The Civil War Dictionary

The Civil War Dictionary


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For almost thirty years The Civil War Dictionary has been the most complete, authoritative, and handy reference book on what has been called the Second American Revolution, 1861-1865. Periodically updated throughout sixteen printings, this invaluable volume has more than 4,000 entries, alphabetically arranged and carefully cross-referenced. Among them:
-- 2,000 biographical sketches of Civil War leaders. both military and civilian
-- extensive descriptions of all 20 campaigns and entries on lesser battles, engagements and skirmishes
-- 120 armies, departments, and districts, as well as such famous smaller units as the Iron Brigade, the 20th Maine, and the Pennsylvania Reserves
-- plus naval engagements, weapons, issues and incidents, military terms and definitions, politics, literature, statistics, and 86 specially prepared maps and diagrams

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780679733928
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/28/1991
Series: Vintage Civil War Library Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 974
Sales rank: 988,843
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.77(d)

About the Author

Mark Mayo Boatner III was an American soldier, historian, and author. He graduated from West Point Military Academy in 1943 and then fought in Italy during the second world war. He also fought in the Korean War. While teaching history at West Point he wrote and published The Civil War Dictionary. 

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The Civil War Dictionary 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It would be hard to find a more useful resource book for students of the Civil War! Anybody with plans to examine part of the vast literature about this tragic period MUST have this book!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I believe this is one book, that is a must for any person interested in learning more about the Civil War. It continues to be an excellent reference in over fourty years, and its numerous periodic updated printings. Consider purchase on your next quest to your local bookstore on the war, that has close to a hundred thousand books written.