Savannah in the Civil War

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Books about Civil War Savannah

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Civil War Savannah is a straightforward, annotated history, highly recommended as an introduction to Civil War Savannah. This book and Jacqueline Jones' Saving Savannah (below) complement each other.

Saving Savannah is a detailed narrative, with emphasis on the role of Savannah's slaves and free blacks during and after the war. Click here for a brief interview with the author. Saving Savannah and Civil War Savannah complement each other.

Civil War Savannah is an epic 4-volume history of Savannah in the Civil War. Information about the book project and the authors can be found at the book's web site. The first volume, "Savannah, Immortal City" (cover above), contains many maps and photos of the era. Click here for video presentation about the book.

Sherman's Memoirs, first published in 1875, went through 4 editions, each one slightly revised from the former. The entire fourth edition (pub. 1892) is on-line at Google Books, Volume 1 and Volume 2. The print version can also be purchased at (click on book cover above). It can also be downloaded free from the website as a Kindle e-book.

Noah Trudeau’s Southern Storm, published August, 2009, points out that the actual amount of destruction caused by Sherman’s army was limited even by Civil War standards; the reality is that war had not yet come to that part of the south. One reviewer wrote: “This is a book which is convincing because of its rigorous attention to detail and the fairness and writing skill of the author.”

For a more extensive and detailed Bibliography on Civil War Savannah, see Civil War Savannah: 1861-1862

Fort Pulaski
Civil War Savannah: 1861-1862

A detailed time line of events in and near Savannah, Georgia during the Civil War; covers 1861-1862.

Civil War Savannah: 1863-1865

Continues the time line through the end of the war, April 1865.

Battle of Fort Pulaski - Timeline

A chronologic history of Fort Pulaski, at the mouth of the Savannah River, including details of the Civil War battle that took place April 10-11, 1862.

Sherman Telegram
Sherman's Telegram to President Lincoln

A detailed account of this famous telegram, sent by General Sherman to President Lincoln, offering him the City of Savannah as a Christmas present.

Sherman Telegram
Sherman's Memoirs - Q&A about Sherman's Controversial Memoirs

General Sherman's Memoirs was first published in 1875 and went through 4 editions. Not everyone agreed with his account of the Civil War.

General Sherman
Sherman's Memoirs: Savannah

This 2-Act play supposes General Sherman came to Savannah in 1875 to promote his newly-published Memoirs. Sherman wants to sell his book but also justify his army's march through Georgia in late 1864. The play includes 5 actors, 4 of whom play several roles. The play is available for production.

Gone With the  Wind

Civil War Fiction

A Bibliography of Civil War fiction, plus an excerpt from Sherman's Mistress in Savannah.

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Sex in the Civil War

A Bibliography of books on Civil War war sex and women impersonating soldiers, plus another excerpt from Sherman's Mistress in Savannah.

Sherman's Mistress in Savannah
Sherman's Mistress in Savannah: A Novel

After their infamous 'March to the Sea', General William Tecumseh Sherman and his 62,000-man army occupied Savannah during December 1864 - January 1865. Against this historical backdrop the novel introduces a young war widow, Belle Anderson, who becomes the general's willing mistress. She discovers true sexual freedom and something else -- a bordello operator who stalks her at night and threatens to expose the affair.

Available in print and on all e-book venues, including:
Amazon Kindle,
Apple itunes and
Sony e-reader.

Out of Time: An alternative outcome to the Civil War, by Lawrence Martin, is the second of Martin's Civil War novels. It is available on Amazon Kindle. Click here to read first two chapters. Click on the cover to go directly to Amazon Kindle.

Out of Time:  An Alternative Outcome to the Civil War

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First posted December 24, 2012; Last revised September 9, 2014.
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