Civil War Battlegrounds: The Illustrated History of the War's Pivotal Battles and Campaigns

Civil War Battlegrounds: The Illustrated History of the War's Pivotal Battles and Campaigns

Richard Sauers

Language: English

Pages: 161

ISBN: 0760344531

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Relive the historic battles of the Civil War in this comprehensive overview of all the key battle sites.

Written by expert Civil War scholar Richard Sauers, Civil War Battlegrounds is fully illustrated with period photography and modern artwork, bringing the pivotal battles to life for historian and tourist alike. From Fort Sumter to Gettysburg to Appomattox and points between, Sauers illuminates the path of the war, providing stories of the battles and key participants along with fascinating sidebars covering a variety of related topics. He also covers helpful visitor information for the battleground tourist, including phone numbers and websites, hours, parking details, admission fees, and available tours and programs. With its wealth of concise and engaging information, Civil War Battlegrounds lets you walk in the footsteps of the men and women who lived, fought, and died in this bloodiest of American conflicts.

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Hundred,” Once captured, Fort Pulaski remained in Union hands throughout the war, effectively closing Savannah to blockade running. Rifled cannon projectiles could wear down and breach brick walls with relative ease, making these old forts obsolete. were positioned in direct line of Confederate fire from Fort Sumter in response to news that six hundred Union soldiers FORT PULASKI the fort, seriously damaging its walls and placing the interior powder magazines in jeopardy if struck.

a Berber tribe from Algeria that fought for the French, Zouaves were infantry units that adopted the colorful garb of these French units—a short dark blue jacket with yellow or red trim, baggy trousers (red or blue), a woolen sash, white leggings, and a red fez for a cap, often with a turban as well. In 1859, Elmer Ellsworth organized the United States Zouave Cadets of Chicago; his tour across the north led many militia companies to adopt a flashy Zouave uniform. When the Civil War began, several

the retreat and marched to join Johnston. Grant struck again on the seventeenth at the Big Black River, launching a devastating attack that inflicted 1,024 casualties—mostly captured—on Pemberton’s rearguard. Pemberton withdrew into Vicksburg’s formidable defenses. Grant, believing that his adversary was demoralized, attacked on May 19. However, his assaults were repelled with a loss of 942 men. Undeterred, Grant authorized another attack on May 22. He wanted to avoid a siege because of the

1940 Contact 12521 Lee Highway, Manassas, VA 20109 Phone 703-361-1339 Website Acreage 5,073 (all Federal) I n the early days of the war when enemy in front of him. McDowell would President Lincoln issued a call next march south to capture Richmond, for 75,000 militia to suppress capital of the Confederacy. the Southern rebellion, the McDowell had about 35,000 men troops enlisted for a period of available after detaching guards for three months. That was presumed long the forts

North. Dedication of the Manassas Battle Monument 39 Taken in July 1862, this photograph shows the Men of Company C, 41st New York Infantry during the Second Battle of Manassas, or Bull Run. VISITOR INFORMATION Name Wilson’s Creek Classification National Battlefield Established April 22, 1960; redesignated December 16, 1970 Contact 6424 W. Farm Road 182, Republic, MO 65738 Phone 417-732-2662 WILSON’S CREEK BLOODY BATTLE IN MISSOURI Website Acreage 1,749.91 (all Federal)

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