Don't Know Much About the Civil War: Everything You Need to Know About America's Greatest Conflict but Never Learned (Don't Know Much About Series)

By Kenneth C. Davis

“Highly informative and entertaining…propels the reader gentle years past uninteresting textbooks and Gone with the Wind.”
San Francisco Chronicle

It has been a hundred and fifty years because the establishing salvo of America’s conflict among the States. New York occasions bestselling writer Ken Davis tells us every thing we by no means knew approximately our nation’s bloodiest clash in Don’t recognize a lot approximately ® the Civil War—another interesting and enjoyable installment in his acclaimed series.

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Who ever observed one of these flight? …It didn't slack the least bit until eventually Centreville was once reached. In Washington, the place the linked Press had already issued a untimely file of victory, the scoop replaced round 5:00 P. M. As note got here in of the devastated Union military in complete retreat, town used to be despatched reeling right into a panicky surprise. while a jubilant President Davis arrived on the Manassas battlefield from Richmond, Jackson requested him for 10000 males to keep on with the fleeing Union troops correct into Washington and finish the whole lot. yet his request used to be neglected, for the Confederates lacked enough males and provides. This used to be the 1st probability for the accomplice press to show at the Davis management, which additionally suffered its first casualty. Criticized as the troops have been not able to pursue the defeated Union military, Leroy Walker resigned because the accomplice secretary of conflict. His position used to be taken via Judah Benjamin, who was once rising as Davis's most excellent and effective administrator. regardless of the rising feedback, this primary decisive accomplice victory used to be hailed wildly during the Confederacy and brought as an indication that the second one “War of Independence” could finish quick. The powers of Europe and the Lincoln management might definitely realize the legitimacy of the accomplice reason and negotiate a calm payment. within the wake of the conflict, Stonewall Jackson despatched off an envelope to his pastor. anticipating a conflict document, the preacher came across a contribution for his church's “colored Sunday school,” which Jackson had forgotten to ship the day of the conflict. Wilmer McLean, a farmer who had granted using his domestic as Beauregard's Manassas headquarters, had visible adequate of the conflict. After his condominium have been shelled, McLean made up our minds to maneuver his kinfolk farther south, the place “the sound of conflict might by no means succeed in them. ” They settled in Appomattox court docket condominium, Virginia, and within the McLean parlor, on an April day approximately 4 years later, Lee may hand over his military to provide. Civil conflict Voices Generals Joseph E. Johnston and Beauregard spoke to the warriors of the accomplice states (July 1861). One week in the past, a numerous host of fellows, prepared into a military, with the entire appointments which smooth paintings and practiced ability might devise, invaded the soil of Virginia. Their humans sounded their process with victorious monitors of expected victory. Their generals got here in virtually royal country; their nice Ministers, Senators and girls got here to witness the immolation of our military and subjugation of our humans, and to have fun the end result with wild revelry. it really is with the profoundest feelings of gratitude to an overruling God, whose hand is show up in holding our houses and liberties, that we, your Generals commanding, are enabled, within the identify of our entire kingdom, to thanks for that patriotic braveness, that heroic gallantry, that committed bold exhibited by means of you within the activities of the 18th and twenty first, through which the hosts of the enemy have been scattered, and a sign and excellent victory got.

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