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A Battlefield Atlas of the Civil War

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From Fort Sumter to Appomattox, this military history explains the principal campaigns of the Civil War and all the major battles in a lively text, keyed to 49 full-page, two-color maps. It is a clear, concise and authoritative volume ideal for battlefield tours or classroom study. This third edition includes more complete coverage of the Atlanta Campaign and six completely new maps. The narrative accompanying each map enables the reader to see the action and sense the drama it held for the troops who fought in ...
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Overview

From Fort Sumter to Appomattox, this military history explains the principal campaigns of the Civil War and all the major battles in a lively text, keyed to 49 full-page, two-color maps. It is a clear, concise and authoritative volume ideal for battlefield tours or classroom study. This third edition includes more complete coverage of the Atlanta Campaign and six completely new maps. The narrative accompanying each map enables the reader to see the action and sense the drama it held for the troops who fought in it. Symonds succeeds in depicting a battle from the point of view of the commanders in the field as they weighed the day-to-day problems of troop supply, morale, and losses against the larger strategic imperatives of the war. The maps are divided into four groups, each of which constitutes a chapter in the history of the war. In The Amateur Armies, Symonds describes the civilian volunteer armies that slugged it out at Bull Run and Shiloh. The Second Section, The Organized War, details the emergence of great war figures like George B. McClellan and Robert E. Lee. Confederate High Tide marks the peak of Southern hopes which collapsed in 1863 with the twin defeats at Gettysburg and Vicksburg. Finally, The Total War tells about the last years of the Civil War, including Early's Raid, the Atlanta Campaign and the road to Appomattox. A short introductory essay precedes each section, accompanied by contemporary photographs and drawings that portray America's greatest military conflict.

More than 40 large, easy-to-follow two-color maps covering all the major battles. "The most concise and readable collection of conflict maps yet."--Gannett News Service

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Explains the principal campaigns and battles of the Civil War, from Fort Sumter to Appomattox, primarily from the point of view of the commanders in the field as they weighed day to day problems against the strategic imperatives of the war. The four- part text is subdivided by conflict, and is keyed to 49 full-page maps detailing battlefield events. Lacks an index. Published by Nautical & Aviation Publishing Co., 8 W. Madison St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781877853258
  • Publisher: Nautical & Aviation Publishing Company of America, The
  • Publication date: 2/28/1994
  • Edition description: 3rd ed
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 118
  • Sales rank: 935,477

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2006

    The collaborative work of author, educator, and Civil War authority

    The collaborative work of author, educator, and Civil War authority Craig Symonds and expert cartographer William Clipson, this seventh printing of Gettysburg: A Battlefield Atlas features an informative text enhanced 24 three-color maps and 30 black/white historical photographs. Compact, comprehensive, 'user friendly', and providing a narrative history along with a complete cartographic display of the famed American Civil War battle of Gettysburg, this 103-pages (plus an additional page offering author biographical synopses) battlefield atlas is a superb supplement for students of the battle rendering the events of the engagement both vividly depicted and comprehensibly understandable. Another very high recommended atlas for personal, academic, and community library American Civil War History reference collections from the team of Symonds and Clipson is A Battlefield Atlas Of The Civil War, Third Edition, (1877853259, $26.95, 128 pages, 51 two-color maps, 32 photos).

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