unique and memorable, and their voices unmistakably American. Hardcover. 272 pgs. Indiana University Press. 1999 Order from Amazon.com
"I Am Now a Soldier!" The Civil War Diaries of Lorenzo Vanderhoef
Diaries of a soldier from Homerville in Medina County, part of the Western Reserve in Ohio. The diaries of this 22 year old First Sergeant include actions of the 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the battles of Antietam and Gettysburg. An epilogue carries the story to September 1912, the time of Vanderhoef's death and the 50th anniversary of Antietam. 147 pgs, hardbound, introduction, epilogue, biographical appendix, bibliography. Published in 1990. Price: $20 (postage paid). Order from: A. Phillips. Tech Services. Patten Free Library. 33 Summer St. Bath. ME. 04530-2632
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