*** BOOK OF THE YEAR ***:
Emancipation, the Union Army, and the Reelection of Abraham Lincoln by Jonathan W. White (LSU Pr).
BEST OF THE REST BY CATEGORY:
Battle/Campaign Histories:Trans-Mississippi Theater:
The Battle of Pilot Knob: Thunder in Arcadia Valley by Bryce A. Suderow and R. Scott House (SEMO Pr).
Work for Giants: The Campaign and Battle of Tupelo/Harrisburg, Mississippi, June-July 1864 by Thomas E. Parson (Kent St. UP).
The Early Morning of War: Bull Run, 1861 by Edward G. Longacre (Univ of Okla Pr).
General History:When the Wolf Came: The Civil War and the Indian Territory by Mary Jane Warde (Univ of Ark Pr).
Social-Cultural History:Busy in the Cause: Iowa, the Free-State Struggle in the West, and the Prelude to the Civil War by Lowell J. Soike (Univ of Neb Pr).
Political History:Emancipation, the Union Army, and the Reelection of Abraham Lincoln by Jonathan W. White (LSU Pr).
Unit History:Soldiers in the Army of Freedom: The 1st Kansas Colored, the Civil War's First African American Combat Unit by Ian Michael Spurgeon (Univ of Okla Pr).
Essay Collection:Gateway to the Confederacy: New Perspectives on the Chickamauga and Chattanooga Campaigns, 1862-1863 edited by Evan C. Jones and Wiley Sword (LSU Pr).
Biography:Citizen-General: Jacob Dolson Cox and the Civil War Era by Eugene D. Schmiel (Ohio UP).
Naval History:To Retain Command of the Mississippi: The Civil War Naval Campaign for Memphis by Edward B. McCaul (Univ of Tenn Pr).
Edited Letters/Memoir/Diary:A Gunner in Lee's Army: The Civil War Letters of Thomas Henry Carter edited by Graham T. Dozier (UNC Pr).
Guide Book:Manassas: A Battlefield Guide by Ethan S. Rafuse (Univ of Neb Pr).
Map Study:The Maps of the Bristoe Station and Mine Run Campaigns by Bradley Gottfried (Savas Beatie).
Self-Published:Where Valor and Devotion Met: The Battle of Pilot Knob by Douglas L. Gifford.
Local History:The Coal River Valley in the Civil War: West Virginia Mountains, 1861 by Michael B. Graham (The Hist Pr).
Regional History:Kentucky Confederates: Secession, Civil War, and the Jackson Purchase by Berry Craig (UP of Ky).
Reference Book(s):Guerrilla Warfare in Civil War Missouri, Volumes III and IV by Bruce Nichols (McFarland).
New Perspectives:From These Honored Dead: Historical Archaeology of the American Civil War edited by Clarence R. Geier, Douglas D. Scott & Lawrence E. Babits (UP of Florida).
Classic Reprint:The Civil War Diary of Gideon Welles: Lincoln's Secretary of the Navy - The Original Manuscript Edition edited by William E. and Erica L. Gienapp (Univ of Ill Pr).