Publisher description for The Civil War dictionary / by Mark Mayo Boatner III ; maps and diagrams by Allen C. Northrop and Lowell I. Miller.
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For almost thirty years The Civil War Dictionary has been the most complete, authoritative, and handy reference book on what has been called the Second American Revolution, 1861-1865. Periodically updated throughout sixteen printings, this invaluable volume has more than 4,000 entries, alphabetically arranged and carefully cross-referenced. Among them:
-- 2,000 biographical sketches of Civil War leaders. both military and civilian
-- extensive descriptions of all 20 campaigns and entries on lesser battles, engagements and skirmishes
-- 120 armies, departments, and districts, as well as such famous smaller units as the Iron Brigade, the 20th Maine, and the Pennsylvania Reserves
-- plus naval engagements, weapons, issues and incidents, military terms and definitions, politics, literature, statistics, and 86 specially prepared maps and diagrams
Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Dictionaries