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Smithsonian's Great Battles and Battlefields of the Civil War: The Definitive Field Guide Based on the Award-Winning Television Series by Mastervision

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Smithsonian's "RM" Great Battles & Battlefields of the Civil War is an authoritative history and practical guide to the places the war was waged. Here are the stories of the stunning dramas that unfolded on the hattleflelds, with illustrations that bring the scenes to life. Organized by slate and cross-referenced chronologically, each entry explains the relevant battle and details the strategies behind troop movements with reference to preserved landmarks. Lively anecdotes and biographies of the participants -- well-known and obscure -- offer the personal perspective that makes history immediate and meaningful. Stocked with current landmarks and directions for getting to the battlefields, here, too, are tips for lodging, hiking, biking, recreation, and sightseeing in hundreds of national and state parks and other historic areas. Perfect for the armchair traveler, real explorer, and history buff, readers can explore the military relevance of each site as well as travel tips and points of interest of each site. Hide synopsis

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