Selected Bibliography


Dictionary of American Biography.
The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies.
Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion.

I. Manuscripts, Published Collections, and Public Documents

Abraham Lincoln Papers. (Robert Todd Lincoln Collection) Library of Congress. Microfilm.

Fox, Gustavus Vasa. Confidential Correspondence of Gustavus Vasa Fox, eds. Robert Means Thompson and Richard Wainwright. 2 vols. New York, 1918.

Lincoln, Abraham. Complete Works of Abraham Lincoln, eds. John G. Nicolay and John Hay. 12 vols. New York, 1905.

_______. The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, ed. Roy P. Basler. 8 vols. New Brunswick, N. J., 1953.

Martin Van Buren Papers. Library of Congress. Microfilm.

Mearns, David C. The Lincoln Papers. 2 vols. Garden City, N. Y., 1948.

Perkins, Howard Cecil, ed. Northern Editorials on Secession. 2 vols. New York, 1942.

Richardson, James D., comp. A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents: 1789-1897. 10 vols. Washington, D. C., 1897.

U. S. Congressional Globe, 30th Congress, 2d Session (1860-1861).

U. S. Navy Department. Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion. 26 vols. Washington, 1894-1922. Cited as ORN with all references to Series 1, Volume 4.

U. S. War Department. The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. 128 vols. Washington, 1880-1901. Cited as OR with all references to Series 1, Volume 1.

II. Diaries and Memoirs

Bates, Edward. The Diary of Edward Bates:1859-1866, ed. Howard K. Beale, in Annual Report of the American Historical Association for the Year 1930. Vol. 4. Washington, D. C., 1933.

Browning, Orville Hickman. The Diary of Orville Hickman Browning, eds. T. C. Pease and J. G. Randall. 2 vols. Springfield, Ill., 1925-1933.

Chesnut, Mary. Mary Chesnut's Civil War, ed. C. Vann Woodward. New Haven, 1981.

Davis, Jefferson. The Rise and Fall of the Confederate Government. 2 vols. New York, 1881.

Lamon, Ward Hill. Recollections of Abraham Lincoln:1847-1865, Dorothy Lamon Teillard, ed. Washington, D. C., 1911.

Meigs, M. C. "General M. C. Meigs on the Conduct of the Civil War," American Historical Review, 26 (1920-1921): 285-303.

Porter, David D. Incidents and Anecdotes of the Civil War. New York, 1886.

Russell, William Howard. My Diary North and South, ed. Eugene H. Berwanger. New York, 1988.

Stephens, Alexander H. A Constitutional View of the Late War Between the States. 2 vols. Philadelphia, 1868-1870.

Tocqueville, Alexis de. Democracy in America, ed. Thomas Bender. New York, 1981.

Welles, Gideon. The Diary of Gideon Welles: Secretary of the Navy Under Lincoln and Johnson, ed. J. T. Morse, Jr. 3 vols. Boston, 1911.

_______. Lincoln and Seward. New York, 1874

_______. Selected Essays by Gideon Welles: Civil War and Reconstruction, ed. Albert Mordell. New York, 1959.

_______. Selected Essays by Gideon Welles: Lincoln's Administration, ed. Albert Mordell. New York, 1960.

III. Books and Articles

Allmendinger, David F., Jr. Ruffin: Family and Reform in the Old South. New York, 1990.

Auchampaugh, Philip Gerald. James Buchanan and His Cabinet on the Eve of Secession. Lancaster, Pa., 1926.

Bancroft, Frederic. The Life of William H. Seward. 2 vols. New York, 1900.

Baringer, William E. A House Dividing: Lincoln as President Elect. Springfield, Ill., 1945.

Barney, William L. The Secessionist Impulse: Alabama and Mississippi in 1860. Princeton, N. J., 1974.

Bearss, Edwin C. "The Civil War Operations in and around Pensacola," Florida Historical Quarterly 36 (1957-1958): 125-65.

_______. "Civil War Operations in and around Pensacola, Part II," Florida Historical Quarterly 39 (1960-1961): 231-55.

_______. "Civil War Operations in and around Pensacola: Part III," Florida Historical Quarterly 39 (1961): 330-53.

Blue, Frederick J. Salmon P. Chase: A Life in Politics. Kent, Ohio, 1987.

Bonner, Thomas N. "Horace Greeley and the Secession Movement, 1860-1861," Mississippi Valley Historical Review 38 (1951): 425-44.

Boritt, Gabor S. "Abraham Lincoln," in The Presidents: A Reference History, ed. Henry F. Graff. New York, 1984.

Cain, Marvin R. Lincoln's Attorney General: Edward Bates of Missouri. Columbia, Mo., 1965.

Catton, Bruce. The Coming Fury. Garden City, N. Y., 1961.

Cooper, William J., Jr. Jefferson Davis: American. New York, 2000.

Craven, Avery. Edmund Ruffin, Southerner: A Study in Secession. New York, 1932.

Crawford, Samuel Wylie. The Genesis of the Civil War: The Story of Sumter, 1860-1861. New York, 1887.

Current, Richard N. Lincoln and the First Shot. Philadelphia, 1963.

_______. "The Confederates and the First Shot," Civil War History 7 (1961): 357-69.

_______. The Lincoln Nobody Knows. New York, 1958.

Davis, William C. Jefferson Davis: The Man and His Hour. New York, 1991.

Detzer, David. Allegiance: Fort Sumter, Charleston, and the Beginning of the Civil War. New York, 2001.

Donald, David Hebert. 'We Are Lincoln Men': Abraham Lincoln and His Friends. New York, 2003.

Edmunds, John B. Francis W. Pickens and the Politics of Destruction. Chapel Hill, N. C., 1986.

Elliott, Charles Winslow. Winfield Scott: The Soldier and the Man. New York, 1937.

Gienapp, William E. "James Buchanan," in The American Presidents: The Office and the Men, ed. Frank N. Magill. 3 vols. Pasadena, Ca., 1986.

Gunderson, Robert G. Old Gentlemen's Convention: The Washington Peace Conference of 1861. Madison, Wi., 1961.

Hendrick, Burton J. Lincoln's War Cabinet. Boston, 1946.

Henrickson, Robert. Sumter: The First Day of the Civil War. Chelsea, Mi., 1990.

Hofstadter, Richard. "Abraham Lincoln and the Self-Made Myth," in The American Political Tradition: And the Men Who Made It. New York, 1948.

Hoogenboom, Ari. "Gustavus Fox and the Relief of Fort Sumter," Civil War History 9 (1963): 383-98.

Johannsen, Robert W. "Abraham Lincoln," in The American Presidents: The Office and the Men, ed. Frank N. Magill. 3 vols. Pasadena, Ca., 1986.

Johnson, Allen and Malone, Dumas, eds. Dictionary of American Biography. 20 vols. New York, 1928-1937. Cited as DAB.

Johnson, Ludwell H. "Fort Sumter and Confederate Diplomacy," Journal of Southern History 26 (1960): 441-77.

Johnson, Robert Underwood and Buel, Clarence Clough, eds. Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. 4 vols. New York, 1884-1888.

Jordan, Philip D. Singin' Yankees. Minneapolis, 1946.

Klein, Maury. Days of Defiance: Sumter, Secession and the Coming of the Civil War. New York, 1997.

Klein, Philip Shriver. President James Buchanan: A Biography. University Park, Pa., 1962.

Knoles, George Harmon, ed. The Crisis of the Union: 1860-1861. Baton Rouge, La., 1965.

Long, E. B. The Civil War Day by Day: An Almanac,1861-1865. Garden City, N. Y., 1971.

Macartney, Clarence Edward. Lincoln and His Cabinet. New York, 1931.

Mastai, Boleslaw and Mastai, Marie-Louise D'Otrange. The Stars and the Stripes: The American Flag as Art and as History. New York, 1973.

McPherson, James M. Ordeal by Fire: The Civil War and Reconstruction. New York, 1982.

McWhiney, Grady. Braxton Bragg and Confederate Defeat. Vol. 1: Field Command. New York, 1969.

_______. "The Confederacy's First Shot," Civil War History 14 (1968): 5-14.

Meredith, Roy. Storm Over Sumter: The Opening Engagement of the Civil War. New York, 1957.

Miers, Earl Schenck, ed. Lincoln Day by Day: A Chronology, 1809-1865. 3 vols. Washington, D. C., 1960.

Miller, Francis Trevelyan, ed. The Photographic History of the Civil War. 10 vols. New York, 1911.

Nevins, Alan. Ordeal of the Union. New York, 1947.

_______. The Emergence of Lincoln. Vol. 2: Prologue to Civil War, 1859-1861. New York, 1950.

_______. The War for the Union. Vol. 1: The Improvised War, 1861-1862. New York, 1959.

Nichols, Roy F. The Disruption of American Democracy. New York, 1948.

Nicolay, John G. and Hay, John. Abraham Lincoln: A History. 10 vols. New York, 1914.

Nicolay, John G. The Outbreak of the Rebellion. New York, 1881.

Niven, John. Gideon Welles: Lincoln's Secretary of the Navy. New York, 1973.

_______. The Coming of the Civil War: 1837-1861. Arlington Heights, Ill., 1990.

Oates, Stephen B. With Malice Toward None: The Life of Abraham Lincoln. New York, 1977.

Parks, Virginia, et. al. Pensacola in the Civil War. Pensacola, Fla., 1978.

Potter, David M. "Horace Greeley and Peaceable Secession," in The South and the Sectional Conflict, ed. David M. Potter. Baton Rouge, La., 1968.

_______. Lincoln and His Party in the Secession Crisis. New Haven, Ct., rev. ed. 1962.

_______. The Impending Crisis: 1848-1861. New York, 1976.

Ramsdell, Charles W. "Lincoln and Fort Sumter," Journal of Southern History 3 (1937): 259-88.

Randall, James G. and Donald, David Herbert. The Civil War and Reconstruction. 2nd ed. revd. Lexington, Ma., 1969.

Randall, James G. Lincoln the President: Springfield to Gettysburg. 2 vols. New York, 1945.

Rhodes, James Ford. A History of the United States: From the Compromise of 1850 to the Final Restoration of Home Rule at the South in 1877. 7 vols. New York, 1892-1906.

Robertson, James Oliver. American Myth, American Reality. New York, 1980.

Roland, Charles P. An American Iliad: The Story of the Civil War. New York, 1991.

Roller, David, C. and Twyman, Robert W., eds. The Encyclopedia of Southern History. Baton Rouge, La., 1979.

Sacks, Howard L. and Sacks, Judith Rose. Way Up North in Dixie: A Black Family's Claim to the Confederate Anthem. Washington, D.C., 1993.

Sewell, Richard H. A House Divided: Sectionalism and Civil War, 1848-1865. Baltimore, 1988.

Silber, Irwin, ed. Songs America Voted By. Harrisburg, Pa., 1971.

Smith, Elbert B. Francis Preston Blair. New York, 1980.

_______. "James Buchanan," in The Presidents: A Reference History, ed. Henry F. Graff. New York, 1984.

_______. The Presidency of James Buchanan. Lawrence, Ks., 1975.

Smith, William Earnest. The Francis Preston Blair Family in Politics. 2 vols. New York, 1933.

Stampp, Kenneth M. And the War Came: The North and the Secession Crisis, 1860-61. Baton Rouge, La., 1950.

_______. America in 1857: A Nation on the Brink. New York, 1990.

Stewart, James Brewer. Holy Warriors: The Abolitionists and American Slavery. New York, 1976.

Strode, Hudson. Jefferson Davis: Confederate President. New York, 1959.

Swanberg, W. A. First Blood: The Story of Fort Sumter. New York, 1957.

Thomas, Benjamin P. Abraham Lincoln: A Biography. New York, 1952.

Thomas, Emory M. The Confederate Nation: 1861-1865. New York, 1979.

Thompson, William Y. Robert Toombs of Georgia. Baton Rouge, La., 1966.

Van Deusen, Glyndon G. Horace Greeley: Nineteenth-Century Crusader. Philadelphia, 1953.

_______. Thurlow Weed: Wizard of the Lobby. Boston, 1947.

_______. William Henry Seward: Lincoln's Secretary of State, the Negotiator of the Alaska Purchase. New York, 1967.

Walther, Eric H. The Fire-Eaters. Baton Rouge, La., 1992.

Will, George F. Men at Work: The Craft of Baseball. New York, 1990.

Williams, Kenneth P. Lincoln Finds a General: A Military Study of the Civil War. 5 vols. New York, 1949-1959.

Wolfe, Charles K. "Notes," The Civil War Music Collector's Edition. Alexandria, Va., 1991.

Wooster, Ralph. The Secession Conventions of the South. Princeton, 1962.

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