Civil War: Fort Sumter to Appomattox

Civil War: Fort Sumter to Appomattox

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Overview

This book explores the political, historical, and cultural significance of the Civil War, AKA the War Between the States, examining its impact on the civilians and military personnel caught up in it.

From the Civil War's outbreak at Fort Sumter, South Carolina in April 1861 until its conclusion at the Appomattox Court House, more than 10,000 battles, engagements and skirmishes were recorded across the length and breadth of America. Undoubtedly the most cataclysmic military struggle of the late nineteenth century, this war spanned four bloody years of fighting in which over 620,000 American soldiers and sailors lost their lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782006435
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 02/25/2014
Series: General Military Series
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Gary Gallagher

Stephen Eagle

Robert Krick

Joseph T. Glatthaar

James McPherson The author lives in Charlottesville, VA.

Table of Contents

Foreword 7

Introduction: The Nation in Crisis 11

Chronology 9

Chapter 1 The War in the East 1861-May 1863

Outbreak: Election, Southern Secession, and Creation of the Confederacy 27

Warring Sides 33

The Fighting: From First Manassas to Chancellorsville 40

Portrait of a Soldier: Robert Augustus Moore 80

The World Around War 84

Portrait of a Civilian: Elizabeth Herndon Maury 91

How the Period Ended: An Uncertain Future 95

Chapter 2 The War In The West 1861-July 1863

The Fighting: Struggle for the Heartland 99

Common Soldiers: Billy Yank and Johnny Reb at War 143

Portrait of a Soldier: John Beatty 153

Portrait of a Civilian: Kate Stone 159

How the Period Ended: The Promise of Summer 164

Chapter 3 The War in the East May 1863-1865

The Fighting: The War Without Jackson to Lee's Last Stand 167

Portrait of a Soldier: McHenry Howard's War 225

The World Around War 233

Portrait of a Civilian: Ella Washington and the Federal Army 235

How the Period Ended: From Appomattox to Liverpool 241

Chapter 4 The War in the West July 1863-1865

The Fighting: The Final Stages 243

Common Soldiers: Black Soldiers and POWs 292

Portrait of a Soldier: William Wilbur Edgerton 302

Portrait of a Civilian: Emma LeConte 308

How the War Ended: Peace is Declared 311

Conclusion and Consequences - United States 315

Further Reading 321

About the Authors 324

Index 325

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