Abraham Lincoln Allen Pinkerton General John McClernand
American Civil War Picture
Allan Pinkerton, President Abraham Lincoln, and Major General John A. McClernand; Antietam, Maryland
Photograph from the main eastern theater of the war, Battle of Antietam, September-October 1862.
At Antietam (or Sharpsburg), on Sept. 19, 1862, the casualties numbered 23,000-- nine times greater than those of D-Day in World War II.
The Union victory turned back General Lee's invasion of the North, negated his intent to get Abe Lincoln to sue for peace, and provided a rationale to declare the abolition of slavery.
General McClernand commanded the 1st Division of the 8th Illinois Volunteer Regiment, which fought at Fort Donelson and Shiloh.
In 1861, Allan Pinkerton thwarted a plot to assassinate Presisent Abraham Lincoln, and, at the President's request, started the Secret Service. His Operatives later used a double agent to uncover a Confederate plan to free 8,000 prisoners of war.
Lincoln's Ladies: The Women in the Life of the Sixteenth President
The tumultuous experiences Abraham Lincoln had with women have
long been chronicled. Lincoln's Ladies attempts to answer the questions of how he was affected by the women in his life and how he affected them. Abandoned through death by his mother, his sister, and his sweetheart, Ann Rutledge, Lincoln found it difficult to relate to women and developed an emotional barrier that often antagonized them.
Lincoln and the Indians
Civil War Policy and
Overview of the system of Indian administration as it had developed by 1860. Dominated by the political spoils system and by corruption of the Indian agents. As a master of the art of pragmatic politics, Lincoln used the system as he needed to do to hold the Union together-resulting in tragedy for our country's Indian
Forced into Glory
Abraham Lincoln's White Dream
This dissenting view of Lincoln's greatness surveys the president's policies, speeches, and private utterances and concludes that he had little real interest in abolition. Pointing to Lincoln's support for the fugitive slave laws, his friendship with slave-owning senator Henry Clay, and conversations in which he entertained the idea of
Grant Wins the War
Decision at Vicksburg
A brilliantly constructed new account,A penetrating analysis of Grant's strategies and actions leading to the Union victory at Vicksburg. Approaching these epic events from a unique and well-rounded perspective, and based on careful research
Meade: Victor At Gettysburg
Meade took command only hours before his forces stumbled upon Robert E. Lee's Confederates at Gettysburg,
Pennsylvania, in 1863. He led his men to victory in one of the most famous battles in history, but Meade was soon embroiled in political battles with fellow generals and Washington politicians
Age of Rifles 1846 - 1905
Game lets you design and play turn-based strategic battles. You can create scenarios betwen years 1846 and 1905. You have complete control over all the units, and can customize their firepower, movement points, strength, aggressiveness, etc. Supports 1 or 2 players
Sid Meier's Civil War Collection
Take command of either
Confederate or Union troops and command them to attack from the trees, rally around the general, or do any number of other realistic military actions. The AI reacts to your commands as if it was a real Civil War general, and offers infinite replayability. The random-scenario generator provides endless variations on the battles
Civil War Battles
Campaign Gettysburg is simply the best of all the HPS Civil War games. While all of those are very good in their own right they simply do not compete with the level of detail presented here.
Hundreds of scenarios and multiple OOBs are only the start, the best thing is the
Gettysburg / Gods and Generals
The tide of the war changes during three
fierce days of combat at Gettysburg [Disc 1] the gripping saga of the tactics command errors and sacrifices behind the bloodiest battle ever fought on U.S. soil. Gods and Generals [Disc 2] reveals the spirited allegiances and fierce combat of earlier Civil War struggles
Brother Against Brother
The American Civil War
Fort Sumter, to the Confederate surrender at Appomattox, Features battle reconstructions and depictions of army life, eyewitness accounts, period photographs and engravings, plus commentary and analyses.
Abraham Lincoln: His Life & Legacy
four-DVD set presents a complex portrait of a man who many consider to be our greatest commander-in-chief, but who considered himself "the loneliest man in the world." Bringing to life the tumultuous times in which Lincoln led his country, some of his finest Civil War moments, and his final hours
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