by GRAHAM, Martin F., Richard A. Sauers, George Skoch
The Civil War was the defining event in American history. For each side, a way of life was gone - destroyed along with the battle-ravaged countryside and the hundreds of thousands of soldiers who were never to return. Although the North and South were very different at the start of the war, neither could return to its past. Their experiences are compared in this superb edition, with hundreds of illustrations from the period. Chapters include Wartime Politics; The Armies; The Common Soldier; Medical Care; The Media; The Home Front; Women in the War, etc. Also contains a Civil War Time Line and Index.