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April 1865: The Month That Saved America by Jay Winikas Senator Wigfall
Brother Against Brother: The War Begins by William C. Davis
The Civil War : an illustrated history by Geoffrey C. Ward
The Civil War, a narrative : Fort Sumter to Perryville by Shelby Foote
The Civil War, a narrative : Red River to Appomattox by Shelby Foote
Confederate Ordeal: The Southern Home Front by Steven A. Channing
Lincoln's Avengers: Justice, Revenge, and Reunion after the Civil War by Elizabeth D. Leonard

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  1. Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era by James M. McPherson (1988)
  2. The Civil War, A Narrative: Fredericksburg to Meridian by Shelby Foote (1962)
  3. Decoying the Yanks: Jackson's Valley Campaign by Champ Clark (1984)
  4. Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of Antietam by Stephen W. Sears (1983)
  5. Grant Takes Command by Bruce Catton (1969)
  6. Mr. Lincoln's Army by Bruce Catton (1951)
  7. Gettysburg by Stephen W. Sears (2003)
  8. Chancellorsville by Stephen W. Sears (1996)
  9. Army of the heartland : The Army of Tennessee, 1861-1862 by Thomas Lawrence Connelly (1967)
  10. Ken Burns's The Civil War: Historians Respond by Robert Brent Toplin (1996)
  11. Blood on the Moon: The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln by Jr. Edward Steers (2001)
  12. An Honorable Defeat: The Last Days of the Confederate Government by William C. Davis (2001)
  13. The Battle of the Wilderness May 5-6, 1864 by Gordon C. Rhea (1994)
  14. Return to Bull Run: The Campaign and Battle of Second Manassas by John J. Hennessy (1993)
  15. A. Lincoln: His Last 24 Hours by W. Emerson Reck (1987)

Character description

Louis Trezevant Wigfall (1816-1874): American politician. Born in South Carolina, he became a lawyer and a noted deulist, killing a political rival before moving to Texas in 1848. He became a Senator for that state, then became a Confederate general after secession. He joined the Confederate congress in 1862, but neither his military nor his political career was as successful as he believed. After the war he briefly fled to England, then returned to Texas.

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