This book offers an up-close look at the Civil War. The Civil War was a defining event in U.S. history - a time when Americans fought against one another to decide the fate of the nation. The new ""Civil War Almanac"" contains a detailed, day-by-day chronology of the events and people of this monumental war, along with an A-to-Z dictionary offering biographical information on leading military and political figures involved in the conflict. A perfect reference for history buffs, this comprehensive book also contains numerous illustrations and maps, an appendix, and an extensive bibliography.The coverage of this book includes: Pierre G.T. Beauregard; Franklin Buchanan; John A.B. Dahlgren; Jefferson Davis; Jubal A. Early; David G. Farragut; Nathan B. Forrest; Ulysses S. Grant; Thomas J. Jackson; Robert E. Lee; Abraham Lincoln; George B. McClellan; George G. Meade; George E. Pickett; Philip H. Sheridan; William T. Sherman; J.E.B. Stuart; and, Joseph Wheeler.
John C. Fredriksen holds a Ph.D. in American history from Providence College. A freelance writer and researcher, he is the author of American Military Leaders and Facts On File's Biographical Dictionary of Modern World Leaders. He resides in Rhode Island.