This magnificent pictorial history portrays the Civil War as never before, from the events leading to the firing of the first shot at Fort Sumter, through the battles at Shiloh and Gettysburg, the siege of Vicksburg, Sherman's march to the sea, and Lee's surrender at Appomattox. 500 photos.
""An absorbing experience... A fine work of scholarship.""- Boston Globe
""Succeeds in evoking both the grandeur of the war and its basic humanity.""- Chicago Tribune