A Civil War Gift List, 2012

by James Durney on December 10, 2012 · 0 comments

A Civil War Gift List

From the stores the internet and the newspaper, I see the season for gifting is upon me.  Here is a list of gifts that a Civil War person might enjoy.  The list is for books, movies, games and miscellaneous items.  The price range is from about $65 to $10, depending on where you find the item.  Most of these items are on-line, keeping both of us out of the crush in the stores.


Here is a selection of books looking at some of the battles and campaigns.


Nancy Dane has a series of excellent books on an extended family in Arkansas during the war.  The Arkansas Library Association, in 2011, gave the series the Arkansiana Fiction Award. Titles in the series are Where the Road Begins, A Difference of Opinion, A Long Way to Go, and An Enduring Union.

Francis Hamit has two books on Confederate spy Belle Boyd and Rose Greenhow, written for adults, the titles are The Shenandoah Spy and The Queen of Washington.

Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen have several fiction Civil War books that are worth reading. Their latest is The Battle of the CraterGettysburg starts a three-book alternate history that I enjoyed.

Peter G. Tsouras is doing a series where Great Britain enters the Civil War in Britannia’s Fist: From Civil War to World War: An Alternate History and A Rainbow of Blood: The Union in Peril An Alternate History.

Movies, DVD and Blu-ray

PC Games

I am a great fan of HPS Simulations Civil War Campaign games.  They are on the net at hpssims.com.  Click on “Products” and scroll down to “Early American Battles”.  A search for “HPS Civil War” on Amazon will bring up the list of games too.

Other gifts

Blue & Gray magazine is always a welcome gift!  You can purchase a subscription or individual issues.  They have some of our best historians doing the articles.  Excellent writing, plenty of maps, color photos and tours make each issue a treat.

A donation to or membership in The Civil War Trust preserves our battlefields.  It helps ensure that in years to come “Hallowed Ground” will not be Condos and Shopping Malls.

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