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Abbott, John S.C. (1805-1877) The history of civil war in America

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00267.219 Author/Creator: Abbott, John S.C. (1805-1877) Place Written: Various Type: Books Date: 1863, 1866 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Two volume history of the Civil War, the first volume published during the war. Claims to be "a full and impartial account of the origin and progress of the rebellion." Book is "Illustrated with maps, diagrams, and numerous steel engravings of battle scenes, from original designs by Darley, and other eminent artists, and portraits of distinguished men." First volume published in New York, New York by Henry Bill, second volume published in Springfield, Massachusetts by Gurdon Bill.

People: Abbott, John Stevens Cabot, 1805-1877.

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Keywords/Subjects: Civil War, Military History, Union Forces, Confederate States of America

Sub Era: The American Civil War