Military history

1861: The Civil War Awakening

1861: The Civil War Awakening

As the United States marks the 150th anniversary of our defining national drama, 1861 presents a gripping and original account of how the Civil War began.

Prologue: A Banner at Daybreak

Chapter 1: Wide Awake

Chapter 2: The Old Gentlemen

Chapter 3: Forces of Nature

Chapter 4: A Shot in the Dark

Chapter 5: The Volunteer

Chapter 6: Gateways to the West

Chapter 7: The Crossing

Chapter 8: Freedom’s Fortress

Chapter 9: Independence Day