There are thousands of websites devoted to all aspects of military history from ancient Greece to the modern Gulf. This unique book helps you find the ones that will help with your research whether you are checking out a soldier ancestor or an airman or researching a naval campaign. It also features sites that are entertaining or controversial. Sections cover the British armed services and their long military history, but the author also describes in detail websites that focus on American and Canadian forces. A Guide to Military History on the Internet is a companion volume to Pen and Sword’s best-selling Tracing Your Army Ancestors by the same author.
- Author: Simon Fowler
- Publisher: Pen and Sword Books – November 2007
- Formats: Print – $17.68
This book covers the use of two of the most effective sets of genealogical information available to genealogists: Census and military records. Topics include:
- Federal censuses: what they are, how to use them, pitfalls and issues concerning the information found in them;
- Mortality schedules: a frequently overlooked gold mine of little-known genealogical data;
- State censuses: genealogically rich resources;
- Military records: where and how to find them, what information is available;
- War-by-war records availability.
- Author: W. Daniel Quillen
- Publisher: Cold Spring Press – December 2011
- Formats: Print – $9.95
This unit was known by various names:
- The GA 36th Infantry Regiment
- The Mississippi and Georgia Regiment
- 1st Villepigue’s Independent Battalion
- 1st Georgia Infantry Battalion
- 1st Confederate Regiment Georgia Infantry.
The 1st Confederate Infantry Regiment was first involved in the bombardment of Pensacola, Florida. It later fought at Fort McRae and Corinth, then joined the Army of Tennessee for the Atlanta Campaign. The 1st Confederates went with Hood into Tennessee and participated in the battles of Nashville and Franklin where many were disabled. The few that remained returned to South Carolina in January of 1865 and participated in the Carolina’s campaign against Sherman. Only a handful surrendered in April 1865. Companies of the 1st Confederate Infantry:
- Company A – Independent Volunteers – Bibb County Georgia;
- Company B – Ringgold Volunteers – Catoosa County Georgia;
- First Company C – Brown Infantry – Bibb County Georgia;
- Second Company C – Fulton County Georgia;
- First Company D – Fulton County Georgia;
- Second Company D – Catoosa and Walker Counties Georgia;
- First Company E – Etowah Infantry – Bartow County Georgia;
- Second Company E – Bartow County Georgia;
- First Company F – Richmond County Georgia;
- Second Company F – Power Springs Guards – Cobb County Georgia;
- First Company G – Floyd County Georgia;
- Second Company G – Floyd County Georgia;
- First Company H;
- Second Company H;
- Second Company I – Catoosa County Georgia;
- Second Company K;
- Author: John Rigdon
- Publisher: Eastern Digital Resources – January 2011
- Formats: Kindle – $9.49
Note: This book is available as part of the Kindle Owners Lending Library program.
Discover the Civil War through the stories of the three Poore brothers from the Piney Woods of Mississippi. Follow them on battlefields from Manassas to Appomattox. Learn about their family’s struggle to survive against Union raiders, Confederate tax agents, and the South’s most famous insurrections—the Knight Company. The Poore family witnessed many of the era’s most important events, events that shaped the future of American society and every person in it.
- Author: Ralph Poore
- Publisher: Talented Scribbler Productions – January 2012
- Formats: Kindle – $8.99
The Longest Day is Cornelius Ryan’s unsurpassed account of D-Day, a book that endures as a masterpiece of military history. In this compelling tale of courage and heroism, glory and tragedy, Ryan painstakingly recreates the fateful hours that preceded and followed the massive invasion of Normandy to retell the story of an epic battle that would turn the tide against world fascism and free Europe from the grip of Nazi Germany.
This book, first published in 1959, is a must for anyone who loves history, as well as for anyone who wants to better understand how free nations prevailed at a time when darkness enshrouded the earth.
- Author: Cornelius Ryan
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster – September 2010 (digital)
- Formats: Print – $10.88, Kindle – $12.99, NOOK – $12.99, iBooks – $12.99
It has been almost two full centuries since a thin line of Canadian militiamen turned back an American army at Crysler’s Farm on the banks of the St. Lawrence, and the tattered Star-Spangled Banner flew through the night and into the dawn over Fort McHenry, surviving a storm of Royal Navy shot and shell. However, the approach of the war’s bicentennial has unleashed a cascade of interest in this smoky, old cannon-and-musket conflict.
Lushly illustrated with more than 120 color photographs and archival paintings, this exciting documentary companion brings the war to life with vivid descriptions and insightful eyewitness accounts. Readers can relive key moments in the conflict by visiting battlefields and other relevant sites such as Queenstown Heights, Lundy’s Lane, Fort McHenry, and Chalmette Plantation outside New Orleans. The book is divided into seven chronologically arranged chapters, each of them focusing on one of several distinct theaters of the war.
- Author: John Grant and Ray Jones
- Publisher: Turner – October 2011
- Formats: Print – $17.67, Kindle – $9.99, iBooks – $9.99
This updated edition of the 1992 reference work contains comprehensive information about United States military cemeteries, including how each cemetery was chosen, why it was established, and notable individuals buried therein. Covered are cemeteries operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of the Army, the National Park Service, the American Battle Monuments Commission, and the various states, among others, along with smaller and “lost” cemeteries. Appendices provide lists of installations by state and by year of establishment, as well as information on headstones, markers and the Medal of Honor.
- Author: Dean W. Holt
- Publisher: McFarland – September 2009 (2nd Ed.)
- Formats: Print – $95.00
You’ll find a fascinating collection of histories, biographies and memoirs related to World War II here at Moultrie Creek books. Stop by and check out this collection and all our military titles.
A Military Mom Shares Her Family’s Story of Patriotism, Courage and Love
Letters Home is a memoir of one family’s war experience as told by Mary Ward, the mother of an infantryman, and through the letters their soldier wrote home from basic training to his last letter from Fallujah. The Ward family pulls the veil back and allows the reader access to their hearts and minds while their son, Sean, was in one of the most dangerous areas in the world. Sean’s letters are an evolution from youthful enthusiasm to the depths of war.
- Author: Mary Ward
- Publisher: MareHaven (lulu.com) – June 2010
- Formats: PDF – $8.75
The Pattons is an exceptional portrait of the famous military family, eloquently written by the grandson of its most illustrious member, George S. Patton. Washington Post critic Jonathan Yardley called it “one of the best books of the year.”
The first truly personal portrait of the great military family and, in particular, of its most illustrious member, Gen. George S. Patton, eloquently written by the general’s grandson. The book is also the author’s story–the first non-military Patton since the Revolutionary War.
- Author: Robert H. Patton
- Publisher: Potomac Books Inc. – April 2004
- Formats: Print – $9.95, Kindle – $7.96