The American Civil War: a military history 9780307273147, 9780307274939, 0307273148

Analyzes many puzzling aspects of the Civil War, from its mismatched sides to the absence of decisive outcomes for dozen

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The American Civil War: a military history
 9780307273147, 9780307274939, 0307273148

Table of contents :
North and South divide --
Will there be a war? --
Improvised armies --
Running the war --
The military geography of the Civil War --
The life of the soldier --
Plans --
McClellan takes command --
The war in middle America --
Lee's war in the East, Grant's war in the West --
Chancellorsville and Gettysburg --
Vicksburg --
Cutting the Chattanooga-Atlanta link --
The overland campaign and the fall of Richmond --
Breaking into the South --
The battle off Cherbourg and the Civil War at sea --
Black soldiers --
The home fronts --
Walt Whitman and wounds --
Civil War generalship --
Civl War battle --
Could the South have survived? --
The end of the war.

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