A Pictorial History of the Civil War Years

Al Schmidt (Jacket painting) Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1967. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 27 cm. [14], 242 pages. Illustrations (some with some color). Color endpaper maps. Facsimiles. Index. Large tear in front DJ, DJ worn, soiled, edge tears, and chips. Paul M. Angle, a noted Lincoln scholar, was an eloquent chronicler of Illinois history and a Lincoln Scholar. He was the author of scores of books on Abraham Lincoln and the history of Illinois. He graduated from Miami (Ohio) University in 1922 and received a master's degree from the University of Illinois in 1924. In 1932, Angle was appointed librarian of the Illinois Historical Library and held that position, and that of state historian, until 1945. He then became director and secretary of the Chicago Historical Society from 1945 - 1965. He was active for many years in Chicago civic affairs. In 1967, he was appointed by Chicago's Mayor Daley to head an advisory committee to study what city records should be preserved. Along with the books he wrote, Angle also edited several books including: The Lincoln Reader , The Complete Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858, The Living Lincoln: The Man and His Times In His Own Words, Abraham Lincoln's Speeches and Letters, 1832-1865. A rare gallery of over 350 pictures, many never before published, gathered from sources North and South. A compact and masterly history of the war, year by year, accompanied by remarkable photographs and period documents. The war that has been called "The American Iliad" is splendidly presented here in a rare gallery of over 350 pictures, many never before published, gathered from sources North and South. A compact and masterly history of the war, year by year, written by Civil War authority Paul M. Angle, accompanies the collection of photographs, combat artists' sketches and other contemporary illustrations. Many of the photos are enhanced by reproduction in duotone. Important figures, political and military-- Grant, Lee, Lincoln, Dred Scott, Roger Taney, Stonewall Jackson, 18-year-old Rebel spy Belle Boyd-- appear in authentic portraits. So do humbler figures-- a mess boy filling canteens, liberated slaves flocking to the Union army, a sutler with his wagon full of small luxuries, on which he had to keep a close watch. The reality of war leaps out of photos of "the grim harvest of Fredericksburg," Burnside's Mud March, the caves at Vicksburg, Lee's army crossing the Potomac, Union and Confederate dead at Gettysburg, an Indiana surgeon caring for Confederate wounded at Antietam, the wounded of the Wilderness being rescued from the burning woods. A less grim face of the war appears in pictures of Thanksgiving dinner at the front, the original balloon air reconnaissance, the welcome news vendors in camp, Pennsylvania troops voting in the field, Confederate camp entertainment, a cockfight before Petersburg. The naval side of the conflict is depicted in Farragut's flagship, the Hartford, going into action at Mobile Bay; the Confederate torpedo boat David; the even more remarkable Confederate submarine Hunley, first sub to sink an enemy ship; the British-built blockade-runner Bat, the Monitor, and many others. Condition: Good / Poor.

Keywords: Civil War, Pictorial Works, Robert Anderson, Pierre Beauregard, Braxton Bragg, Ulysses S. Grant, George McClellan, Jefferson Davis, Stonewall Jackson, Jubal Early, Ambrose Burnside, William T. Sherman

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