The Definitive Pictorial History of the American Civil War

Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War (2011), we are pleased to announce the publication of


Jay Robert Nash

The Definitive Pictorial History of the American Civil War

One of the greatest visual reference works ever offered, the Definitive Pictorial is the most comprehensive visual history of the American Civil War ever produced. No collection is complete without this work. More than 10,000 color and black & white images; more than 1,000 images in each of ten volumes, 400-450 pages (8-1/2" x 11") per volume plus index, all on a matched set of CD's.

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  • More than 10,000 images, including color and black-and-white paintings, illustrations, photographs, posters, maps, many never before published, all from the author's unparalleled forty-year collection.
  • More color images than ever before published in a single work.
  • Comprehensive narrative and captions accompanying all images.
  • Vivid images for every major battle and campaign on land and water and many minor skirmishes, engagements and operations in chronological sequence. Includes comprehensive Index and List of Illustrations.
  • Images for all major and many lesser-known military, political, and social leaders on both sides of the conflict.
  • Volume X offers scores of images for camps, forts, prisons and ships, and scores of images for films based upon the American Civil War.
  • Offered exclusively in high-resolution PDF format. ISBN: 1-928831-63-X


(italicized-boldfaced entries indicate scores of images for specific subjects, battles or campaigns)


ISBN 1-928831-64-8

Slavery and the Old South; Abolitionists and John Brown; Border War; Abraham Lincoln; Baltimore Plot; Secession and Jefferson Davis; 1861—Fort Sumter (Charleston Bay), S.C.; Baltimore Riot; Fort Smith and Van Buren, Ark.; Camp Jackson, Mo.; Fairfax Courthouse, Va.; West Virginia Operations (Philippi; Rich Mountain; Carrick's Ford; Carnifax Ferry; Cheat Mountain/Elkwater); Big Bethel, Va.; Booneville, Mo.; Bull Run (First Manassas), Va.; Carthage, Mo.; Enchantress Affair; Hatteras Inlet, N.C.; Port Royal Sound, S.C.; Belmont, Mo.; Lexington, Mo.; Ball's Bluff, Va.; Santa Rosa Island, Fla.; Wilson's Creek, Mo.; Blockade; War at sea and on the rivers.


ISBN: 1-928831-65-6

1862—Logan Crossroads, Ky.; Henry and Donelson, Tenn. Campaign; New Madrid and Island No. 10; Pea Ridge, Ark. (Elkhorn Tavern); Hampton Roads, Va. (Monitor-Merrimack); Shiloh, Tenn.; Fort Pulaski, Ga.; Andrews' Raid; New Mexico and Arizona Operations (Fort Fillmore; Santa Fe; Apache Canyon/Johnson's Ranch; Glorieta, Pass); Burnside's Expedition to North Carolina (Roanoke Island; New Bern; Beaufort; Fort Macon); New Orleans, La.; Corinth, Miss.; The Emergence of Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson; Jackson's Shenandoah Valley Campaign, Va. (McDowell; Front Royal; Williamsburg; Harrisonburg; Cross Keys and Port Republic); Secessionville, S.C.; Memphis, Tenn.; George B. McClellan; Peninsular Va. Campaign (Yorktown; Williamsburg; Norfolk; Drewry's Bluff; Hanover Church; Fair Oaks and Seven Pines); Stuart's Ride Around McClellan; The Emergence of Robert E. Lee; Seven Days' Battles (Oak Grove; Mechanicsville; Gaines' Mill; Garnett's and Golding's Farms; White Oak Swamp; Malvern Hill); Blockade; War at sea and on the rivers.


ISBN: 1-928831-66-4

1862—Forrest's Raids into Tennessee (Murfreesboro; Lexington; Humboldt; Jackson; Trenton; Parker's Cross Roads); Morgan's Raids into Kentucky (Tomkinsville; Glasgow; Lebanon; Cynthiana); Booneville, Miss.; Baton Rouge, La.; Smith's Invasion of Kentucky (Gallatin; London; Big Hill; Richmond); Bragg's Invasion of Kentucky (Munfordville; Perryville); Bull Run, Va. (Second Manassas); Antietam, Md. (Harpers Ferry, W. Va.; Crampton's Gap/Pass, Md.; South Mountain, Md.; Antietam, Md.; Blackford's Ford, Va.); West Virginia Operations/Kanawha Campaign (Lewisburg; Charleston); Iuka, Miss.; The Emergence of U. S. Grant; Vicksburg, Miss. Campaign (Holly Springs; Jackson; Chickasaw Bluffs); Stuart's Dumfries Raid; Fredericksburg, Va.; Carter's Raid (Wautauga Bridge and Carter Station); Marmaduke-Shelby Missouri Raid (Springfield; Hartville); Blockade; War at sea and on the rivers.


ISBN: 1-928831-67-2

1863—Galveston, Tex.; Arkansas Post, Ark. (Fort Hindman); Duvall's Bluff, Ark.; Mud March (Va.); Brentwood, Tenn.; Kelly's Ford, Va.: Marmaduke-Shelby Missouri Raid (Cape Girardeau; White Water Bridge; Bloomfield; Chalk Bluff); Fayetteville, Ark.; Red River Campaign (Irish Bend and Fort Bisland, La.); Jones' and Imboden's West Va. Raid; Chancellorsville, Va. Campaign (Stoneman's Raid; Chancellorsville; Salem Church/Salem Heights; Bank's Ford); Milliken's Bend, La.; Hickory Hill, Va.; Streight's Raid to Rome, Ga.; Vicksburg, Miss. Campaign (Yazoo Pass Expedition; Fort Pemberton; Rolling Fork; Hart Times; Grierson's Raid; Grand Gulf; Haines' and Drumgould's Bluffs; Port Gibson; Raymond; Jackson; Champion Hill; Big Black River; Vicksburg Assaults; Third Louisiana Redan Mines); Port Hudson, La; Blockade; War at sea and on the rivers.


ISBN: 1-928831-68-0

1863—Gettysburg, Pa. Campaign (Franklin's Crossing, Va.; Brandy Station, Va.; Frying Pan, Va.; Seneca Mills, Md.; Berryville, Va.; Martinsburg, West Va.; Winchester, Va.; Aldie, Va.; Middleburg, Va.; Greencastle, Pa.; Upperville, Va.; Low Creek, West Va.; South Ana, Va.; Baltimore Cross Roads, Va.; Fairfax Courthouse, Va.; Westminster, Md.; McConnellsburg, Pa.; Hanover, Pa.; Sporting Hill, Pa.; Carlisle, Pa.; Gettysburg, Pa.; Falling Waters, W. Va.); Lincoln and His Gettysburg Address; Blockade; War at sea and on the rivers.


(ISBN: 1-928831-69-9

1863—New York City Draft Riots; Honey Springs, Indian Territory; Morgan's Ohio Raid (Green River, Ky.; Lebanon, Ky.; Croyden, Ind.; Harrison, Ohio; Buffington, Ohio; New Lisbon, Ohio); Lawrence, Kan.; Charleston, S.C.; (Fort Wagner; Fort Sumter; Charleston); Little Rock, Ark.; Blountsville, Tenn.; Knoxville, Tenn. Campaign (Sander's Raid; Tullahoma; Cumberland Gap; Blue Springs; Henderson's Mill; Campbell's Station; Knoxville; Fort Sanders; Bean Station); Chickamauga, Ga.; Bristoe, Va. Campaign (Bristoe Station; Catlett's Station; Buckland Mills; Rappahannock Bridge and Kelly's Ford); Averell's Raid to Lewisburg; Texas Coast Operations/Rio Grande Campaign (Sabine Pass; Brownsville; Fort Esperanza); Chattanooga, Tenn. Campaign (Wheeler's Raid; Roddey's Raid; Cracker Line Operations; Wauhatchie Night Attack; Orchard Knob; Lookout Mountain/Battle Above the Clouds; Missionary Ridge); Blockade; War at sea and on the rivers.


ISBN: 1-928831-70-2

1864—Meridian, Miss. Campaign (Big Black River; Clinton and Jackson; Morton; Decatur and Chunky Station; Turner Hill; Lauderdale Springs; Marion; West Point); Olustee, Fla. (Ocean Pond); Albemarle County, Va.; Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid to Richmond; Fort Pillow, Tenn.; Plymouth, N.C.; Arkansas Campaign (Arkadelphia; Mt. Elba; Spoonville and Antoine; Okalona; Elkin's Ford; Prairie d'Ann; Camden; Marks' Mills; Jenkins' Ferry); Red River, La. Campaign (Ford De Russey; Bayou Rapides; Crump's Hill; Wilson's Plantation; Sabine's Cross Roads; Pleasant Hill; Blair's Landing; Monett's Bluff; Cane River Crossing; Cane and Red River; Alexandria; Wilson's Landing; Avoyelless Prairie; Mansura; Yellow Bayou); Wilderness, Va.; Cloyd's Mountain; Sheridan's Richmond Va. Raid (Beaver Dam Station; Ashland Station; Yellow Tavern; Ground Squirrel Bridge/Church, Fair Oaks; Meadow Bridge); Spotsylvania, Va. Campaign (Todd's Tavern; Brock Road; Spotsylvania; Po River; Waite's Shop; Alsop House; "Mule Shoe" Salient; "Bloody Angle"; Ny River); Blockade; War at sea and on the rivers.


ISBN: 1-928831-71-0

1864—New Market, Va.; Drewry's Bluff, Va. (Fort Darling); Bermuda Line, Va.; North Anna River, Va. (Hanover Junction; Jericho Mills; Taylor's Bridge); Totopotomoy Creek, Va. (Hanovertown; Haw's Shop; Hanover Church and Ashland; Bethesda Church); Cold Harbor; Piedmont, Va.; Trevillian, Va. Raid; Alabama and Kearsarge (sea battle); Early's Washington Raid (Monocacy; Fort Stevens; Winchester; Stephenson's Depot; Kernstown; Chambersburg; Moorefield); Mobile Bay, Ala. (Fort Gaines; Mobile Bay; Fort Morgan; Fort Powell); The Emergence of William T. Sherman; Atlanta, Ga. Campaign (Rocky Face Ridge/Dug Gap; Resaca; Cassville; McAfee's Cross Road; Pine Mountain; Gigal Church; Golgotha; Mud Creek and Noyes'/Nose Creek; Pine Knob; Lattermore's Mills and Powder Springs; Culp's/Kulp's House; Dallas; Kennesaw Mountain; Chattahoochee River; Peach Tree Creek; Atlanta; Stoneman's and McCook's Raids; Ezra Chapel; Utoy Creek; Wheeler's Raid; Kilpatrick's Raid to Jonesboro; Jonesboro); Forrest's Operations in the Atlanta, Ga. Campaign (Brice's Cross Roads, Miss./Guntown, Tishomingo Creek; Harrisburg, Miss.; Memphis, Tenn.; Athens, Ala.; Fort Heiman and Paris Landing, Tenn.; Johnsonville, Tenn.); Blockade; War at sea and on the rivers.


ISBN: 1-928831-72-9

1864—Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign (Martinsburg; Berryville; Winchester; Fishers Hill; Tom's Brook; Cedar Creek); Hampton-Rosser Cattle Raid; Price's Raid in Missouri (Pilot Knob; Herman; Boonville; Glasgow; Sedalia; Lexington; Little Blue River; Independence; Big Blue River; State Line; Westport; Marais de Cygnes, Kan.; Little Osage/Mine Creek, Kan.; Marmiton/Charlotte; Newtonia); St. Albans, Vt. Raid; Sherman's March to the Sea/Savannah, Ga. Campaign (Lovejoy; Griswoldville; Clinton; Ball's Ferry; Sandersville; Waynesboro; Millen Grove; Rocky Creek Church; Thomas' Station; Waynesboro and Brier Creek; Ebenezer Creek; Honey Hill; Fort McAllister; Savannah); Franklin and Nashville, Tenn. Campaign (Allatoona; Columbia; Huey's Mill; Spring Hill; Franklin; Murfreesboro; Nashville); Sand Creek Massacre; Hicksford, Va./Welden RR; Fort Fisher, N.C.; Stoneman's Raid to Southwestern Va.; Petersburg, Va. Campaign (Petersburg Assaults; Welden, Va. Railroad Operations; Deep Bottom Run; The Crater/Mine Assault; Deep Bottom Run; Globe Tavern; Ream's Station; New Market Heights; Poplar Springs Church; Darbytown and New Market Roads; Darbytown Road; Hatcher's Run); Blockade; War at sea and on the rivers.


ISBN: 1-928831-73-7

1865—Rosser's Raid to Beverly, W. Va.; Sheridan's Raid to Northern Virginia (Waynesboro); Charleston, S.C.; Mobile, Ala. Campaign (Spanish Fort; Blakeley); Wilson's Raid to Selma, Ala.; Carolinas Campaign/Sherman's North Carolina Campaign (Fort Fisher; Fort Anderson; Town Creek; Wilmington; Kinston; Averasboro; Bentonville; Durham Station); Petersburg Va. Campaign (Dabney's Mills; Fort Stedman); Appomattox Va. Campaign (Quaker Road/Gravelly Run; Five Forks; Petersburg Final Assault; Willocomack Creek; Namozine Church; Deep Creek; Fall of Richmond; Sayler's Creek/Sailor's Creek; Harper's Farm/Deatonsville; Farmville and High Bridge; Appomattox Station; Appomattox Court House); Blockade; War at sea and on the rivers; Assassination of Abraham Lincoln; Survivors in a New Nation; Addenda: Camps; Forts; Prisons; Ships; Confederate Generals; Union Generals; Spies and Scouts; Graphic Filmography.

Volume XI — INDEX

ISBN: 1-928831-74-5

Cumulative, interactive index covering the entire 10-volume set.

About the Author

Jay Robert Nash is the only author ever to receive four Best Reference Awards from the American Library Association. He has produced more than seventy single and multi-volume reference works, including the 17-volume Motion Picture Guide and the 8-volume Encyclopedia of World Crime, both considered definitive reference works in their fields. He is the recipient of the Edgar Allan Poe Award.

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