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Title:
Civil War forts
Author:
Brooks, Victor.
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Publication Information:
Philadelphia : Chelsea House Publishers, 2000.
Physical Description:
64 pages ; 25 cm
Summary:
Describes the battles that took place at six different forts during the Civil War: Sumter, Henry and Donelson, Vicksburg, Wagner, and Fisher.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780791054383
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

-- Each title details a specific topic of life during the war -- Many titles discuss subjects not covered in Civil War books -- Complements school curriculum -- High interest level -- Easy reading -- Unique archival photographs throughout Conditions in forts constructed prior to the war are explored, as well as the operation of defending these strongholds from attack.


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Booklist Review

Gr. 4^-8. Each volume in this proposed set of 12 focuses on one aspect of the Civil War. African Americans discusses the role of African American soldiers fighting for the Union and the Confederacy. Forts describes pivotal events at Fort Sumter and Fort Wagner in South Carolina, Fort Fisher in North Carolina, Fort Henry and Fort Donelson in Tennessee, and the fortified city of Vicksburg, Mississippi. The volumes, illustrated with reproductions of period photos, paintings, and engravings, begin with line-drawn maps that are generic to the series. They end with lists of books and Web sites that reflect the subject of each volume. Civil War buffs and librarians alike will react to the series title, Untold History of the Civil War, with some degree of skepticism. Isn't it a stretch to imply that the vast literature on the period has overlooked the Underground Railroad, for example? Still, the series books themselves appear to offer solid introductory material that, if not new to library shelves, is presented in an accessible and readable fashion. Check the Series Roundup, this issue, for volumes on secret weapons and the Underground Railroad. --Carolyn Phelan


School Library Journal Review

Gr 5-8-Each of these slim volumes begins with the same two maps: "Strategic Theater" in 1863 and "Civil War in the East: Virginia & Maryland." Forts introduces five key military sites, describing their histories and the key battles fought there. The maps are particularly useless in this book, as children will have to know where the forts are in order to locate them. Secret Weapons actually covers innovative warfare, such as the use of balloons and the Gatling gun. Although the weakest of the three volumes, it does gather this information together in one convenient package. In Spies, readers meet the "stars" (Allan Pinkerton, Belle Boyd, Elizabeth Van Lew), as well as some lesser-known operatives. Children will particularly enjoy the chapter on codes. On the whole, these three volumes will be popular with those who have a new interest in the Civil War, and will be stepping stones to more advanced research. Black-and-white photos and reproductions add interest.-Elizabeth M. Reardon, McCallie School, Chattanooga, TN (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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Conditions in forts constructed prior to the war are explored, as well as the operation of defending these strongholds from attack. Excerpted from Civil War Forts by Victor D. Brooks All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.