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Who Was Who in the Civil War (Vols 1 & 2) Paperback – November, 1989

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 600 pages
  • Publisher: Facts on File (November 1989)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 081602202X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0816022021
  • Product Dimensions: 1.8 x 8.5 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #11,412,523 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Hurley VINE VOICE on January 31, 2004
Format: Hardcover
Provides short but helpful biographies of all the major Generals, politicians and characters in the Civil War. Gives a
complete summary bio on the commands or political career of each person such as all their commands, rank and terms of service. It then gives a readable descriptive of the highlights of the individuals career. From notables such as Jackson, Lee, Longstreet, Johnston, Beauregard Sheridan, Meade, to lesser knows who were reassigned such as Bragg, Pemberton, D. H. Hill, Rosecrans, Burnside (you can see where they were shuttled to) to infamous characters such as Bloody Bill Anderson, Jesse James etc. Even makes reference to a relative of Stonwall Jackson's referred to as "Mudwall" Jackson. Although surprisingly austere in the reasons why this Jackson was named Mudwall in the book, the derisive verse "there he stands like a mudwall" not mentioned here pretty much outlines that this Jackson was known to give way. Still, the book captures virtually all who made a difference. One great example is Confederate Imboden who wrote many historic articles on the CW but his record at the end of the war indicates that his competence was severely questioned based on his loss of command and minor reassignment. Casts some doubt on his fortutious witnessing of events.
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5 of 8 people found the following review helpful By M. Konczewski on May 25, 2001
Format: Hardcover
An excellent source for basic information on the people involved in the American Civil War. This book not only includes information on the generals and politicians, but also such associated characters as Clara Barton and Mark Twain. Kids, look for this book for those class reports!
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By L. S. Brooks on May 8, 2015
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Great reference on a number of soldiers.....wish it contained more...
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By L Daughtridge on February 20, 2013
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This was purchased as an addition to our library collection. We have been expanding out collection and this title was needed. The service is always excellent and Amazon is my first choice.
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