Railrods: A Bibliography

RAILROADS AND THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

Compiled by Ed Reed, Ottawa, CWRT

 Angevine, Robert G., The Railroad and the State: War, Politics, and Technology in Nineteenth-Century America, Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2004

Billings, John D., Hardtack and Coffee: The Unwritten Story of Army Life, 1861-1865, Gansevoort, NY: Corner House Historical Publications, 1996 (original edition 1887)

Black, Robert C., The Railroads of the Confederacy, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1952

Clark, John E., Jr., Railroads in the Civil War: The Impact of Management on Victory and Defeat, Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 2001

Ely, James W., Railroads and American Law, Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2002

Engels, Donald W., Alexander the Great and the Logistics of the Macedonian Army, Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1978

Grant, Ulysses S., Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, New York: Charles L. Webster & Co., 1885

Haupt, Herman, Reminiscences of General Herman Haupt, Milwaukee: Wright and Joys, 1901

Hungerford, Edward, The Story of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, 1827-1897, New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 1928

Huston, James A., The Sinews of War: Army Logistics 1775-1953, Washington, D.C.: Office of the Chief of Military History, 1966

Kamm, Samuel Richey, The Civil War Career of Thomas A. Scott, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania, 1940

Lord, Francis A., Lincoln’s Railroad Man: Herman Haupt, Rutherford NJ: Farleigh Dickinson University Press, 1969

McPherson, James M., Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era, New York: Ballantine Books, 1989 [1988]

Pennsylvania Railroad Company, Ninth Annual Report of the Directors of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company to the Stockholders, February 4, 1856, Philadelphia: Crissey and Marley, 1856

Pickenpaugh, Roger, Rescue by Rail: Troop Transfer and the Civil War in the West, 1863, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1998

Sherman, William T., Memoirs of General W. T. Sherman, New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1875

Dennis E. Showalter, Railroads and Rifles: Soldiers, Technology, and the Unification of Germany, Hamden, Conn.: Archon Books, 1975

Sims, F.W., “Report on Railroad Transportation”, February 10, 1865. Reprinted in Southern Historical Society Papers, Vol. 2, No. 3, September 1876, 121-122

St. John, I.M., “Resources of the Confederacy in 1865 – Report of General I.M. St. John, Commissary General”. Reprinted in Southern Historical Society Papers, Vol. 3, No. 3, March 1877, 97-103

Stover, John F., The Railroads of the South, 1865-1900: A Study in Finance and Control, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1955

____________, History of the Illinois Central Railroad, New York: Macmillan. 1975

____________, Iron Road to the West: American Railroads in the 1850s, New York:  Columbia University Press, 1978

____________, History of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, West Lafayette, Ind.: Purdue University Press, 1987

____________, American Railroads, Second edition, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997

Turner, George Edgar, Victory Rode the Rails: The Strategic Place of Railroads in the Civil War, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1992 (1953)

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, Washington, D.C., 1899

Weber, Thomas, The Northern Railroads in the Civil War 1861-1865, New York: King’s Crown Press [Columbia University], 1952

Westwood, John, Railways at War, San Diego, CA: Howell-North Books, 1980

White, John H., Jr., The American Railroad Freight Car from the Wood-Car Era to the Coming of Steel, Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 1993

________________, A History of the American Locomotive, Its Development: 183-1880, New York: Dover Publications, 1979 [1968]