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Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, Volume 5
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Indispensable must-reads for all Civil War buffs and historians, bringing together little-known and never before gathered first-hand accounts, articles, maps, and illustrations 

The first four volumes of Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, published in the late nineteenth century, became the best-selling and most frequently cited works ever published on the Civil War. Volume 5, assembled by the acclaimed military historian Peter Cozzens, carries on the tradition of its namesake, offering a dazzling new collection of fresh material written by military and civilian leaders, North and South, on a broad array of war-related topics. Featured articles include General Grant on the second battle of Bull Run, General Beauregard on the Shiloh campaign, General Sherman on the conference at City Point, Joshua Chamberlain on the Fredericksburg campaign, and many more. Also presented are dozens of maps and more than one hundred illustrations.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. v-viii
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  1. List of Maps
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. xvii-xxii
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  1. Editorial Method
  2. pp. xxiii-xiv
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  1. Part 1: Prelude to War
  1. 1. Recollections of the John Brown Raid
  2. Alexander R. Boteler, Colonel, C.S.A.
  3. pp. 2-22
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  1. 2. Mob Violence in Baltimore
  2. John C. Robinson, Major General, US.A.
  3. pp. 22-32
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  1. Part 2: The War in 1861
  1. 3. The First Battle of the War: Big Bethel
  2. John B. Magruder, Major General, C.S.A.
  3. pp. 34-41
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  1. 4. With Generals Bee and Jackson at First Manassas
  2. William M. Robbins, Major, Fourth Alabama Infantry
  3. pp. 41-49
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  1. 5. Folly and Fiasco in West Virginia
  2. William B. Taliaferro, Major General, C.S.A.
  3. pp. 49-67
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  1. 6. Missouri's Unionists at War
  2. The Honorable Montgomery Blair
  3. pp. 67-91
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  1. 7. Avenging First Bull Run: The Port Royal Expedition
  2. Egbert L. Viele, Brigadier General, U.S.V.
  3. pp. 91-102
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  1. Part 3: Leaders, Civilian and Military
  1. 8. Life in the White House with President Lincoln
  2. John Hay, Private Secretary to President Lincoln
  3. pp. 104-113
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  1. 9. Reminiscences of General Grant
  2. James Harrison Wilson
  3. pp. 113-128
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  1. 10. The Real Stonewall Jackson
  2. Daniel Harvey Hill, Lieutenant-General, C.S.A.
  3. pp. 128-138
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  1. 11. Recollections of Nathan Bedford Forrest
  2. Dabney H. Maury, Major General, C.S.A.
  3. pp. 139-152
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  1. Part 4: The Eastern Theatre in 1862
  1. 12. In the Air above Yorktown
  2. George Armstrong Custer, Major General, U.S.V
  3. pp. 154-170
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  1. 13. Our First Battle, Bull Pasture Mountain [McDowell]
  2. Alfred E. Lee, Captain, U.S.V.
  3. pp. 170-178
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  1. 14. An Undeserved Stigma: Fitz John Porter at Second Bull Run
  2. Ulysses S. Grant, General, U.S.A.
  3. pp. 178-188
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  1. 15. A Witness to Mutiny at Antietam
  2. George W. Smalley
  3. pp. 188-197
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  1. 16. The Reserve at Antietam
  2. Thomas M. Anderson, Lieutenant Colonel, Ninth U.S. Infantry
  3. pp. 197-198
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  1. 17. My Story of Fredericksburg
  2. Joshua L. Chamberlain, Brevet Major General, U.S.V.
  3. pp. 198-211
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  1. 18. Lee at Fredericksburg
  2. J. Horace Lacy, Major, C.S.A.
  3. pp. 211-216
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  1. Part 5: The Western Theatre in 1862
  1. 19. Desperation and Heroism at the Battle of Valverde
  2. Franklin Cook, First Lieutenant, Fifth U.S. Infantry
  3. pp. 218-230
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  1. 20. The Shiloh Campaign
  2. Pierre G. T. Beauregard, General, C.S.A.
  3. pp. 230-272
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  1. 21. The Great Locomotive Chase
  2. Private Jacob Parrott
  3. pp. 272-283
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  1. 22. The Attack on Corinth
  2. Clinton H. Parkhurst, Captain,
    Sixteenth Iowa Volunteer Infantry
  3. pp. 283-292
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  1. 23. Losing a Division at Stones River
  2. Richard W Johnson, Brevet Major General, U.S.A.
  3. pp. 292-302
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  1. Part 6: The Eastern Theatre in 1863
  1. 24. When the Rappahannock Ran Red
  2. Brevet Brigadier General James R. O'Beirne, U.S.V.
  3. pp. 304-314
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  1. 25. The Campaign and Battle of Gettysburg
  2. Oliver Otis Howard, Major General, U.S.A.
  3. pp. 314-348
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  1. 26. Gettysburg: A Reply to General Howard
  2. Winfield S. Hancock, Major General, U.S.A.
  3. pp. 348-364
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  1. 27. Why Lee Lost at Gettysburg
  2. Henry Heth, Major General, C.S.A.
  3. pp. 364-373
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  1. 28. Lincoln at Gettysburg
  2. Isaac Wayne MacVeagh, Late Attorney General of the United States
  3. pp. 373-378
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  1. Part 7: The Western Theatre in 1863
  1. 29. A Winter at Vicksburg
  2. Dabney H. Maury, Major General, C.S.A.
  3. pp. 380-392
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  1. 30. Defending Port Hudson
  2. P F. de Gournay, Colonel, C.S.A.
  3. pp. 392-410
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  1. 31. From Tullahoma to Chattanooga
  2. William S. Rosecrans, Major General, U.S.V.
  3. pp. 410-422
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  1. 32. Chickamauga
  2. Benjamin F. Sawyer, Colonel,
    Twenty-fourth Alabama Infantry
  3. pp. 422-429
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  1. 33. Holding Burnside in Check in East Tennessee
  2. Major General Samuel Jones, C.S.A.
  3. pp. 429-450
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  1. 34. Charging with Sheridan up Missionary Ridge
  2. Michael V. Sheridan, Brigadier General, U.S.A.
  3. pp. 450-466
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  1. 35. The Forgotten Fight on Tunnel Hill
  2. Green B. Raum, Brigadier General, U.S.V.
  3. pp. 466-480
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  1. Part 8: The Eastern Theatre in 1864
  1. 36. Grant's Conduct of the Wilderness and Spotsylvania Campaigns
  2. Edward Porter Alexander, Brigadier General, C.S.A.
  3. pp. 482-492
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  1. 37. Lee's Response to Grant's Overland Campaign of 1864
  2. William R. Livermore, Colonel, U.S.A.
  3. pp. 493-502
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  1. 38. Grant and Sheridan in 1864: A Study in Contrasts
  2. Rutherford B. Hayes, President of the United States, and Brevet Major General, U.S.V.
  3. pp. 503-506
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  1. 39. A Tough Tussle with Sheridan
  2. Lieutenant Colonel Jacob Weddle
  3. pp. 506-510
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  1. 40. Boys in Battle at New Market
  2. John S. Wise, Cadet, Virginia Military Institute
  3. pp. 510-525
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  1. 41. Fighting for Petersburg
  2. Thomas T Roche, Company K,
    Sixteenth Mississippi Regiment
  3. pp. 525-544
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  1. Part 9: The Western Theatre in 1864
  1. 42. A Terrible Day: The Battle of Atlanta, July 22, 1864
  2. John W. Fuller, Brevet Major General, U.S.V.
  3. pp. 546-559
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  1. 43. The March to the Sea, an Armed Picnic
  2. William P. Carlin, Brevet Major General, U.S.V.
  3. pp. 559-574
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  1. 44. The Red River Expedition
  2. William S. Burns, Captain, U.S.V.
  3. pp. 574-601
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  1. 45. A Question of Command at Franklin
  2. Generals David S. Stanley and Jacob D. Cox, and Colonel Henry Stone
  3. pp. 601-610
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  1. Part 10: Fireside and Field of Battle
  1. 46. "Little Jim," the Pride of the Regiment
  2. Harry M. Kieffer, Drummer Boy,
    One Hundred Fiftieth Pennsylvania
  3. pp. 612-614
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  1. 47. They Followed the Army: The Anguish of Runaway Slaves
  2. John Walton, Lieutenant, Twenty-fifth Ohio Infantry
  3. pp. 614-618
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  1. Part 11: The War in 1865
  1. 48. The Victory at Fort Fisher
  2. fohn W Ames, Brevet Brigadier General, U.S.V.
  3. pp. 620-633
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  1. 49. The Conference at City Point
  2. William T. Sherman, General, U.S.A.
  3. pp. 633-636
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  1. 50. Lee at Appomattox
  2. Edward Porter Alexander, Brigadier General, C.S.A.
  3. pp. 636-653
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  1. 51. My Negotiations with General Sherman
  2. Joseph E. Johnston, General, C.S.A.
  3. pp. 653-666
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  1. 52. The Last Days of the Confederate Government
  2. Stephen R. Mallory, Secretary of the Navy, C.S.A
  3. pp. 666-684
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  1. Part 12: Postscript
  1. 53. An Interview with General Longstreet
  2. Henry W. Grady
  3. pp. 686-696
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  1. Notes on Sources and Contributors
  2. pp. 697-704
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  1. Map and Illustration Credits
  2. pp. 705-706
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 707-714
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  1. About the Author
  2. pp. 715-716
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