By Bruce Catton
The Epic fight of the Blue and grey by way of the Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian Bruce Catton. here's the real glance of the warfare with 836 images together with many in colour that experience by no means been revealed prior to. The illustrations variety from the excellent images of Mathew Brady and the recognized sketches of Winslow Homer to dozens of formerly unknown work, drawings, and eye-witness conflict scenes. No earlier unmarried quantity at the struggle has even approached the importance and the colour of this assortment.
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Federal soldiers also lost faith in the out- risk a raid across the Potomac into Mary- look for the war. "We had plenty of troops land and Pennsylvania, subsisting his army to whip them," protested Robelt Milroy, off the bounty of otthern agriculture. The "but McDowell is a traitor and Pope is an incomparable Virginian chose the bolder of incompetent egotist.. Lincoln is blinded these two options and on September 4 and under bad advisors and things will go began the march that would result two from bad to worse.
The Confed- Emancipation Proclamation, that would in erate commander could either withdraw the end add transcendent meaning to the south closer to reliable sources of supply or carnage of the Civil War. PERIOD LITHOGRAPH TITLED LEE AND HIS GENERALS. THE CONFEDERATE VICTORY AT SECOND MANASSAS ENABLED LEE TO MOVE HIS ARMY NORTHWARD I NTO MA~YLAN D.
I see no hope. Our weeks later in the Battle of Antietam. govt. " Events certainly appeared brighter for A Second Manassas Campaign marked the midpoint of Lee's grand summer offensive the Army of olthern Virginia and the in 1862-a period that in retropsect would cause it championed. During a two-month mark the true high tide of Confederate for- period, L e had moved the war in the East tunes. Observers in foreign capitals took from the doorstep of Richmond to the out- note of the apparent viability of this new skirts of Washington.
American Heritage Picture History of the Civil War by Bruce Catton