Confederate Soldiers in the American Civil War: Facts and Photos for Readers of All Ages

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To be Released 4/30/2020

by Mark Hughes

Many thousands of books have been written about the Civil War, but only a handful cover the story of the Southern soldiers and sailors who wore the gray uniform and fought for the Confederacy.

Confederate Soldiers in the American Civil War offers a complete guide for Civil War enthusiasts of all ages. Using a format similar to his highly successful The New Civil War Handbook, author Mark Hughes employs more than 200 photographs coupled with clear and concise prose broken down into short, easy to understand chapters to better understand these men.

Coverage includes life in camp, weapons, battles, technology, hospitals, prisons, the naval war, artillery, uniforms, and much more. Hughes also discusses African and Native American participation in the war, and the war’s effect on civilians in general and women in particular. Also included is a timeline of the war, dozens of quotations from Confederate soldiers, a complete glossary, and an extensive list of Civil War sites around the country, including contact and website information. Hughes includes a helpful chapter detailing the Civil War on the Internet, listing some of the most comprehensive and popular blogs and websites. He completes his work with a gallery of photographs and the stories of more than 80 Confederate Soldiers and a guide to researching your Confederate ancestor.

Experienced Civil War buffs will find Confederate Soldiers in the American Civil War an invaluable quick reference guide, and one that makes an excellent gift for introducing the Civil War to anyone of any age.

  • paperback
  • 168 pages
  • S/L #33190

    About the Author:    Mark Hughes is a retired electronics instructor widely recognized as the authority on Civil War cemeteries. The only author to publish books on both Union and Confederate cemeteries his books include: "Bivouac of the Dead", "The Unpublished Roll of Honor", and "Confederate Cemeteries" (2 vols.). His latest book, "The New Civil War Handbook", has been called "a long overdue update of a classic." He also wrote the "Introduction" and "Place Index" to the Roll of Honor series.

    In addition he has written articles on a variety of subjects for a number of magazines including "QST", "Electronics Technology Journal", "Technical Directions", "Genealogical Helper", and "School Shop".

    Mark is a graduate of Gaston College (AAS) and Southeastern Oklahoma State University (BS and Masters of Technology).

    Mark, his wife Patty, and their daughter Anna Grace live on the family farm Dixon Community near Kings Mountain, NC.