The Library of Congress Illustrated Timeline of the Civil War

The Library of Congress Illustrated Timeline of the Civil War

Margaret E. Wagner

Language: English

Pages: 264

ISBN: 0316120685

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

With striking visuals from the Library of Congress' unparalleled archive, THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS ILLUSTRATED TIMELINE OF THE CIVIL WAR is an authoritative and engaging narrative of the domestic conflict that determined the course of American history. A detailed chronological timeline of the war captures the harrowing intensity of 19th-century warfare in first-hand accounts from soldiers, nurses, and front-line journalists. Readers will be enthralled by speech drafts in Lincoln's own hand, quotes from the likes of Frederick Douglass and Robert E. Lee, and portraits of key soldiers and politicians who are not covered in standard textbooks. The Illustrated Timeline's exciting new source material and lucid organization will give Civil War enthusiasts a fresh look at this defining period in our nation's history.

Military Memoirs of a Confederate: A Critical Narrative













E. Johnston to assume command of the Army of Tennessee. Though Davis believes Johnston to be the best choice, under the circumstances—and it is a popular one, favored by Lee and Secretary of War Seddon, among others—the president does not fully trust Johnston and does not relish making the appointment.97 DECEMBER 26, 1863: The Free Military School for Applicants for the Command of Colored Troops opens its doors at 1210 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia. The brainchild of Thomas Webster, who has

thirty-seven U.S. vessels, including Jacob Bell, worth, with its cargo, an estimated $1.5 million, the most valuable prize taken by the Rebels. Florida’s captain, Lieutenant Charles M. Morris, believes that international law protects Florida from U.S. action in the waters of neutral Brazil. Commander Napoleon Collins, captain of the Union sloop Wachusett, also moored in the harbor, has an altogether different opinion. In the wee hours of the morning, his vessel rams Florida, captures it, tows it

States as an independent nation “when the events of a few weeks might prove [the South’s attempt at independence] a failure.”123 MARCH 19–21, 1865: Three days after the Union defeat of Confederates under Joe Johnston at Averasboro, North Carolina, thirty thousand Federals of Sherman’s army, on their way to resupply and regroup at Goldsboro, North Carolina, before a final thrust into Virginia, fight twenty thousand Rebels in the three-day battle of Bentonville. By this time, there are nearly one

stored in a database or retrieval system, without the prior written permission of the publisher. Little, Brown and Company Hachette Book Group 237 Park Avenue New York, NY 10017 Visit our website at First e-book Edition: October 2011 Battle of Pea Ridge, Ark. Little, Brown and Company is a division of Hachette Book Group, Inc. The Little, Brown name and logo are trademarks of Hachette Book Group, Inc. The publisher is not

considers this part of Pennsylvania south of the Susquehanna as good as gone,” Confederate War Department official Robert Kean writes in his journal. “The public records have been removed from Harrisburg. I hope they might be destroyed, and all the public buildings also, as they did at Jackson [see May 14, 1863]…. Why some energy cannot be infused into the western operations is hard to understand.”30 Engineers Filling Bombs, 1864. Illustration from The Army and Navy of the United States from

Download sample