Front matter.


The church where the veteran armies clashed The shot-holes in the little Dunker church of Antietam, and the dead in Blue and Gray as they lay after the battle-smoke had lifted, mark the center of the bloodiest single day's fighting in the Civil War. Here the grand armies of the North and South faced one another on September 17, 1862. At sunrise the action began; by 4 o'clock in the afternoon it was over, and the dead and wounded numbered twenty-three thousand five hundred. The preponderance of the army under McClellan, with his eighty-seven thousand men, was offset by the presence of three great Confederate leaders whose names had already rung round the world — Lee, Jackson, and Longstreet — with numbers less than half those opposed to them. On the 18th the armies lay exhausted; and on the 19th Lee abandoned his invasion of the North.


The Photographic History of The Civil War In Ten Volumes

Volume Two Two Years of Grim War

Text by Henry W. Elson Professor of History, Ohio University

photograph Descriptions by James Barnes Author of “Naval actions of 1812” and “David G. Farragut

New York The Review of Reviews Co. 1911 [6]

Copyright, 1911, by Patriot Publishing co., Springfield, Mass. All Rights Reserved, including that of Translation into Foreign Languages, including the Scandinavian

Printed in New York, U. S.A.

the Trow press New York [7] [8] [9]

Map--Theatre of southwestern CAMPAIGNS2
Frontispiece--the church where the veteran armies CLASHED4
Foreword to Volume II11
Part I
the rise of Lee 
Henry W. Elson 
Cedar MountainPope's advance is CHECKED13
the Second battle at Bull RUN33
Antietam — the invasion of the NORTH55
Fredericksburg — disaster for A New Union LEADER79
Chancellorsville and Jackson's flanking MARCH103
Part II
opening the Mississippi 
Baton Rouge — an Arsenal recaptured (Photographs)129
the assault on Corinth — Rosecrans Holds FIRM137
Henry W. Elson 
the mid-winter combat at Stone's RIVER161
Henry W. Elson 
the Sieges of Vicksburg and Port HUDSON179
Henry W. Elson 
Part III
the crisis 
Henry W. Elson 
Part IV
along the Tennessee 
Chickamauga — the bloodiest conflict in the WEST269
Henry W. Elson 
the battles on Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge289
Henry W. Elson 
Part V
engagements of the Civil War from August, 1862, to April, 1864, INCLUSIVE319
George L. Kilmer 
Map--theater of Western CAMPAIGNS353
photograph Descriptions in Volume II 
James Barnes 

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