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American Civil War: 365 Days

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A compilation of more than 500 illustrations drawn from the unparalleled Civil War collections of the Library of Congress, The American Civil War: 365 Days comprises a vivid visual history of one of the most tumultuous and pivotally important eras in the history of the United States. From pre-war verbal clashes over the South's "peculiar institution" of slavery, through the opening shots at Fort Sumter and early battles that smashed the assumption that the war would be short; through the huge, brutal clashes at Shiloh, Gettysburg, and the Union's 1864 Overland Campaign and the North's gradual acceptance of African American soldiers; to the surrender of Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, and the continuing reverberations of the war, The American Civil War: 365 Days constitutes a telling mosaic describing America's most costly and rending conflict.

Written by Margaret E. Wagner, co-published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc. and the Library of Congress.  Hardcover, 744 pages, 253 color images, 269 black & white images, 9.25" x 6.25"