Helpful Books

Books for Beginners:

Period Sources:

    Military Impressions:
    • Hardtack and Coffee by John Billings, This book was written by a veteran after the war. There are numerous illustrations. This can be read free online but a hard copy is nice to have. It is a vital resource on army life.
    • Co. Aytch by Sam Watkins, can be read online for free, written by a Tennessean veteran after the war.
    • My Life in the Irish Brigade by William McCarter. Written by an Irish-American in Philadelphia.
     Civilian Impressions:
    Just for Fun: