From an internationally renowned expert on US history, this highly illustrated title details the curtain closing campaign of the Civil War in the East Ulysses S Grant s Army of the Potomac and Robert E Lee s Army of Northern Virginia faced up to one another one last time, as Lee conducted a
Previous accounts of the Civil War s last major campaign have often neglected the actual maneuvers and tactics of the units involved This new addition to the Great Campaigns series features a tactical approach to the final drama of the Civil War Innovative maps, sidebars and charts complement a
Provides a chronicle of the nine final days of the Civil War, and a portrait of Grant, Lee, Lincoln, and the war s other notable personalities as they play out the end game to America s bloodiest war.
A member of the Fifth Corps recounts the dramatic final acts of the Civil War, describing Sheridan s rise, Warren s fall, and the slow, inexorable stalking of Lee s forces across the battle scarred countryside.
The Battle of Five Forks, explained former Confederate General Thomas Munford long after the Civil War, could be classified as a mere skirmish, but no other fight of the entire four years struggle was followed by such important consequences The battle broke the long siege of Petersburg,
Lee s surrender to Grant at Appomattox Court House evokes a highly gratifying image in the popular mind it was, many believe, a moment that transcended politics, a moment of healing, a moment of patriotism untainted by ideology But as Elizabeth Varon reveals in this vividly narrated history,
Across the Confederacy, determination remained high through the winter of 1864 into the new year yet ominous signs were everywhere The peace conference had failed Large areas were overrun, the armies could not stop Union advances, the economy was in shambles, and industry and infrastructure were
Covers the final months of the Civil War with a chapter on the 1865 Carolinas Campaign and several chapters about the Appomattox Campaign Describes the final surrender of Robert E Lee s Army of Northern Virginia, with the surrender of other Confederate forces soon afterwards Illustrated with maps
The final campaign of the American Civil War in the eastern theatre witnessed the zenith of American cavalry warfare, the salient aspect of the operation The Appomattox Campaign not only determined whether the conflict would continue, but also which army had better assimilated the intricate,
They endured hardship and deprivation as they fought for their home and ideals relive the final days of the Army of Northern Virginia Appomattox The Last Days of Robert E Lee s Army of Northern Virginia encompasses the defense and evacuation of the Confederate capital of Richmond, the horrific