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That is the third quantity of the ground-breaking eyewitness narrative that has been referred to as a "masterpiece."

Spanning the essential months from January 1863 to March 1864, this third quantity of The Library of America’s extremely acclaimed 4 quantity collection presents an incomparable portrait of a nation at conflict with itself whereas illuminating the army and political occasions that introduced the Union nearer to victory and slavery nearer to destruction. It brings collectively greater than 140 modern letters, diary entries, speeches, articles, messages, and poems by greater than eighty members and observers, amongst them Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Ulysses S. Grant, William T. Sherman, Robert E. Lee, Frederick Douglass, Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, Mary Chesnut, Clement Vallandigham, Henry Adams, Charlotte Forten, Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, and George Templeton Sturdy, in addition to Union officers Robert Gould Shaw, Charles B. Haydon, and Henry Livermore Abbott; Accomplice diarists Catherine Edmondston, Kate Stone, and Judith McGuire; and Alabama soldier Samuel Pickens, Iowa housewife Catharine Peirce, Kentucky preacher George Richard Browder, and Kansas clergyman Richard Cordley. The choices embrace vivid and haunting eyewitness narratives of among the conflict’s most well-known battles—Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Fort Wagner, Chickamauga, Chattanooga—in addition to firsthand accounts of the cruel guerrilla conflict in Missouri and Kansas; the Richmond bread riot and the New York draft riots; the controversies surrounding using black troopers and the Lincoln administration’s curtailment of civil liberties; and the struggles of civilians each black and white to outlive more and more harsh wartime circumstances.

Every quantity encompasses a detailed chronology of occasions, biographical notes in regards to the writers, textual and explanatory notes, and authentic hand-drawn endpaper maps by professional Civil Struggle cartographer Earl McElfresh.

The Civil Struggle: The Closing Yr Informed by These Who Lived It shall be printed in 2014.

LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an impartial nonprofit cultural group based in 1979 to protect our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and conserving completely in print, America’s finest and most important writing. The Library of America collection contains greater than 300 volumes up to now, authoritative editions that common 1,00zero pages in size, function fabric covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that can final for hundreds of years.