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About this Book
The New Civil War Handbook offers a complete and up-to-date guide for American Civil War enthusiasts of all ages. Author Mark Hughes uses clear and concise writing, broken down into short, easy to understand chapters, complete with tables, charts, and nearly 150 photographs to trace the history of the war from the beginning of the conflict through the final surrender.
Coverage includes the opening of war, battles and campaigns, the common soldier, technology, weapons, women, African American and Native American participation, hospitals, prisons, the naval war, artillery, and much more. In addition to these important areas, Hughes includes dozens of quotations, battle losses, strengths, a breakdown of troops furnished by state, engagements by state and territory, major causes of death, a complete glossary, and an extensive list of Civil War sites around the country, including contact and website information. Hughes completes his work with a helpful chapter detailing the Civil War on the Internet, including some of the most comprehensive and popular blog and web sites.
Experienced Civil War buffs will find The New Civil War Handbook an invaluable quick reference guide, and one that makes an excellent gift for introducing the Civil War to novices of any age. Teachers will find it especially helpful for motivating and educating students about the importance of the seminal event in our nation’s history.