Civil War Resources

Lecture Recordings:
An audio recording of almost every Chicago Civil War Roundtable meeting from 1951 to 2013 in which many of these books are discussed.  If you would like to purchase a copy(click here for a list) send an email with your request to:

YouTube videos are available of many meetings from October 2011. Please click the link on the left of this page.

Battlefield Tour:
We recommended these books as great references in preparation for the 2019 Vicksburg tour: (to come) 2019 Tour - Orders and Ammunition and the tour guidebook 2019 Tour Atlas.

Books by roundtable members:
Many of the members of the roundtable are authors and speakers on the Civil War and other topics. The Author's Library provides a list of their current and upcoming publications.

General Reading:
We recommend these fine books, authored by some of our recent past and near future monthly meeting speakers. (printable list)

Kentuckians in Gray
Bruce Allardice and Lawrence L. Hewitt

Two Years Before the Paddlewheel: Charles F. Gunther, Mississippi River Confederate
Bruce Allardice and Wayne Wolf

In the First Line of Battle: The 12th Illinois Cavalry in the Civil War
Sam Blackwell

The Age of Lincoln
Orville Vernon Burton

The H.L. Hunley: The Secret Hope of the Confederacy
Tom Chaffin

Shenandoah 1862
Peter Cozzens

The Great Comeback: How Abraham Lincoln Beat the Odds to Win the 1860 Republican Nomination
Gary Ecelbarger

Defending Slavery: Proslavery Thought in the Old South
Paul Finkelman

The Road to Disunion, Vols. I & II
William W. Freehling

Campaigning with Uncle Billy: The Civil War Memoirs of Sgt. Lyman S. Widney, 34th Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Robert I. Girardi

Wilson’s Creek
Richard W. Hatcher III and William Garrett Piston

For Cause and For Country
Eric A. Jacobson

The Fredericksburg Campaign
Francis A. O’Reilly

A History of Ironclads: The Power of Iron over Wood
John V. Quarstein

Appomattox County
Patrick A. Schroeder and Scott Frantel

David O. Stewart

Lincoln and His Admirals
Craig Symonds

Gate of Hell: Campaign for Charleston Harbor, 1863
Stephen R. Wise

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