New Civil War Handbook: Facts and Photos for Readers of All Ages
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The New Civil War Handbook: Facts and Photos from America's Greatest Conflict is a complete up-to-date guide for American Civil War enthusiasts of all ages. Author Mark Hughes uses clear and concise writing, tables, charts, and more than 100 photographs to trace the history of the war from the beginning of the conflict through Reconstruction.
Coverage includes battles and campaigns, the common soldier, technology, weapons, women and minorities at war, hospitals, prisons, generals, the naval war, artillery, and much more. In addition to these important areas, Hughes includes a fascinating section about the Civil War online, including popular blog sites and other Internet resources. Reference material in The New Civil War Handbook includes losses in battles, alternate names for battles, major causes of death of Union soldiers (no data exists for Confederates), deaths in POW camps, and other valuable but hard to locate information.
Civil War buffs will find The New Civil War Handbook to be an invaluable quick reference guide, and one that makes an excellent gift for both the Civil War novice and the Civil War buff.
Battles in 1862. “I have come to you from the West, where we have always seen the backs of our enemies.” — Union General John Pope, addressing the Army of the Potomac after assuming command. Pope and the army were routed not long thereafter at Second Bull Run. “Now, if McClellan doesn’t want to use the army for awhile, I’d like to borrow it from him and see if I can’t do something or other with it.” — Abraham Lincoln, 1862. “Before this war is over, I intend to be a Major General or a
(cdl.library.Cornell.edu/moa/moa_browse.html). General Interest The National Parks Service (www.nps.gov) Contains a comprehensive list of national parks—including Civil War military sites—throughout the country. Visitors can find information on each park’s operating hours and history, obtain a copy of its brochure, and take a virtual tour. The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/) The National Park Service maintains this site, which contains a searchable database of
Historical New York Times Project (www.nyt.ulib.org/) Search through every issue of the New York Times during the Civil War years. Great for researchers, students, and teachers. Authentic Campaigner (www.authentic-campaigner.com/) Want to learn about Civil War reenacting? This site—marketed as “A Web Site for the Authentic Civil War Living Historian”—should be first on your list. Lots of information and a vibrant discussion board are its strengths. The Papers of Jefferson Davis
acres…about as thickly as they could be laid.” — A veteran Confederate soldier, describing the carnage after the Battle of Cold Harbor. “We have five times as many generals here as we want, but are greatly in need of privates. Anyone volunteering in that capacity will be thankfully received.” — Henry Halleck, chief of staff of the U.S. Army, as a Confederate force approached Washington D.C. in 1864. “On the authority of Lord God Almighty, have you anything that outranks that?” — “Mother”
casualty of the Battle of Gettysburg was a young woman, Mary Virginia “Jennie” Wade, who was shot and killed by an errant bullet while making bread in her sister’s house. According to astronomer Benjamin Gould, whose comprehensive Investigations in the Military and Anthropological Statistics of American Soldiers was published in 1869, the tallest documented Union soldier was a lieutenant in the 27th Indiana Infantry, who measured 82 1/2 inches (nearly 6 feet, 11 inches) in his stocking feet. The