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History and Culture

Civil War Series

A Concise History of The Civil War


book cover
"The Battle of Antietam," from an 1888 Kurz and Allison print, courtesy of Library of Congress.


Additional text by William Marvel
Maps by George Skoch

Published by Eastern National, copyright 2007. All rights reserved.

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Key for photo and illustration identification:
BLBattles and Leaders of the Civil War
CWLThe Civil War Library and Museum, Philadelphia, PA
LCLibrary of Congress, Washington, DC
NPSNational Park Service
USAMHIUnited States Army Military History Institute, Carlisle, PA

Want To Learn More?
The following books are suggested reading for additional insights into the Civil War and its key battles: James M. McPherson, Battle Cry of Freedom: The Civil War Era (New York: Oxford University Press, 1988) and Shelby Foote, The Civil War: A Narrative in 3 volumes (New York: Vintage Books, 1986), as well as the Teaching with Historic Places Civil War Lesson Plans.

History and Culture