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The Resource The Blue and the Gray : the story of the Civil War as told by participants

The Blue and the Gray : the story of the Civil War as told by participants

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The Blue and the Gray : the story of the Civil War as told by participants
Title
The Blue and the Gray
Title remainder
the story of the Civil War as told by participants
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the two volumes of The blue and the gray Henry Steele Commager has presented the story of the Civil War in the words of those who fought it. He has evoked the collective memory of that whole generation -- the Federals and the Confederates, the officers and the privates, the soldiers and the civilians -- to re-create the war in all its aspects as it appeared to those who participated in it. Here are the generals who planned the campaigns and the privates who fought them; here are the surgeons and the nurses, the foreign observers and the newspaper correspondents, the chaplains and the sanitary commissioners, the guerrillas and the sutlers, the statesmen and the diplomats, and the folks at home. Here hundreds of witnesses from every walk of life are brought together to recall for us every part of this greatest of struggles ... The blue and the gray ... embraces not only every major campaign and battle on land and sea, but almost every other side of the conflict as well. Here the reader will find the story of recruiting, of discipline, of life in camp and on the march, of arms and ordnance, of medicine and surgery, prison life, religious revivals, of politics and diplomacy, and of life behind the lines, North and South. Here is the story of the fighting, and here, too, what made the fighting possible and what went on in between battles and campaigns"--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1902-1998
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Commager, Henry Steele
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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United States
Label
The Blue and the Gray : the story of the Civil War as told by participants
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Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 1155-1186
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Darkening clouds -- The conflict precipitated -- The gathering of the hosts -- Bull run and the Peninsular campaign -- Stonewall Jackson and the Valley campaign -- Second Bull Run and Antietam -- Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville -- How the soldiers lived : eastern front -- Incidents of Army life : eastern front -- From Fort Donelson to Stones River -- The struggle for Missouri and the west -- How the soldiers lived : western front -- Incidents of army life : western front -- The problem of discipline -- Great Britain and the American Civil War -- Songs the soldiers sang -- Gettysburg -- Vicksburg and Port Hudson -- Prisons, North and South -- Behind the lines : the North -- Behind the lines : the South -- Hospitals, surgeons, and nurses -- The coast and inland waters -- The blockade and the cruisers -- Chickamauga and Chattanooga -- Atlanta and the March to the Sea -- The Wilderness -- The siege of Petersburg -- The valley in 1864 -- Lee and Lincoln -- The sunset of the Confederacy
Control code
44070826
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxviii, 1201 pages
Lccn
56016536
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(WaOLN)448718
Label
The Blue and the Gray : the story of the Civil War as told by participants
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: pages 1155-1186
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Darkening clouds -- The conflict precipitated -- The gathering of the hosts -- Bull run and the Peninsular campaign -- Stonewall Jackson and the Valley campaign -- Second Bull Run and Antietam -- Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville -- How the soldiers lived : eastern front -- Incidents of Army life : eastern front -- From Fort Donelson to Stones River -- The struggle for Missouri and the west -- How the soldiers lived : western front -- Incidents of army life : western front -- The problem of discipline -- Great Britain and the American Civil War -- Songs the soldiers sang -- Gettysburg -- Vicksburg and Port Hudson -- Prisons, North and South -- Behind the lines : the North -- Behind the lines : the South -- Hospitals, surgeons, and nurses -- The coast and inland waters -- The blockade and the cruisers -- Chickamauga and Chattanooga -- Atlanta and the March to the Sea -- The Wilderness -- The siege of Petersburg -- The valley in 1864 -- Lee and Lincoln -- The sunset of the Confederacy
Control code
44070826
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxviii, 1201 pages
Lccn
56016536
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(WaOLN)448718

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