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The History of the American Civil War 1861-1865 By Philip Katcher

The History of the American Civil War 1861-1865 by Philip Katcher

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Summary

A chronological overview of one of the most devastating and dramatic events in American military history, this title analyses each of the major battles in the conflict, including Gettysburg, Chattanooga and Vickburg with detailed artwork and maps.

The History of the American Civil War 1861-1865 Summary

The History of the American Civil War 1861-1865 by Philip Katcher

A chronological overview of one of the most devastating and dramatic events in American military history, this title analyses each of the major battles in the conflict, including Gettysburg, Chattanooga and Vickburg with detailed artwork and maps. All the major historical figures involved in the conflict, including Grant, Lee, Stonewall Jackson, Meade and Sherman are profiled in the text which features eyewitness accounts, with extracts from diaries and letters.

About Philip Katcher

Philip Katcher is a well-know authority on the American Civil War. He served in the US Army and did a tour of duty in Vietnam in 1965. He has written a number of books in the field of US military history and was named a Fellow of the Company of Military Historians in 1977.

Table of Contents

The war begins: America in 1860; the Confederacy is formed; Fort Sumter; war begins; fighting begins; first bull run; the Battle of Ball's Bluff; the western theatre;the North Carolina coast; Forts Henry and Donelson; the defence of Tenessee; invasion of New Mexico; the Battle of Pea Ridge; the monitor and the Virginia; opening the valley campaign; regaining the vallet. The war gets bloodier: Shiloh; opening the peninsula campaign; Battle of Cedar Mountain; the second bull run; the Battle of Chantilly, Virginia; the Battle of South Mountain; the Battle of Antietam; the invasion of Kentucky; the Battle of Fredericksburg; the battle for Arkansas; fighting on the Mississippi River; Hooker takes command; the Battle of Chancellorsville; the Vicksburg Campaign; the fall of Vicksburg. Fighting to a stalemate: the Battle of Brandy Station; the armies meet at Gettysburg; Pickett's charge; the Mississippi River freed; the Kansas war; the Chattanooga campaign; the Battle of Chickamauga; the Siege of Chattanooga; the Bristoe campaign; the Mine Run campaign; the Seige of Knoxville; going after Charleston; African-Americans join the fight; defending to the end; fighting in the Mississippi; into the wilderness; out of the wilderness; Spotsylvania Court House; Sheridan's raid; the Battles of North Anna and Cold Harbor; the Battle of New Market; the Bermuda Hundred campaign. Stalemate in the east, movement in the west: Heading towards Petersburg; the campaign to Atlanta; the first assaults of Petersburg; the Battle of the Crater; the Siege of Petersburg; the Red River campagign; the defence of Atlanta; cavalry raiding around Petersburg; the Battle of Tupelo, Mississippi; war on the high seas; the blockade; the Battle of Mobile Bay; the fall of Atlanta; campaigning to no purpose; winning back the valley; the attack of Washington; the destruction of Early's army. Death of the Confederacy: Sherman begins his march; the march to the sea; the Siege of Savannah; the Battle of Franklin; the destruction of Hood's army; the fall of Fort Fisher; Sherman's march through South Carolina; Sherman's march through North Carolina; the political front; defending the James; the attack on Fort Stedman; battle near Hatcher's Run; the Battle of Five Forks; the Battle of Sailor's Creek; Appomatox; after Appomattox; the war is over. The eyewitnesses.

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GOR001742994
9780600607786
060060778X
The History of the American Civil War 1861-1865 by Philip Katcher
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Octopus Publishing Group
2002-11-15
208
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