The Civil War Almanac

The Civil War Almanac The Civil War Almanac is a comprehensive and invaluable reference tool for anyone interested in learning about the War Between the States If you already own a sizable collection of Civil War literatur

  • Title: The Civil War Almanac
  • Author: John Stewart Bowman
  • ISBN: 9780831713249
  • Page: 273
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Civil War Almanac is a comprehensive and invaluable reference tool for anyone interested in learning about the War Between the States If you already own a sizable collection of Civil War literature, this will be an invaluable addition.There are three sections in the book The main body of the text is the day to day chronology of political and diplomatic events anThe Civil War Almanac is a comprehensive and invaluable reference tool for anyone interested in learning about the War Between the States If you already own a sizable collection of Civil War literature, this will be an invaluable addition.There are three sections in the book The main body of the text is the day to day chronology of political and diplomatic events and all the major land and sea campaigns, which traces events from the early rumblings of the abolitionists through the whole period of the war and the immediate postwar period It is subdivided by subject headings so that particular campaigns or series of diplomatic events can be followed separately.The second section covers the weapons and equipment use din the Civil War There are land and sea sections in which technical descriptions of the key equipment of the two combatants are given and their performances in action described and compared.The final section gives brief biographies of the important personalities of the war Among those described are military and political leaders, diplomats and journalists, spies and rabble rousers.

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    1. As a single volume book on the war, it's pretty good, although people who have read many Civil War books (like me) most likely won't learn anything new about the war. Personally I thought the sections on weapons and naval warfare were the best, since I haven't done much reading in these areas. The chronology section was nice, since readers can see what's happening across the country on the same day. It does have several minor mistakes, however; for example it refers to Joseph Hooker as "John Hoo [...]

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