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The Encyclopedia of Civil War Usage

by Garrison, Webb and Garison, Cheryl
Publisher: Cumberland House
Retail Price: $27.95 hardcover
Issue: Fall 2001
ISBN: 1581821867

From "Abolition" to "Zouave" this handy volume defines hundreds of Civil War-era words and phrases in clear, concise entries. Students of the war will find the encyclopedia helpful for clarifying both official military terms and slang, such as "hayfoot" and "Original Gorilla."

review of The Encyclopedia of Civil War Usage, by Garrison, Webb, Civil War Book Review, (Fall 2001).