Civil War

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America's bloodiest war was not fought against a foreign enemy but pitted family against family, sibling against sibling, North versus South. After five long years of battlefield carnage, the institution of slavery was finally abolished and the Union preserved. In the process, many of America's now-legendary figures gained prominence-President Abraham Lincoln and Generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee among them. Here in Civil War, Revised Edition, all aspects of that war-human and material, political and ...

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Overview

America's bloodiest war was not fought against a foreign enemy but pitted family against family, sibling against sibling, North versus South. After five long years of battlefield carnage, the institution of slavery was finally abolished and the Union preserved. In the process, many of America's now-legendary figures gained prominence-President Abraham Lincoln and Generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee among them. Here in Civil War, Revised Edition, all aspects of that war-human and material, political and military, terrestrial and naval-are described in vivid and sometimes harrowing detail.

Chelsea House is proud to announce the updating and revision of its critically acclaimed America at War series. Features of this revised edition include the addition of color images and maps throughout, as well as extra sidebars and a new chapter on weapons and tactics used in the conduct of each war.

An account of the Civil War, discussing political background, military strategy, and battles.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816081905
  • Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/1/2010
  • Series: America at War Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,415,385
  • Age range: 12 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Prologue: A Nation Divides xv

Free and Slave Areas, 1861 xvi

1 Irrepressible Conflict 1

Cotton Farming in the South, 1820-1860 5

Fanny Kemble and Slavery 13

Kansas-Nebraska Act, 1854 15

2 Purged with Blood 19

Electoral Vote in the U.S. Presidential Election, 1860 26

Counterrevolution in Charleston 29

Secession of Southern States, 1860-1861 32

3 On To Richmond 35

Raising the Armies 39

Jackson and Sleep Deprivation 48

4 The River War 51

Island No. 10 59

5 The Uses of Sea Power 66

Naval Operations of the Civil War, 1861-1865 70

?Cheesebox on a Raft? 75

6 America's Bloodiest Day 79

Major Battles of the Civil War, 1861-1863 81

The Antietam Killing Ground 88

7 The War at Home 94

?I Have Seen My Home Again? 103

A Just War? 108

8 Jubilee 112

Equal Hazard, Equal Pay 117

9 Battles Lost and Won 123

The Battle Hymn 129

Chancellorsville, May 2-6, 1863 131

10 Long Remember: Gettysburg 137

Battle of Gettysburg, July 1-3, 1863 145

Crafted with Care 149

11 Siege at Vicksburg 152

Union Efforts to Get at Vicksburg, Winter 1862-1863 156

12 In The Charnel House 163

Two Exemplary Women 166

Nurse in the Wilderness 172

13 The Battle for Chattanooga 175

Railroads and War 180

14 Tecumseh the Great 187

Major Battles of the Civil War, 1864-1865 191

The Election of 1864: The Soldier Vote 194

Western Campaigns and Sherman's March through Georgia, September 18, 1863-December 21, 1864 195

15 Weapons and Tactics 202

Robert Smalls-Seagoing Moses 205

Civil War Aircraft 209

16 Grant and Lee 218

Spotsylvania to Petersburg, 1864 223

The Ruins of Richmond 230

Epilogue: Touched with Fire 234

Glossary 243

Further Reading 247

Index 252

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