The list author says: "I've been interested in the American Civil War since I was a little boy. However, I usually only watched films about it. I didn't take an interest in reading books until a few years ago, and I only started reading books about the history of the War between the States in the winter of 2009 at age twenty-seven, and I have learned quite a lot thanks to them. Here is a list of the books I've read."
"A very good, fun and detailed book that tells you everything about the American Civil War from all kinds of different United States Soldiers points of view. It mainly focus's on their daily lives. You get a real understanding of why so many of them were fighting."
"I read this right after "The Life of Billy Yank". It's a good follow-up book and almost like a continuation of it. It mainly focus's on the 1860's U.S. soldier's perspective of the fighting in battles."
"You're invited to follow an actual regiment during the American War between the States. You are with these men from the first day to the last day, and see and experience everything they do. There would be so many times I read this book that I actually felt tired for the men. They worked very hard for Uncle Sam."
"A great book that addresses the myth about how "united" the South was during the great rebellion. Many proud and loyal Americans from the South went North and joined the U.S. Army. Others joined when Union armies entered their hometowns. Nearly 300,000 Southerns served in the U.S. Military during the American Civil War, and every Southern state, except South Carolina, raised Federal regiments."
"This is not an Anti-U.S.A. book. It's more about the mistreatment of human beings trying to survive a war. FYI: Not all Unionists agreed with what was being done to civilians and this book does bring that up."
"A decent political book about President Lincoln that criticizes him and his administration during Mr. Lincoln's presidency, but there are two sides to almost every issue and I believe both sides deserve a fair read before final judgments are made."
"Yeah, it's a kid's book about the American Civil War, but I couldn't resist not buying and reading it when I find it at a local book store. It's kinda like "Hardtack and Coffee" for kids. A fun book that fed my inner-child. There are some nice cartoon drawings as well."
"In the first chapter, the author discusses why he thinks the South was right, then there are chapters that discuss various battles, followed by what are like mini-bios on many of the famous men from the American Civil War. In the final chapter, the author discusses what he believes what life would be like if the South won the war."
"Great read. You'll learn all about the American Civil War from a Union Irishman's point of view and what the war meant to him. My favorite part was a story McCarter told about a foraging expedition he and his friends went on where they went into a home looking for food and were actually locked inside a room, and captured by a southern family. It gets interesting. Check it out!"
"This is a very entertaining & educational book all about England's perspective of The American Civil War & why so many English people sided with the South. In the last chapter, there is a fantasia where the C.S.A. wins the war through British intervention & becomes apart of the British Empire, Lee becomes Lord Arlington, & Lincoln retires to Maine & writes, "An Apology for My Administration"."
"This is a history/political book. To be perfectly honest, this book ALMOST had me on the side of the Confederates, but then after reading some of the racist, homophobic & xenophobic comments, I realized that the C.S.A. would not be a country I would want to live in. Thank goodness the Union won."
"An inspirational read from the diary and letters of a brave young man who loved his country and risked his life to end slavery and save the United States of America. Thank you Mr. Rhodes. Because of you, the Union will live forever and always be a free nation for all people. Your courage will never be forgotten, and will always be highly appreciated by this Unionist."
"The first half reads like a history/bio book. I found it to be entertaining and enjoyed it. The second half is a political book, and a defense of secession. If you've already read "The South Was Right!", you may find the second half of the book pretty repetitive. I was barely able to finish it."
"There is a chapter that discusses the American Civil War. It tells the C.S.A. point of view which I have already read several times in other books, but I didn't have a big problem with that. The problem I have with this book is that the author thinks that a state should have a right to decide what their "religion" is."