During the years 1861-1865, America was a nation torn apart by war. From terrible land combat to fierce battles at sea, from mothers losing sons to brothers fighting brothers, the Civil War was a conflict that profoundly affected all that it touched . . . and changed our nation forever. Witness the scenes and encounter the words of those caught up in a nation at war with itself. Martin W. Sandler's Civil War includes an author's note, index, and over one hundred vintage posters, paintings, and photographs from the Library of Congress archives. 1997 Notable Children's Trade Book in Social Studies (NCSS/CBC). Supports the Common Core State Standards.