The Civil War was a defining event in U.S. history--;a time when Americans fought against one another to decide the fate of the nation. The new Civil War Almanac contains a detailed, day-by-day chronology of the events and people of this monumental war, while the A-to-Z dictionary offers biographical information on leading military and political figures involved in the conflict. Written by the author of the award-winning Revolutionary War Almanac, this comprehensive reference also contains numerous illustrations and maps, an appendix, and an extensive bibliography for further research. Coverage includes: *Pierre G.T. Beauregard *Franklin Buchanan *John A.B. Dahlgren *Jefferson Davis *Jubal A. Early *David G. Farragut *Nathan B. Forrest *Ulysses S. Grant *Thomas J. Jackson *Robert E. Lee *Abraham Lincoln *George B. McClellan *George G. Meade *George E. Pickett *Philip H. Sheridan *William T. Sherman *J.E.B. Stuart *Joseph Wheeler.Fredriksen, John C. is the author of 'Civil War Almanac ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780816064595 and ISBN 0816064598.