The Civil War years, 1861 to 1865, marked the darkest days in United States history. It was a bloody internecine conflict that pitted family against family, brother against brother and, of course, North against South. At the same time, though, the Civil War is one of the most fascinating periods in U.S. history. In the Civil War Vault, the editors at Whitman Publishing recount some of the most memorable moments of the war, from the first shot fired at Fort Sumter to Gen. Robert E. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox. Tucked into more than two dozen pockets, readers will find fascinating removable replicas of the conflict, including maps, letters, diaries and old daguerreotypes. These intriguing items include the plan for Charleston Harbor, a pass to visit a Confederate prisoner of war, President Abraham Lincoln’s handwritten Emancipation Proclamation, a young girl’s eyewitness account of the seige of Atlanta and a pardon card for a member of the Army of Northern Virginia. No Civil War buff should be without this “home archive” of the war’s important battles and events.
Hello,for the past few years I have been working on my family tree. Just when I think I am done I find something new to investigate. I not only wanted to create a family tree but I wanted to put together a family history album. I had old birth certificates, marriage records, photographs, etc. Well by the time I was done my album was about 5 in thick!