New Civil War Handbook: Facts and Photos for Readers of All Ages

By Mark Hughes

The recent Civil conflict guide: evidence and photographs from America's maximum clash is an entire up to date consultant for American Civil struggle lovers of every age. writer Mark Hughes makes use of transparent and concise writing, tables, charts, and greater than a hundred photos to track the historical past of the battle from the start of the clash via Reconstruction.

assurance contains battles and campaigns, the typical soldier, expertise, guns, ladies and minorities at battle, hospitals, prisons, generals, the naval struggle, artillery, and lots more and plenty extra. as well as those very important components, Hughes encompasses a attention-grabbing part concerning the Civil conflict on-line, together with renowned web publication websites and different net assets. Reference fabric within the New Civil struggle guide contains losses in battles, trade names for battles, significant factors of loss of life of Union squaddies (no info exists for Confederates), deaths in POW camps, and different worthwhile yet demanding to find information.

Civil struggle buffs will locate the hot Civil conflict guide to be a useful speedy reference consultant, and one who makes a superb present for either the Civil conflict amateur and the Civil battle buff.

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One of the most famed cavalry commanders of the struggle, Stuart was once recognized for his chivalry and audacity. in the course of one in all his a number of raids into the North, he telegraphed Union Quartermaster common Montgomery Meigs to bitch concerning the U. S. mules his raiders had seized—their caliber used to be such that they have been slowing the removing of the wagons he had captured! Stuart was once killed within the combating at Yellow Tavern in could 1864. even if he graduated useless final in his type at West element, George Armstrong Custer quick earned a name as a dynamic cavalryman one of the press and his superiors within the military. He fought with a fearlessness bordering on recklessness (he had 11 horses killed less than him throughout the Civil War), and anticipated no much less from the lads who served lower than him. whilst he used to be killed at Little huge Horn in 1876, Custer used to be simply 36 years outdated. Joseph Hooker used to be Lincoln’s option to change Ambrose Burnside as commander of the military of the Potomac after the debacle at Fredericksburg in past due 1862. Hooker, dubbed “Fighting Joe” by means of the click, used to be well-liked by his males yet was once no fit for Robert E. Lee, who outgeneraled the Massachusetts local at Chancellorsville in early may perhaps 1863. Hooker requested to be relieved of command at the eve of the conflict of Gettysburg, and Lincoln agreed. Hooker fought good as a corps commander within the Western Theater in 1864. Superintendent of West aspect on the outbreak of the warfare, Louisianan Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard emerged as a celeb within the accomplice military after the catch of citadel Sumter and his functionality first and foremost Manassas in July 1861. He quickly fell out of fashion with accomplice President Jefferson Davis and was once reassigned to the war’s Western Theater. At Shiloh, Beauregard assumed command of the military after normal Albert S. Johnston was once killed. Beauregard’s military was once pushed from the sphere the next day to come. A able normal, Beauregard by no means lived as much as his talents. at the moment day of the conflict of Gettysburg, Daniel Sickles moved his 3rd Corps ahead with out orders to raised floor, the place James Longstreet’s Confederates attacked it in the various war’s so much severe combating. The enemy assault decimated common Sickles’ command and value him a leg. After the battle, Sickles spearheaded the crusade to maintain Gettysburg as a countrywide park. It was once that circulation, and never whatever he did at the box, that's his actual lasting legacy to the USA. pals known as James Longstreet “Old Pete,” a reputation given to him as a boy by means of his father. Robert E. Lee noted Longstreet as his “Old conflict Horse” after the latter’s sterling functionality at Sharpsburg in 1862. Longstreet led the military of Northern Virginia’s First Corps via the various war’s so much making an attempt battles, together with the Seven Days Battles, moment Manassas, Fredericksburg, and Gettysburg. He was once significantly wounded by means of his males within the desolate tract in could 1864. After the battle, he turned a Republican, the social gathering of his buddy and previous adversary U. S. furnish, frightening the ire of many Southerners. William S. Rosecrans’ celebrity rose progressively within the war’s Western Theater while he beat his accomplice competitors at Corinth, Stones River, and outmaneuvered them within the Tullahoma crusade.

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