How many Union troops died in the siege of Atlanta? Who were the Zouaves and what was their unique contribution to the Civil War? What was the bizarre legend of John Clem? Civil War buffs can read about these and over 250 alphabetically arranged topics in this comprehensive and concise reference guide from the Civil War Society. Rich in anecdotal detail, each entry provides a dramatic new perspective on the powers, politics, and personalities of the era, highlighting details often ignored by other Civil War books. Over 150 rare black-and-white photos and 68 illustrations add keen insights into the bloodiest and most devastating of American wars.