The Civil War Months: A Month-by-Month Compendium of the War Between the States

Education & Textbooks, History

By Walter Coffey

Publisher : AuthorHouse

ABOUT Walter Coffey

Walter Coffey
Walter is a graduate of Joliet Junior College and Loyola University of Chicago. He has written several works of historical fiction and non-fiction, and his work has earned critical praise from Readers' Favorite and ForeWord Reviews. He is also a member of the Houston Civil War Round Table  More...



The Civil War obliterated America's past, along with many of the founders' visions of what America should be. Replacing those visions was the America that we have today. Any true understanding of America, both past and present, must include a specific understanding of this conflict.

This work, with a thought-provoking introduction exploring the true causes of the war, traces the entire story of the conflict in a concise monthly summary. In addition to all the major events that shaped the war, key facts that have disappeared from most mainstream texts are also included, such as:

* Both Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis lost young sons during the war
* The legendary Robert E. Lee faced intense southern criticism for military failures in the war's first year
* U.S. forces battled the Sioux Indians during the war, leading to the largest mass execution in American history
* A former Ohio congressman was banished to the South by Lincoln for opposing the war

Facts are explored and myths are exposed as the conflict is put in its proper chronological perspective. For anyone seeking a general resource guide to the seminal event in American history, this is essential reading.

This is a comprehensive account of America's worst conflict told in a monthly chronological format. Included are many facts that readers will not often find in mainstream history texts. The book begins with January 1861 and ends with May 1865. An introduction explains the causes of the war, and an afterword describes how the war has impacted America ever since.

"One of the things I love about the book is that it truly educates me."

"Here's a book for history books and laymen alike."

"This book should be in all high school and middle school libraries."