This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
James McPherson - This person is the author of the book and a Pulitzer-Prize winning writer.
Civil War Soldiers - This group is the main focus of the book; it seeks to answer why this group took the actions they did.
Union Soldiers - This group was the invading force in the conflict and tended to have more abstract and ideological motivations for their actions.
Confederate Soldiers - This group was the defending force in the conflict and tended to have motivations of duty, honor, and defense of liberty for their actions.
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