Small Battle and Early Heroes of 1861.
Poland, Jr. A unique telling of Civil War military activity in 1861, this book studies the four invasion corridors used by the Union to invade Virginia during the first year of the war. You'll read stories of combat, of citizen-soldiers' romanticized expectations of glory, of dreams shattered by the tedium of camp life, and of the cruel realities of war. Written in a down-to-earth tone, this is an authoritative, lively, and timely read. 570 pages, 6"x 9", softcover.