Recollections of the Civil War

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(4.4 stars; 34 reviews)

Recollections of the Civil War records the events that took place during the American Civil war. It forms one of the most remarkable volumes of historical, political, and personal reminiscences which have been given to the public. Mr. Dana wrote these Recollections of the civil war according to a purpose which he had entertained for several years. They were completed only a few months before his death on October 17, 1897. Go to the e-book on this book's catalog page for some great illustrations and an index. (Summary by Preface and WoollyBee)

(8 hr 12 min)


Preface 3:21 Read by Jennifer Dorr
From the Tribune to the War Department 28:58 Read by Larry Wilson
At the front with Grant's army 27:18 Read by Denise Nordell
Before and Around Vicksburg 19:59 Read by Savannah
In camp and battle with Grant and his generals 21:16 Read by Ernst Schnell
Some contemporary portraits 39:34 Read by jabc1950
The siege of Vicksburg 24:47 Read by Ravi Shankar
Pemberton's surrender 20:41 Read by KHand
With the Army of the Cumberland 27:58 Read by Lynne T
The removal of Rosecrans 21:55 Read by asterix
Chattanooga and Missionary Ridge 34:36 Read by sbnelson
The War Department in war times 23:13 Read by asterix
Abraham Lincoln and his cabinet 33:41 Read by Paul Simonin
The Army of the Potomac in '64 26:30 Read by asterix
The great game between Grant and Lee 19:00 Read by Denise Nordell
The march on Petersburg 16:24 Read by Denise Nordell
Early's raid and the Washington panic 18:00 Read by Zachary Brewster-Geisz
The secret service of the war 20:24 Read by Greg Giordano
A visit to Sheridan in the valley 22:12 Read by Denise Nordell
'On to Richmond' at last! 16:30 Read by Greg Giordano
The Closing Scenes at Washington 26:04 Read by Denise Nordell


a delight read for any civil war buff

(5 stars)

It has lots of interesting details and was written clearly and vividly. you will need substantial background to understand the content. but it is definitely a nice read of you do.

Good account

(5 stars)

factual detailed record. enlightening description of personalities of CW Officers. unbiased view of cause and effect. Excellent readers

Fascinating insights

(4 stars)

very good narration providing an interesting perspective

(5 stars)

Amazing Book. I enjoyed it greatly. Thank you!