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The Civil War 100: The Stories Behind the Most Influential Battles, People and Events in the War Between the States [NOOK Book]

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The Civil War was the defining event in American history.
The Civil War 100 uses a truly novel approach to analyze the respective importance of the events, leaders and battles of America's most important war.

"Across this easily ...
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The Civil War 100: The Stories Behind the Most Influential Battles, People and Events in the War Between the States

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Overview

The Civil War was the defining event in American history.
The Civil War 100 uses a truly novel approach to analyze the respective importance of the events, leaders and battles of America's most important war.

"Across this easily accessible reference, readers meet not
only such icons as Lincoln and Lee, but also chronic fumblers
whose tarnished reputations have most often sunk beneath
the notice of the endless waves of Civil War histories...A
recommended reference for the aficionado and the uninitiated
alike. Those well-versed in Civil War lore will enjoy the
intellectual challenge of supporting or debunking Lanning's
rankings, while the merely curious will be exposed to an
insightful world of detail that they may have otherwise
missed." -ForeWord Magazine
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Gr 7 Up
Lanning presents his list of battles, people, and events according to their influence on the outcome of the war and the future of the country, and not their contemporary prominence or importance. After a brief note to explain his approach, he begins with the battle of Antietam. Abraham Lincoln and Ulysses S. Grant are second and third, followed by the battle of Gettysburg, and Robert E. Lee. The list continues with its roster of military men (no women); military campaigns; documents, such as the Emancipation Proclamation; places; and specific subjects such as weapons technology, war correspondents, and draft riots. Uncle Tom's Cabin is ranked at 49th in influence. Unique listings include music and "Presidents of the Future." At number 100 is Palmito Ranch, May 12-13, 1865, for no other reason than because it was the last battle of the war. The entries are three to four pages in length and often include a map or photograph of the subject. The cross-referencing is excellent. There are no citations in the text but a lengthy bibliography is included. This volume will entice casual readers and researchers alike.
—Patricia Ann OwensCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402232497
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 392
  • Sales rank: 1,085,238
  • File size: 9 MB

Meet the Author

Michael Lee Lanning retired from the U.S. Army after more than twenty years of service. He is a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War, where he served as an infantry platoon leader and company
commander. Lanning has written fourteen books on military history, including The Battle 100. He lives in Phoenix, Arizona.
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Antietam

which they operated or originated. Again, the North and South differed on how to name their armies and followed the general procedures they used to name battles. The Federals designated their armies for rivers while the Confederate armies took their names from the region of their assignment. Thus, the Union Army of the Potomac opposed the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. This becomes even more confusing when the Union organization was the Army of the Tennessee as opposed to the Confederate-named Army of Tennessee.

Officer Ranks: Officers of both sides often had two ranks-one awarded by their state militia and another by the regular army. Even more confusion arises from the practice of both sides to award "brevet" promotions. These ranks, awarded for gallantry or meritorious action, were strictly honorary and had none of the authority or pay of the actual rank. Regular ranks are the ones most used in this work. Both armies followed the traditional ranks of lieutenant, captain, major, lieutenant colonel, colonel, and general. The two sides differed, however, in the rankings of their general officers. The Union maintained three ranks-brigadier general, major general, and lieutenant general, with only the most senior officer achieving this last rank. The Confederacy promoted officers to brigadier general, major general, lieutenant general, and general. Several officers achieved the designation of general with their seniority based on the date of their promotion.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Author to Reader

1. Antietam (September 16 18, 1862)
2. Abraham Lincoln (1809 1865)
3. Ulysses Simpson Grant (1822 1885)
4. Gettysburg (July 1 3, 1863)
5. Robert Edward Lee (1807 1870)
6. William Tecumseh Sherman (1820 1891)
7. Vicksburg (May 18 July 4, 1863)
8. Philip Henry Sheridan (1831 1888)
9. Jefferson Davis (1808 1889)
10. First Bull Run (July 21, 1861)
11. George Henry Thomas (1816 1870)
12. Chattanooga (November 23 25, 1863)
13. James Longstreet (1821 1904)
14. David Glasgow Farragut (1801 1870)
15. Franklin (November 30, 1864)
16. March to the Sea (November 15 December 21, 1864)
17. Joseph Eggleston Johnston (1807 1891) -
18. Shiloh (April 6 7, 1862)
19. Jubal Anderson Early (1816 1894)
20. Atlanta Campaign (May 1 September 8, 1864)
21. Nathan Bedford Forrest (1821 1877)
22. Emancipation Proclamation (January 1, 1863)
23. James Ewell Brown (J. E. B.) Stuart (1833 1864)
24. George Gordon Meade (1815 1872)
25. Blockade and Blockade Runners (1861 1865)
26. Ambrose Powell Hill (1825 1865)
27. Anaconda Plan (1861)
28. John Buchanan Floyd (1806 1863)
29. Shenandoah Valley Campaign (August 7, 1864 March 2, 1865)
30. Winfield Scott (1786 1866)
31. Chancellorsville (April 30 May 6, 1863) -
32. Peninsular Campaign (April July, 1862)
33. Edmund Kirby Smith (1824 1893)
34. Transportation and Communications (1861 1865)
35. Fort Donelson (February 11 16, 1862)
36. Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson (1824 1863)
37. Appomattox Campaign (March 29 April 9, 1865)
38. Black Soldiers and Sailors (1861 1865)
39. John Sedgwick (1813 1864)
40. Second Bull Run (August 29 30, 1862)
41. Mathew B. Brady (1823 1896) -152
42. Andersonville Prison (February 1864 April 1865)
43. Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard (1818 1893)
44. Pea Ridge (March 6 8, 1862)
45. John Bell Hood (1831 1879)
46. Petersburg Campaign (June 15, 1864 March 29, 1865)
47. Weapons Technology (1861 1865)
48. Joseph Hooker (1814 1879)
49. Uncle Tom's Cabin (1851)
50. Fort Sumter (April 12 14, 1861)
51. George Brinton McClellan (1826 1885)
52. George Armstrong Custer (1839 1876)
53. Fredericksburg (December 13, 1862)
54. John Brown (1800 1859)
55. Winfield Scott Hancock (1824 1886)
56. Mobile Bay (August 2 23, 1864) -
57. Ambrose Everett Burnside (1824 1881)
58. Dred Scott Decision (March 6, 1857)
59. Cold Harbor (May 31 June 12, 1864)
60. Braxton Bragg (1817 1876)
61. War Correspondents (1861 1865)
62. Wilderness (May 5 7, 1864)
63. Henry Wager Halleck (1815 1872)
64. James Harrison Wilson (1837 1925)
65. Spotsylvania Court House (May 8 21, 1864)
66. Gettysburg Address (November 19, 1863)
67. Franz Sigel (1824 1902)
68. Music (1861 1865)
69. Wade Hampton (1818 1902)
70. Wilson's Creek (August 10, 1861)
71. Benjamin Franklin Butler (1818 1893)
72. Hampton Roads (March 8 9, 1862)
73. Thomas Lafayette Rosser (1836 1910)
74. Chickamauga (September 19 20, 1863)
75. John Wilkes Booth (1838 1865)
76. Draft Riots (Summer 1863)
77. Joseph Wheeler (1836 1906)
78. Missouri Compromise (1820)
79. Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain (1828 1914)
80. Irwin McDowell (1818 1885)
81. Red River Campaign (March 10 May 22, 1864) -
82. William Mahone (1826 1895)
83. Presidents of the Future (1865 1901)
84. John Cabell Breckinridge (1821 1875)
85. Albert Sidney Johnston (1803 1862)
86. John Pope (1822 1892)
87. Nashville (December 15 16, 1864)
88. John Hunt Morgan (1825 1864)
89. George Stoneman (1822 1894)
90. USS Kearsarge vs. CSS Alabama (June 19, 1864)
91. John Singleton Mosby (1833 1916)
92. Nathaniel Prentiss Banks (1816 1894)
93. George Edward Pickett (1825 1875)
94. New Mexico and Arizona (1861 1862)
95. Hugh Judson Kilpatrick (1836 1881)
96. Intelligence (1861 1865)
97. Charleston Harbor (February 17, 1864)
98. Daniel Butterfield (1831 1901)
99. John Pelham (1838 1863)
100. Palmito Ranch (May 12 13, 1865)

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