The Civil War Series

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 289 ratings

Cain at Gettysburg Publisher's Summary

Two mighty armies blunder toward each other, one led by confident, beloved Robert E. Lee and the other by dour George Meade. They’ll meet in a Pennsylvania crossroads town where no one planned to fight. In this sweeping, savagely realistic novel, the greatest battle ever fought on American soil explodes into life at Gettysburg. As generals squabble, staffs err. Tragedy unfolds for immigrants in blue and barefoot Rebels alike. The fate of the nation will be decided in a few square miles of fields. There are no marble statues here, only men of flesh and blood, imperfect and courageous. Following a tough Confederate sergeant from the Blue Ridge, a bitter Irish survivor of the Great Famine, a German political refugee, and gun crews in blue and gray, Cain at Gettysburg, from New York Times best-selling author and former U.S. Army officer Ralph Peters, is bound to become a classic of men at war.

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  • Book 1

    • Cain at Gettysburg

    • By: Ralph Peters
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 15 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 168
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 145
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 144

    Two mighty armies blunder toward each other, one led by confident, beloved Robert E. Lee and the other by dour George Meade. They’ll meet in a Pennsylvania crossroads town where no one planned to fight. In this sweeping, savagely realistic novel, the greatest battle ever fought on American soil explodes into life at Gettysburg. As generals squabble, staffs err. Tragedy unfolds for immigrants in blue and barefoot Rebels alike. The fate of the nation will be decided in a few square miles of fields. There are no marble statues here, only men of flesh and blood, imperfect and courageous.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Historical fiction with a soul!

    • By 9S on 04-22-12

    Regular price: $18.80

  • Book 2

    • Hell or Richmond

    • A Novel
    • By: Ralph Peters
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 21 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    Commemorating the approaching 150th anniversary of this grim encounter between valiant Americans, Ralph Peters brings to bear the lessons of his own military career, his lifelong study of this war and the men who fought it, and his skills as a best-selling, prize-winning novelist to portray horrific battles and sublime heroism as no other author has done.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Evan Review

    • By Evan on 03-04-18

    Regular price: $23.07

  • Book 3

    • Valley of the Shadow

    • By: Ralph Peters
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 16 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 37

    From a daring Confederate raid that nearly seized Washington, DC, to a stunning reversal on the bloody fields of Cedar Creek, the summer and autumn of 1864 witnessed some of the fiercest fighting of our Civil War, in mighty battles now all but forgotten.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Very Good Civil War Novel

    • By Michael Friedman on 02-08-17

    Regular price: $31.47

  • Book 4

    • The Damned of Petersburg

    • The Civil War Series, Book 4
    • By: Ralph Peters
    • Narrated by: Peter Berkrot
    • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 31

    From the butchery of the Crater, where stunning success collapsed into a massacre, through near-constant battles fought by heat-stricken soldiers to the crucial election of 1864, The Damned of Petersburg resurrects the American Civil War's hard reality, as plumes and sabers gave way to miles of trenches.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Ralph Peters continues!

    • By Daniel N. Hill on 09-18-16

    Regular price: $27.97