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This is the book Civil War enthusiasts have been waiting for.
There are many, many studies of the Civil War. Books have been written on its economic effects, its political causes, its relationship to western expansion. But the real fascination of the war is the story of combat, men in battle. Combat: The Civil War tells this story in the words of men who actually marched into battle. We share their experiences, their fears, and their moments of bravery at Vicksburg, on board the Monitor, at Gettysburg, and at the bloody battle of Antietam. These eyewitness accounts are interspersed with brief commentaries by some of our most respected historians - Douglas Southall Freeman and John J. Pullen, for example - who illuminate the accounts by placing them in their proper context.
Those who have been looking for one volume that manages to tell the whole story of the war in a clear way need look no further. Combat: The Civil War is a gritty and readable history. Immediate and at the same time informative, here is that rare work that actually brings the struggles and characters of the past to life.
©1967 Don Congdon; 1967 by Bruce Catton (P)2011 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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By Jeffrey on 05-15-16

Real Stories From The Men That Fought The Battles

great story, told by the men that were there, what they did and what they saw

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By John on 02-15-15

Excellent

Tales of the civil war from those who were there - I am sorry it finished I enjoyed it immensely
John

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By David on 12-21-11

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Interesting for its point of view from the people of the time. Main problem I found was that these seemed to be reports (in general) of people with their future ambitions and self image in mind and did not give a true picture of their feelings during the actual battles. Unless they were complete idiots!

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By Aaron on 09-27-15

Amazing

A fantastically detailed narrative. a must for all history buffs and students alike. Highly impressed and recommended!!

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