Thursday, May 31, 2007

Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, Volume 5

Edited by Peter Cozzens

From the publisher:
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.

Praise for Volumes 5 and 6:

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.

Peter Cozzens, a foreign service officer, has published many books on the Civil War, including General John Pope: A Life for the Nation and his popular trilogy, The Civil War in the West