The Civil War Day by Day

The Civil War Day by Day

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by Phillip Katcher
     
 

The hardcover reference titles in the Day by Day series examine the evolution of wars in a chronological timeline, from the first skirmish to the last battle and everything in between. These books are a historical companion to each major war in the nineteenth and twentieth century. The fate of soldiers, battalions, armies, can change in the blink of an

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The hardcover reference titles in the Day by Day series examine the evolution of wars in a chronological timeline, from the first skirmish to the last battle and everything in between. These books are a historical companion to each major war in the nineteenth and twentieth century. The fate of soldiers, battalions, armies, can change in the blink of an eye—with this comprehensive book readers can follow the conflicting sides in their strategy, weaponry, and policies.

The Civil War was the bloodiest conflict in U.S. history, claiming the lives of over 600,000 Americans between 1861 and 1865. The Civil War Day by Day is a chronological, month-by-month approach to the conflict, allowing the reader to see at a glance the key battles on land and at sea; bloody engagements such as the First Bull Run, Antietam, Nashville, Chancellorsville, Fredericksburg, Cold Harbor and Gettysburg. Illustrated throughout with hundreds of contemporary photographs and illustrations, this book also includes full-color maps of all the major battles and campaigns of the war. Each chapter contains boxes on the weapons that were used by both sides in the war, and the tactics that were employed on the battlefield.

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Library Journal

Beginning with the 1820 Missouri Compromise and ending with the ratification of the 13th Amendment, military historian Katcher (Great Gambles of the Civil War) provides a day-by-day tour through America's bloodiest conflict. Entries in the chronology are brief (generally just a few sentences) and for easier identification include such topic headers as "Land War" or "Politics" under the relevant date, although most of the entries relate to military engagements. The strength of this book is not its chronology but the lavish illustrations, including many contemporary images, and the sidebars, which offer more information on key personalities, decisive moments, and strategy and tactics and in effect flesh out the chronology's skeleton.
—Mike Miller

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780760328651
Publisher:
MBI Publishing Company
Publication date:
02/15/2007
Edition description:
First
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author

PHILIP KATCHER was educated at the University of Maryland and served in the U.S. Army between 1962 and 1965, the last year in Vietnam with the 35th Engineer Group. He has written many books on the Civil War, including Great Gambles of the Civil War, Lincoln’s Unsung Heroes, and Flags of the American Civil War. An Elected Fellow of the Company of Military Historians, he lives in Pennsylvania, USA.

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Civil War Day by Day 2.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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sharpeshooter More than 1 year ago
This is one of the most biased and terribly inaccurate books on this topic I have ever see.A quick read of the introduction and the authors accounts of the southern people and what he says are the causes of the war will make anyone with any basic understanding of this period throw this book down.