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BRADFORD, NED, editor, Battles and Leaders of the Civil War. Appleton-Century-Crofts, New York, 1956.

These selections from the original four volume 1887-88 edition are excellent for on-the-spot impressions of participants. Should be used with caution concerning historical accuracy.

CATTON, BRUCE, Mr. Lincoln's Army. Doubleday & Company, Garden City, 1951.

Popular well-written interpretive study with colorful battle accounts. Descriptions of camplife are very good.

COMMAGER, HENRY S., editor, The Blue and the Gray. Bobbs-Merrill Company, Inc., New York, 1950.

Fine selection of readings from the pens of participants. Again, as with Battles and Leaders, these accounts suffer from immediacy and should be used with caution.

FREEMAN, D. S., R. E. Lee, Vol. II. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1934.

Outstanding as biography and as military history. Detailed analysis of Lee's actions as commander with vivid battle descriptions. Excellent footnotes for further reference.

HASSLER, WARREN W., JR., General George B. McClellan, Shield of the Union. Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, 1957.

Interesting interpretation of McClellan's actions as Federal commander. His difficulties with subordinates, especially Burnside, are used to explain Federal failure to take advantage of opportunities at Antietam.

HENDERSON, G. F. R., Stonewall Jackson and the American Civil War. Longmans, Green and Company, London, 1955 reprint.

This is a modern reprint of Henderson's classic military biography, first printed in 1898; it is still a standard work on the legendary Jackson.

LONGSTREET, JAMES, From Manassas to Appomattox. J. B. Lippincott and Company, Philadelphia, 1896.

Written many years after the war, this account by a leading participant emphasizes his own point of view.

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