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Battles and Leaders of the Civil War

This four volume set contains detailed accounts written by Union and Confederate Leaders who offer personal insights into what they did and why. Includes articles by Grant, Beauregard, Burnside, McClellan, Longstreet, Pope, Shreman, Hood, Early and many others. "Opinionated and rationalizing memoirs by high-ranking officers on both sides make this work one of the most quoted in Civil War literature." .Originally published as a series of articles in "The Century" magazine between 1884 and 1887, these articles were written by the Leaders of both Union and Confederate armies. Leaders often offer personal insight into their motivations in battle!. The 4 vol. set was first published in 1911. It is packed with discussions of Battles and Leaders. and unit and Officer Rosters of each army for each battle, as well as hundreds of photographs and sketches.

“The 388 articles by 226 authors are accompanied by 197 well-drawn maps, nearly 1500 engraved illustrations, statistical summaries, orders of battle, and editorial notes… The engravings are among the best relating to Civil War history and were done by a team of artists and illustrators [including Winslow Homer]… Numerous accounts by general officers make this work a necessary, primary source for all Civil War libraries… It should be read carefully and often” (Eicher 743). So vivid are the accounts in Battles and Leaders that Stephen Crane, who had never seen a battle, based his classic Red Badge of Courage largely on his reading of this landmark work. Nicholson, 428.

Table of Contents

Volume 1 - PDF
Volume 2 - PDF
Volume 3 - PDF
Volume 4 - PDF


Battles & Leaders of the Civil War
Robert Underwood Johnson and Clarence Clough Buel, editors
4 Volumes
$15.00 each Volume
Save $10 on the set
$50.00 all 4 volumes