The World Around Us #26 - The Illustrated Story of the Civil War
(October 1960)

Gilberton, 1958 Series
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Price
0.25 USD
Pages
68
Indicia Frequency
monthly
On-sale Date
1960-08-08
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Gilberton World-Wide Publications, Inc.
Brand
A Classics Illustrated Publication
Editing
Roberta Strauss Feuerlicht

Issue Notes

Meyer A. Kaplan (executive editor); Leonard B. Cole (art director). On-sale date from 1960 Periodicals, Copyright Office, Library of Congress.

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Pencils
N. J. Nodel (painting) (signed)
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N. J. Nodel (painting) (signed)
Colors
N. J. Nodel (painting) (signed)

Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
Lewis Armistead
Synopsis
Union and Confederate soldiers clash near the High-Water Mark in Pickett's Charge; map of Gettysburg in background
Keywords
army; Civil War; educational; fact; Gettysburg; Pennsylvania; Pickett's Charge

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The Civil War (Table of Contents: 2)

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Gray Morrow
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Gray Morrow
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Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
Abraham Lincoln; Ulysses S. Grant; Jefferson Davis; Robert E. Lee; Union soldier; Confederate soldier
Synopsis
Montage of specific and generic figures from the Civil War; introductory text.
Keywords
Civil War; educational; fact

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Saltarella.

Before the Storm (Table of Contents: 3)

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Gray Morrow
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Gray Morrow
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Genre
non-fiction
Characters
John Brown; abolitionists; pro-slavery southerners; fugitive slave
Synopsis
The young United States begins to tear itself apart in the quarrel over slavery.
Keywords
Civil War; educational; fact; slave; slavery

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Saltarella.

The Storm Breaks (Table of Contents: 4)

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Genre
non-fiction; war
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Abraham Lincoln
Synopsis
Abraham Lincoln is inaugurated as President. Five weeks later, South Carolina attacks Fort Sumter, beginning the Civil War.
Keywords
Charleston; Civil War; educational; fact; South Carolina; war

Indexer Notes

Illustration of attack on fort

War Leaders (Table of Contents: 5)

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Norman Nodel
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Norman Nodel
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Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Abraham Lincoln; Jefferson Davis
Synopsis
Portraits and short biographies of the two Presidents
Keywords
Civil War; educational; fact; President

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Saltarella.

The General Who Fought (Table of Contents: 6)

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Angelo Torres
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Angelo Torres
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Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
Ulysses S. Grant; Abraham Lincoln
Synopsis
Grant leads his men to victory at Fort Henry, Fort Donelson, and Shiloh. Confronted with demands for Grant's removal because of high casualties, Lincoln refuses, preferring a general who is willing to fight.
Keywords
Civil War; educational; fact; Shiloh; Tennessee

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Saltarella.

The Great Train Chase (Table of Contents: 7)

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Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
James J. Andrews
Synopsis
James J. Andrews leads his men on an unsuccessful attempt to steal the Confederate locomotive "General."
Keywords
Civil War; educational; fact; locomotive; spy; train

Indexer Notes

frame illustrations

Restless Conspirator (Table of Contents: 8)

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Genre
non-fiction
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Joseph Mazzini
Synopsis
Joseph Mazzini spends years successfully fighting for a united Italy, but is bitterly disappointed that the new nation is a monarchy rather than a republic.
Keywords
educational; fact; Italy

Indexer Notes

spot illustration

Flames on the Sea (Table of Contents: 9)

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Sam Glanzman
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Sam Glanzman
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Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
Raphael Semmes; John Winslow
Synopsis
Raphael Semmes commands the Confederate raider "Alabama" on a highly-successful commerce-raiding mission. "Alabama" is sunk off Cherbourg by USS "Kearsage," John Winslow commanding.
Keywords
Cherbourg; Civil War; educational; fact; France; navy

Indexer Notes

Glanzman's distinctive artwork may be identified with confidence.

The Iron Ships (Table of Contents: 10)

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Genre
non-fiction; war
Synopsis
"Monitor" and "Merrimack" fight a naval duel off Hampton Roads, Virginia
Keywords
Civil War; educational; fact; navy; Virginia

Indexer Notes

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War Leaders (Table of Contents: 11)

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Norman Nodel
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Norman Nodel
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Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
Ulysses S. Grant; Robert E. Lee; David G. Farragut
Synopsis
portraits and brief biographies of three military commanders
Keywords
Civil War; educational; fact

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Saltarella.

War Drums (Table of Contents: 12)

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Gray Morrow
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Gray Morrow
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Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
Harry M. Kieffer; Andy; Union soldiers
Synopsis
Harry Kieffer and his friend join the 150th Pennsylvania Volunteers as drummer boys and stretcher bearers. They fight at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg.
Keywords
Civil War; drummer boy; educational; fact; Pennsylvania

Indexer Notes

Presumably drawn from "The Recollections of a Drummer Boy" by Harry M. Kieffer.

Comic artist identification by Saltarella.

Trial of the Century (Table of Contents: 13)

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Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Account of Nazi atrocities, and of the Nuremberg Trials.
Keywords
concentration camp; educational; fact; Germany; Nazi; Nuremberg; Nuremberg Trials; World War II

These Brave Fields (Table of Contents: 14)

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Sam Glanzman ?
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Sam Glanzman ?
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Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
Frank Aretas Haskell; Union soldiers; Confederate soldiers
Synopsis
Haskell's account of his experiences in the Battle of Gettysburg
Keywords
Civil War; educational; fact; Gettysburg; Pennsylvania

Indexer Notes

Illustrated. Content drawn from "The Battle of Gettysburg," by Frank A. Haskell (published posthumously -- Haskell was killed at Cold Harbor).

Possible art identification by Saltarella.

The Men in Uniform (Table of Contents: 15)

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Genre
non-fiction; war
Synopsis
How Civil War soldiers were recruited, outfitted, and killed.
Keywords
Civil War; educational; fact

Indexer Notes

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War Leaders (Table of Contents: 16)

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Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
George E. Pickett; George G. Meade; Thomas J. Jackson
Synopsis
portraits and short biographies of three army leaders
Keywords
Civil War; educational; fact

The Ghost Dance (Table of Contents: 17)

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Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
Wovoka
Synopsis
Wovoka sees visions guiding him to lead the Ghost Dance peacefully, in order to remove the white invaders of Indian country. A Sioux uprising, somewhat connected with the Ghost Dance, is crushed.
Keywords
American Indian; educational; fact; Native American; Sioux; western

The Gray Ghost (Table of Contents: 18)

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Sam Glanzman
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Sam Glanzman
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Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
John Singleton Mosby; J.E.B. Stuart; Robert E. Lee
Synopsis
Mosby's Partisan Rangers cavalry unit successfully harasses Union posts in Northern Virginia.
Keywords
cavalry; Civil War; educational; fact; Virginia

Indexer Notes

Glanzman's distnctive artwork may be confidently identified.

The People at Home (Table of Contents: 19)

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Genre
non-fiction; war
Synopsis
How civilians experienced the Civil War
Keywords
Civil War; educational; fact

Indexer Notes

illustrations at margins

War Leaders (Table of Contents: 20)

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Norman Nodel
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Norman Nodel
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Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
Philip Kearny; James E. B. Stuart; William T. Sherman
Synopsis
portraits and short biographies of three army leaders
Keywords
Civil War; educational; fact

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Saltarella.

The Final Days (Table of Contents: 21)

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Jerry McCann
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Jerry McCann
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Genre
non-fiction; war
Characters
Ulysses S. Grant; William Sherman; Abraham Lincoln; Robert E. Lee; James Longstreet
Synopsis
As Lincoln begins his second term, Grant crushes Confederate forces in Virginia, forcing Lee's surrender.
Keywords
Appomattox; Civil War; educational; fact; President; Virginia

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Saltarella.

An April Day (Table of Contents: 22)

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Genre
non-fiction
Characters
Abraham Lincoln; Ulysses S. Grant; Mary Todd Lincoln
Synopsis
Account of Lincoln's last day
Keywords
assassin; assassination; Civil War; educational; fact; Ford's Theater; Washington D.C.

Indexer Notes

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The Prophet From Hoboken (Table of Contents: 23)

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Genre
non-fiction; biography
Characters
John Stevens; De Witt Clinton; Gouvernor Morris
Synopsis
John Stevens agitates for a railroad in 1812, before railroads exist. In 1831 he opens the Pennsylvania Railroad.
Keywords
educational; fact; Hoboken; New Jersey; Pennsylvania; railroad; transportation

The Aftermath (Table of Contents: 24)

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Norman Nodel
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Norman Nodel
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Genre
non-fiction
Synopsis
Northern military occupation of the South, and Reconstruction governments, are finally unsuccessful in rebuilding the South or uniting the nation.
Keywords
educational; fact; Ku Klux Klan; Reconstruction

Indexer Notes

Art identification by Saltarella.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. ["The Wonderful World of Fairy Tales"]
  3. 2. The Civil War
  4. 3. Before the Storm
  5. 4. The Storm Breaks
  6. 5. War Leaders
  7. 6. The General Who Fought
  8. 7. The Great Train Chase
  9. 8. Restless Conspirator
  10. 9. Flames on the Sea
  11. 10. The Iron Ships
  12. 11. War Leaders
  13. 12. War Drums
  14. 13. Trial of the Century
  15. 14. These Brave Fields
  16. 15. The Men in Uniform
  17. 16. War Leaders
  18. 17. The Ghost Dance
  19. 18. The Gray Ghost
  20. 19. The People at Home
  21. 20. War Leaders
  22. 21. The Final Days
  23. 22. An April Day
  24. 23. The Prophet From Hoboken
  25. 24. The Aftermath
  26. 25. ["We hope you enjoyed this issue."]
  27. 26. ["Read the best in the world's finest juvenile publication"]
  28. 27. ["Subscribe now! Today!"]
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