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Battles and leaders of the Civil War. Volume 5 /
edited by Peter Cozzens.
imprint
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2002.
description
xxii, 714 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
ISBN
0252024044 (cloth : alk. paper)
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imprint
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2002.
isbn
0252024044 (cloth : alk. paper)
general note
"The first four volumes of Battles and leaders of the Civil War, published in the late nineteenth century, became the best selling and most frequently cited works ever published on the Civil War, vol. 5 assembled by the acclaimed military historian Peter Cozzens, carries on the tradition of its namesake, offering a new collection of articles written by military and civilian leaders, North and South, on a broad array of war-related topics -- Dust Jacket.
Supplement to the four vol. work: Battles and leaders of the Civil War / edited by Robert Underwood Johnson and Clarence Clough Buel. 1887-1888.
catalogue key
5324672
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Library Journal on 2002-03-15:
Generations of readers began their study of the nation's bloodiest conflict with the firsthand accounts included in Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, a four-volume classic first published in the late 19th century. Following in the style of the earlier series, Cozzens, a Foreign Service officer with the U.S. Department of State and author of a large number of Civil War books, including the highly acclaimed campaign and battle trilogy The Civil War in the West: From Stones River to Chattanooga, has now produced a fifth volume. The new collection of primary documents includes articles from Century magazine, Harper's, Ohio Soldier, and other mid-19th-century periodicals. Major figures in the war detail their experiences, dealing with events from John Brown's prewar raid to life in the Lincoln White House to the last days of the Confederate government. Also included are relevant illustrations, maps, and background notes on the writers. This new volume is sure to interest readers as much as the original series and is highly recommended for public as well as academic libraries. Theresa McDevitt, Indiana Univ. of Pennsylvania (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Summaries
Main Description
Sifting carefully through reports from newspapers, magazines, personal memoirs, and letters, Peter Cozzens' Volume 6 brings readers more of the best first-person accounts of marches, encampments, skirmishes, and full-blown battles, as seen by participants on both sides of the conflict. Alongside the experiences of lower-ranking officers and enlisted men are accounts from key personalities including General John Gibbon, General John C. Lee, and seven prominent generals from both sides offering views on " why the Confederacy failed." This volume includes one hundred and twenty illustrations, including sixteen previously uncollected maps of battlefields, troop movements, and fortifications.
Publisher Fact Sheet
The first four volumes of Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, published in the late nineteenth century, became the best selling and most frequently cited works ever published on the Civil War. Volume 5, assembled by the acclaimed military historian Peter Cozzens, carries on the tradition of its namesake, offering a dazzling collection of articles written by military and civilian leaders, North and South, on a broad array of war-related topics. This massive new collection of primary documents provides a wealth of fresh material on the major events, key personalities, and undying controversies of the war, often from opposing points of view. Featured articles include General Grant on the second battle of Bull Run, General Beauregard on the Shiloh campaign, General Sherman on the conference at City Point, and Joshua Chamberlain on the Fredericksburg campaign. President Hays writes on Grant and Sherman in 1864, General Johnson on negotiations with Sherman, and General E. P. Alexander on Lee at Appomattox. Other pieces include General Winfield S. Hancock's recollections of Gettysburg, an interview with General Longstreet by Henry W. Grady, and an account of life in the White House with Lincoln by John Hay. The articles in this superlative compilation appeared in the decades following the war, some in such well-known magazines as Century, Harper's, Hearst's, and McClure's, others in Ohio Soldier, the Magazine of American History, and similar publications largely unknown to modern readers. Most of the articles were published subsequent to the completion of the four volumes of the series, and only a fraction of them ever appeared in book form. Presented here with dozens of maps and more than one hundred illustrations, these invaluable documents bring vividly to life the wartime experiences of the men who determined the course of the nation.
Unpaid Annotation
The first four volumes of "Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, " published in the late 19th century, became the bestselling works published on the era. Volume 5, assembled by military historian Cozzens, carries on the tradition of its namesake, offering a new collection of articles written by military and civilian leaders, North and South, on a broad array of war-related topics. 140 illustrations.

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