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Time-Life Civil warfare sequence 22 of 27

Another nice booklet during this sequence, with interval photos, photographs of Civil battle artifacts, maps and paintings. Sidebars contain a glance on the 1st Maine Artillery (a unit which was once frightfully scale down in the course of its baptism of fire), creative renderings of Petersburg, the Union's monstrous depot at urban aspect, black troops in wrestle and Anatomy of a Trench approach.

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