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The Civil War

The Final Year Told By Those Who Lived It
This final volume of The Library of America's highly acclaimed four-volume firsthand narrative of the war years begins with the controversial Kilpatrick-Dahlgren raid on Richmond in March 1864 and ends with the proclamation of emancipation in Texas in June 1865. It collects 160 pieces by more than one hundred participants and observers, among them Abraham Lincoln, William T. Sherman, Ulysses S. Grant, Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Ann Jacobs, Walt Whitman, Henry Adams, and Herman Melville, as well as Union officers Charles Harvey Brewster, James A. Connolly, and Stephen Minot Weld; Confederate diarists Catherine Edmondston, Kate Stone, and Judith W. McGuire; freed slaves Spottswood Rice, Garrison Frazier, and Frances Johnson; and Confederate soldiers J.F.J. Caldwell, Samuel T. Foster, and William Pegram. The selections include vivid and haunting firsthand accounts of battles and campaigns—the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Atlanta, the Crater, Franklin, and Sherman’s march through Georgia and the Carolinas—as well as of the Fort Pillow massacre; the struggle to survive inside Andersonville prison; the burning of Columbia and Richmond; the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment; the surrender at Appomattox; and Lincoln’s assassination.   

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
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 973.7 Civ