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NOTE: I have just added a new page featuring original Civil War documents.

You'll find a variety of Civil War related items. In fact, over the next months I'll be adding quite a bit more:  more books, more videos, more everything!

A small portion of all purchases goes to support The Olden Times, thanks to our sponsoring merchants, so I hope you'll remember us when it's time to do your Christmas shopping.

Right now you'll find that much of the focus is - temporarily - on the war in the West, which is a personal bias, as my great-grandfather served in the Army of Tennessee. I had located most of these items long before I thought of adding these pages. But I'll be adding material from both sides of the conflict, with a special emphasis on first-person accounts.

New! Original Civil War Documents  
Civil War Books Civil War Video & Music
Civil War Games & Puzzles Civil War Magazines

Original Civil War "Wallpaper" Newspaper Issue: The Opelousas Courier, Volume II, No. 23 (April 24, 1863)

America's Civil War (6 Issues/1 Year)

Civil War Times Illustrated (6 Issues/1 Year)

American Civil War Research Database CD-ROM

Civil War Period Cookery: A Unique Collection of Favorite Recipes from Notable People & Families Involved In The War Between the States

Rebel Cornbread and Yankee Coffee: Authentic Civil War Cooking and Camaraderie

A Taste For War: The Culinary History of the Blue and the Gray icon

Cavalry Sword Replica icon

Civil War Confederate Curio Cabinet Set icon

Replica of The Virginia - Metal Business Card Holder icon

The Civil War Sourcebook: A Traveler's Guide icon

Map of The Siege of Vicksburg, Miss., 1863

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When you see the little red house    next to a title, that means I have that book on my own  library shelf, and that I like it!

 

Videos & Music

Southern War Songs: Campfire, Patriotic and Sentimental

   The Civil War - A Film by Ken Burns
"The most successful public-television miniseries in American history, the 11-hour Civil War didn't just captivate a nation, reteaching to us our history in narrative terms; it actually also invented a new film language taken from its creator. When people describe documentaries using the "Ken Burns approach," its style is understood: voice-over narrators reading letters and documents dramatically and stating the writer's name at their conclusion, fresh live footage of places juxtaposed with still images (photographs, paintings, maps, prints), anecdotal interviews, and romantic musical scores taken from the era he depicts. The Civil War uses all of these devices to evoke atmosphere and resurrect an event that many knew only from stale history books. While Burns is a historian, a researcher, and a documentarian, he's above all a gifted storyteller, and it's his narrative powers that give this chronicle its beauty, overwhelming emotion, and devastating horror. Using the words of old letters, eloquently read by a variety of celebrities, the stories of historians like Shelby Foote and rare, stained photos, Burns allows us not only to relearn and finally understand our history, but also to feel and experience it. --Dave McCoy"

Civil War Combat: America's Bloodiest Battles
"With beautifully shot footage of reenactors, Civil War Combat illustrates aspects of four particular Civil War battles that are rightfully considered legendary. Filmed on location, the reenactors depict the violent mayhem of the hornet's nest at Shiloh, the valiant charge on the sunken road at Antietam, the carnage in the wheat field at Gettysburg, and the brutal fighting at Cold Harbor. Produced by the History Channel, the episodes all benefit from insightful appearances by historians as well as rangers from the National Park Service. The format of putting the focus on specific points of action in larger battles allows for narratives about specific soldiers and commanders, in both the Union and Confederate ranks, to develop. For instance, the segment on Antietam profiles commanders and individual soldiers from the Union's Irish Brigade and the Alabama regiment they charged during some of the most violent action of the entire war. The Civil War reenactors provide a credible look at how the war must have appeared to participants (though purists will note that some of the reenactors appear too clean and too well fed to have been marching behind Robert E. Lee). The discussions of strategy and the importance of the events depicted, combined with the uniformly excellent cinematography, make this an entertaining and enlightening look at critical events of the Civil War. --Robert J. McNamara "

  The Civil War - Traditional American Songs And Instrumental Music Featured In The Film By Ken Burns: Original Soundtrack Recording


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