Civil War Day by DayE.B. Long / Jul 21, 2019
Civil War Day by Day In all the vast collection of books on the American Civil War there is no book like this one says Bruce Catton Never before has such a stunning body of facts dealing with the war been gathered togeth
In all the vast collection of books on the American Civil War there is no book like this one, says Bruce Catton Never before has such a stunning body of facts dealing with the war been gathered together in one place and presented in a coherent, useful, day by day narrative And never before have statistics revealed human suffering of such heroic and tragic magnitude Th In all the vast collection of books on the American Civil War there is no book like this one, says Bruce Catton Never before has such a stunning body of facts dealing with the war been gathered together in one place and presented in a coherent, useful, day by day narrative And never before have statistics revealed human suffering of such heroic and tragic magnitude The text begins in November, 1860, and ends with the conclusion of hostilities in May, 1865, and the start of reconstruction It is designed to furnish the reader not only with information, but to tell a story Here, in addition to the momentous events that are a familiar part of our history, the daily entries recount innumerable lesser military actions as well as some of the other activities and thoughts of men great and unknown engaged in America s most costly war May 5, 1864 a private in the Army of Northern Virginia writes at the beginning of the Battle of the Wilderness, It is a beautiful spring day on which all this bloody work is being done May 6, 1864 Gen Lee rides among his men and is shouted to the rear by his protective troops April 30, 1864 Joe David, five year old son of the Confederate President, dies after a fall from the high veranda of the White House in Richmond April 14, 1865 President Lincoln s busy day includes a Cabinet meeting where he tells of his recurring dream of a ship moving with great rapidity toward a dark and indefinite shore that night Mr Lincoln attends a performance of a trifling comedy at Ford s Theatre, Our American Cousin.
This Day in the Civil War American Battlefield Trust Civil War Day by Day From the Louis Round Wilson Special Jefferson Davis had ordered Johnston to continue fighting, but Johnston had heard about the General Lee s surrender and recognized the futility of continued hostilities They negotiated terms that covered the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida, making it the largest surrender of the Civil War The two Generals met at Bennett Place in Durham, NC. American Civil War The Battle of Antietam, the Civil War s deadliest one day fight Emboldened by Second Bull Run, the Confederacy made its first invasion of the North with the Maryland Campaign General Lee led , men of the Army of Northern Virginia across the Potomac River into Maryland on September . Presidents Day Alabama omits Civil War leader Feb , Alabama s Presidents Day holiday honors George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, not Abraham Lincoln, who led the Union against the South in the Civil War. Mother outraged by Georgia school s Civil War Day activity The school near Kennesaw Mountain last month invited fifth graders to dress up as characters from the Civil War A white student, dressed as a plantation owner, said to a year old black The Civil War Day By Day Phillip Katcher The Civil War Day by Day is a chronological, month by month approach to the conflict, allowing the reader to see at a glance the key battles on land and at sea bloody engagements such as the First Bull Run, Antietam, Nashville, Chancellorsville, Fredericksburg, Cold Harbor and Gettysburg Illustrated throughout with hundreds of contemporary photographs and illustrations, this book also includes full Civil War HISTORY Oct , The Civil War in Virginia On September , the Army of the Potomac hit Lee s forces reinforced by Jackson s in what became the war s bloodiest single day of fighting Total casualties at Antietam numbered , of some , troops on the Union side, and , of around , for the Confederates.
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