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South Carolina on Dec. 20, 1860, seceded and prepared for war, and by Feb. 1, 1861, had been followed by Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Texas. On Feb, 4 they formed the Confederate States. In the spring North Carolina, Arkansas, Virginia and Tennessee joined the Confederacy.

On April 14, 1861, South Carolina attacked Fort Sumter, and the Civil War began. It closed on April 9, 1865, at Appomattox, Va. It had engaged 2,780,000 Federal and 1,000,000 Confederate troops; cost 500,000 lives; encumbered the nation with a debt of $2,800,000,000; and almost ruined the south.

For details of this bitter and exhausting struggle the reader is referred to accounts (under proper titles) of the important battles, as Bull Run, Donelson, Shiloh, Stone River, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Chickamauga, the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Mission Ridge and Atlanta, as, also, to sketches of the great leaders, as Lincoln, Grant, Sherman, Thomas, Sheridan, Logan and others of the Federal side and Davis, Lee, Beauregard, Johnston, Jackson and others of the Confederates.

It should be noted, however, that, while the final issue was determined in the results of these great battles, any adequate understanding of the intensity and strain of this titanic struggle must be sought in the story of hundreds of minor engagements, for the record shows that during 1862-4 every day saw a clash of arms, and it is a literal fact that the roar of artillery and the rattle of musketry did not cease for one day during these dreadful years.

Available Books


Image Name
Title Page
19th Army Corps (II)
The Coffin Contained Fifty-Six Sharp's Rifles
Artillery Regimental
Before the Charge, Resaca, 1846
Back Cover
Famous Union Battle Flags II
The Maddest Man in All Maryland
Death of J. Wilkes Booth, the Chief Conspirator
Booth and Harold Crossing the Potomac
With a Cry of Distress He Staggered and Fell
5th Army Corps (II)
18th Army Corps (II)
Cavalry Corps (I)
Headquarters of the Army of the Potomac
22nd Army Corps (I)
1st Army Corps (I)
1st Veteran Army Corps
CSS Sumter Crew Portraits
Gen. Kilpatrick's Flag and 9th Army Corps
18th Army Corps (I)
1st Army Corps (II)
Book Display I
Battlefields, Marches and Principal Stations of the Second Regiment of Dragoons
Capture of Bounty Jumpers at Hoboken
12th Army Corps (I)
CSS Alabama Crew Portraits
Book Display II
2nd Army Corps (I)
4th Army Corps (IV)
Planning the Capture of Booth
Famous Union Battle Flags V
20th Army Corps (I)
14th Army Corps (I)
20th Army Corps (IV)
Gen. Custer's Flag
Cavalry and Light Artillery
19th Army Corps (IV)
Gen. Sherman's Headquarters
The blowing up of the James River Fleet on the night of the evacuation of Richmond
20th Army Corps (III)
Gen. Grants Headquarters
6th Army Corps (II)
Headquarters of Gen. Burnside's Command
8th Army Corps (II)
10th Army Corps (II)
The Tragedy at Garrett's
Artillery National
14th Army Corps (III)
The Alabama capturing her first prize off Pico, one of the western islands
Famous Union Battle Flags III
Reserve Cavalry Bridge and Cavalry Corps
Red Star Brigade and the Regular Brigade Flag
3rd Army Corps (II)
Dept. of West. Va. (I)
14th Army Corps (IV)
Front Cover
The Dying Soldier, the Last Letter from Home
17th Army Corps (II)
Secret Burial of Booth
Second Dragons Unit IV
Inquest Held Upon the Body of Booth
17th Army Corps (I)
Receiving Religious Tracts From Belle Boyd in the Rebel Stockade at Manassas Junction
Midnight on the Battle Field
Back Cover
A Rebel Shell Bursting in a Union Hospital
Illustrated Title Page
A Woman in Battle -
14th Army Corps (II)
Cavalry Command (II)
Portrait of Raphael Semmes
Front Cover
19th Army Corps (I)
1st Cavalry Division
The combat between the Alabama and Kearsarge off Cherbourg on the 19th of June, 1864
25th Army Corps (I)
4th Army Corps (II)
Map of Raids and Battle by the Second Regiment of Cavalry
11th Army Corps (II)
Women of the War, Famous Nurses of Union Soldiers
Title Page
25th Army Corps (II)
Second Dragons Unit II
Fleeing from the Land of Bondage on the Mississippi River in 1863
The combat between the Alabama and the Hatteras off Galveston on the 11th of January, 1863
"Ours", 1864, Army of the Potomac
Front Cover
7th Army Corps (II)
Title Page
Title Page
Gen. Sheridan's Battle Flag
10th Army Corps (I)
19th Army Corps (III)
Headquarters of the Army of the Ohio


Map Name
From Everglade to Canon with the Second Dragoons - Map of Raids and Battles by the Second Regiment of Cavalry (1875)
From Everglade to Canon with the Second Dragoons - Battlefields, Marches and Principal Stations of the Second Regiment of Cavalry (1875)


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