The American Civil War

The American Civil War

This mighty scourge of war

Essential Histories Specials 1
  • Author: Gary Gallagher, Joseph T. Glatthaar, Robert Krick, Stephen Engle
  • Short code: ESP 1
  • Publication Date: 20 Jun 2003
  • ISBN: 9781841767369
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 328
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Undoubtedly the most cataclysmic military struggle of the late nineteenth century, the American Civil War spanned four bloody years of fighting in which over 620,000 American soldiers and sailors lost their lives. From its outbreak at Fort Sumter, South Carolina in April 1861 until its conclusion at the Appomattox Court House, more than 10,000 battles, engagements and skirmishes were recorded across the length and breadth of America. This book explores the political, historical and cultural significance of the American Civil War, examining its impact on the civilians and military personnel caught up in it.

Biographical Note

Gary Gallagher Stephen Eagle Robert Krick Joseph T. Glatthaar James McPherson

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