By James M. McPherson

Here's the definitive connection with the battles of the Civil battle, written via America’s best army historians and edited by way of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Civil warfare specialist James M. McPherson. This authoritative quantity comprises gripping eyewitness bills plus 2 hundred especially commissioned, full-color maps that element the entire significant campaigns and lots of of the smaller skirmishes of the conflict among the states. Maps offer a very good visible connection with troop flow, 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 photos and plenty of own debts that vividly recount the stories of squaddies within the fields, this publication brings to existence the human drama that pitted the north opposed to the south.

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On steamed General 29 Sherman. On October Thomas the force sailed November to a point 7, the midway between the two forts. For over four hours the ships fired at the forts with devastating accuracy. With their cannon destroyed, Fort Walker's defenders had to abandon their posts, and Du Pont took possession. Fort Beauregard also surrendered. Sherman's troops were landed, and Port Royal secured Stringham'S squadron commences its bombardment of Fort Hatteras on August 29 (right). A total of 158 guns pounded the fort.

Federal troops had occupied Grafton, a key The Confederate government's response was The Confederacy responded by prompt: on July 28, General Robert E. Lee sending soldIers into the region to recruit left Richmond for western Virginia. Aiming and threaten the railroad to defeat Federal forces occupying the Tygart junction 1861 These forces clashed at Philippi on June 3 Federal columns made a night march and converged o June 3: Federals suprise Confederates m a night Philippi. Confederates flee (see map below) Valley and East Cheat SummIt, Lee sent three columns down the valley- one at Philippi.

But in Virginia half a dozen small rivers showed what could be accomplished by deception, daring, ral flowing west to east lay athwart the line of operations and mobility. With only 17,000 men, Jackson moved by �u- between Washington and Richmond, thus providing the forced marches so swift that his infantry earned the nick­ )m Confederates with natural lines of defense. " Darting here and there nst suaded a reluctant Lincoln to approve a plan to transport the through the Valley, they marched 350 miles in the course of the Army of the Potomac down the Chesapeake Bay to the tip of the month, and won four battles against three separate m- the Virginia Peninsula.

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