[Reading] ➬ A Battlefield Atlas of the Civil War ➳ Craig L. Symonds – Airdomains.co.uk

A Battlefield Atlas of the Civil War PDF Epub A Battlefield Atlas Of The Civil War Author Craig L Symonds Undercostruction.eu From Fort Sumter To Appomattox, A Battlefield Atlas Of The Civil War Offers A Clear And Concise Overview Of The Civil War Ideal For Battlefield Tours, The 43 Two Color, Full Page Maps Highlight The Critical Military Positions And Communicate The Changing Nature Of The War The Description Accompanying Each Map Enables The Reader To Relive The Action Of Battle And Sense The Drama It Held For The Troops That Fought In The World S First Total War.The Author Exploreres The Personalities Of The Commanders On Each Side And Explains The Rationale Behind The Battlefield Decisions In Addition, Each Narrative Details The Strength Of Each Side, The Losses Suffered, And The Strategic Consequences Of The Battles.The Maps Are Divided Into Four Groups, Each Of Which Constitute A Chapter In The History Of The War The Amatuer War Saw Civilian Volunteer Armies Slug It Out At Bull Run And Shiloh The Organized War Saw The Emergence Of Managers Of War Like George B McClellan Who Could Administer, But Who Was Loath To Fight As Well As The Rise Of Robert E Lee The Period Of Confederate High Tide In 1863 Saw Southern Hopes Crest Only To Collapse Again After Gettysburg And Vicksburg And Ultimately The Era Of Total War Witnessed The Complete Metamorphosis Of The War From Its Chivalric Beginnings To It Emergence As The World S First Unlimited War Under The Leadership Of Grant And Sherman A Short Introductory Essay Precedes Each Section, Accompanied By Contemporary Photographs And Drawings That Portray America S Greatest Military Conflict.

10 thoughts on “A Battlefield Atlas of the Civil War

  1. says:

    Maps make me happy

  2. says:

    This 110 page volume makes up for its slenderness by providing through a format that pairs a battle map on one page with a narrative on the other a weighty understanding of the military aspects of the American Civil War Not intended as a comprehensive reference of battles and campaigns, its selectiveness well suits it as a companion to guide an understanding of the war s big picture in both the strategic and grand tactical sense.The maps are clear and well labeled The device of using numbers to key the narrative to locations on its accompanying map is simple and effective Military histories so often get bogged down in a swamp of place names that it comes as a relief to have, in front of you and on facing pages, all of the names as well as their graphic presentation.The narrative is vivid and concise The battle summaries are crisp and succinct the judicious use of detail brings the events and the actors to life, e.g this account of Cold Harbor At dawn on June 3 they the Union Army of the Potomac attacked 60,000 of them, half of Grant s army They charged into a lead hailstorm...

  3. says:

    This concise little 110 pp atlas is in fact a brief history of the Civil War Each map is on the left hand page with accompanying text on the right All the major campaigns and battles are covered Unlike other brief summaries of the war, this one can be followed on the maps the...

  4. says:

    Very militarily oriented and even for the military enthusiasts I m guessing this one isn t a huge hit too basic for the enthusiasts and too detailed for the layman Some good information and the maps are certainl...

  5. says:

    A pretty good overview of the military battles and campaigns of the civil war The 150th anniversary of the battle of Gettysburg was just a few weeks ago I finally have an understanding of why the battle was so important I recommend this for anyone interested in Civil War or military history.

  6. says:

    Great atlas of the major Civil War campaigns and battles Two major complaints, though 1 Each battle summary is only one page long and is, therefore, kind of superficial 2 The maps show general positions of armies in a kind of zoomed out way.

  7. says:

    Not bad for a brief, introductory history of the war While he probably didn t want to include every battle of the war, I did wish that he would have included Sheridan s 1964 Valley Campaign and the 1865 Carolinas Campaign, along with a few maps of the Trans Mississippi theater.

  8. says:

    One of the must reads of the US Civil War All major battles covered with an overview of each battle and very clear maps regarding the battle Very well done.

  9. says:

    A great reference, easy to use Provides thumbnail summaries of the conflicts to go with each map Used in class, and have no regrets.

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