1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign Bibliography

by Brett Schulte on October 14, 2005 · 0 comments

One thing I completely forgot about when reading Struggle for the Shenandoah: Essays on the 1864 Valley Campaign (edited by Gary Gallagher) was the usual “Bibliographic Note” at the end of each volume. In these areas, Gallagher and his fellow essayists choose the books most pertinent to the campaign they have just covered. These lists make great starting points for the campaigns they cover, and I hope to make them available (with links to www.amazon.com and other sites) in periodic blog entries. If anyone has any books or magazine articles that can be added to this list, feel free to do so via the comments link. I hope to have some comments on the last essay in the book and also a full book review up some time this weekend.

Books Mentioned in the Bibliographic Note

Official Records
The War of the Rebellion, series 1, volume 37, parts 1 & 2 (June-early August 1864)
The War of the Rebellion, series 1, volume 43, parts 1 & 2 (early August-December 1864)

Camp Pope Publishing

Other Early Sources
Battles and Leaders of the Civil War
Military Historical Society of Massachusetts, Papers, Vol. 6

Campaign & Battle Studies
From Winchester to Cedar Creek: The Shenandoah Campaign of 1864 by Jeffry D. Wert
Season of Fire: The Confederate Strike on Washington by Joseph Judge
Jubal’s Raid: General Early’s Famous Attack on Washington in 1864 by Frank E. Vandiver
Jubal Early’s Raid on Washington, 1864 by B.F. Cooling
Fighting for Time: The Battle That Saved Washington and Mayhap the Union by Glenn H. Worthington
Sheridan in the Shenandoah: Jubal Early’s Nemesis by Edward J. Stackpole
The Shenandoah in Flames: The Valley Campaign of 1864 by Thomas A. Lewis
The Shenandoah Valley in 1864 by George E. Pond
The Campaign of 1864 in the Valley of Virginia and the Expedition to Lynchburg by Henry A. Du Pont
The Shenandoah Valley and Virginia, 1861 to 1865: A War Study by Sanford C. Kellogg

Biographies
Old Jube: A Biography of General Jubal A. Early by Millard K. Bushong
General Sheridan by Henry E. Davies
-“Sheridan and Cedar Creek: A Reappraisal” by Raiul S. Naroll in Military Analysis of the Civil War
Little Phil: A Reassessment of the Civil War Leadership of Gen. Philip H. Sheridan by Eric J. Wittenberg
John Brown Gordon: Soldier, Southerner, American by Ralph Lowell Eckert
Stephen Dodson Ramseur: Lee’s Gallant General by Gary W. Gallager
Ranger Mosby by Virgil Carrington Jones
Hayes of the Twenty-Third: The Civil War Volunteer Officer by T. Harry Williams
The Life and Letters of Charles Russell Lowell by Edward W. Emerson
Custer Victorious: The Civil War Battles of General George Armstrong Custer by Gregory J.W. Irwin
Brandy Station to Manila Bay: A Biography of General Wesley Merritt by Don E. Alberts

Personal Reminiscences
Personal Memoirs (2 vol.) by Philip H. Sheridan
Lieutenant Jubal Anderson Early C.S.A., Autobiographical Sketch and Narrative of the War Between the States by Jubal A. Early
Make Me a Map of the Valley: The Civil War Journal of Stonewall Jackson’s Topographer by Jedediah Hotchkiss
General George Crook: His Autobiography by George Crook
The Memoirs of Colonel John S. Mosby by John S. Mosby
Partisan Life with Col. John S. Mosby by John Scott
Reminiscences of a Mosby Guerilla by John W. Munson
Fighting Rebels and Redskins: Experiences in Army Life of Colonel George B. Sanford, 1861-1892 by George B. Sanford
Reminiscences of the Civil War by John B. Gordon
I Rode With Stonewall by Henry Kyd Douglas

Unit Histories
The Comanches: A History of White’s Battalion, Virginia Cavalry, Laurel Brig., Hampton Div., A.N.V., C.S.A. by Frank M. Myers
History of the Nineteenth Army Corps by Richard B. Irwin
The Vermont Brigade in the Shenandoah Valley, 1864 by Aldace F. Walker
Mosby’s Rangers by Jeffry D. Wert
The Union Cavalry in the Civil War, vol. 2, The War in the East from Gettysburg to Appomattox, 1863-1865 by Stephen Z. Starr

Sketches
The James E. Taylor Sketchbook: With Sheridan Up the Shenandoah Valley in 1864, Leaves from a Special Artist’s Sketch Book and Diary by James E. Taylor (ed. by Dennis E. Frye, Martin F. Graham, and George F. Skoch)

General Histories
Lee’s Lieutenants: A Study in Command by Douglas Southall Freeman
The Civil War: A Narrative by Shelby Foote

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