1862: Fredericksburg: A New Look at a Bitter Civil War Battle (Hardcover)
Through National Geographic's heart-stopping you-are-there reenactment photography and in-depth research and reporting, readers will be transported back to this key episode in our nation's history. Considered Lee's "most one-sided victory of the war," Fredericksburg was a significant turning point in the Civil War.1862 takes a new look at the battle and provides readers with a unique perspective on what the war meant to non combatants and particularly to blacks on the cusp of freedom. This extraordinary coverage is made possible by newly discovered primary sources, including a never-before-known slave diary. From death, injury, and despair to victory and the trials of post-war life, the 1862 battle of Fredericksburg changed a town and a nation forever.
As the newest installment in the New Look series, this fresh, new historical book is timed to coincide with the beginning of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and will complement school curriculums in fifth and eighth grades.
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About the Author
K. M. Kostyal has written a number of books for the National Geographic Society, including 1776: A New Look at Revolutionary Williamsburg, Trial by Ice: A Photobiography of Sir Ernest Shackleton, and Abraham Lincoln's Extraordinary Era. She is a history buff with a fascination for the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. Lori Epstein is an award-winning photographer for National Geographic Society. Her work has appeared in art galleries and a number of books, including 1862: Fredericksburg, Christmas in Williamsburg: 300 Years of Family Traditions, and Master George's People: George Washington, His Slaves, and His Revolutionary Transformation. To learn more, visit loriepstein.com.