The Civil War Times Illustrated Photographic History of the Civil War

Vicksburg to Appomattox

Author: William Charles Davis

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal

ISBN: 9781884822094

Category: History

Page: 1366

View: 7292

Written and compiled by the nation's leading authorities, with nearly 2,000 photographs in each volume (many published only in these collections).

The Civil War Times Illustrated Photographic History of the Civil War

Fort Sumter to Gettysburg

Author: William C. Davis,Bell Irvin Wiley

Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal Pub

ISBN: 9781884822087

Category: History

Page: 1371

View: 2375

"A pictorial record without equal on the Civil War" (Library Journal) published in association with the National Historical Society. Scholarly, comprehensive, and moving text and captions accompany more than 4,000 photographs, many published only in these volumes. Originally published in 6 volumes.

Historical Times Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Civil War

Author: Patricia L. Faust

Publisher: Perennial

ISBN: 9780062731166

Category: United States

Page: 849

View: 4880

Identifies Confederate and Union officers, describes important battles and campaigns, and defines terms related to military strategy

Crisis of Command in the Army of the Potomac

Sheridan's Search for an Effective General

Author: Jay W. Simson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786436530

Category: History

Page: 245

View: 9621

With the ascendancy of Ulysses S. Grant in late 1863, the command tone of the United States Army underwent a dramatic change. While Grant's predecessor George McClellan had been overly cautious about committing troops and resources to fight the South, Grant held the philosophy that a war fought for total ends required total means. Philip Sheridan set about reorganizing the army to reflect Grant's new style. During the last six months of the war, he relieved three generals of their commands because of their inability to follow his orders precisely. William Averell, Alfred Torbert and Gouverneur Warren found themselves and their careers casualties of Sheridan's intense determination to bring an end to the hostilities. Only Ranald S. Mackenzie managed to survive Sheridan's search for effective leaders, proving himself the ideal subordinate.

Did Lincoln and the Republican Party Create the Civil War?

An Argument

Author: Robert P. Broadwater

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786433612

Category: History

Page: 247

View: 8341

The author seeks to challenge the long-held perceptions of the politics of the American Civil War. He argues that the war was fought not to preserve the Union or free the slaves but rather to establish the political power of the Republican Party within the federal government. The author argues further that Abraham Lincoln and the Republican Party manipulated events to bring about the Civil War in the first place and used the war as a pretext for the establishment of the modern central government.

Historical Dictionary of the Civil War and Reconstruction

Author: William L. Richter

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810865631

Category: History

Page: 968

View: 5069

The importance of the Civil War and Reconstruction in the history of the United States cannot be overstated. There was a very real possibility that the union could have been sundered, resulting in a very different American history, and probably, world history. But the union was held together by tough and determined leaders and by the economic muscle of the North. While not always a period to be proud of, it did have higher goals and compelling ends. This one-volume dictionary, with more than 800 entries covering the significant events, persons, politics, and economic and social themes in the U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction, is a research tool for all levels of readers from high school and up. The extensive chronology, introductory essay, dictionary entries, and comprehensive bibliography introduce and lead the reader through the military and non-military actions of one of the most pivotal events in American history. Substantial coverage is given to the time that followed the Civil War: Reconstruction. This was a period construed in many different ways by the individuals involved, many of whom had little concern for the impact of their acts on others, and even fewer who were interested in the plight of the newly enfranchised blacks, for whom the war had supposedly been fought. While the states were once again 'united,' many of the postwar efforts divided different segments of the population and failed to achieve their goals in an era too often remembered for carpetbaggers and scalawags, and Congressional imbroglios and incompetent government. No matter how one looks at it, the Civil War continues to affect the politics, constitutionalism, and societal norms of the United States in an irrevocable way, and it probably always will. It was a very personal war, not fought by machines, but by men, affecting countless Americans who have one or more Civil War veterans hidden in their family trees. It's a war modern enough to be relevant to today's military interests, yet gentlemanly enough to be the last of the great romantic wars.

The A to Z of the Civil War and Reconstruction

Author: William L. Richter

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810863361

Category: History

Page: 968

View: 1925

The importance of the Civil War and Reconstruction in the history of the United States cannot be overstated. There was a very real possibility that the union could have been sundered, resulting in a very different American history, and probably world history. But the union was held together by tough and determined leaders and by the economic muscle of the North. Following the end of the war, the period of American history known as Reconstruction followed. This was a period construed in many different ways. While the states were once again 'united,' many of the postwar efforts divided different segments of the population and failed to achieve their goals in an era too often remembered for carpetbaggers and scalawags, and Congressional imbroglios and incompetent government. This one-volume dictionary, with more than 800 entries covering the significant events, persons, politics, and economic and social themes in the U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction, is a research tool for all levels of readers from high school and up. The extensive chronology, introductory essay, dictionary entries, and comprehensive bibliography introduce and lead the reader through the military and non-military actions of one of the most pivotal events in American history.

The Battle Rages Higher

The Union's Fifteenth Kentucky Infantry

Author: Kirk C. Jenkins

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813138159

Category: History

Page: 472

View: 4071

" The Battle Rages Higher tells, for the first time, the story of the Fifteenth Kentucky Infantry, a hard-fighting Union regiment raised largely from Louisville and the Knob Creek valley where Abraham Lincoln lived as a child. Although recruited in a slave state where Lincoln received only 0.9 percent of the 1860 presidential vote, the men of the Fifteenth Kentucky fought and died for the Union for over three years, participating in all the battles of the Atlanta campaign, as well as the battles of Perryville, Stones River and Chickamauga. Using primary research, including soldiers' letters and diaries, hundreds of contemporary newspaper reports, official army records, and postwar memoirs, Kirk C. Jenkins vividly brings the Fifteenth Kentucky Infantry to life. The book also includes an extensive biographical roster summarizing the service record of each soldier in the thousand-member unit. Kirk C. Jenkins, a descendant of the Fifteenth Kentucky's Captain Smith Bayne, is a partner in a Chicago law firm. Click here for Kirk Jenkins' website and more information about the 15th Kentucky Infantry.

Civil War Battlegrounds

The Illustrated History of the War's Pivotal Battles and Campaigns

Author: Richard Sauers

Publisher: Zenith Press

ISBN: 1610588088

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 8724

DIVRelive the historic battles of the Civil War in this comprehensive overview of all the key battle sites./div Written by expert Civil War scholar Richard Sauers, Civil War Battlegrounds is fully illustrated with period photography and modern artwork, bringing the pivotal battles to life for historian and tourist alike. From Fort Sumter to Gettysburg to Appomattox and points between, Sauers illuminates the path of the war, providing stories of the battles and key participants along with fascinating sidebars covering a variety of related topics. He also covers helpful visitor information for the battleground tourist, including phone numbers and websites, hours, parking details, admission fees, and available tours and programs. With its wealth of concise and engaging information, Civil War Battlegrounds lets you walk in the footsteps of the men and women who lived, fought, and died in this bloodiest of American conflicts.

The Illustrated Battle Cry of Freedom : The Civil War Era

The Civil War Era

Author: James M. McPherson George Henry Davis '86 Professor of History Princeton University

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199729360

Category: History

Page: 800

View: 1573

Winner of the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for History and a New York Times Bestseller, Battle Cry of Freedom is universally recognized as the definitive account of the Civil War. It was hailed in The New York Times as "historical writing of the highest order." The Washington Post called it "the finest single volume on the war and its background." And The Los Angeles Times wrote that "of the 50,000 books written on the Civil War, it is the finest compression of that national paroxysm ever fitted between two covers." Now available in a splendid new edition is The Illustrated Battle Cry of Freedom. Boasting some seven hundred pictures, including a hundred and fifty color images and twenty-four full-color maps, here is the ultimate gift book for everyone interested in American history. McPherson has selected all the illustrations, including rare contemporary photographs, period cartoons, etchings, woodcuts, and paintings, carefully choosing those that best illuminate the narrative. More important, he has written extensive captions (some 35,000 words in all, virtually a book in themselves), many of which offer genuinely new information and interpretations that significantly enhance the text. The text itself, streamlined by McPherson, remains a fast-paced narrative that brilliantly captures two decades of contentious American history, from the Mexican War to Lee's surrender at Appomattox. The reader will find a truly masterful chronicle of the war itself--the battles, the strategic maneuvering on both sides, the politics, and the personalities--as well as McPherson's thoughtful commentary on such matters as the slavery expansion issue in the 1850s, the origins of the Republican Party, the causes of secession, internal dissent and anti-war opposition in the North and the South, and the reasons for the Union's victory. A must-have purchase for the legions of Civil War buffs, The Illustrated Battle Cry of Freedom is both a spectacularly beautiful volume and the definitive account of the most important conflict in our nation's history.

A Pocket History of the Civil War

Citizen Soldiers, Bloody Battles, and the Fight for America’s Future

Author: Martin Graham

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1849088721

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 2520

Whether novice or buff, readers across the spectrum will find unique and entertaining bits of trivia, facts, and lore about key American Civil War battles and leaders in A Pocket History of the Civil War, a collection of the unusual from author Martin F.Graham. From the identification of key troop locations during seminal battles of the Civil War, to details about monuments, facts about Union and Confederate officers, readers will find myriad bits of fun and fascinating information in this unique collection. Quizzes peppered throughout the book allow readers to test their knowledge.

The Essential Civil War

A Handbook to the Battles, Armies, Navies and Commanders

Author: Jayne E. Blair

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476606765

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 4561

From 1861 through 1865, strife tore apart the United States. So divided was the country that even today, there are practically two versions of Civil War history—Confederate and Union. Attempting to sort out this record is not made any easier by the fact that there is no official nomenclature. The South, for example, tended to name battles based on the nearest town or region, while the North generally referred to the same skirmish by the nearest landmark or geographical feature. Therefore, finding the facts with a minimum of information can be a daunting task. This book brings together in an easy-to-use format the essential facts of the Civil War. The book aims to be quickly and precisely informative rather than comprehensive. The first section concentrates on individual topics, each of which is organized alphabetically and thoroughly cross-referenced. These provide details regarding the battles, armies and commanders of the Civil War. In the second half of the work, information is presented chronologically. Each year is chronicled, with all significant happenings listed by date. Appendices provide a glossary of contemporary terms; an alphabetical listing of ships from both navies; and basic biographical information on all commanders.

The Civil War Soldier

A Historical Reader

Author: Larry M. Logue

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814798799

Category: History

Page: 515

View: 5534

An anthology of twenty-seven selections combines nineteenth-century battlefield accounts of the Civil War with past and contemporary scholarship to offer a broad perspective on the soldiers' total experience.