The American Civil War continues to be one of the most significant events in US history. In this title, readers will examine the memorable victories and defeats that marked the final years of the war for both the Union and Confederate forces. Engaging text introduces readers to the Wilderness Campaign, the Siege of Petersburg, Sherman's March to the Sea, the fall of Richmond, and ultimately, the Confederacy's surrender at Appomattox Courthouse. Chapters also explore the war's aftermath, including President Abraham Lincoln's assassination and the Reconstruction period of American history. ABDO & Daughters is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.