The Union Victory (July 1863-1865)

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Confederate general Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union lieutenant general Ulysses S. Grant on April 9, 1865, at Appomattox Court House in Virginia. This book covers the key events leading up to the surrender, including Sherman's capture of Atlanta and famous march with his Union troops through Georgia. The election of 1864 proved that Union soldiers and citizens were behind President Lincoln and his twin goals of reunifying the country and freeing the slaves. An assassin's bullet ended Lincoln's life but not the ...
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Overview

Confederate general Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union lieutenant general Ulysses S. Grant on April 9, 1865, at Appomattox Court House in Virginia. This book covers the key events leading up to the surrender, including Sherman's capture of Atlanta and famous march with his Union troops through Georgia. The election of 1864 proved that Union soldiers and citizens were behind President Lincoln and his twin goals of reunifying the country and freeing the slaves. An assassin's bullet ended Lincoln's life but not the country's relief at the finish of the long war.
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If you take a moment to consider the resources available to the opposing sides during the Civil War you might think it was a one sided affair. The North contained far more people, factories, railways, and engines of commerce than did the South. Yet, despite this apparent imbalance of resources, the Civil War raged across the land for four bloody years. Ultimately the forces of the North emerged triumphant. However, this victory by the Union was not achieved until a vast amount of suffering was exacted from the people of the nation. In The Union Victory, Anderson contributes another volume to the "World Almanac Library of the Civil War" series. This series is formatted in a way that builds upon a combination of sound scholarship, clear writing, copious illustrations, and highlighted points of interest. In this informative book Anderson traces the final two years of the Civil War. The writer touches upon Grant's terrible Overland Campaign, Sherman's March to the Sea, and the crumbling of Rebel forces. The book closes with the Confederate surrender and the tragic murder of President Abraham Lincoln. This is a book handles dramatic and important events with a fine eye for both history and for a grand story. 2004, World Almanac Library, Ages 10 up.
—Greg M. Romaneck
School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-While series on the Civil War are rather common, this one stands apart by presenting a wide breadth of topics in a concise way. These four titles offer accessible overviews for students just becoming acquainted with this period in American history, and who are challenged to understand the big picture as opposed to the more specific aspects studied later on. All of the books begin with similar introductions summarizing events up to that point and the significance of the part about to be told. The sections that follow provide interesting facts in a quick format that divides the chapters by topical headlines accompanied by several paragraphs of information. This makes it possible even for history haters to get through the material in appropriate blocks of action. Many important individuals are profiled in frequent sidebars, and clear maps and extremely helpful photographs, illustrations, and reproductions are everywhere, many in full color. Also featured are first-person quotes and short paragraphs on additional items of interest such as "Women Soldiers" (Soldier's Life) and Lincoln's "Second Inaugural Address" (Union Victory). Anderson has kept his audience in mind throughout his writing, and students will therefore learn and benefit from these titles.-Andrew Medlar, Chicago Public Library, IL Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780836855937
  • Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Series: World Almanac Library of the Civil War Series
  • Pages: 48
  • Age range: 10 - 13 Years
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.62 (h) x 0.15 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 4
Chapter 1 Up to the Heights 6
Chapter 2 Grant Takes Command 12
Chapter 3 The Siege of Petersburg 18
Chapter 4 Sherman Marches Toward Atlanta 21
Chapter 5 Fighting in the Shenandoah Valley 24
Chapter 6 Lincoln Reelected 28
Chapter 7 Sherman's March to the Sea 32
Chapter 8 The End 36
Time Line 44
Glossary 45
Further Resources 46
Index 47
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