Encyclopedia of the Confederacy

Overview

Though it existed for just four years, the Confederate States of America had a long-lasting impact on the history of the United States. From the Confederacy's inception in 1861 to the conclusion of the American Civil War in 1865, the Encyclopedia of the Confederacy offers a comprehensive A-to-Z examination of the Confederacy's key people, places, and battles. From the Battle at Fort Sumpter in 1861 to the Surrender at Appomattox in 1865, readers will get a thorough overview of the history of the Confederacy and ...

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Overview

Though it existed for just four years, the Confederate States of America had a long-lasting impact on the history of the United States. From the Confederacy's inception in 1861 to the conclusion of the American Civil War in 1865, the Encyclopedia of the Confederacy offers a comprehensive A-to-Z examination of the Confederacy's key people, places, and battles. From the Battle at Fort Sumpter in 1861 to the Surrender at Appomattox in 1865, readers will get a thorough overview of the history of the Confederacy and the American Civil War. Meet fascinating Confederates, including President Jefferson Davis, General Robert E. Lee, and Lincoln's infamous assassin, John Wilkes Booth. Experience the bloodiest battles ever fought on U.S. soil, and learn about the military leaders who led their forces to victory — and defeat. Beautifully illustrated, this book boasts more than 300 archival photographs, detailed works of art, maps, and historic reproductions, including original Confederate notes and bonds.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780594446897
  • Publisher: Thunder Bay Press
  • Publication date: 10/1/2010
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 12.26 (h) x 1.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Kevin J. Dougherty is an instructor in the Department of History at the University of Southern Mississippi, where he teaches world civilization and military history. He is a retired Army officer and the author of several titles on the Civil War, including (with Jason Stewart) the Timeline of Civil War. He lives in Hattiesburg, MS.

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