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By James M. McPherson

Here's the definitive connection with the battles of the Civil struggle, written via America’s top army historians and edited through the Pulitzer Prize-winning Civil battle professional James M. McPherson. This authoritative quantity contains gripping eyewitness debts plus two hundred specifically commissioned, full-color maps that aspect the entire significant campaigns and plenty of of the smaller skirmishes of the conflict among the states. Maps offer a great visible connection with troop circulation, battlefield terrain, and verbal exchange strains. Dynamic reconstructions depict battles fought on land, river, and ocean, and time-line descriptions supply play-by-play remark of the motion. With greater than two hundred images and lots of own bills that vividly recount the stories of squaddies within the fields, this booklet brings to lifestyles the human drama that pitted the north opposed to the south.

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Lee and " Stonewall" Jackson turned the war last week of June, he brought Jackson's army from the around. S. army. After war broke out at Fort Sumter, McClellan's right flank on June 26 that precipitated what Lee's fellow Virginian, Winfield Scott, wanted Lee to become field commander of the principal Union army. Although Lee became known as the Seven Days battles - the heaviest fight­ ing of the war so far. S. army 88,000 drove McClellan's 100,000 away from Richmond, after the Virginia Convention passed an ordinance of seces­ and forced them to retreat to a new fortified base on the sion on April 17, 1861.

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