1400 Days: The U. S. Civil War Day By Dayby Chris Bishop, Tony Gibbons, Ian Drury
1400 Days begins with America's early history from the Revolutionary War and moves into the turbulent decades prior to the firing upon Fort Sumter. The increasing tension of the 1840s and 1850s, when strenuous efforts were made to knit together diverging states, are set against the Indian wars that complicated the overall pattern of a total Union, and lead the reader through the shifting pattern of events to capture the overall atmosphere of this critical time in American history. An examination of the effects these events had upon US policy in the 35 years between the end of the war and the turn of the century concludes this volume.
The text is complemented with over sixty bird's eye illustrations of all the land and naval actions, from the great battles of Antietam and Gettysburg to river and sea fights, as the South's elusive raiders hit back at Federal shipping. Contemporary photographs capturing the leading men and women who shaped the destiny of a nation are combined as never before with a fascinating historical text and numerous illustrations depicting army equipment, artillery and warships, including the world's first submarines.
- World Publications, Inc. MA
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