The Army's Center of Military History has added three new publications to its growing series of monographs on U.S. Army Campaigns of the Civil War.
The latest brochures, which average about 60 pages each, focus on operations in the Trans-Mississippi West, along the Atlantic Coast and in the Maryland and Virginia battles that were prelude to Gettysburg.
Since 2014 the Military History Center has published eight of these campaign pamphlets, beginning with "The Regular Army before the Civil War," and ending with "The Army and Reconstruction."
"The Civil War in the Trans-Mississippi Theater, 1861-1865," by Jeffrey S. Prushankin, tells the story of the war's forgotten theater, and the battles fought in New Mexico, Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas, including the 1862 Battle of Pea Ridge (Arkansas) and the 1863 Battle of Pleasant Hill (Louisiana).
"The Civil War on the Atlantic Coast, 1861-1865," by R. Scott Moore, provides a narrative of the relentless federal military operations that blockaded Confederate ports, and virtually shut down rebel commerce and trade as the war progressed.
"The Maryland and Fredericksburg Campaigns, 1862-1863," by Perry D. Jamieson and Bradford A. Wineman, focuses on Gen. Robert E. Lee's first invasion of the north, and the Battle of Antietam, and Union Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside's disastrous assault on well-entrenched Confederate forces above the Rappahannock River at Fredericksburg, Virginia, in December 1862.
The brochures, with illustrations, maps and recommended further readings, can be obtained by the general public and Army units via the Center of Military History website and catalog at: http://www.history.army.mil/catalog/index.html.