Every Day of the Civil War

A Chronological Encyclopedia


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About the Book

From the early seizure of government property during the latter part of 1860 to the final Confederate surrender in 1865, this book provides a day-to-day account of the U.S. Civil War. Although the book provides a daily chronicle of the combat, it is written in narrative form to give readers some continuity as they move from skirmish to skirmish. During the course of the saga, the book also chronicles the life spans of more than 600 Union and Confederate vessels, documenting when possible the time of each vessel’s acquisition, commissioning, major engagements, and decommissioning. Seven appendices provide lists of prominent Union and Confederate officers, primary naval actions, and Medal of Honor recipients from 1863 to 1865.

About the Author(s)

Bud Hannings oversees Seniram Publishing Incorporated, a company specializing in U.S. military history, and has written several major reference books for McFarland. He lives in Glenside, Pennsylvania.

Bibliographic Details

Bud Hannings
Format: hardcover (8.5 x 11)
Pages: 637
Bibliographic Info: 498 photos, 31 maps, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2010
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4464-9
eISBN: 978-0-7864-5612-3
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface      1


Appendix I: Total Casualties      539

Appendix II: Roster of Union Generals      539

Appendix III: Prominent Union Brigadier Generals

Who Received the Rank Only by Brevet      545

Appendix IV: Roster of Confederate Generals      546

Appendix V: Prominent Union Naval Officers      551

Appendix VI: Prominent Naval Actions      557

Appendix VII: Medal of Honor Recipients, 1863–1865      559

Bibliography      577

Index      581

Book Reviews & Awards

“a well-organized narrative resource…will be popular with researchers as well as Civil War buffs. Recommended”—Booklist; “superbly presented…indispensable”—Midwest Book Review; “exhaustive…recommended for a general audience with a significant interest in the Civil War”—Library Journal; “fascinating and informative…readers will gain considerable knowledge about the Civil War from this book…highly recommended”—Choice; “Hannings has crafted yet another impressive entry to complement his long line of historical works…recommend”—Infantry Magazine; “should prove to be a long-lasting and frequently consulted reference guide…this book is a commendable effort from author and publisher”—Blue & Gray Magazine; “this book provides a unique, chronological perspective of every day in the War between the North and the South. The author is uniquely qualified to compile this tome. It is obvious that the author is an expert and scholar of the USA and its major historical wars…a detailed account…a labor of love for the author, and his expertise and knowledge of the American Civil War clearly shine through in this book. This is an essential research volume”—Reference Reviews; “exceptional historical reference”—Leatherneck Magazine; “might go further than any prior effort in chronicling the war’s military features”—Civil War Books and Authors; “unique…the attention to detail is often extraordinary…will satisfy hardcore military history buffs”—War and Game; “a good source”—ARBA; “wonderfully made”—This Mighty Scourge; “the attention to detail is often extraordinary…adding to the book’s value as a reference source are a comprehensive index and a series of appendixes that provide such useful information for researchers as a roster of Union and Confederate generals and a list of the recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor between 1863 and 1865…will satisfy hardcore military history buffs”—H-Net Reviews.