WHO FIRED THE FIRST SHOT by

WHO FIRED THE FIRST SHOT

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KIRKUS REVIEW

An unusual portrait of the human beings who fought each other from 1861-65, this book is a must for any Civil War library. Originally published in part in The Saturday Evening Post's centennial series on the Civil War, this account of the human side of the fight by a southerner, offers refreshing relief from the great generals, great battles and great movements of men usually found in Civil War literature. The kinds of fighting and types of weapons, the role of Indian troops, the savagery of massacres and prison camps, religion among the men, the brutality and the humor -- create an inside human picture of a popular subject in military annals.

Pub Date: June 4th, 1962
Publisher: Hawthorn