Great Civil War heroes and their battles New York: Abbeville Press, c 1985 edited and with an introduction by Walton Rawls United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Campaigns Hardcover. 303 p.: ill. (some col.); 23 x 29 cm. Includes index. Clean, tight and strong binding with clean dust jacket. No highlighting, underlining or marginalia in text. VG/VG
The dramatic history of the War for Southern Independence comes alive in Great Civil War Heroes and their Battles. In this beautifully produced compilation are the biographies of fifty famed commanders from both the union and the Confederacy, accompanied by lifelike portraits and more than seventy full-page battle scenes, including images from Currier & Ives and the treasured Kurz and Allison series.
The new edition of Great Civil War Heroes and Their Battles brings a classic American history book back in stock in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War on April 12, 1861. This anniversary edition features an engaging new Preface from author Walton Rawls.
Each general’s section, in addition to a biography and descriptions of his exploits in the war, lists his major battles, his dates of promotion, his independent field commands, etc. Written when many of these figures were still alive, the biographies are peppered with fascinating first-person anecdotes and recollections that may not otherwise have survived.
Supplementing the text and battle scenes are ordnance drawings identifying the major types of artillery, muskets, rifles, and pistols used by both sides — as well as full-color spreads showing the standard uniforms and insignia of union and Confederate armies. Scattered throughout are colorful vignettes of a soldier’s life and drawings taken from writing paper and envelopes distributed to the union troops. Full-page maps and a detailed chronology of the war complete this enriching volume.