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The Civil War

The Final Year Told By Those Who Lived It
This final installment of the highly acclaimed four-volume series traces events from March 1864 to June 1865. It provides an incomparable portrait of a nation at war with itself, while illuminating the military and political events that brought the Union to final victory, and slavery and secession to their ultimate destruction. Here are more than 150 letters, diary entries, memoir excerpts, speeches, articles, messages, and poems by over a hundred participants and observers, both famous and unsung, including Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Ulysses S. Grant, William T. Sherman, Robert E. Lee, Frederick Douglass, Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, Harriet Jacobs, Henry Adams, Elizabeth Keckly, and George Templeton Strong, as well as Union and Confederate soldiers; women diarists from North and South; and freed slaves. The selections include vivid and haunting firsthand accounts of legendary battles and campaigns— the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, the Atlanta campaign, the Crater, Franklin, Sherman’s march through Georgia and the Carolinas—as well as of the desperate conditions inside Andersonville prison; the sinking of the Confederate raider Alabama; the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment; and the struggles of both black and white civilians to survive the harsh and violent downfall of the Confederacy.

Format: Book
Summary: " ... [Draws from] letters, diary entries, speeches, articles, messages and poems to provide an incomparable literary portrait of a nation at war with itself, while illuminating the military and political events that brought the Union to final victory and slavery and secession to their ultimate destruction ..."--Dust jacket flap.
Title: The Civil War : the final year told by those who lived it / Aaron Sheehan-Dean, editor.
Publisher Date: New York : The Library of America, 2014.
Subject: United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865. United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives. United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Poetry. United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Sources.
Isbn: 9781598532944 1598532944
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Call Number: 973.7 Civ
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Bib Id: 509437

Format: Book
Summary: " ... [Draws from] letters, diary entries, speeches, articles, messages and poems to provide an incomparable literary portrait of a nation at war with itself, while illuminating the military and political events that brought the Union to final victory and slavery and secession to their ultimate destruction ..."--Dust jacket flap.
Title: The Civil War : the final year told by those who lived it / Aaron Sheehan-Dean, editor.
Publisher, Date: New York : The Library of America, 2014.
Description: xxvii, 886 pages : color maps ; 21 cm.
Series: The Library of American ; 250
Series: Library of America ; 250.
Subjects: United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Subjects: United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives.
Subjects: United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Poetry.
Subjects: United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Sources.
Other Author: Sheehan-Dean, Aaron Charles, editor.
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
LCCN: 2013941526
ISBN: 9781598532944
ISBN: 1598532944
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Available Copies: 1
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Call Number: 973.7 Civ