The American Civil War

The American Civil War

This Mighty Scourge of War

By Gary W. Gallagher; Stephen D. Engle; Robert K. Krick

Osprey Publishing (UK), Paperback, 9781841767369, 328pp.

Publication Date: June 20, 2003

Undoubtedly the most cataclysmic military struggle of the late nineteenth century, the American Civil War spanned four bloody years of fighting in which over 620,000 American soldiers and sailors lost their lives. From its outbreak at Fort Sumter, South Carolina in April 1861 until its conclusion at the Appotomax Court House, more than 10,000 battles, engagements and skirmishes were recorded across the length and breadth of America. This book explores the political, historical and cultural significance of the American Civil War, examining its impact on the civilians and military personnel caught up in it.

About the Author
Gary W. Gallagher is John L. Nau III Professor of History at the University of Virginia. He has written or edited two dozen books in the field of Civil War history, including "The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864" and "Stephen Dodson Ramseur: Lee's Gallant General" (both from the University of North Carolina Press).

Stephen D. Engle is associate professor of history at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.

Richard Brady Williams is an independent historian based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He is author of "Chicago's Battery Boys: The Chicago Mercantile Battery in the Civil War's Western Theater""".