The Civil War Months: A Month-By-Month Compendium of the War Between the States

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AuthorHouse, 2012 - History - 470 pages
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The Civil War obliterated America's past, along with many of the founders' visions of what America should be. Replacing those visions was the America that we have today. Any true understanding of America, both past and present, must include a specific understanding of this conflict.

This work, with a thought-provoking introduction exploring the true causes of the war, traces the entire story of the conflict in a concise monthly summary. In addition to all the major events that shaped the war, key facts that have disappeared from most mainstream texts are also included, such as:

Both Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis lost young sons during the war

The legendary Robert E. Lee faced intense southern criticism for military failures in the war's first year

U.S. forces battled the Sioux Indians during the war, leading to the largest mass execution in American history

A former Ohio congressman was banished to the South by Lincoln for opposing the war

Facts are explored and myths are exposed as the conflict is put in its proper chronological perspective. For anyone seeking a general resource guide to the seminal event in American history, this is required reading.

 

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Contents

January
1
February
5
March
12
April
17
May
25
June
31
July
35
August
41
June
185
July
193
August
204
September
208
October
217
November
224
December
231
January
238

September
46
October
50
November
54
December
58
January
64
February
70
March
78
April
83
May
90
June
99
July
106
August
115
September
123
October
132
November
137
December
142
January
151
February
160
March
164
April
171
May
177
February
243
March
251
April
257
May
264
June
279
July
296
August
309
September
318
October
328
November
340
December
347
January
355
February
363
March
371
April
381
May
401
Afterword
409
Recommended Reading
411
Index
417
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Walter Coffey is a graduate of both Joliet Junior College and Loyola University of Chicago. He is an historian and an award-winning author of works pertaining to both the Civil War and American history. Residing in Texas with his wife Gianna, Walter can be contacted at WalterCoffey.com.

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