The American Civil War (1)

The war in the East 1861–May 1863

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The American Civil War (1)

The war in the East 1861–May 1863

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The United States saw long-simmering sectional tensions erupt into fighting at Fort Sumter, South Carolina, in April 1861, beginning what would become the most cataclysmic military struggle in the western world between Waterloo and the First World War. This volume focuses on events in the Virginia theater during the conflict's first two years, highlighting Union and Confederate strengths and weaknesses, leadership and strategy on each side, and the ways in which events on the battlefield influenced politics, diplomacy, and debates about emancipation. Osprey Essential Histories are complete yet concise studies of each major conflict in history.

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Published 19 Jan 2001
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 96
ISBN 9781841762395
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 43 b/w; 16 col
Dimensions 248 x 170 mm
Series Essential Histories
Short code ESS 4
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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