Turning Points Of The American Civil War
- Civil War, Warfare, American History
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Keys to the conflict
Myriad chains of events caused the course of the Civil War to change. In this incisive collection, military historians with experience at key Civil War battle sites reveal these shifts and their larger contexts.
Here are the war’s most far-reaching events: the Federal defeat at First Bull Run, the Confederate victory at Chancellorsville, the delivery of the Emancipation Proclamation, the Federal victory at Vicksburg, Grant’s decision to move on to Richmond rather than retreat from the Wilderness, and the 1864 presidential election. In their conclusion, the editors suggest that the assassination of Abraham Lincoln might have been the war’s final turning point.
The Civil War emerges more clearly than ever placed in this sturdy new framework.
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|Release Date:||December 18, 2017|