By James M. McPherson

ISBN-10: 0762423560

ISBN-13: 9780762423569

This is the definitive connection with the battles of the Civil conflict, written through America’s top army historians and edited by means of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Civil struggle specialist James M. McPherson. This authoritative quantity contains gripping eyewitness money owed plus 2 hundred specifically commissioned, full-color maps that aspect all the significant campaigns and lots of of the smaller skirmishes of the conflict among the states. Maps offer a great visible connection with troop move, battlefield terrain, and verbal exchange traces. Dynamic reconstructions depict battles fought on land, river, and ocean, and time-line descriptions supply play-by-play statement of the motion. With greater than 2 hundred pictures and plenty of own bills that vividly recount the studies of infantrymen within the fields, this publication brings to existence the human drama that pitted the north opposed to the south.

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Orleans, and compelled the surrender of the Confederacy's pied several ports along the North CarolIna coast from Con: largest city and principal port. General Halleck took overall February to April 1862. "Every blow tells fearfully against suad command of Union troops in western Tennessee, and drove the rebellion," boasted the leading Northern newspaper, the - con­ Arm the Confederates out of Corinth at the end of May. Mean­ New York Tribune, on May 23, 1862. "The rebels them­ while, the Union gunboat fleet steamed down the selves are panic-stricken, or despondent.

LOUIS, disabling the ship and making her an easy target for the rebel gunners. FORT HENRY February 6, 1862 and Foote's seven gunboats steamed upstream to pour fire into the partially flooded fort, the Confederate commander, Brig. Gen. Lloyd Tilghman, decided to surrender, and evacuate his garrison east to Fort Donelson. Slowed by rain-soaked terrain, McClernand's Federal division was unable to block the Confederate garrison's retreat (see map left). " F ill your cartridge boxes, quick, and get into line.

The next day Stringham " n ��jpticar, NaI�1 squadron becrins finn ... ' Clark, and lake refuge in FortHatter", surrenders C Nov 7: Fort Roral Captured (see map . � ......... naval and military elements was appalling. To blockade the South Atlantic coast effectively, the Federal navy required a port in the area from which to support its ships; Port Royal was selected. On October 1�61, a squadron commanded C� mmodore Samuel F 16, by Du Pont left New York for Norfolk where they embarked 1,200 troops, led by for Port squadron Royal.

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