These materials are the primary source for McPherson's information in the book.
The Civil War
This historical event began over the desire to keep the country united.
The United States
This is where the historical event described in McPherson's book took place.
This location was made up of slave-holding states.
This location was made up of non-slave states.
The Union Army
This was the invading force during the historical event described in the book.
The Confederate Army
This was the defending force during the historical event described in the book.
Nearly all the soldiers that served as the focus for McPherson's book were dedicated members of this organization.
This practice was one of the factors behind the historical event that is the focus of McPherson's book.
Both sides of the historical conflict described in this book saw themselves as defenders...
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