The New Civil War Handbook: Facts and Photos for Readers of All Ages

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Savas Beatie, May 22, 2009 - History - 144 pages
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“This book triumphs on several levels . . . This is going to be my answer to the question ‘Where should I start looking at the Civil War?’ from now on.” —TOCWOC–A Civil War Blog
 
The New Civil War Handbook is a complete up-to-date guide for American Civil War enthusiasts of all ages. Author Mark Hughes uses clear and concise writing, tables, charts, and more than 100 photographs to trace the history of the war from the beginning of the conflict through Reconstruction.
 
Coverage includes battles and campaigns, the common soldier, technology, weapons, women and minorities at war, hospitals, prisons, generals, the naval war, artillery, and much more. In addition to these important areas, Hughes includes a fascinating section about the Civil War online, including popular blog sites and other Internet resources. Reference material in The New Civil War Handbook includes losses in battles, alternate names for battles, major causes of death of Union soldiers (no data exists for Confederates), deaths in POW camps, and other valuable but hard to locate information.
 
Readers will find The New Civil War Handbook to be an invaluable quick reference guide, and one that makes an excellent gift for both the Civil War novice and the Civil War buff.
 
“Updated and more comprehensive than ever, Mark Hughes’ timely release of The New Civil War Handbook will introduce yet another generation to the defining event in American history.” —Terrence J. Winschel, retired Chief Historian, Vicksburg National Military Park and author of Triumph and Defeat
 

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Authoring this type of book has to be almost impossible. Some people will be upset because you left out this person or that battle. Others will question the inclusion of this person or that battle ... Read full review

Contents

You Know? Interesting Facts about the Civil War
11
Soldiers
29
Technology and the War
49
Caring for the Sick Wounded and Dead
65
African Americans and the War
81
The Civil War and Native Americans
86
Figures
93
Number of Engagements by State
108
Causes of Battle Wounds Union
115
Miscellany
121
Civil War Points of Interest
129
Civil War Bookshelf
146
Civil War on the Web
154
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About the author (2009)

Mark Hughes is an electronics instructor widely recognized as the authority on Civil War cemeteries. He has written several books, including Bivouac of the Dead, The Unpublished Roll of Honor, and Confederate Cemeteries (2 vols.). An electronics instructor at Cleveland Community College, Mark, his wife Patty, and their daughter Anna Grace live on the family farm near Kings Mountain, NC.

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