I'm recently finished reading Michael Shaara's novel about Gettysburg, The Killer Angels. I hadn't picked up a single book on the Civil War before reading this. Heck, the only reason I even started reading it was because it's required reading for school. At first I didn't think I could get into something like the Civil War, it didn't seem interesting. I was dead wrong. The Killer Angels is a masterpiece. Since finishing it I have been looking into other books on the Civil War, and I've been reading up on guys like Col. Joshua Chamberlin and General Pickett like there's no tomorrow. I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone interested in the military. Even those of you who only read things on Delta, SEALs, SF, ect. You will enjoy the book.
Amazon has great user reviews that cover all the stuff I forgot to mention.
Have a safe night, Chuck.