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Volume 1 - The Opening Battles.
Volume 2 -
Two Years of Grim War.
Volume 3 -
The Decisive Battles.
Volume 4 -
Volume 5 -
Forts and Artillery.
Volume 6 -
Volume 7 -
Prisons and Hospitals.
Volume 8 -
Soldier Life, Secret Service.
Volume 9 -
Poetry and Eloquence of Blue and Gray.
Volume 10 -
Armies and Leaders.
Introduction, by President William Howard Taft:
We have reached a point in this country when we
can look back, not without love, not without intense pride, but without
partisan passion, to the events of the Civil War. We have reached a
point, I am glad to say, when the North can admire to the full the
heroes of the South, and the South admire to the full the heroes of the
North. There is a monument in Quebec that always commended itself to me
- a monument to commemorate the battle of the Plains of Abraham. On one
face of that beautiful structure is the name of Montcalm, and on the
opposite side the name of Wolfe. That always seemed to me to be the acme
of what we ought to reach in this country; and I am glad to say that in
my own alma mater, Yale, we have established an association for the
purpose of erecting within her academic precincts a memorial not to the
Northern Yale men who died, nor to the Southern Yale men who died; but
to the Yale men who died in the Civil War.
The Civil War is one of the earliest wars in mankind
that was able to be captured through photographs. This gives us a
forever record of what happened for future generations. No longer
could wars be sugar coated by partisan journalists towards a specific
view, rather the photos give us a full view and record of what actually
happened. This marvelous collection, published around 50 years
after the conclusion of the Civil War, attempts to document the war
through photos. Included in PDF format on CD, is the full 10
volume set in its entirety.
Also, these 4 bonus books
are included, with hundreds of additional photos:
Civil War Through The Camera -
1912, 608 pages, by
Henry William Elson and R. Iguana
Hundreds of vivid photographs actually taken in Civil War times,
together with Elson's new history. Also contains records of the War
Between the States By General Marcus J. Wright. General Wright was a
confederate fighting leader. Then for many years he was a faithful
servant of our united nation, collecting the scattered Confederate
documents for the monumental Government "Official Record." In the
following pages he tells how the actual Civil War photographs now
brought to light are "records" invaluable to students of the immense
Photograph Album by Frances Pleasants -
1865, 56 pages, by Frances
Frances Pleasants taught
wounded soldiers at the
during the Civil War. This photo album was presented to her by her
patients, it contains photographs of them as well as other Civil War
images. You can see in many of the photos, many wounded soldiers
have missing limbs.
Original Photographs Taken on the Battlefields During the Civil War of
the United States - 1907, by
Mathew B Brady and Alexander Gardner, 135 pages.
Rare reproductions from photographs selected from seven
thousand original negatives taken under most hazardous conditions in the
midst of one of the most terrific conflicts of men that the world has
ever known, and in the earliest days of photography—these negatives have
been in storage vaults for more than forty years prior to being
published in this book.
4. The Blue and the Gray, or, The Civil War as Seen by a Boy -
1898, 420 pages, by A.R White.
A novel on the civil war told through the eyes of a boy
sent to war, told from a northern point of view. From the author's
preface: The scenes of the war, related by a boy who followed the
flag from the beginning to the end of the war, must carry with them a
sense of accuracy, for they are the recollections of actual service.
Those books which have been written upon the war have, with very few
exceptions, been penned from the standpoint of mature opinions and
experiences. In this work the views and struggles of a boy who went into
the army, from an honest desire to do right, are portrayed. To fight was
abhorrent to his nature, but there was a call for men who were willing
to defend the institutions of his beloved land. And that defense was
only possible through bloodshed and conflict. Tenderly instructed by a
loving and gentle mother, whose early home was in the South, it was
almost a wrenching of her cherished opinions, to give him up to fight
against her kindred. But her boy did not enter the contest with a
thought of conquering his fellow-beings, but as a duty which, though
painful, must be performed. How that dear mother gave him to his
country, how he marched, and fought, and endured hardships, are here set
forth in the colors of truth, for it is a true story.