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Civil War Battlefields and Landmarks: A Guide to National Park Sites

Frank E. Vandiver

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Twenty of the most important Civil War battlefield sites, from Fort Sumter to Appomattox, are now National Parks visited by millions. Civil War Battlefields and Landmarks is the essential companion. Edited by distinguished Civil War scholar Frank E. Vandiver, this volume includes: Official National Parks Service maps; Analysis of the battles and events at each site; Eye-witness excerpts; Wartime sketches and photos; Stunning new photography; Statistics, facts and figures.

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'A really good book on the Civil War... … the first part discusses all the battles and gives you maps and casualties, really well done, [with] good graphics. The book also discusses all of the generals and critiques them.… A perfect book to get an overview of the War: I highly recommend it, to a novice or a Civil War buff.' - Shannon Deason


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Civil War Battlefields and Landmarks: A Guide to National Park Sites

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Frank E. Vandiver

Frank Vandiver’s achievements include: appointments as a Rockefeller Fellow; Guggenheim Fellow; Harmsworth Professor of American History at the University of Oxford, England; Chairman of the board of the Mosher Institute for International Policy Studies; Visiting Professor at the United States Military Academy, West Point; and President and the first Distinguished University Professor of Texas A&M University. He wrote more than twenty acclaimed books on military history, several of which received awards.