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The American Civil War The American Civil War started with the secession crisis on April and ended up with the assassination of Lincoln and the abolition of slavery on May It transformed the political economical and social life of the nation It first began with a constitutional struggle and then became a test of federal authority but soon took a broader dimension The initial belief it would be Home | The Civil War | PBS The Civil War the award winning film produced and directed by Ken Burns was rebroadcast as a newly restored high definition version in September of The rebroadcast coincided with the Grand Tactician The Civil War on Grand Tactician The Civil War is a real time strategy game combining a strategic campaign with tactical battle game play Run your nation muster manage and support great armies and maneuver them to defeat the enemy Once the opposing armies meet command your troops to victory in battles fought on historical battlefields Features Choose your side in Shelby Foote writes in the afterward section of this the third volume of his monumental history of the Civil War how relieved he was to finally finish this labor of love after researching and writing for twenty years A literary effort begun to commemorate the centennial of the Civil War ended long after in his description the centennial enthusiasm had dried up True a centennial celebration itself fizzles out otherwise we or rather our descendants would never eventually get re excited about a bi and a tri and on and on centennial I'm not sure Foote is implying with this statement that Civil War enthusiasm waned after the mid 1960's but if it took a dip it was only temporary Thanks to Foote and others including Ken Burns the American Civil War continues to fascinate generations of readersIt isn't necessary to read the three volumes of Shelby Foote's The Civil War in order but my experience from doing so imparted the feeling that I had been exposed to the whole grand majestic scope of this struggle Foote is all inclusive in his choice of the war's significant struggles His motive is revealed literally on the last page of prose page 1065 in which he states that his writing aim was to provide a fitting balance than many histories provide by showing the patient reader how the actions outside the state of Virginia vaguely labeled as in the West had no less importance to the war's outcome than the well known battles such as Gettysburg and ChancellorsvilleFoote shows how these geographically wide pieces fit into the 1864 puzzle in his first chapter aptly titled Another Grand Design In the spring of that year another recently appointed Union commanding general Ulysses Grant launched a multi pronged attack designed to hit the Confederate forces in numerous locations ranging West to East from Arkansas to Virginia The greatest Union concentration of forces personally accompanied by Grant was the Army of the Potomac which had had three years of up and down morale as various of Grant's predecessors tried to crack the nut of opposition to Robert E Lee's Army of Northern Virginia All of these various conflicts occurring on land and water are narrated by Foote who never loses the magic touch of making you feel the gravity of the struggle between blue and butternut clad armies while making the reading experience compellingAs we know in retrospect the time period covered in this third volume parallels the long painful series of events leading to the Confederate downfall Not that anyone knew for sure what the outcome would be or when it would occur as Grant started his spring 1864 invasion He may have been the national hero of Donelson Shiloh and Vicksburg in the Western theater but he was up against the best general in the Civil War now With Grant Lee continued his pattern of keeping his forces from being smashed by larger Union armies while always inflicting heavier casualties against his opponent Grant found himself being set up on numerous occasions for a smashing blow from Lee which would force him to withdraw from the field; he countered these sometimes surprising threats by sidling his army eastward across Virginia in a campaign we now know as The Forty Days as violent bloody clashes occurred from The Wilderness to Spotsylvania and Cold Harbor Foote graphically describes the concentrated terror of one terrible day when the struggle at the Bloody Angle at Spotsylvania involved fighting by both sides across a parapet at literally arms' length a waking nightmare going on for sixteen hours a defense as much as it was an attack by either side where neither victory nor defeat mattered and fighting continued on and on under the influence of pure adrenalin and Slaughter became an end in itself p 221 This one day resulted in 3000 Confederate soldiers captured killed or wounded compared with 6820 of their enemy And this day followed numerous others already involving many thousands of casualties on each side to be followed by many Lee would somehow be able to block Grant again and again in order to protect Richmond the Confederate Capital The cost of constant attrition of his forces during the spring summer and fall of that year would find the two armies facing each other outside Richmond at Petersburg By November Lee knew he was on the verge of calamity because his forces were spread very thin and there were no reinforcements to be had Grant would continue to plan for the breakthrough that would send Lee's forces reeling from their intrenched positions and it was provided by one of his most aggressive generals Phil Sheridan whose thrust at Five Forks on April 1st 1865 tarnished the reputation of George Picket and began the unravelling of Lee's defenses One of the Civil War's most dramatic chapters occurred while the Confederate government abandoned Richmond beginning its itinerant railroad journey to avoid being captured while Lee evacuated his army westward in the long shot attempt to get the survivors of his forces to meet with General Johnston's army in North Carolina Foote shows how Lee and his exhausted army never considered giving up trying to keep the fight going until Grant's relentless pushing of his forces finally boxed in the Confederates at Appomattox Courthouse There were other Confederate forces still in the field but Foote makes it clear how

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The Civil War A Narrative Vol 3 Red River to AppomattoxRs of the monarchy of Charles I and his son and successor Charles II and opposing groups in each of Charles’s kingdoms including Parliamentarians in England Covenanters in Scotland and Confederates in IrelandThe English Civil Wars are traditionally considered to ‘Like the English civil war’ Covid crisis inflames WATCH Civil War The Left's Election Night War Il y a joursWATCH Civil War The Left's Election Night War Game The real movement begins in about one month BlazeTV Staff The Left has big plans for this election and we could be just four weeks away from the fundamental transformation of America They've been building a network of street activists since and the plan is to unleash them on November Tonight in part three of this series Glenn Russian Media Is Rooting for Civil War in America Broadcaster Vladimir Pozner surmised that the United States is on the verge of a civil war and added that in the past America was loved hated or feared but now it is merely pitied H Amazing Stupendous Incredibly enjoyable Shelby Foote finishes his mammoth three volume narrative of the American Civil War with amazing erudition and at times passionate prose Despite it being longer in length than his two predecessors Foote manages to balance his switching from fast battle narrative to slow detail bogged passages better than the first two volumes He also has some of the best and most moving chronicles out of all the volumes in this one volume Of particular note are the fight in the bloody angle at the battle of Spotsylvania a full account of Lincoln's last day and final moments and a few pages at the end describing the feelings that some of the soldiers had at the ending of the war just before he ends the book about what Jefferson Davis did after the war which is easily recognizable to any fan of Ken Burn's documentary of the Civil War As with the other volumes though this should not be read if you do not have the longevity and endurance necessary to read it and without having read the previous two volumes first But if you do then you will have gained a greater appreciation for what Mr Foote calls THE central event in American history if not in world history