Civil War Chronicle
In this moving day-by-day chronicle, we hear the real voices of the soldiers, nurses, farmers, laborers, slaves, and freed people who lived through America's most tragic conflict. This much-needed collection of the letters, diaries, speeches, telegrams, newspaper accounts, and official battlefield reports penned by those people presents an astonishing array of perspectives...more
Hardcover, 544 pages
Published March 25th 2010 by William S. Konecky
(first published May 6th 2003)
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This is a great history of the events of the Civil War. I liked how this book was laid out in chronological order so that you know what events occurred when. In addition, it was nice to be able to see what events were occurring simultaneously. The best part of this book, however, was the fact that it was filled with primary sources. The speeches, as well as diaries, and letters of correspondence between people help you to know what people were thinking and feeling. It was like reading history, b...more
The only day-by-day portrait of America's tragic conflict as told by soldiers, journalists, politicians, farmers, nurses, slaves and other eyewitnesses. I only read sections--copied section on Battle of Kennesaw Mountain into my ancester's genealogy sheet who was wounded at that battle. May need to use again for other Civil War soldiers in my ancestry. Wonderful book!
Not only are the primary events of the war discussed, this book includes a number facts that I'm sure will be new to even students of the period. A good mix of contempary newspaper articles, diary entries, letters, abd offical documents. However, don't start this book unless you have a real interest in the Civil War.