Photographs of America's Civil War Battlefields
It is sad, Sad to think that we are obliged to arm ourselves against our countrymen and I cannot tell you how heartsick I feel. When I look at my arms and think I will probably be obliged to use them against those who till recently I regarded as brothers. Roswell H. Lamson
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The Civil War: A Narrative
by Shelby Foote
Battle Cry of Freedom
by James McPherson
Mary Chesnut's Civil War
by Mary Chesnut
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
by Doris Kearns Goodwin
The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery
by Eric Foner
Bruce Catton's Civil War: 3 Volís
by Bruce Catton
Grant and Sherman: The Friendship That Won the Civil War
by Charles B. Flood
More than three million men fought in the Civil War.
Two percent of the population died in the Civil War.
In two days of fighting at Shiloh more Americans fell than in all previous American wars combined.
More men died of disease than of wounds.
180,000 African American men served in the Union Army and Navy by the end of the war.
John J. Williams of the 34th Indiana became the last man killed in the Civil War, at the battle of Palmito Ranch, Texas.
The U.S. government estimated in Jan. 1863 that the war was costing $2.5 million daily. A final official estimate in 1879 totaled $6,190,000,000.