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The Resource Their last full measure : the final days of the Civil War, Joseph Wheelan

Their last full measure : the final days of the Civil War, Joseph Wheelan

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Their last full measure : the final days of the Civil War
Title
Their last full measure
Title remainder
the final days of the Civil War
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Wheelan
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Language
eng
Summary
"As the Confederacy crumbled under the Union army's relentless "hammering," Federal armies marched on the Rebels' remaining bastions in Alabama, the Carolinas, and Virginia. General William T. Sherman's battle-hardened army conducted a punitive campaign against the seat of the Rebellion, South Carolina, while General-in-Chief Ulysses S. Grant sought to break the months-long siege at Petersburg, defended by Robert E. Lee's starving Army of Northern Virginia. In Richmond, Confederate President Jefferson Davis struggled to hold together his unraveling nation while simultaneously sanctioning diplomatic overtures to bid for peace. Meanwhile, President Abraham Lincoln took steps to end slavery in the United States forever. Their Last Full Measure relates these thrilling events, which followed one on the heels of another, from the battles ending the Petersburg siege and forcing Lee's surrender at Appomattox to the destruction of South Carolina's capital, the assassination of Lincoln, and the intensive manhunt for his killer. The fast-paced narrative braids the disparate events into a compelling account that includes powerful armies; leaders civil and military, flawed and splendid; and ordinary people, black and white, struggling to survive in the war's wreckage." -- Publisher's description
Summary
Describes the events surrounding the Civil War during the first months of 1865 and how together they brought about the climax of the bloodiest war fought on American soil
Writing style
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10429216
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Wheelan, Joseph
Dewey number
973.738
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
adult
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the final days of the Civil War
Label
Their last full measure : the final days of the Civil War, Joseph Wheelan
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-389) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1101020
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Da Capo Press edition.
Extent
xi, 407 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780306823602
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780306823602
  • (OCoLC)884814589
Label
Their last full measure : the final days of the Civil War, Joseph Wheelan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-389) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1101020
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Da Capo Press edition.
Extent
xi, 407 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780306823602
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780306823602
  • (OCoLC)884814589

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