By James Ford Rhodes

On April 12, 1861, the 1st photographs have been fired in a clash that will turn into the bloodiest warfare to have ever happened on American soil.

it'll proceed to rage around the states for a different 4 years.

during this Pulitzer Prize profitable historical past of that interval James Ford Rhodes totally explains its reasons, occasions and effects.

From the instant of secession via the southern states via to Lee’s hand over, Rhodes encompasses the total narrative of the clash during this single-volume history.

Rhodes offers shiny pix of the most leaders of the battle in addition to their activities, either at the battlefield and within the political discussions happening in Washington and Richmond.

wealthy in scholarship and written in engrossing sort History of the Civil battle, 1861-1865 is key studying for a person with an curiosity 19th century American history.

"Well invaluable of the welcome." — American old Review

James Ford Rhodes used to be an American industrialist and historian born in Cleveland, Ohio. After incomes a fortune within the iron, coal, and metal industries by means of 1885, he retired from company and spent the remainder of his existence writing at the historical past of the United States. His most renowned paintings used to be History of the Civil struggle, 1861-1865, which received a Pulitzer Prize, and used to be released in 1917. He died in 1927.

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Frémont, J. , as commander in Missouri, 50; emancipation order, 51–53; investigation and removal, 53–56; new command, 125; and Jackson’s Valley operations, 127, 129; under Pope, 157; and succession to Hooker, 231. , and husband’s removal, 54. Front Royal, battle, 129. Fugitive slaves, as contraband, 49. Gaines, Fort, surrender, 336. Gaines’s Mill, battle, 135–142. Garfield, J. , on regret at civil war, 29. Garnett, R. , in Pickett’s charge, killed, 241. Georgia, secession, 5. See also Atlanta campaign; March to the sea.

Crittenden, J. , efforts for compromise, 3, 5; resolution on purpose of war, 47. Crittenden Compromise, 3. Cumberland, destroyed, 112. Curry, J. L. , on scarcity of paper, 369. Curtin, A. , and Lee’s invasion (1862), 168; (1863), 229; as war governor, 361. Dabney, Thomas, on railroad difficulties, 374. Dana, C. ; 255, 257; on Chattanooga, 296, 297, 299; on Wilderness, 309; on suspension of attrition policy, 322; on occupation of Richmond, 434. Dana, R. , on Grant’s appearance, 305. ; on British attitude, 285; removes Johnston, 332, 412; and suspension of writ of habeas corpus, 392; as administrator, comparison with Lincoln, 396, 429; on March to the sea, 408; public discontent, 415; influence, blind hopefulness, 416; opposes submission, 419; on evacuation of Charleston, 425; and evacuation of Richmond, 432.

Iron, scarcity in South, 369, 374–377. Island No. 10, capture, 124. Jackson, T. , at Bull Run, “Stonewall,” 39; Valley operations, 127– 131; character, 128; effect of operations, 131; on Lee, 134; Seven Days, 135–137, 141; love of fighting, 141; Second Bull Run, 160; Antietam campaign, 167, 169; Chancellorsville, 214–218, 220; mortally wounded, 216. Jackson, Fort, bombardment, 118, 120; passage, 120–122; surrender, 123. James River, Grant crosses, 312, 322. Johnston, A. , and Fort Donelson, 87; Shiloh, 98–104; killed, 104.

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