The Civil War Book of Lists

The Civil War Book of Lists

by Combined Books Editors, H W. Kaufmann

Hardcover(1st ed)

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The Civil War Book of Lists by Combined Books Editors, H W. Kaufmann

A fascinating handbook on the War Between the States, The Civil War Book of Lists is an invaluable source of facts, statistics, data and trivia. The wide variety of lists includes detailed topics of every description. Commanders from both sides are ranked according to the best and worst ever to lead troops during the war. A selection of casualty figures demonstrates the enormous number of lives lost on the fields of the war's bloodiest battles. The composition of the armies is given in terms of state origin, ethnic background and even average height of the troops. Lists also probe social issues, such as the distribution of the African American and White populations, the elections of 1860 and 1864 and the songs and poems sung in the North and South. Lists of the best books available on the Civil War provide a pathway through the mountainous literature on the subject and offer a basis for further study. More frivolous lists detail unusual nicknames, delicacies made from hardtack, the ugliest generals, and generals killed in personal encounters. The Civil War Book of Lists gives the opportunity for readers to view the Civil War with the widest scope possible, to gain a full understanding of the nature of the country that went to the war, the composition of the armies that took to the field and the battles that were fought.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780938289159
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 11/28/1911
Series: Great Campaigns
Edition description: 1st ed
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.38(w) x 9.33(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

Confederate Units9
Union Units10
The Old Army12
Numbers of Men Recruited for War15
Numbers Recruited for Confederate Service18
Numbers Recruited for Union Service22
Strength of the Union Army31
Portrait of the Union Army32
Ethnic Composition of the Armies35
Unusual Units44
Campaigns, Battles and Special Actions49
Battles with Multiple Names61
Significant Battles63
First to Die67
Confederate Strength at Gettysburg67
Confederate Losses by State69
Confederate Losses by Unit70
Union Strength at Gettysburg77
Union Losses by State78
Union Losses by Unit80
Commanders Killed or Mortally Wounded at Gettysburg86
Burials at Gettysburg87
Bloodiest Battles89
Confederate Losses by State90
Confederate Losses in Battle91
Confederate Unit Losses92
Union Losses by State93
Union Army Losses95
Union Losses in Battle96
Union Unit Losses99
Generals with Service Before the Civil War105
West Point Generals113
Robert E. Lee's Background129
Foreign Born Generals130
Prewar Professions of Generals132
All in the Family: Civil War Generals Who Were Kin137
Best and Worst Generals142
Age, Rank and Distribution145
General Names147
Personality Traits150
Generals Killed in Personal Encounters152
General Mounts153
Men Who Couldn't or Wouldn't Be Generals155
General Appearances157
General General Data158
Famous Firsts163
African American Soldiers167
American Indian Soldiers170
Foreign Soldiers171
Jewish Soldiers178
Female Soldiers179
Drummer Boys182
Population of the U.S. in 1860187
Population of the Confederate States196
Election of 1860199
The Confederate Government203
The Union Government205
Election of 1864207
Women and the War208
Media and the Arts210
8.After the War
Veterans and Politics213
Generals in Military Action After the Civil War216
Passing of the Old Warriors221
Civil War Descendants224
9.The Civil War Today
Civil War Nostalgia225
Civil War Reference Works228
Important Works on the Civil War231
Books on Civil War Personalities233
Books on Campaigns and Battles235
Unit Histories236
Civil War Fiction237
Civil War Board Games238

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