American Civil War 365 Days
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. Author/Creator: Margaret E. Wagner Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. in association with the Library of Congress. Description: Hardcover, 9.25" x 6.25", 744 pages, 253 color and 269 black & white images.