Witness to the Civil War
First-hand Accounts From Frank Leslie's Illustrated NewpaperBook - 2006
Traces the history of the Civil War through accounts and illustrations by notable nineteenth-century artists and journalists from the frontlines, with analysis of the role of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper in depicting the war.
For four bloody years, the Civil War ravaged America. Those at home could only imagine the sights and events overtaking their husbands and sons, fathers and brothers who were under arms.
Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper was a primary source of information during those dark days. The reporters and artists who traveled with the armies were eyewitnesses to events, great and small, for their captivated readers. Sometimes the news was sensational. At other times it was tragic. But it was always eagerly sought after.
Here are the accounts, in pictures and stories, of those first wartime journalists. Here are their reports from the front lines. Here is the Civil War's news as originally presented to loved ones at home. Here you will find images of the battles, the leaders, the camp life, and of the soldiers who gave their all for North and South.
In your hands you hold the testimony of those who were Witness to the Civil War.
Traces the history of the Civil War through the original accounts and more than five hundred illustrations by notable nineteenth-century artists and journalists from the frontlines of the war, accompanied by analysis and commentary about the role of Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper in recording the events and campaigns of the Civil War.