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The Battlefields of the Civil War tells the stories of thirteen of the most important battles, including First Manassas, Shiloh, Antietam, Vicksburg, Gettysburg, and the Wilderness.

William C. Davis not only describes the events and outcomes of those great engagements, but also delves into the characters of the army commanders, revealing in many cases just how much their personalities influenced the actions of their subordinates - and ultimately the outcome of the battles themselves. Rounding out the narrative are 35 full-page color photograph spreads of Civil War artifacts (including flags, uniforms, artillery projectiles, and arms), 28 color paintings of soldiers in various regiment uniforms, and 166 historical photographs.

About The Author
William C. Davis is professor of history at Virginia Tech and Director of Programs at Virginia Tech's Virginia Center for Civil War Studies. He has written more than fifty books on the Civil War and Southern history.
Book Information
35 color photos, 16 color illus., 166 b&w illus.
256 Pages
Paperback 978-0-8061-2882-5
Published October 1996