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This rivetting ebook, the sequel to "Battlefield of the Civil struggle 1," will take you on a trip again via time to the negative days while males fought and died for factors they by no means fairly understood.

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Certainly there is no documented evidence of such an award. The brevet commissions caused great confusion among the Federal officer class. By the end of the war as many as 1,700 officers held brevet ranks of brigadier or major general. This caused problems of title and recognition. For a long time after the war, the army had real problems deciding the official title of an officer and what rank he was entitled to show on his uniform. For instance, although George Armstrong Custer was only a lieutenant colonel when he died on the Little Big Horn, he held brevet major general commissions in both the regular and volunteer armies.

Beauregard graduated from West Point in 1838, 2nd in a class of 45. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers and sent to Newport, Rhode Island. During the Mexican War he served as an engineer under General Winfield Scott, was wounded twice, and received two brevets for bravery. In January he was appointed superintendent of West Point, a position he held only a matter of days before being removed for his outspoken Southern sympathies. On February 20th, Beauregard resigned his commission in the Federal Army and on March 1st accepted a commission as briga- Page 28 Inside Fort Sumter.

Ponder the great events that took place thereevents that surely changed the face of our nation. Page 3 Chapter 1 The Road to War From April, 1861 to April, 1865 there was a storm over the land. The nation became involved in a great civil war. In the early days it was a romantic war. Few thought it could last for more than a week or two. Men of both sides donned heroic uniforms, waved good-bye to their loved ones, and sallied forth laughing and boasting of the great deeds they would do. By April 1st, 1862, almost a year after the opening shots had been fired at Fort Sumter, the war had spread across almost the entire southern half of the divided nation.

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