Civil War Fiction

Whether you like your historical fiction with an aura of romance, as in Gone with the Wind, or prefer descriptions of battlefields, you’re sure to find many titles on this list that will transport you to the 1860’s. All of these titles are found in the Adult Fiction section unless otherwise noted.


Appel, Allen. In Time of War. 2003.

Bahr, Howard. The Black Flower. 1997.

Bass, Cynthia. Sherman’s March. 1994.

Bierce, Ambrose. Shadows of Blue & Gray: The Civil War Writings of Ambrose Bierce. 2002.

Braver, Adam. Mr. Lincoln’s Wars. 2003.

Brooks, Geraldine. March. 2005.
     Also available: Large Type, CD

Carter, Alden R. Bright Starry Banner. 2003.

Cornwell, Bernard. Rebel. 1993.
     Also available: Large Type, eAudiobook

Dailey, Janet. Legacies. 1995. (Adult Romance DAI).
     Also available: Large Type

Doctorow, E. L. The March. 2005.
     Also available: CD, eBook, eAudiobook

Faulkner, William. The Unvanquished. 1934.

Floyd, E. Randall. Deep in the Heart. 1998.

Fowler, Robert H. The Battle of Milroy Station. 2003.

Frazier, Charles. Cold Mountain. 1997.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eAudiobook

Gibbons, Kaye. On the Occasion of My Last Afternoon. 1998.
     Also available: Large Type

Gohlke, Cathy. I Have Seen Him in the Watchfires. 2008.

Gylanders, S.C. The Better Angels of our Nature. 2006.
     Also available: CD

Hackman, Gene and Daniel Lenihan. Escape from Andersonville: A Novel of the Civil War. 2001.

Hague, Nora. Letters from an Age of Reason. 2001.

Hambly, Barbara. Homeland. 2009.

Horn, Dara. All Other Nights. 2009.
     Also available: CD, eAudiobook

Jakes, John. Love and War. 1984.

Kantor, MacKinlay. Andersonville. 1955.

Kilian, Michael. Murder at Manassas: A Harrison Raines Civil War Mystery. 2000.
(Adult Mystery KIL).

Leveen, Lois. The Secrets of Mary Bowser. 2012.

McColley, Kevin. The Other Side. 2000.

Moreau, C.X. Promise of Glory. 2000.

O’Connor, Joseph. Redemption Falls. 2007.
     Also available: CD

Oliveira, Robin. My Name is Mary Sutter. 2010.
     Also available: CD

Olmstead, Robert. Coal Black Horse. 2007.
     Also available: Large Type, eAudiobook

Parry, Owen. Faded Coat of Blue. 1999. (Adult Mystery PAR).

Perkins-Valdez, Dolen. Wench. 2010.
     Also available: CD

Peters, Ralph. Cain at Gettysburg. 2012.
     Also available: CD

Reasoner, James. Manassas. 1999.
     Also available: eAudiobook

Robinson, Suzanne. Never Trust a Lady. 2003. (Adult Romance ROB).

Rosen, Elisabeth Payne. Hallam’s War. 2008.

Safire, William. Freedom. 1987.

Shaara, Jeff. Gods and Generals. 1996.
     Also available: Large Type

Shaara, Michael. The Killer Angels. 1974.
     Also available: Large Type, CD, eBook, eAudiobook

Trotter, William R. The Sands of Pride. 2002.

Wheeler, Richard S. The Exile. 2003.

Wray, John. Canaan’s Tongue. 2005.

Wright, Stephen. The Amalgamation Polka. 2006.
     Also available: eAudiobook