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The Civil War: The First Year Told By Those Who Lived It by Brooks D. Simpson1
The Civil War: The Second Year Told By Those Who Lived It by Stephen W. Sears2
The Civil War: The Third Year Told by Those Who Lived It: (Library of America #234) by BROOKS SIMPSON3
The Civil War: The Final Year Told by Those Who Lived It: (Library of America #250) by Aaron Sheehan-Dean4

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