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The chronicles of chivalry, of Froissart and of Monstrelet record no more valiant deeds than those performed by these plain American citizens from the farms and workshops of the North and the plantations of the South, who under the inspiration of love of native land were transformed into the grim warriors who contested the bloody issues of Shiloh and Gettysburg.
In thousands of American homes to-day is cherished heirloom-a crudely fashioned uniform of faded blue or homespun gray, a battered can teen or musket-all that is left to remind the pres ent generation of some loved one who in response. to the call of country played a hero's part in the bloodiest conflict recorded in the pages of history. A half century has passed since the guns trained on Sumter boomed their message of defiance, and Death has taken heavy toll of the actors in the great Civil War drama, but the men who led the armies and fleets of the North and South, and who fought the battles, have left an imperishable record of their experiences in "The Century War Book," of which they were the authors. In these personal narratives will be found a well-rounded history of the Civil War by the men who fought on both sides, and such a history as can never be produced again. No hero tales of ancient times excel in romantic and dramatic qualities these stories of camp life and battle-field told by both officers and privates who wore the Blue and the Gray.
Had one of our ancestors who fought at Crécy, or Agincourt, or even in more recent times; had one who had shared the miseries of Valley Forge, or the glories of Yorktow bequeathed to us a narrative of his daily experiences written by some comrade in arms would we not prize it above almost all other earthly possessions? Is it, therefore, too much to say of the great Century War Book," "Battles and Leaders of the Civil War," that it is the one book of all books that will be handed down with pride and veneration in American homes from generation to generation, and that Ameri can youth in all ages will draw their loftiest inspirations of patriotism from the examples of the great dead whose deeds adorn its pages?
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