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The Civil War Reader 1862 by Civil War Times Illustrated

From blood-stained battlefields to smoke-filled antechambers of political power-brokers, 1862 was a year of tumultuous events in America. Flush from its victories of the previous year, the Confederacy stood poised and powerful-tantalizingly close to sundering the shackles of the Union and establishing itself as a new and independent nation-state on the North American continent.

Features essays by some of America's foremost historians and scholars including: James M. McPherson, Stephen W. Sears, Tom Wicker, Geoffrey Perret and many more.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780743479301
Publisher: ibooks, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/01/2004
Pages: 406
Product dimensions: 4.18(w) x 6.84(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

Part IThe Tools of War
The Widowmakers18
First Thunder At Shiloh30
Bound for Hampton Roads51
The Iron Turtle69
Civil War Railroads81
Part IIBattles and Leaders
Grant's Tennessee Gamble90
The Devil's Own Day110
Front Royal: Key to the Valley123
The Disaster of Casey136
Regulars to the Rescue at Gaines' Mill162
Stonewall's Eleventh Hour Rally174
Ewell's Flawless Performance at Kettle Run188
Returning to the Killing Ground200
The Last Word on the Lost Order216
Carnage in a Cornfield235
"Every Mother's Son of Them Are Yankees!"251
Never Were Men So Brave260
A Hellish Start to the Year270
Part IIIPersonalities, Politics and Strategy
Lincoln Takes Charge286
Failed Southern Strategies300
Dead on Arrival319
Robert Smalls334
The Savior of Cincinnati343
Hindman's Grand Delusion352
Stuart's Revenge369
No Draft!381
Grant's Ignoble Act390
Civil War Websites404

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