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20 Most Significant Events of the Civil War: A Ranking

Alan Axelrod
Format
Book
Published
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, 2017.
Language
English
Variant Title
Twenty most significant events of the Civil War
ISBN
9781510715202 (alk. paper), 9781510715226 (ebook)
Contents
  • Introduction: for the sake of argument and understanding
  • May 22, 1856: the gentleman from South Carolina canes the gentleman from Massachusetts
  • March 4, 1861: "Black Lincoln" is inaugurated
  • April 12, 1861: General Beauregard opens fire on Fort Sumter
  • September 22, 1862: Lincoln issues the "preliminary" Emancipation Proclamation
  • April 9, 1865: Lee surrenders to Grant at Appomattox Court House, Virginia
  • November 19, 1863: two minutes at Gettysburg
  • November 4, 1864: Lincoln wins reelection
  • July 13, 1863: New York draft rioters set fire to the Orphan Asylum for Colored Children
  • April 14, 1865: John Wilkes Booth assassinates Abraham Lincoln
  • July 21, 1861: the rebels win at Bull Run
  • June 1, 1862: Lee rises to top command in the Confederacy
  • July 4, 1863: Vicksburg falls to Grant
  • May 7, 1864: defeated, Grant advances
  • April 8, 1862: Shiloh creates a new American reality
  • May 20, 1862: Congress passes the Homestead Act of 1862
  • May 2, 1863: Stonewall Jackson falls to friendly fire at Chancellorsville
  • November 7, 1862: Lincoln chooses Burnside to lead the Army of the Potomac
  • August 28-30, 1862: Lee divides and conquers at the Second Battle of Bull Run
  • October 16-18, 1859: John Brown raids Harpers Ferry
  • March 8, 1862: the ironclads clash at Hampton Road
  • Lest we forget: the 20 most significant Civil War books.
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pages cm
Notes
Includes index.
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