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By James M. McPherson

This is the definitive connection with the battles of the Civil battle, written through America’s major army historians and edited via the Pulitzer Prize-winning Civil conflict specialist James M. McPherson. This authoritative quantity contains gripping eyewitness debts plus two hundred particularly commissioned, full-color maps that element the entire significant campaigns and plenty of of the smaller skirmishes of the warfare among the states. Maps offer a great visible connection with troop circulate, battlefield terrain, and verbal exchange strains. Dynamic reconstructions depict battles fought on land, river, and ocean, and time-line descriptions offer play-by-play statement of the motion. With greater than 2 hundred photos and lots of own debts that vividly recount the reviews of squaddies within the fields, this publication brings to lifestyles the human drama that pitted the north opposed to the south.

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6tN Curtis's victory at Pea Ridge went to Maj. Gen. Halleck, though the successful strategy was entirely Curtis's idea. � and succeed in pushing back Osterhaus @ Davis counterattacks from the east. McCulloch is killed and Confederates flee the field (j) Price and Van Dorn attack Carr's Federals. Carr is driven back but by the evening Confederates are running Iowan ammunition @ March 8, early am: Osterhaus, Asboth and Davis move to join Carr @ Curtis assaults the Confederates near Elkhorn Tavern.

1 1 1: t· a a v a ( e ( ] 36 D URING THE CHRISTMAS season of 1861, the mood in 1862: A War For Freedom Unlike McClellan, who had known nothing but success in Richmond was buoyant, while gloom prevailed in his career and was afraid to risk failure, Grant's expenence Washington. Despite the Union's naval triumph at Port of failure made hIm willing to take risks, having little to lose. Royal, the balance of military vIctories in 1861 lay with the He demonstrated that willingness dramatically in the early Confederacy, while a diplomatic showdown between Britain months of 1862.

T. J. Jackson at the battle in which he earned and south. 30am: Confederates defending Stone � Bridge learn that the Federals are al Sudl" Ford. Brig. Gen. N. G, Evans moves. portion of his command to meet the Fedcralthreat. ; t' � am: Evans opposes the Federal advance. @ Oumumbered, Evans' force retreats lO Heiuv HOllse Hill, where they make a stand. 1'61 Cqnfederares retre.. from Henry House \:Y Hill. Gen. / troops. to flight o -I o -- 2 KM 2 MILES 33 THE ATLAS OF THE CIVIL WAR South Atlantic Coast "T While the Federal navy made plans for a systematic blockade of southern 1861 Confederate vessels, operating from behind the North Carolina Banks, captured two Federal merchantmen This action, coupled with a fear of what Confederate raiders might accomplish if allowed to operate in these waters, convinced Lincoln it was necessary to control Albermarle and Pamlico Sounds.

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