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The Atlas of the Civil War by James M.…

The Atlas of the Civil War (1994)

by James M. McPherson

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You need an Atlas to follow McPherson's superb account of the Civil War (1988). Not all the maps here are successful, but the task is difficult - showing troop movements and depicting situations on the same battlefield at different times. The Civil War Trust have a series of animated online battlefield maps and photographs at www.civilwar.org which are very useful additional guides to the quite good single-tone maps in "Battle cry of Freedom", but this Atlas is a necessary additional aid. That said, the map on page 105 has a completely flawed topographical underlay - showing the Yazoo River joining the Mississippi SOUTH of Vicksburg (while the map on page 104, correctly, shows a northern convergence). On page 209 the three forts south of Wilmington are not placed consistently with the preceding map showing the fall of Fort Fisher. ( )
  mnicol | Dec 26, 2012 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0762423560, Hardcover)

Here is the definitive reference to the battles of the Civil War, written by America’s leading military historians and edited by the Pulitzer Prize-winning Civil War expert James M. McPherson. This authoritative volume includes gripping eyewitness accounts plus 200 specially commissioned, full-color maps that detail all of the major campaigns and many of the smaller skirmishes of the war between the states. Maps provide a superb visual reference to troop movement, battlefield terrain, and communication lines. Dynamic reconstructions depict battles fought on land, river, and ocean, and time-line descriptions provide play-by-play commentary of the action. With more than 200 photographs and many personal accounts that vividly recount the experiences of soldiers in the fields, this book brings to life the human drama that pitted the north against the south.

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This atlas reconstructs the battles of America's bloodiest war with unparalleled clarity and precision. It charts all of the major campaigns and many of the smaller skirmishes of the Civil War.--[book cover]

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