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Subject: Bruce Catton: Just posted 2 Civil War Nonfiction books
Date Posted: 4/30/2016 10:36 AM ET
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On my bookshelf:

The Army of the Potomac: Glory Road:  "Glory Road" covers the period from the Battle of Fredericksburg in late 1862 through the Battle of Gettysburg in July, 1863 and concludes with President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address in November, 1863. The primary battles during this period were Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. ....   It describes what is in some ways is the most tragic period of the war, that period too long after Bull Run for the Confederates to still believe the North wouldn't or couldn't fight, and too long before Appomattox to allow the Northerners to see that they would prevail.

The Army of the Potomac; Mr Lincoln's Army:
This is the story of the last campaign of the Army of the Potomac, that Ill-fated army that had so often been humiliated by Robert E. Lee and his Army of Northern Virginia. This campaign was to be different however because there was a new man calling the shots and having a man like U. S. Grant at the helm made all of the difference in the world.

The Civil War :

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