The American Civil War was the bloodiest and most consequential conflict ever to take place on American soil. One hundred and fifty years ago, Union and Confederate soldiers clashed from the Deep South to Pennsylvania; US and Rebel vessels vied in domestic and international waters; and, behind the battlefields, politicians, diplomats, and civilians played many roles in an epic struggle that would determine nothing less than the future – and soul – of the United States of America, the world’s first experiment in popular representative democracy.
Drawn from rare source material in the unparalleled Civil War collections of the world’s largest library, “The Library of Congress Illustrated Timeline of the Civil War” is an authoritative and engaging chronological narrative of the conflict that raged across the United States from 1861-1865. Quotes from figures—both well-known and unsung—provide testaments to the war’s broad scope and complexity, and to the determination and valor that characterized the people on both sides of the conflict.
This beautiful book includes:
- Manuscripts by President Abraham Lincoln
- beautifully colored lithographs
- political cartoons of the time
- and much, much, more
This is truly the most comprehensive book on the subject of The Civil War and would be a cherished addition for any Civil War collector.
The Library of Congress Illustrated Timeline of the Civil War will make a great holiday gift for the Civil War buff in your family.
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Review by Broad “A” – Ava
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