Ending the Civil War: The Bloody Year from Grant's Promotion to Lincoln's Assassination

Ending the Civil War: The Bloody Year from Grant's Promotion to Lincoln's Assassination

by Benton Rain Patterson
     
 

Dramatically and authentically, using eyewitness accounts where possible, this book recounts the final 13 months of the Civil War, a year in which a new U.S. Army general in chief was appointed, a new course for the war was charted, a massive new campaign was begun, the abolition of slavery was confirmed by the re-election of Abraham Lincoln, and the course of

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Dramatically and authentically, using eyewitness accounts where possible, this book recounts the final 13 months of the Civil War, a year in which a new U.S. Army general in chief was appointed, a new course for the war was charted, a massive new campaign was begun, the abolition of slavery was confirmed by the re-election of Abraham Lincoln, and the course of history was altered by the assassination of America's most revered president. It was the year that the United States won the final battle and the year that the sundered nation was reunited. The book describes those events and the key figures in them.

Editorial Reviews

On Point
excellent
Reference & Research Book News
"this lively narrative account of the last year of the Civil War, March-April 1865, will interest general readers, history buffs, and scholars alike"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786469642
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
03/09/2012
Pages:
332
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Formerly with the New York Times and the Saturday Evening Post, Benton Rain Patterson is an emeritus associate professor of journalism at the University of Florida.

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