One of the crucial phases of the Civil War centered on the two Confederate invasions of the North undertaken by Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. The first invasion ended at the battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg), fought on September 17, 1862. The second came to a halt at the decisive battle of Gettysburg (July 1-3, 1863), after which the Confederate forces retreated into Virginia.
This unique coloring book focuses on the two campaigns, allowing colorists to bring their own sense of color and design to various aspects of the momentous struggle. Noted illustrator Peter Copeland has provided 45 precise black-and-white illustrations, based on extensive research, that document the great clash of armies: cavalry charges, raids, counterattacks, artillery barrages, ruined cities and devastated countryside, tending the sick and wounded, quiet moments in camp, and more.
Civil War buffs, colorists, and students of American history will appreciate the accuracy and drama of these illustrations, which offer not only an enjoyable coloring experience but an attractive and valuable learning tool for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the nation's past.