Civil War Trivia

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The American Civil War has intrigued millions of readers for 150 years. But how much do we know about the real lives of Americans on the battlefields and in trenches and winter quarters when the soldiers had a respite from combat? Civil War Trivia looks inside the conflict to examine the many fascinating and heartrending stories about this great war:
? The casualties of the Civil War, including both North and South, totaled more than two ...
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Overview

The American Civil War has intrigued millions of readers for 150 years. But how much do we know about the real lives of Americans on the battlefields and in trenches and winter quarters when the soldiers had a respite from combat? Civil War Trivia looks inside the conflict to examine the many fascinating and heartrending stories about this great war:
• The casualties of the Civil War, including both North and South, totaled more than two percent of the entire population of United States at the time
• Abraham Lincoln's famous debates with Stephen A. Douglas dragged Lincoln more strongly into the abolitionist movement and made him a national figure even though he lost the senate race
• Government records estimate that some 300 women disguised as males fought alongside men during the Civil War; some retained their male identities after the war ended
• Civil War surgeons became so skilled at amputation that they could remove a limb and stitch up the wound in a mere 15 minutes
• And many more stories from behind the front lines of the Civil War...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781926700311
  • Publisher: Blue Bike Books
  • Publication date: 4/28/2011
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 936,233
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 10

The Inevitability of a Civil War

When Compromises Succeed…or Don't 18

The United States by the Numbers 22

Before Lincoln Assumed the Presidency 26

A Nation Divided 32

When Secession Came, There Was No Course But War 37

Preparing for War at the Grassroots Level 38

The Nation Before Secession 44

The Battle Finally Begins

The First Shots Are Fired 51

Which Army? What Uniform? Who's on First? 54

War Is Hell…and Worse 57

When the Guns Were Silent 61

In the Heat of Battle

War on Land and Sea 71

Just Too Many Ways to Die! 83

Truly an International War 95

The Generals 101

On the Home Front 134

A War about More than Just Slavery

Black Soldiers Showed Their Bravery 139

How Does One Judge a Person to Be Free? 145

When It Wasn't the War, It Was the Politics 148

Nurse, Doctor, Abolitionist, Soldier

Different Roles but Important Jobs 156

Caring for the Wounded Was a War in Itself 161

Pick Your Poison-Literally 164

Celebrating the War with a Fair? 168

Lost, Missing or Dead?

Just Finding Oneself Was Difficult 182

Death Comes Calling 187

When the War was Over, New Battles Began

The Aftereffects of the War Lasted for Decades 201

Collecting the Civil War

Who Are the Collectors? 220

Getting Started 222

Avoid Getting Your Pocket Picked 229

Other Collectibles 231

Big Screen, Small Screen, Books and Newspapers

Whatever Your Pleasure to See the Civil War 236

On the Silver Screen 238

On the Small Screen 242

The Written Word 246

Appendix

A Civil War Timeline 248

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