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Every day of the Civil War : a chronological encyclopedia /
Bud Hannings.
imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2010.
description
v, 631 p.
ISBN
0786444649 (illustrated case binding : alk. paper), 9780786444649 (illustrated case binding : alk. paper)
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imprint
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2010.
isbn
0786444649 (illustrated case binding : alk. paper)
9780786444649 (illustrated case binding : alk. paper)
abstract
"Although this book provides a daily chronicle of the combat, it is written in narrative form to give readers some continuity as they move from skirmish to skirmish, and also chronicles the life spans of 600 Union and Confederate vessels. Appendices provide lists of prominent Union and Confederate officers, primary naval actions, and Medal of Honor recipients"--Provided by publisher.
catalogue key
7408039
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
A Look Inside
Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Choice on 2011-03-01:
Hannings is the author of several other chronologies (e.g., The Korean War, CH, Mar'08, 45-3558) and dictionaries of other wars. This reference book covers a lot of material that Civil War scholars and enthusiasts will find fascinating and informative. Coverage extends from 1850 to 1866 with the larger portion of the book emphasizing the actual Civil War period of 1861-65. Basing his information on many primary and secondary sources, the author offers material ranging from major events like the Battle of Gettysburg to much lesser events. The book is organized by date and day of the week in a particular year, followed by the name of the state where a specific event occurred (events, of course, sometimes involve multiple states). The book addresses both political and military happenings and includes a considerable number of 19th-century black-and-white photographs, illustrations, and maps. Hannings's choice of a present-tense narrative helps to involve the reader. Seven appendixes cover generals, prominent naval actions, and Medal of Honor recipients, among other topics. The book features a short bibliography and an index divided into four subject areas. Readers will gain considerable knowledge about the Civil War from this book, which is full of informative tidbits. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers. B. S. Exton St. Gregory's University
Appeared in Library Journal on 2011-01-07:
Hannings (Chronology of the American Revolution: Military and Political Actions Day by Day; American Revolutionary War Leaders: A Biographical Dictionary) has completed an exhaustive day-by-day account of the military actions of the American Civil War. For each day, events are segregated by state with added entries for naval actions, events related to Union or Confederate generals, and rarely national events. The notations on generals deal with promotions, appointments to new commands, or courts martial. The work includes seven appendixes including rosters of Union and Confederate generals, Union naval officers, naval actions, and Medal of Honor recipients. There is also a short bibliography. The entries vary widely in length, ranging from just a couple of sentences to several pages. The use of language is also inconsistent: for example, Union and Confederate are interchanged with Yankee and Rebel with great frequency even within the same paragraph. While there is a bibliography, it is certainly not expansive in scope, and there are no specific citations, even when the author is clearly quoting another work. More troubling is the inclusion in many entries of judgments on the impact or significance of an event, and it is unclear if these are the views of the author or have been taken from another source. Verdict For aficionados, not scholars, this work is recommended for a general audience with a significant interest in the Civil War but not for a serious research collection.-Ryan Johnson, Univ. of Mississippi, Oxford (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
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Reference & Research Book News, November 2010
Booklist, March 2011
Choice, March 2011
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Summaries
Main Description
From the early seizure of government property during the latter part of 1860 to the final Confederate surrender in 1865, this book provides a day-to-day account of the U.S. Civil War. Although the book provides a daily chronicle of the combat, it is written in narrative form to give readers some continuity as they move from skirmish to skirmish. During the course of the saga, the book also chronicles the life spans of more than 600 Union and Confederate vessels, documenting when possible the time of each vessel's acquisition, commissioning, major engagements, and decommissioning. Seven appendices provide lists of prominent Union and Confederate officers, primary naval actions, and Medal of Honor recipients from 1863 to 1865.
Library of Congress Summary
"Although this book provides a daily chronicle of the combat, it is written in narrative form to give readers some continuity as they move from skirmish to skirmish, and also chronicles the life spans of 600 Union and Confederate vessels. Appendices provide lists of prominent Union and Confederate officers, primary naval actions, and Medal of Honor recipients"--Provided by publisher.
Main Description
From the early seizure of government property during the latter part of 1860 to the final Confederate surrender in 1865, this book provides a day-to-day account of the U.S. Civil War. Although the book provides a daily chronicle of the combat, it is written in narrative form to give readers some continuity as they move from skirmish to skirmish. During the course of the saga, the book also chronicles the life spans of more than 600 Union and Confederate vessels, documenting when possible the time of each vessel's acquirement, commissioning, major engagements, and decommissioning. Seven appendices provide lists of prominent Union and Confederate officers, primary naval actions, and Medal of Honor recipients from 1863 to 1865.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. 1
The Chronologyp. 3
Total Casualtiesp. 539
Roster of Union Generalsp. 539
Prominent Union Brigadier Generals Who Received the Rank Only by Brevetp. 545
Roster of Confederate Generalsp. 546
Prominent Union Naval Officersp. 551
Prominent Naval Actionsp. 557
Medal of Honor Recipients, 1863-1865p. 559
Bibliographyp. 577
Indexp. 581
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