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The Commanders of the Civil War: An Account of the Lives of the Commissioned Officers During America's War of Secession (Rebels & Yankees Series) epub download

by William C. Davis


Davis, William . 1946 . Illustrated with contemporary photographs, artwork of uniforms and equipment, and a specially commissioned series of color photographs of many of the rarest remaining artifacts of the period

Davis, William . Illustrated with contemporary photographs, artwork of uniforms and equipment, and a specially commissioned series of color photographs of many of the rarest remaining artifacts of the period. Featuring among others the uniforms and personal memorabilia of Generals Lee, Grant, Meade and Jackson. Includes bibliographical references (page 256) and index. Maps on lining papers.

Including a remarkable collection of photographs of historical and personal memorabilia. He has also Currently professor of history at Virginia Tech, William C. Davis has written over fifty books, most about the American Civil War.

The American Civil War (also known by other names) was a civil war in the United States from 1861 to 1865, fought between the northern United States (loyal to the Union) and the southern United States (that had seceded from the Union and formed the . .

The American Civil War (also known by other names) was a civil war in the United States from 1861 to 1865, fought between the northern United States (loyal to the Union) and the southern United States (that had seceded from the Union and formed the Confederacy). The civil war began primarily as a result of the long-standing controversy over the enslavement of black people.

Military leadership in the American Civil War was influenced by professional military education and the hard-earned pragmatism of command experience.

There is virtually no end to the books that have been published on the Civil War. This is a very large book,10 1/2 X 13 1/2 inches with 256 pages

There is virtually no end to the books that have been published on the Civil War. This is a very large book,10 1/2 X 13 1/2 inches with 256 pages. When first seeing it, one might be tempted to write it off as just another glossy coffee table book. That would be a big mistake. This is one of 3 books in the Rebels & Yankees Series,by two who have great knowledge,involvement and experience andwho have done much consulting work on TV,Films,Museums and other historical efforts on the Civil War.

10 most important effects of the American Civil War on the North and the South, on.

10 most important effects of the American Civil War on the North and the South, on slavery, on politics, on economy and on society. With his election as president, the Secession Crisis and the Civil War, the political scenario began to change. After a series of victories in the early 1862, the Union suffered some demoralizing defeats. The large slave population of the south, though not involved in direct action, were helping the southerners in various other ways. The argument that emancipation was a military necessity was gaining ground. In mid-1862, Lincoln decided on the Emancipation Proclamation calling his cabinet for discussion.

War for Southern Independence. The official war records of the United States refer to this war as the War of the Rebellion. The records were compiled by the . War Department in a 127-volume collection under the title The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, published from 1881 to 1901 War of. However, for some battles, the Southern name has become the standard.

To a large extent and by his own preference, Davis was his own secretary of war, although five different men served in that post during the lifetime of the Confederacy.

As president and commander in chief of the Confederate forces, Davis revealed many fine qualities, including dignity, firmness, determination, and honesty, but he was flawed by his excessive pride, hypersensitivity to criticism, poor political skills, and tendency to micromanage. He engaged in extended petty quarrels with generals and cabinet members. To a large extent and by his own preference, Davis was his own secretary of war, although five different men served in that post during the lifetime of the Confederacy.

President of the Union during the Civil War. The secession crisis started when he became President. President of the Confederacy. What Confederate states used to justify not giving the federal government money to support the war. blockade. What the Union made using their superior navy to prevent the shipment of supplies & cotton. This reduced Southern trade by two-thirds.

As America expanded, one of the key questions that arose as each territory moved towards statehood would be whether slavery was allowed in the new state. Southerners felt that if they did not get enough 'slave' states, then their interests would be significantly hurt in Congress. This led to issues such as ' Bleeding Kansas ' where the decision of whether to be free or slave was left up to the citizens through the concept of popular sovereignty. Fighting ensued with individuals from other states streaming in to try and sway the vote.

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The Commanders of the Civil War: An Account of the Lives of the Commissioned Officers During America's War of Secession (Rebels & Yankees Series) epub download

ISBN13: 978-0765198372

ISBN: 0765198371

Author: William C. Davis

Category: History

Subcategory: Americas

Language: English

Publisher: Smithmark Pub (August 1, 1996)

Pages: 256 pages

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Cia
Mr. Davis writes with an ease which makes the Cival War very interesting!
Cia
Mr. Davis writes with an ease which makes the Cival War very interesting!
Faegal
There is virtually no end to the books that have been published on the Civil War.

This is a very large book,10 1/2 X 13 1/2 inches with 256 pages. When first seeing it, one might be tempted to write it off as just another glossy coffee table book. That would be a big mistake. This is one of 3 books in the Rebels & Yankees Series,by two who have great knowledge,involvement and experience andwho have done much consulting work on TV,Films,Museums and other historical efforts on the Civil War.

When I first thumbed through the book, I was immediately impressed by the artwork on the cover and drawings of men and officers in military dress. These are actually more than just drawings; they are full page works of supurb art and detail. The book is loaded with some of the best photographs taken during the war which are used to explain much that is glossed over in Civil War mooks ;that tend to concentrate on the battles. Then we are also given dozens of excellent photographic plates showing, as well as explaining,the uniforms,equipment,pistols and swords that were actually the ones used by the well known as well as those not so well known. These photographs were made from artifacts now held in the best museums in the country.

Not only is the artwork and photography outstanding; the text throughout extremely informative;but it also covers a lot that is not usually found in history books.

The book does a teriffic job of showing how in 1861,there were a relatively few militarily trained, organized or equipped men in the the country and how the great armies were put together in such a short time. The book deals mainly on how the officers were created and how and why some were successful as well as why those who were not,got into the positions they held. Personally,I've often wondered how come some of the great Generals were only in their twenties. After reading this book,I have a much better understanding. Another thing that often made me wonder was the variety of both weapons and uniforms;which is well explained. Another thing that intrigued me was the ever present image of the fancy swords carried by all the officers.The role of those is also explained.

There is still one thing that I still wonder about is the gold boxed epaulettes that appear in every photograph of officer's uniforms and equipment. In all the actual photogrphs as well as the portraits the epaullettes almost never appear.They seem to have been used on only 'dress" or very formal occassions. For instance the portraits of Grant and Sherman on page 172, or Lee on page 195 don't have them .That being said,they do appear once in a while as we see on page 10; or at the Cavalry School of Practice on page 220.

The book is of excellent construction with fine paper,printing,color rendition and binding. The hard cover even has a glossy surface identical to the dust jacket. It is hard to imagine anyone with an interest in the Civil War who would not be impressed with the effort that went into this book and the results achieve.
Faegal
There is virtually no end to the books that have been published on the Civil War.

This is a very large book,10 1/2 X 13 1/2 inches with 256 pages. When first seeing it, one might be tempted to write it off as just another glossy coffee table book. That would be a big mistake. This is one of 3 books in the Rebels & Yankees Series,by two who have great knowledge,involvement and experience andwho have done much consulting work on TV,Films,Museums and other historical efforts on the Civil War.

When I first thumbed through the book, I was immediately impressed by the artwork on the cover and drawings of men and officers in military dress. These are actually more than just drawings; they are full page works of supurb art and detail. The book is loaded with some of the best photographs taken during the war which are used to explain much that is glossed over in Civil War mooks ;that tend to concentrate on the battles. Then we are also given dozens of excellent photographic plates showing, as well as explaining,the uniforms,equipment,pistols and swords that were actually the ones used by the well known as well as those not so well known. These photographs were made from artifacts now held in the best museums in the country.

Not only is the artwork and photography outstanding; the text throughout extremely informative;but it also covers a lot that is not usually found in history books.

The book does a teriffic job of showing how in 1861,there were a relatively few militarily trained, organized or equipped men in the the country and how the great armies were put together in such a short time. The book deals mainly on how the officers were created and how and why some were successful as well as why those who were not,got into the positions they held. Personally,I've often wondered how come some of the great Generals were only in their twenties. After reading this book,I have a much better understanding. Another thing that often made me wonder was the variety of both weapons and uniforms;which is well explained. Another thing that intrigued me was the ever present image of the fancy swords carried by all the officers.The role of those is also explained.

There is still one thing that I still wonder about is the gold boxed epaulettes that appear in every photograph of officer's uniforms and equipment. In all the actual photogrphs as well as the portraits the epaullettes almost never appear.They seem to have been used on only 'dress" or very formal occassions. For instance the portraits of Grant and Sherman on page 172, or Lee on page 195 don't have them .That being said,they do appear once in a while as we see on page 10; or at the Cavalry School of Practice on page 220.

The book is of excellent construction with fine paper,printing,color rendition and binding. The hard cover even has a glossy surface identical to the dust jacket. It is hard to imagine anyone with an interest in the Civil War who would not be impressed with the effort that went into this book and the results achieve.
Qumenalu
To know the Commanders of this war is to understand how the war was fought. Great detail in character base on the crucial figures of the Civil War.
Qumenalu
To know the Commanders of this war is to understand how the war was fought. Great detail in character base on the crucial figures of the Civil War.
Mr_NiCkNaMe
A most informative overview of the men who commanded the apposing forces of the civil war.

Well written and well illustrated.
Mr_NiCkNaMe
A most informative overview of the men who commanded the apposing forces of the civil war.

Well written and well illustrated.
Whitecaster
This is a very good book with lots of old photos that are large, sometimes an entire page. It's a large size book and I really like all the visual representation. I feel like I just went to a museum after looking at these photos.
Whitecaster
This is a very good book with lots of old photos that are large, sometimes an entire page. It's a large size book and I really like all the visual representation. I feel like I just went to a museum after looking at these photos.