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Osprey Essential Histories Compellation 1 : The American Civil War : This Mighty Scourge of War

The United States saw long-simmering sectional tensions erupt into fighting at Fort Sumter, South Carolina, in April 1861, beginning what would become the most cataclysmic military struggle in the western world between Waterloo and the First World War. This book sets forth the essential history of this war. This is one of a series of four books that weave together the story of military campaigns in the Eastern and Western theaters with the impact of the war on the home front, spiced with stories of individual men and women who experienced the conflict. Text by Gary Gallagher, Stephen Engle and Robert Krick. This book is a compellation of Osprey Essential Histories 4, 5, 10 and 11.

    Contents
  • Introduction
  • Chronology

  • The War in the East 1861-63
  • Outbreak : Election : Southern Secession : Creation of the Confederacy
  • Warring Sides : Strengths and Weaknesses of the Union and the Confederacy
  • The Fighting : From First Manassas to Chancellorsville
  • Common Soldiers : Federals and Confederates in Camp and Battle
  • Portrait of a Soldier : Robert Augustus Moore, A Confederate Soldier
  • The World around War : Northern and Southern Society adjust to the Demands of War
  • Portrait of a Civilian : Elizabeth Herndon Maury on the Virginia Home Front
  • How the Period Ended : An Uncertain Future

  • The War in the West 1861-63
  • The Fighting : The War without Jackson to Lee's Last Stand
  • Portrait of a Soldier : McHenry Howard's War
  • The World around War : 'This Horrid and Senseless War'
  • Portrait of a Civilian : Ella Washington and the Federal Army
  • How the War Ended : From Appomattox to Liverpool
  • Conclusion and Consequences : Recovery and Reconstruction

  • The War in the East 1863-65
  • The Fighting : Struggle for the Heartland
  • Common Soldiers : Billy Reb and Johnny Yank at War
  • Portrait of a Soldier : John Beatty, A Union soldier
  • The World around War : Societies at War
  • Portrait of a Civilian : Kate Stone, A Confederate Civilian
  • How the War Ended : The Promise of Summer

  • The War in the West 1863-65
  • The Fighting : Overview and Final Stages
  • Common Soldiers : Black Soldiers and POWs
  • Portrait of a Soldier : William Wilbur Edgerton
  • The World around War : The Home Fronts
  • Portrait of a Civilian : Emma LeConte
  • How the War Ended : Peace is Declared
  • Conclusion and Consequences : United States


The books in this series are;
Essential Histories Compellation 1 : The American Civil War : This Mighty Scourge of War
Essential Histories 4 : The American Civil War (1) : The War in the East 1861-May 1863
Essential Histories 10 : The American Civil War (2) : The War in the East 1863-1865
Essential Histories 5 : The American Civil War (3) : The War in the West 1861-July 1863
Essential Histories 11 : The American Civil War (4) : The War in the West 1863-1865

 

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