From Fort Sumter To Appomattox, A Battlefield Atlas Of The Civil War Offers A Clear And Concise Overview Of The Civil War Ideal For Battlefield Tours, The 43 Two Color, Full Page Maps Highlight The Critical Military Positions And Communicate The Changing Nature Of The War The Description Accompanying Each Map Enables The Reader To Relive The Action Of Battle And Sense The Drama It Held For The Troops That Fought In The World S First Total War.The Author Exploreres The Personalities Of The Commanders On Each Side And Explains The Rationale Behind The Battlefield Decisions In Addition, Each Narrative Details The Strength Of Each Side, The Losses Suffered, And The Strategic Consequences Of The Battles.The Maps Are Divided Into Four Groups, Each Of Which Constitute A Chapter In The History Of The War The Amatuer War Saw Civilian Volunteer Armies Slug It Out At Bull Run And Shiloh The Organized War Saw The Emergence Of Managers Of War Like George B McClellan Who Could Administer, But Who Was Loath To Fight As Well As The Rise Of Robert E Lee The Period Of Confederate High Tide In 1863 Saw Southern Hopes Crest Only To Collapse Again After Gettysburg And Vicksburg And Ultimately The Era Of Total War Witnessed The Complete Metamorphosis Of The War From Its Chivalric Beginnings To It Emergence As The World S First Unlimited War Under The Leadership Of Grant And Sherman A Short Introductory Essay Precedes Each Section, Accompanied By Contemporary Photographs And Drawings That Portray America S Greatest Military Conflict.
Craig Lee Symonds is a retired professor and chairman of the history department at the United States Naval Academy.
- 118 pages
- A Battlefield Atlas of the Civil War
- Craig L. Symonds
- 25 June 2017 Craig L. Symonds