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The longest night : a military history of the Civil War

Author: David J Eicher; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A military history of the Civil War from Fort Sumpter to Lee's surrender at Appomottax covers the Western theater, war strategies, major and obscure battles at land and sea, and the role of railroads and African Americans.
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Genre/Form: History
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Eicher, David J., 1961-
Longest night.
New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2001
(OCoLC)606586981
Online version:
Eicher, David J., 1961-
Longest night.
New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2001
(OCoLC)631155387
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David J Eicher; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
ISBN: 0684849445 9780684849447 9780684849454 0684849453
OCLC Number: 46976549
Description: 990 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: 1915 --
The war begins at Sumter --
Organizing the struggle --
Southern joy over first Bull Run --
A massacre at Ball's Bluff --
An unlikely hero at Belmont --
Grant moves into Tennessee --
Clash of the ironclads --
A bloodbath at Shiloh --
Jackson's Valley Campaign --
The Peninsular Campaign --
Confederate triumph at Second Bull Run --
The war's bloodiest day --
Fredericksburg's appalling loss --
Stalemate at Stones River --
The Campaign for Vicksburg --
Lee's master stroke --
Three days at Gettysburg --
Visiting the river of death --
The Battles for Chattanooga --
Sherman eyes the deep South --
The Red River Campaign --
Grant moves into the wilderness --
Action at Atlanta and Petersburg --
Sheridan raids the valley --
Sherman's march to the sea --
Fall of the last Confederate port --
Lee's army crumbles --
The end of the Civil War --
Epilogue: 1865.
Responsibility: David J. Eicher ; foreword by James M. McPherson ; maps by Lee Vande Visse.
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