Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, Volume 6 (Google eBook)

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Peter Cozzens
University of Illinois Press, Mar 11, 2004 - Biography & Autobiography - 632 pages
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The first four volumes of Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, published in the late nineteenth century, became the best-selling and most frequently cited works ever published on the Civil War. Volume 6 (like Volume 5), assembled by the acclaimed military historian Peter Cozzens, carries on the tradition of its namesake, offering a dazzling new collection of articles written by military and civilian leaders, North and South, on a broad array of war-related topics._x000B__x000B_Sifting carefully through reports from newspapers, magazines, personal memoirs, and letters, Peter Cozzens's Volume 6 brings readers more of the best first-person accounts of marches, encampments, skirmishes, and full-blown battles, as seen by participants on both sides of the conflict. Alongside the experiences of lower-ranking officers and enlisted men are accounts from key personalities including General John Gibbon, General John C. Lee, and seven prominent generals from both sides offering views on "why the Confederacy failed." This volume includes one hundred twenty illustrations, including sixteen previously uncollected maps of battlefields, troop movements, and fortifications. _x000B_
  

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Contents

THE WAR IN 1861
27
LEADERS CIVILIAN AND MILITARY
75
THE WAR IN 1862
101
THE WAR IN 1863
197
THE WAR IN 1864
381
FIRESIDE AND FIELD of BATTLE
465
THE WAR IN 1865
499
EPILOGUE
565
Notes on Sources and Contributors
593
Map and Illustration Credits
599
Index
601
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Peter Cozzens, author of several acclaimed Civil War campaign studies, is an independent scholar and Foreign Service officer with the U.S. Department of State.

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