Annals of the Civil War

Author(s): Gary W. Gallagher (Introduction by); Alexander K. McClure

American Civil War

Originally commissioned for thePhiladelphia Weekly Times and first issued as a single volume in 1878,The Annals of the Civil War contains more than fifty articles and encompasses a variety of important personalities and topics. Within these pages Longstreet evaluates Lee's performance in Pennsylvania and his mistakes at Gettysburg; Kyd Douglas pays tribute to Stonewall Jackson as both general and man; H.V. Redfield examines the circumstances of John Hunt Morgan's death; P.G.T. Beauregard discusses his brilliant fortification on Charleston Harbor; Joseph Johnson critiques Sherman's account of the Dalton-Atlanta operations; J.H. Reagan recalls his pursuit and capture that led to the last Confederate surrender; and much more. But the scope ofThe Annals is not limited to the achievements of the sword. Other articles focus on the political and personal aspects of the war. The exchange of prisoners, the carnival of fraud and profiteering that plagued both sides, Confederate Negro enlistments, the morale of Lee's army, as well as recollections of Generals Grant, Reynolds, Meade, Stuart, and Lee are also included. TodayThe Annals resides quietly in the highest ranks of Civil War literature. Its appearance in this first-ever paperback edition, and the measureless riches it contains, should quickly attract the wide audience that both its integrity and its primary accounts merit.


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  • : 9780306806063
  • : Hachette Books
  • : Da Capo Press, Incorporated
  • : 0.01
  • : August 1994
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  • : Gary W. Gallagher (Introduction by); Alexander K. McClure
  • : Paperback
  • : English
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