The Civil War Chronicle by Richard A. Sauers, Ph.D.


Understanding America s Civil War allows you to grasp why it is the defining event in American history. Even more, it enables you to comprehend the tremendous price paid for the American way of life. Through intriguing essays, first-person accounts, hundreds of photos and illustrations with detailed captions, and more than 800 timeline entries, The Civil War Chronicle draws you into the compelling story of America s Civil War. You will consider America s cast of heroes and villains Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Ulysses S. Grant, Robert E. Lee, and many more. And you will read stories about the hundreds of thousands of young men who gave their lives at battles such as Gettysburg, Antietam, Shiloh, and Vicksburg. Presented chronologically, from before the founding of the nation, through the political and military combat of the war itself, to the effects and consequences still felt today, The Civil War Chronicle brings this overwhelming conflict to life.

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