Their Last Full Measure
The Final Days of the Civil WareBook - 2015
As the Confederacy steadily crumbled under the Union army's relentless hammering, dramatic developments in early 1865 brought the bloody war to a swift climax and denouement. Their Last Full Measure relates these thrilling events, which followed one another like falling dominoes&́#x1b;p0b4sfrom Fort Fisher's capture to the burning of South Carolina's capital to the fall of Petersburg and Richmond and, ultimately, to Lee's surrender at Appomattox and Lincoln's assassination.Acclaimed historian Joseph Wheelan&́#x1b;p0b4swhose prose ℗b3sfairly gallops across the page" (Wall Street Journal)&́#x1b;p0b4sbraids the disparate events into a compelling, fast-paced account of powerful armies; civil and military leaders, both flawed and splendid; and ordinary people, black and white, struggling to survive the war's wreckage in Virginia, Georgia, and the Carolinas.
Publisher: Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, 
Copyright Date: ©2015
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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