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SIXTY years ago today the guns that thundered round Fort Sumter began the third and greatest modern civil war fought by English-speaking people. This war was quite as full of politics as were the other two the War of the American Revolution and that of Puritan and Cavalier. But, though the present Chronicle never ignores the vital correlations between statesmen and commanders, it is a book of warriors, through and through.
I gratefully acknowledge the indispensable assistance of Colonel G. J. Fiebeger, a West Point expert, and of Dr. Allen Johnson, chief editor of the series and Professor of American History at Yale.
Late Colonel commanding 8th Royal
I THE CLASH: 1861
II. THE COMBATANTS
III. THE NAVAL WAR: 1862
IV. THE RIVER WAR: 1862
V. LINCOLN: WAR STATESMAN
VI. LEE AND JACKSON: 1862-3
IX. FARRAGUT AND THE NAVY: 1863-4
X. GRANT ATTACKS THE FRONT: 1864
XI. SHERMAN DESTROYS THE BASE: 1864
XII. THE END: 1865
GRANT WINS THE RIVER WAR: 1863