Photographic History of the Civil War: Volume 4
|Author: ||Rupnow, John E.|
Today Americans remember their Civil War in a romantic way. The battle heroes have been glamorized and the political leaders have been mythologized. But the truth is that the Civil War wreaked more death and destruction than any previous war.
The Civil War was the first industrialized war. The destruction to cities, homes, and roads was enormous. The numbers of dead exceeded anything known before. But after the war was over, the cities were rebuilt, the dead were buried, and these horrors of war were hidden from our view.