Captains of the Civil War: A CHRONICLE OF THE BLUE AND THE GRAY |
by William Wood
This book is a general history of the Civil War published 60 years after the war from an "outsider's" (Canadian) viewpoint. It is obviously pro-union, but generally even-handed in its presentation of the men who made up the primary actors in the struggle.
From the Preface:
Sixty years ago today the guns that thundered round Fort Sumter began the third and greatest modern civil war fought by English-speaking people. This war was quite as full of politics as were the other two--the War of the American Revolution and that of Puritan and Cavalier. But, though the present Chronicle never ignores the vital correlations between statesmen and commanders, it is a book of warriors, through and through.
I gratefully acknowledge the indispensable assistance of Colonel G. J. Fiebeger, a West Point expert, and of Dr. Allen Johnson, chief editor of the series and Professor of American History at Yale.
I. THE CLASH: 1861
The Campaign of Chancellorsville
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