Chèli’s Shelves reviewed The Siege of Washington: The Untold Story of the Twelve Days That Shook the Union by John Lockwood and Charles Lookwood for the U.S. Civil War Reading Challenge 2011. Here’s an excerpt:
I’ve been reading a great number of Civil War books, but wish that I had found this one first. It would have been a great start, explaining the issues that effected both sides militarily as well as the social issues of the surrounding area. As a Marylander, I realize that my state fell below the Mason-Dixon line, but never realized until I read this book that there were actually skirmishes when the citizens tried to support the Confederacy. Most of all for me, it helped to enlightened me as to the areas in my home state that were directly affected by the war other than the battlefields.
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