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Primary documents speak to historical periods in a way that secondary sources can't.
Dive into these famous documents and speeches from the Civil War and listen to the words spoken at a time when the fate of the Civil War (and the country) was still unknown! Includes works by Abraham Lincolns, Stonewall Jackson, G.T. Beauregard, General McClellan, Robert E. Lee, General W.T. Sherman, and others. 200 pages, softcover.
Number of Pages: 144
Vendor: Dover Publications
Publication Date: 2006
|Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.19 X 0.70 (inches)|
Sherman's impassioned but well-reasoned reply to the city fathers is but one of the many key documents, memorable speeches, and moving letters and reports in this collection of historic statements from the American Civil War. Even the most dedicated of buffs is likely to find something new in this compendium, which ranges from familiar items such as the Gettysburg Address to private reflections, including Stonewall Jackson's message to his wife after the Battle of First Manassas, and excerpts from the diary of a Confederate soldier at the siege of Vicksburg.
Other highlights include "The War and How to End It," a lecture by Frederick Douglass; Robert E. Lee's farewell to the Army of Northern Virginia; an eyewitness account of the clash between the Monitor and Merrimack; and reports by commanding officers from both sides of the Mason-Dixon line--Ulysses S. Grant on the battle at Shiloh, Joseph Hooker's account of Antietam, and James Longstreet's Wilderness Campaign report.