BATTLES AND LEADERS OF THE CIVIL WAR THE OPENING BATTLES
The Civil War remains the costliest conflict in terms of American lives lost and men wounded in which our country has ever been involved. BATTLES AND LEADERS OF THE CIVIL WAR is recognized as the outstanding history of the War between the States to come out of the nineteenth century. This series was originally conceived in 1883 by the editors of the Century Company, who set out to provide an accurate, unbiased account of the war. BATTLES AND LEADERS OF THE CIVIL WAR was authored by the commanders and their subordinates from both the Confederate and Union forces who actually fought, planned, or were eyewitness to the events they describe herein. Here you can read about the events of the war written by such prominent generals as Beauregard, Grant, Longstreet, Sherman, McClellan, Butler, and many others. These books are profusely illustrated with maps, charts and engravings by the most prominent artists of the era.
OPENING BATTLES (VOL. I) begins with a view of Washington on the eve of the war, relates an account of the fall of Fort Sumter, the preparations for war in the North and South, and the formation of the Confedercy. Detailed are the early operations in Virginia, the campaign of the first Bull Run, and the first year of war in Missouri. Naval conflicts on the island waterways are covered as well as the battles of Lexington, Belmont, Big Sandy, and others. Generals U.S. Grant, G.T. Beauregard, T. Jordan and D.C. Buell describe the events of the Battle of Shiloh. Chronicled too are the buildups of the navies for war, coastal operations in the Carolinas, and the Historic Battles at Hampton Roads between the ironclads "Monitor" and "Merrimac", which changed the course of naval history.
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