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The American Heritage New History of the Civil War by
Publication Date: 1996-10-01
Don't forget to use the index to see if your topic is in this award winning book!
The Emancipation Proclamation by
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
Published on the anniversary of when President Abraham Lincoln's order went into effect, this book offers readers a unique look at the events that led to the Emancipation Proclamation. Filled with little-known facts and fascinating details, it includes excerpts from historical sources, archival images, and new research that debunks myths about the Emancipation Proclamation and its causes. Complete with a timeline, glossary, and bibliography,
The Biggest Battles of the Civil War by
Publication Date: 2014-07-01
In the Civil War, battles raged in more than 20 states. The war between North and South remains the bloodiest in U.S. history. The casualties of the Battle of Gettysburg numbered more than 50,000 alone, and the day the Battle of Antietam was fought September 17, 1862 is recorded as the deadliest single day in U.S. military history. Find out what happened in the wars largest battles to cause the devastation that still scars the nation today.
The Civil War by
Publication Date: 2012-01-01
In this title, readers will examine the pivotal commanders of the war both on the homefront and on the battlefield. Engaging text introduces readers to the lives of the most infamous leaders of the Union, including Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, and George McClelland, as well as their Confederate counterparts Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, and Stonewall Jackson. Chapters also detail the contributions of heroic anti-slavery pioneers Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass.
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Behind the Blue and Gray by
Publication Date: 1996-09-01
The story of the Civil War as seen from the perspective of common soldiers who served in Union blue and Confederate gray; coverage is from the first shots fired upon Fort Sumter to the long trek home at war's end. Ray is an excellent narrator and has chosen many informative, perceptive personal accounts upon which to base her work. The fears, horrors, boredom, and simple, transitory pleasures of these young men are brought into sharp focus by the many first-person writings. Especially moving is the chapter concerning medical care--primitive at best--and the prisoner of war camps--inhumane at worst. Readers may learn for the first time of the many Native American volunteers; all-black regiments; and the large number of German, Irish, and other foreign-born soldiers who fought in the war.
Scholastic Encyclopedia of the Civil War by
Publication Date: 1999-09-01
This year-by-year account of the nation's bloodiest conflict makes history come alive through eyewitness accounts, profiles of people famous and ordinary, period art, and point-of-view sidebars that highlight the differences between North and South.
Weapons, Gear, and Uniforms of the Civil War by
Publication Date: 2012-01-01
Tools of warfare began to evolve during the U.S. Civil War. Rifles were more accurate. Cannons were more powerful. And the first submarines were tested in battle. Read all about the amazing weapons, special gear, and unique uniforms used by the Union and the Confederacy.
Life on a Civil War Battlefield by
Publication Date: 2011-11-30
More than 3 million men served in the Union and Confederate militaries during the Civil War. This volume traces their recruitment, training, battle tactics, weapons, food and clothing, and medical care during the long struggle. Issues of conscription, desertion, African American regiments, and prisoners of war are covered. Primary source text and period photographs bring the battlefield camps and soldiers' experiences to life for young readers.