|I too am a great fan of both Foote and Catton, superb writers. Catton the historian, Foote the story teller. If you need facts then Catton is the go to guy as all his work is footnoted with documented sources whereas Foote wrote his narrative without giving any sources, but I do love his easy reading style of writing.Other authors who I really like are Stephen Sears, Russel Bonds and Wiley Sword. I agree with Hellcat the Encyclopedia is a great book and another I find invaluable is Stewart Sifakis's "Who Was Who in the Civil War",over 2,500 biographies of all the main protaganists, military, political and civilian together in one book.
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