By Peter F. Copeland
Forty-five realistically rendered illustrations depict studies universal to either Union and accomplice soldiers—new recruits announcing goodbye to family, making an attempt on uniforms, studying the care and use of muskets, spending a calm night in camp, creating a ailing name on the infirmary, posing for a photographer, ready with a bit of luck for mail, dealing with a cavalry assault, paying final respects to fallen comrades, and masses more.
Informative captions entire this well-researched, skillfully illustrated e-book, sure to locate keen lovers between coloring e-book fanatics, Civil warfare buffs, and someone drawn to American history.
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