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The Civil War Source Book

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This book provides a unique, single-volume reference source on the armies, battles, weapons and leaders of America's bloodiest war.
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published July 1st 1992 by Facts on File
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Steven Peterson
This volume, put together by Philip Katcher, is very much like an encyclopedia of the Civil War, with many entries that provide background on this bloody conflict. Katcher says (Page 9): "This book is an attempt to gather many of the basic facts of that war under one cover: a brief chronological history of the war; how each branch of service fought the war, its tactics and weapons; the organizations, Union and Confederate, that were designed for specific tasks in the war, ranging from combat ...more
Michael K.
Nov 29, 2014 Michael K. rated it really liked it
Anyone seriously interested in the American Civil War ends up with a sizable shelf of reference volumes, and this one should be on that shelf. After an introductory year-by-year summary of campaigns and major battles (easily found in many other sources), he discusses the organization, weapons, formal tactics, and actual practices for each branch of the service. This includes such uncommon units as the Mississippi Marine Brigade and the Indian Home Guards. Where else are you going to find the ...more
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Feb 21, 2016 Timothy Boyd rated it liked it
Great reference book. Nice easy layout of facts. Recommended
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