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By John Stanchack

Observe the warfare that became brother opposed to brother -- from the beginning of the Confederacy to Reconstruction. here's a dramatic, photo-filled consultant to the conflict that break up the Union. Eyewitness Civil warfare comprises every thing from the problems that divided the rustic, to the battles that formed the clash, to the start of the reunited states. wealthy, full-color images of infrequent files, strong guns, and necessary artifacts plus beautiful photos of mythical commanders, unsung heroes, and remarkable heroines mix with tales of braveness, event, and defiance to color an unforgettable portrait of the yank Civil conflict. See fortress Sumter's battle-torn flag, a beardless Lincoln, the instruments of a Civil warfare medical professional, and the accomplice capital in ruins. how to fireplace a cannon, the secrets and techniques of the Underground Railroad, concerning the Confederacy's First girl, and what infantrymen carried into conflict. observe who plotted Lincoln's assassination, the place the final Confederates surrendered, what occurred to Jefferson Davis, and why the North gained the struggle, and lots more and plenty, even more!

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It would not allow the Native Guards into its army. 34 Canvas four-man tent Mattross, a wood piece used to move a carriage tail Main camp Rammer PROUD BLACK CANNONEERS Not long before posing with their cannon, these black artillerymen were slaves. They were among thousands of escaped slaves who were organized into army regiments late in the war. Many of them could neither read nor write. Because of this, they were trained by white troopers or officers, who read aloud to them from military manuals and then drilled them repeatedly.

It was used as a model for a drum that is seen in a famous painting of the fight by artist Peter Rothermel. Drummers were often young boys who went into combat. They beat out signals on the drum that directed the troops to move one way or another. LITTLE ROUND TOP This hill gave soldiers a view of most of the Gettysburg battlefield. Both armies knew they needed to seize it if they wanted to win the fight. Georgia and Alabama troops charged it several times and were defeated by men of the 20th Maine Regiment.

It died when Union troops occupied its capital city, Richmond, Virginia, in the spring of 1865. During those years, the people of this rebel nation tried to set up the institutions that citizens of more mature countries enjoyed. They chose a president and a vice president, elected members to a House of Representatives and a Senate, set up a Supreme Court, and appointed representatives to foreign governments. They also printed their own currency, raised a national flag, took the song “Dixie” as their national anthem, and adopted a constitution identical to the United States’s document — except that the Confederate constitution contained an amendment guaranteeing the existence of slavery.

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