U.S. Civil War Battle by Battle (Paperback)

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U.S. Civil War Battle by Battle (Paperback)


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This attractively packaged gift book offers a highly illustrated introduction to some of the American Civil War's most famous and important battles, from the Battle of Fort Sumter in 1861 to the Battle of Appomattox Court House in 1865.

The American Civil War was the most cataclysmic military struggle of the late 19th century, and in four bloody years of fighting from 1861 to 1865 over 620,000 American soldiers and sailors lost their lives in more than 8,000 battles, engagements, and skirmishes.

U.S. Civil War Battle by Battle tells the story of 30 of the most significant of these battles. These include some of the most famous clashes, such as the battles of Gettysburg and the Fredericksburg, which resonate through American military history, but also the less well known, such as the battles of Brandy Station and Cedar Creek.

This highly illustrated introduction, packed full of color artwork, covers every theater of the war and details infantry, cavalry, artillery, and seaborne units from both the Union and Confederate forces to give a true sense of the scale of the War between the States.

Iain MacGregor has almost three decades of working in non-fiction publishing, having begun his editorial career with Osprey Publishing. A fan of this genre, he has edited books on various American Civil War campaigns, including Shiloh, Chancellorsville, Fredericksburg, and Gettysburg. Iain has since gone on to publish books with major historians such as David McCullough, Simon Schama, Max Hastings, Michael Wood, David Grann, and Professor Richard Overy. He is a recognised, and well-reviewed writer of history, too, with his latest book, Checkpoint Charlie, published by Scribner in 2019.
Product Details ISBN: 9781472850119
ISBN-10: 1472850114
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: March 1st, 2022
Pages: 128
Language: English

"Just the thing for US Civil War buffs: snappily written, informative and entertaining. A cracking read." -Saul David, bestselling author and historian

"The book is an excellent introduction to the war’s 30 most famous and significant battles" - History of War