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Source Books - Civil War

Many of these books are available at the Amos Memorial Public Library, in the reference/Genealogical sections, or through the Ohio Historical Society. Some links are established to Shelby County Historical Society materials available elsewhere on this web site. 

Oldroyd, Osborn. A Soldier's Story of the Siege of Vicksburg, 1885.

Munson, Gilbert. Battle of Atlanta.

Ward, Geoffrey; Burns, Ric; Burns, Ken. The Civil War, an Illustrated History. Published by Alfred A. Knope, New York, 1990.

Morgan, Peter Milton. Civil War Diary, 118th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.

Dwight, H. O. Each Man His Own Engineer, "Harper's Magazine," October, 1864.

Strayer, Larry; Baumgartner, Richard. Echoes of Battle, An illustrated collection of Union and Confederate narratives. Published by Blue Acorn Press, Huntington, W. Va., 1991.

Fleischman, John. Forgotten, But Not Gone. Published by "Ohio Magazine," August 1995.

Hitchcock, A.B.C. "History of Shelby County," pg. 385.

Sutton, R. "History of Shelby County, Ohio." Original edition produced by R. Sutton and published in Philadelphia, PA, in 1883.

Force, Manning F. Marching Across Carolina.

Dwight, H. O. Memoirs and papers.

Reid, Whitelaw. "Ohio in the War (Vol. II)." Published by Robert Clarke and Company, 1895.

Ruggles, C. L. "Perils of Scout-Life." Published by M. L. Byrn, New York, 1873.

Force, Manning F. "Personal Recollections of the Vicksburg Campaign." Published by Sherick, 1885.

Catton, Bruce. Picture History of the Civil War. By Editors of "American Heritage, The Magazine of History." Published by American Hritge., NY, 1988.

Rike, Dayton. Letter home dated Jun 22, 1864.

"Shelby County Democrat," August 22, 1890; June 29, May 17, 1895; July 28, 1899; July 27, 1906; March 1, 1907; April 19, 1918; June 29, 1924.

"Sidney Daily News," Sept. 17, 1896; April 12, 1961.

"Sidney Journal," March 6, March 27, April 24, May 1, May 29, June 3, June 12, June 26, July 3, August 21, 1863; May 27, June 10, August, 1864; January 13, January 20, June 7, 1895; July 4 and November 13, 1896; August 20, 1897.

Roth, David E. 'Squirrel Hunters' to the Rescue. "Blue and Gray" Magazine, May 1986.

Staley, Mary. Letter to David Staley, May 22 and July 20, 1864.

Sturgis, Eben. Various letters home.

East, Dennis II. Wallpaper Journalism. "Timeline Magazine." Published by the Ohio Historical Society, November, 1996.

Raff. War Claimant's Guide. Published by Robert Clarke and Company, 1866.

Wallace, Rich. Civil War articles in "The Sidney Daily News."

Wilkinson, William. Letter home.

Wilson, Cassius. Various letters home to family members.

Wilson, Albert. Various letters home to family members.


Jensen, Oliver; Kerr, Paterson Joan; Belsky, Murray. "American Album." Published by American Heritage Publishing Company, Inc., 1946. Amos Memorial Public Library, from Ross Archives. Acker, Todd B; Casad-Lodge, Sherrie; Homan, Tom; Roettger, Larry. Miscellaneous photographs. Thompson, Herman. Line art of Sgt. Baker. Sgt. Baker JUST FOR KIDS logo developed by Sherrie Casad-Lodge. Kelbaugh, Ross. Introduction to Civil War Photography. Printed by Thomas Publications, Gettysburg, PA, 1991. Dammann, Gordon. Pictorial Encyclopedia of Civil War Medical Instruments & Equipment, Vol. II. Published by Pictorial Histories Publishing Company, Missoula, Montana, 1996. The Soldier in our Civil War, a Pictorial History of the Conflict, 1861-1865. Vol. I. New York: Stanley Bradley Publishing Company, 1885. Mitchell, Patricia. Yanks, Rebels, Rats, & Rations. Scratching for Food in Civil War Prison Camps. Published by the author at the Sims-Mitchell House Bed & Breakfast, Chatham, VA, December 1995.

'Civil War' segment written in July, 1998 by Rich Wallace


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