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The Civil War : the third year told by those who lived it, Brooks D. Simpson, editor

Label
The Civil War : the third year told by those who lived it
Title
The Civil War
Title remainder
the third year told by those who lived it
Statement of responsibility
Brooks D. Simpson, editor
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Spanning the crucial months from January 1863 to March 1864, this third volume of The Library of America's highly acclaimed four volume series presents an incomparable portrait of a nation at war with itself while illuminating the military and political events that brought the Union closer to victory and slavery closer to destruction. It brings together more than 140 contemporary letters, diary entries, speeches, articles, messages, and poems by more than eighty participants and observers, among them Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Ulysses S. Grant, William T. Sherman, Robert E. Lee, Frederick Douglass, Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, Mary Chesnut, Clement Vallandigham, Henry Adams, Charlotte Forten, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, and George Templeton Strong, as well as Union officers Robert Gould Shaw, Charles B. Haydon, and Henry Livermore Abbott; Confederate diarists Catherine Edmondston, Kate Stone, and Judith McGuire; and Alabama soldier Samuel Pickens, Iowa housewife Catharine Peirce, Kentucky preacher George Richard Browder, and Kansas clergyman Richard Cordley. The selections include vivid and haunting eyewitness narratives of some of the war's most famous battles--Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Fort Wagner, Chickamauga, Chattanooga--as well as firsthand accounts of the merciless guerrilla war in Missouri and Kansas; the Richmond bread riot and the New York draft riots; the controversies surrounding the use of black soldiers and the Lincoln administration's curtailment of civil liberties; and the struggles of civilians both black and white to survive increasingly harsh wartime conditions
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
973.7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E464
LC item number
.C483 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Simpson, Brooks D.
Series statement
Library of America
Series volume
234
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  • United States
  • United States
  • United States
Label
The Civil War : the third year told by those who lived it, Brooks D. Simpson, editor
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "This Library of America volume is the third in a four-volume series bringing together memorable and significant writing by participants in the American Civil War"--Preface
  • Includes color maps on end papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 755-791) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxix, 905 pages
Isbn
9781598531978
Lccn
2012935176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn796756253
  • (OCoLC)796756253
Label
The Civil War : the third year told by those who lived it, Brooks D. Simpson, editor
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "This Library of America volume is the third in a four-volume series bringing together memorable and significant writing by participants in the American Civil War"--Preface
  • Includes color maps on end papers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 755-791) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxix, 905 pages
Isbn
9781598531978
Lccn
2012935176
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn796756253
  • (OCoLC)796756253

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