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The Civil War : a history

Author: Harry Hansen; John Jakes; Gary W Gallagher
Publisher: New York : New American Library, [2010]
Series: Signet classic.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harry Hansen; John Jakes; Gary W Gallagher
ISBN: 0451531663 9780451531667
OCLC Number: 664735509
Notes: Originally published in 1961.
Includes index.
Description: xxi, 664 pages : maps ; 17 cm.
Contents: The historic backgrounds of the issues of secession and slavery --
The political crises: from the Dred Scott decision to secession --
The fall of Fort Sumter, April 14, 1861 --
The issues in Washington and Richmond in 1861 --
Robert E. Lee and the offer of the United States command --
The First Battle of Bull Run, or Manassas --
Mason and Slidell: Confederate diplomacy abroad --
Du Pont's squadron at Port Royal --
The Battle for Missouri --
the capture of Fort Henry and Fort Donelson --
The Battle of Shiloh --
The Monitor and the Merrimack --
Capture of the Mississippi River Forts and New Orleans --
George McClelland and the army of the Potomac --
General Pope and Second Bull Run (Manassas) --
McClelland hlats Lee at Antietam --
Jeb Stuart's Chambersburg raid --
The road to emancipation --
Burnside and the Battle of Fredericksburg --
Chancellorsville. The Vicksburg campaign --
The Gettysburg campaign --
Two minutes to Immortality --
The national election of 1864 --
General Sherman's campaign in Georgia --
Battles in the West: Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge --
The great locomotive chase --
The raids of Morgan, Dahlgren, and Quantrill --
Farragut is lashed to the rigging at Mobile Bay --
Battle of the Kearsarge and the Alabama --
Wilderness and Spotsylvania --
From Spotsylvania to Cold Harbor --
Early threatens Washington --
Fighting in the Shenandoah Valley --
Thomas Versus Hood in Tennessee --
Cushing destroys the Albemarle --
Negro troops in the Union Army --
Sherman's march to the sea --
Beauregard and Butler at Drewry's --
Grant moves south of the James --
The Red River expedition of Banks and Porter --
The bombardment and capture of Fort Fisher --
The long road to Appomattox --
The last days of Abraham Lincoln.
Series Title: Signet classic.
Responsibility: Harry Hansen ; with a new introduction by John Jakes ; and a foreword by Dr. Gary Gallagher.

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