The Battlefields of the Civil War

The Battlefields of the Civil War

by William C. Davis, Russ A. Pritchard
     
 

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The Battlefields of the Civil War tells the stories of thirteen of the most important battles, including First Manassas, Shiloh, Antietam, Vicksburg, Gettysburg, and the Wilderness.

William C. Davis not only describes the events and outcomes of those great engagements, but also delves into the characters of the army commanders, revealing in many cases just

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The Battlefields of the Civil War tells the stories of thirteen of the most important battles, including First Manassas, Shiloh, Antietam, Vicksburg, Gettysburg, and the Wilderness.

William C. Davis not only describes the events and outcomes of those great engagements, but also delves into the characters of the army commanders, revealing in many cases just how much their personalities influenced the actions of their subordinates - and ultimately the outcome of the battles themselves. Rounding out the narrative are 35 full-page color photograph spreads of Civil War artifacts (including flags, uniforms, artillery projectiles, and arms), 28 color paintings of soldiers in various regiment uniforms, and 166 historical photographs.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
Reissue of the 1991 edition published under the title Rebels and Yankees; Battlefields of the Civil War by Smithmark, a promotional book publisher. Highly illustrated, oversized (12x9"), showy. It covers 13 battles in the depth one might anticipate of a picture book of 250 pages. BiP still lists the '91 edition in cloth at $25. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781571451941
Publisher:
Thunder Bay Press
Publication date:
08/01/1999
Series:
Rebels and Yankees Series
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 13.25(h) x 1.01(d)

Meet the Author


William C. Davis is professor of history at Virginia Tech and Director of Programs at Virginia Tech's Virginia Center for Civil War Studies. He has written more than fifty books on the Civil War and Southern history.

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