Civil War Battlegrounds: The Illustrated History of the War's Pivotal Battles and Campaigns
Relive the historic battles of the Civil War in this comprehensive overview of all the key battle sites.
Written by expert Civil War scholar Richard Sauers, Civil War Battlegrounds is fully illustrated with period photography and modern artwork, bringing the pivotal battles to life for historian and tourist alike. From Fort Sumter to Gettysburg to Appomattox and points between, Sauers illuminates the path of the war, providing stories of the battles and key participants along with fascinating sidebars covering a variety of related topics. He also covers helpful visitor information for the battleground tourist, including phone numbers and websites, hours, parking details, admission fees, and available tours and programs. With its wealth of concise and engaging information, Civil War Battlegrounds lets you walk in the footsteps of the men and women who lived, fought, and died in this bloodiest of American conflicts.
Remarkably, only one Confederate soldier was killed and a handful wounded during the intense bombardment. were being held in the line of Union fire in Charleston, South Carolina. Thirteen prisoners died there, most of them from dehydration due to dysentery. The rest were transferred to Fort Delaware in Wilmington, Delaware, in March 1865. Official plan of the siege of Fort Pulaski 65 CIVIL WAR MONEY During the Civil War, the Confederacy issued its own currency. The only facility that could.
Decided to surrender. However, Colonel Benjamin F. Davis gathered 1,300 cavalrymen, including his own 8th New York, crossed the Potomac River, and marched his horsemen along a little-used path under the very noses of Rebel sentinels to escape the trap. En route to safety, Davis happened upon General James Longstreet’s reserve ammunition wagon train. His men seized and brought them as a prize into Union lines. Miles’s surrender was the largest capitulation of American forces until Bataan in 1942.
Go a long way in severing the Trans-Mississippi states from the rest of the Confederacy, as well as providing a water route for commodities to reach foreign markets from the Midwest. Grant began his campaign from northern Mississippi in November 1862, intending to march overland to attack the city from the rear. But Confederate cavalry led by Earl Van Dorn raided Grant’s supply base at Holly Springs, forcing Grant to retreat. General William T. Sherman, in Website www.nps.gov/vick Acreage.
Department August 10, 1933. Boundary changes: January 31, 1948; July 31, 1953; April 1, 1974. Cemetery—Date of Civil War interments: 1863. Transferred from War Department August 10, 1933. Boundary changes: June 19, 1948; August 17, 1990 GETTYSBURG A NEW BIRTH OF FREEDOM Contact 1195 Baltimore Pike, Suite 100 Gettysburg, PA 17325 Phone 717-334-1124 Website www.nps.gov/gett Acreage Park—5,989.09 (Federal: 4,179.33; Nonfederal: 1,809.76). Cemetery—20.58 (all Federal) Points of Focus East Cemetery.
Davis replaced him with Hood, a twicewounded general known for his aggressiveness. Hood immediately sallied forth, but in a series of three battles around Atlanta—Peach Tree Creek (July 20), Atlanta (July 22), and Ezra Church (July 28)—his army suffered a total of 18,000 casualties. After these three battles, Sherman erected siege earthworks and sent his cavalry to disrupt Southern supply lines. But when his cavalry failed miserably in these raids, Sherman moved south with most of his army,.