In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Bull Run at Manassas, Virginia, Civil War re-enactors are fighting it out in heavy wool uniforms, despite the brutal heat we’ve been experiencing. (It seems that they have canceled a few offerings.) See this interesting article about how the thousands of actors are coping.
Here’s a few suggested titles on the subject at EPL, some new and some slightly older:
A. Lincoln; a biography by White, Ronald C.
The Civil War: a Concise History, Masur, Louis, P.
The American Civil War: a Military History by famed military historian John Keegan
Hearts Touched by Fire: The Best of Battles and Leaders of the Civil War.
The library has over 500 items on the subject “US Civil War.”