The fate of the nation during the Civil War rested with a handful of political, military and cultural leaders. Some had formal wartime roles that demanded leadership of them; some had the challenges of leadership thrust upon them. Each vowed to create a more perfect country for their respective causes. All played a role in charting the future course of the nation during its greatest crisis. To honor the efforts of these extraordinary leaders, and to commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg and President Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, Gettysburg National Military Park and the Gettysburg Foundation have planned a special exhibit called Treasures of the Civil War: Legendary Leaders Who Shaped a War and a Nation, a distinctive collection of more than 90 artifacts and powerful displays, accompanied by this limited-edition gallery book. Treasures of the Civil War gives a rare glimpse into the professional and personal sides of several key wartime leaders: an up-close look at the giants who shaped today's America 150 years ago.
Author: Gettysburg Foundation and Forward by: James M. McPherson
Hardcover: 184 pages
Publishers: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 05-2013