I've been pretty much inundated with Civil War facts since I was a kid as I grew up in Southern Virginia - the landscape is pretty much dotted with historical marker after historical marker. "Robert E Lee took a pee here in 1863," type things. As an aging Southerner, though, I'm finding myself wanting to know the facts that my high school US History teacher didn't tell me. If anybody has any favorite US Civil war books or even documentaries, I'd be grateful if you'd share the titles. I don't care what point of view the writer or you have, I just want some interesting reading. Thanks!
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Thank you for the advice, I appreciate it! :)
Is the book you're recommending titled, "Ulysses S. Grant: Personal Memoirs and Selected Letters?" Thanks, OE....
I haven't read the selected letters, but it's definitely called Ulysses S Grant Personal Memoirs. He finished writing them the day before he died from cancer in order to save his family from poverty. Mark Twain helped him with it. It saved his family
Thanks for the suggestions! Out of all the books you listed, which one was your favorite?