Pictorial History of the Civil War in the United States of America
Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes claimed that historian Benson J. Lossing did more than any other man to make history interesting and ... Show synopsis Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes claimed that historian Benson J. Lossing did more than any other man to make history interesting and popular. Lossing wrote his comprehensive three-volume history of the Civil War at a time when the facts were still fresh. Originally published in 1867, Volume Two covers the period immediately following the Battle of Bull Run in the summer of 1861 to the summer of 1863 and the fall of Vicksburg. To research this volume, the author traveled several thousand miles to visit principal battlefields of the war. Lossing accompanies his narratives of marches, battles, and sieges with maps and plans, includes biographical sketches of the prominent people from both sides of the conflict, and illustrates his history with hundreds of drawings and engravings by the author and others.