TIME LIFE The Civil War in 500 Photographs

TIME LIFE The Civil War in 500 Photographs
Author: TIME-LIFE BOOKS
Publsiher: Time Inc. Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-12-15
ISBN: 1618938851
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

TIME LIFE The Civil War in 500 Photographs Book Excerpt:

The name TIME-LIFE has become synonymous with providing readers with a deeper understanding of subjects and world events that matter to us all. TIME-LIFE The Civil War in 500 Photographs is an indispensable guide to a nation-changing era and the military, social, economic, and political forces that shaped it.

TIME-LIFE The Civil War in 500 Photographs provides a fresh and accessible way to understand this conflict including details of the battles and battlefields, the political maneuverings, and the personalities who defined the war continue to fascinate citizens of all ages. It lays out the war's major developments in arresting, colorized images and cover topics from the backstory through secession, the Union's early setbacks, the Underground Railroad, victories at Gettysburg and Vicksburg, and Reconstruction.

For history buffs and the newly curious, The Civil War in 500 Photographs is the ultimate, easy-to-use guide to four years that changed our nation forever.

TIME LIFE The Civil War On the Front Lines

TIME LIFE The Civil War   On the Front Lines
Author: The Editors of TIME-LIFE
Publsiher: Time Inc. Books
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2016-06-01
ISBN: 1933821469
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

TIME LIFE The Civil War On the Front Lines Book Excerpt:

North vs. South. Brother against brother. The War of Northern Aggression. The Civil War, over 150 years in our nation’s past, still weighs upon American culture and politics to this day. Now, in an all-new special edition, TIME LIFE brings readers a thorough overview of what remains the largest, longest and most bloody war set on American soil in The Civil War, On the Front Lines: From Fort Sumter to Appomattox. Written in the trademark style of TIME LIFE that marries compelling photography and illustration to thoughtful yet accessible text and graphics, The Civil War, On the Front Lines covers every facet of the war from the political and cultural divides that sparked the war, to life on the front lines for soldiers, slavery, and the war at home, to a country, once again united and transformed. Whether you’re a Civil War buff or just in search of a little more information, The Civil War, On the Front Lines will bring you a thorough overview of the war that has continued to affect America.

The Civil War

The Civil War
Author: Patricia D. Netzley
Publsiher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-06-25
ISBN: 0737746351
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Civil War Book Excerpt:

Lasting from 1861 to 1865, the Civil War pitted brother against brother and resulted in the deaths of well over 600,000 soldiers. This encyclopedia provides information about a variety of topics related to the war and its aftermath, including political issues, generals, battles and campaigns, armies, weapons and ammunition, naval vessels, medical treatments, and aspects of daily life in the military and on the home front.

Women in the Civil War

Women in the Civil War
Author: Larry G. Eggleston
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2015-07-11
ISBN: 1476607818
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women in the Civil War Book Excerpt:

When the Civil War broke out, women answered the call for help. They broke away from their traditional roles and served in many capacities, some of them even going so far as to disguise themselves as men and enlist in the army. Estimates of such women enlistees range from 400 to 700. About 60 women soldiers were known to have been killed or wounded. More than sixty women who fought or who served the Union or Confederacy in other ways are featured. Among them are Sarah Thompson, the Union spy and nurse who brought down the famous raider John Hunt Morgan; Elizabeth Van Lew, the Union spy instrumental in the largest prison break of the war; Sarah Malinda Blalock, who fought for the Confederacy as a soldier and then for the Union as a guerrilla raider; Dr. Mary Walker, a doctor for the Union and the only woman to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor for Civil War service; and Jennie Hodgers, the longest serving woman soldier (and the only woman to receive a soldier’s pension).

The 72nd New York Infantry in the Civil War

The 72nd New York Infantry in the Civil War
Author: Rick Barram
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2014-04-04
ISBN: 1476614199
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The 72nd New York Infantry in the Civil War Book Excerpt:

This is the story of the men who fought and died in the 72nd New York Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. Part of Dan Sickles’ famed Excelsior Brigade, the 72nd New York served in all the major actions associated with the III Corps, losing one-fourth or more of the regiment in three different engagements. The narrative of the war is told in the words of the men who were there. Drawing on soldier’s letters, diaries, memoirs (many unpublished or obscure) and official reports, this work follows these men from the exciting beginnings of recruitment, the boredom and frustrations of life policing the secessionist countryside of Southern Maryland, through to the eventual disbanding of the regiment in July of 1864 after being bled white at Williamsburg, the Peninsula, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and the Overland Campaign. A final chapter offers a brief account of many of the men’s lives following the war. Included in the work are photographs, period illustrations, maps and an organizational chart. A complete roster is arranged by company with chronologies of officers’ service.

Gettysburg

Gettysburg
Author: Earle Rice
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2009-01-01
ISBN: 1438121482
Category: Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gettysburg Book Excerpt:

Explains the events leading up to the Battle of Gettysburg, the defining battle of the Civil War, and describes the battle and its aftermath.

Civil War in Tennessee

Civil War in Tennessee
Author: Cottrell, Steve
Publsiher: Pelican Publishing
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 9781455602261
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Civil War in Tennessee Book Excerpt:

12 APRIL

12 APRIL
Author: Gary C. Cole
Publsiher: Trafford Publishing
Total Pages: 658
Release: 2014-03
ISBN: 1490724397
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

12 APRIL Book Excerpt:

Richard Wesley Cole was a seventh-generation American whose family got caught up in America's Civil War. He enlisted as a foot soldier with the 3rd Mississippi State Infantry in October 1863 and, less than a year later, became a horseman with George's Regiment, Mississippi Cavalry, which later became the 5th Mississippi Cavalry in General Nathan Bedford Forrest's Cavalry Department. Richard proudly rode with Forrest until Richard was killed on 12 April 1864, at the Battle of Fort Pillow in Lauderdale County, Tennessee. Richard's story is a history of his family, a partial history of the 5th Mississippi Cavalry, the 22nd Mississippi Infantry, and the 30th Mississippi Infantry, and is a history of the war itself seen through the eyes of Richard and his family. When news reached Black Hawk, Mississippi, that Confederate troops in South Carolina had fired on Fort Sumter, the men and boys of the village were excited about the possibility of war with the North and bragged that if war came, it wouldn't be long before the Yankees were defeated and sent scurrying back home. The men and boys misunderstood what war would be like, but Richard's wife, Eliza, didn't and her worst fears would be realized as the war decimated her family. Eight days after the surrender of Fort Sumter, a volunteer state militia company was formed in Black Hawk. Richard's oldest son, a son-in-law, and two future sons-in-law enlisted with the company. Richard's second son ran away from home in February 1862 and joined the Confederate Army. Eight months later, Richard left home for the war. Richard and his family lived through the most tumultuous period in our Nation's history. They experienced firsthand the hardships and horrors of a nation at war with itself and it affected them for the rest of their lives.

Still Life

Still Life
Author: H. Casser-Jayne
Publsiher: HCJ STUDIO
Total Pages: 149
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780976596004
Category: Antietam National Battlefield (Md.)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Still Life Book Excerpt:

Ms. Casser-Jayne¿s coffee table book is the first serious compilation of photographs to be published on the Civil War¿s Battle of Antietam since Alexander Gardner¿s book in 1866. In his foreward to the book, Antietam National Battlefield Superintendent, John Howard calls Ms.Casser-Jayne's work a new monument to those who fought and to those who help us remember. Featuring 70 duotone images and 70 Civil War era quotes, this striking 152-page book captures the spirit that inhabits the Maryland battlefield. The $32.95 book also features a battle overview by eminent historian Dr. Thomas G. Clemens, President of Save Historic Antietam Foundation (SHAF).

Generals in Blue and Gray

Generals in Blue and Gray
Author: Wilmer L. Jones
Publsiher: Stackpole Books
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2006-03-17
ISBN: 1461751055
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Generals in Blue and Gray Book Excerpt:

The twenty-one profiles of Confederate generals in this volume chronicle the South's war effort. Familiar leaders such as Lee, Jackson, and Stuart are each covered, as are the notorious Nathan Bedford Forrest, Episcopalian bishop Leonidas Polk, and John C. Breckinridge, who ran against Lincoln in 1860 and briefly served in the U.S. Senate. With the same accessible style of the first volume, Jones shows how the outcome of battles, campaigns, and even entire theaters often depended on individual commanders.

Generals in Blue and Gray Davis s generals

Generals in Blue and Gray  Davis s generals
Author: Wilmer L. Jones
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 850
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780275983246
Category: Command of troops
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Generals in Blue and Gray Davis s generals Book Excerpt:

Portrays the interactions of Lincoln and Davis, as commanders-in-chief, with their key generals and the resulting impact on the course of the war.

The Second United States Sharpshooters in the Civil War

The Second United States Sharpshooters in the Civil War
Author: Gerald L. Earley
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 253
Release: 2009-04-22
ISBN: 0786453028
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Second United States Sharpshooters in the Civil War Book Excerpt:

The Second United States Sharpshooters was a hodgepodge regiment, composed of companies raised in several New England states. The regiment was trained for a specific mission and armed with specially ordered breech-loading target rifles. This book covers the origin, recruitment, training, and battle record of the regiment and features 32 photographs, four battlefield maps, and a regimental roster.

Civil War

Civil War
Author: Andrew R. L. Cayton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1995-06
ISBN: 9780138035037
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Essential Civil War

The Essential Civil War
Author: Jayne E. Blair
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-12-09
ISBN: 1476606765
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Essential Civil War Book Excerpt:

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.

Generals in Blue and Gray Lincoln s generals

Generals in Blue and Gray  Lincoln s generals
Author: Wilmer L. Jones
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 394
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780275983239
Category: Command of troops
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Generals in Blue and Gray Lincoln s generals Book Excerpt:

The Home Fronts in the Civil War

The Home Fronts in the Civil War
Author: Dale Anderson
Publsiher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2004-01-04
ISBN: 9780836855876
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Home Fronts in the Civil War Book Excerpt:

Discusses the life and conditions for the women, men, and children who did not fight in the Civil War, discussing the businesses in the north that kept the soldiers supplied and the harsh conditions in the south with food shortages.

Entertaining History

Entertaining History
Author: Chris Mackowski
Publsiher: Southern Illinois University Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2020-01-13
ISBN: 0809337576
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Entertaining History Book Excerpt:

Popular media can spark the national consciousness in a way that captures people’s attention, interests them in history, and inspires them to visit battlefields, museums, and historic sites. This lively collection of essays and feature stories celebrates the novels, popular histories, magazines, movies, television shows, photography, and songs that have enticed Americans to learn more about our most dramatic historical era. From Ulysses S. Grant’s Memoirs to Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, from Roots to Ken Burns’s The Civil War, from “Dixie” to “Ashokan Farewell,” and from Civil War photography to the Gettysburg Cyclorama, trendy and well-loved depictions of the Civil War are the subjects of twenty contributors who tell how they and the general public have been influenced by them. Sarah Kay Bierle examines the eternal appeal of Gone with the Wind and asks how it is that a protagonist who so opposed the war has become such a figurehead for it. H. R. Gordon talks with New York Times–bestselling novelist Jeff Shaara to discuss the power of storytelling. Paul Ashdown explores ColdMountain’s value as a portrait of the war as national upheaval, and Kevin Pawlak traces a shift in cinema’s depiction of slavery epitomized by 12 Years a Slave. Tony Horwitz revisits his iconic Confederates in the Attic twenty years later. The contributors’ fresh analysis articulates a shared passion for history’s representation in the popular media. The variety of voices and topics in this collection coalesces into a fascinating discussion of some of the most popular texts in the genres. In keeping with the innovative nature of this series, web-exclusive material extends the conversation beyond the book.

The Civil War in the West 1861 July 1863

The Civil War in the West  1861 July 1863
Author: Dale Anderson
Publsiher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2004-01-04
ISBN: 9780836855838
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Civil War in the West 1861 July 1863 Book Excerpt:

Discusses the differences of the Civil War in the east and west, discussing how in the west there was a concentration on controlling transportation, including the Mississippi River and the railroads.

The Battle Rages Higher

The Battle Rages Higher
Author: Kirk Jenkins
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2010-09-12
ISBN: 0813128668
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Battle Rages Higher Book Excerpt:

" 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.

Crisis of Command in the Army of the Potomac

Crisis of Command in the Army of the Potomac
Author: Jay W. Simson
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 245
Release: 2008-08-14
ISBN: 0786436530
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crisis of Command in the Army of the Potomac Book Excerpt:

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.