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Abernathy, Alonzo, comp.
Dedication of Monuments
Erected by the State of Iowa: Commemorating the death, suffering and valor of Her Soldiers on the Battlefields of Vicksburg, Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, Shiloh, and in the Confederate Prison at Andersonville. Des Moines: Emory H. English, 1908.
Alexander, William L.
List of Ex-Soldiers, Sailors and Marines Living in Iowa
. Des Moines: Geo. E. Roberts, State Printer, 1886.
Battle Flag Day August 10, 1894: Ceremonials Attending the Transfer of the Battle Flags of Iowa Regiments from the Arsenal to the Capitol. Des Moines: F. R. Conaway, 1896.
Bigelow, Martha M. “The Significance of Milliken’s Bend in the Civil War.” The Journal of Negro History 45, no. 3(1960): 156-163.
Byers, S. H. M.
Iowa in War Times
. Des Moines: W. D. Condit & Co., 1888.
Cook, Robert. “The Political Culture of Antebellum Iowa: An Overview.” The Annals of Iowa 52, no. 3 (1993): 225-50.
________. “The Union in Peril, 1861-1865.” In Baptism of Fire: The Republican Party in Iowa, 1838-1878. Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1994.
________. “Last Full Measure of Devotion: The Union in Wartime.” In Civil War American: Making a Nation, 1848-1877. London: Longman, 2003.
Dykstra, Robert R.
Bright Radical Star: Black Freedom and White Supremacy on the Hawkeye Frontier
. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1993.
Ezell, John S. “Excerpts from the Civil War Diary of Lieutenant Charles Alley, Company C, Fifth Iowa Cavalry.” Iowa Journal of History 49, no. 3 (1951): 241-56.
Hauptman, Laurence M.
Between Two Fires: American Indians in the Civil War
. New York: Free Press Paperbacks, 1995.
Leonard, Elizabeth D.
Yankee Women: Gender Battles in the Civil War
. New York: W. W. Norton and Co., 1994.
Lyftogt, Kenneth L.
From Blue Mills to Columbia: Cedar Falls and the Civil War
. Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1993.
Left for Dixie: The Civil War Diary of John Rath
. Iowa City, Iowa: Camp Pope Bookshop, 2004.
Iowa’s Forgotten General: Matthew Mark Trumbull.
Iowa City, Iowa: Camp Pope Bookshop, 2005.
Mahon, John K., ed. “The Civil War Letters of Samuel Mahon, Seventh Iowa Infantry.” Iowa Journal of History 51, no. 3 (1953): 233-66.
Soldiers’ Orphans’ Home 1863-1876
. Cedar Falls, Iowa: Congdon Printing Co., 1983.
Robinson, Emma B., comp. History 1884-1934 Department of Iowa Woman’s Relief Corps Auxiliary to the Grand Army of the Republic. N.p: n.p., 1934.
Rosenberg, Morton M.
Iowa on the Eve of the Civil War: A Decade of Frontier Politics
. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1972.
Schwalm, Leslie A. “Overrun with free Negroes: Emancipation and Wartime Migration in the Upper Midwest.” Civil War History 50, no. 2 (2004): 145-75.
State Historical Society of Iowa.
Iowa and War: Border Defense in Iowa During the Civil War
. Iowa City, Iowa: The Society, 1918.
Iowa and War: Iowa Civil War Loan
. Iowa City, Iowa: The Society, 1917.
Iowa and War: Sanitary Fairs – a Method of Raising Funds for Relief Work in Iowa During the Civil War
. Iowa City, Iowa: The Society. 1917.
Iowa and War: The State University of Iowa and the Civil War
. Iowa City, Iowa: The Society, 1918.
The Graybeards: The Letters of Major Lyman Allen, of the 37th Regiment Iowa Volunteer Infantry
. Iowa City, Iowa: Camp Pope Bookshop, 1998.
Swisher, Jacob A.
Iowa in Times of War
. Iowa City, Iowa: State Historical Society, 1943.
The Iowa Department of the Grand Army of the Republic
. Iowa City, Iowa: State Historical Society of Iowa, 1936.
Thompson, J. K. P., chair. Commissioners’ Report: Commission to Locate the Position of Iowa Troops in the Seige of Vicksburg. Des Moines: B. Murphy, State Printer, 1902.
Throne, Mildred. “Iowa and the Battle of Shiloh.” Iowa Journal of History 55, no. 3 (1957): 209-248.
________. “Iowans and the Civil War.” The Palimpsest 50, no. 2 (1969): 65-144.
The Civil War Diary of C. F. Boyd, Fifteenth Iowa Infantry 1861-1863
. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1998.
________, ed. “Reminiscences of Jacob C. Switzer of the 22nd Iowa.” Iowa Journal of History 55, no. 4 (1957): 319-50.
Wubben, Hubert H.
Civil War Iowa and the Copperhead Movement
. Ames: Iowa State University Press, 1980.
Civil War & Westward Expansion Resource Guide
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