Their Last Full Measure: The Final Days of the Civil War

Their Last Full Measure: The Final Days of the Civil War


Dramatic advancements spread out through the first months of 1865 that introduced America's bloody Civil conflict to a quick climax.

As the Confederacy crumbled lower than the Union army's relentless "hammering," Federal armies marched at the Rebels' closing bastions in Alabama, the Carolinas, and Virginia. common William T. Sherman's battle-hardened military carried out a punitive crusade opposed to the seat of the uprising, South Carolina, whereas General-in-Chief Ulysses S. provide sought to damage the months-long siege at Petersburg, defended via Robert E. Lee's ravenous military of Northern Virginia. In Richmond, accomplice President Jefferson Davis struggled to carry jointly his unraveling kingdom whereas at the same time sanctioning diplomatic overtures to bid for peace. in the meantime, President Abraham Lincoln took steps to finish slavery within the usa forever.

Their final complete Measure relates those exciting occasions, which one at the heels of one other, from the battles finishing the Petersburg siege and forcing Lee's give up at Appomattox to the destruction of South Carolina's capital, the assassination of Lincoln, and the extensive manhunt for his killer. The fast paced narrative braids the disparate occasions right into a compelling account that comes with robust armies; leaders civil and army, fallacious and opulent; and traditional humans, black and white, suffering to outlive within the war's wreckage.

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