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Author: Robert Underwood Johnson
Genre: United States
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ISBN: MINN:31951002187857I
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Author: Robert Underwood Johnson
Genre: United States
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ISBN: HARVARD:32044097898696
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Author: Peter Cozzens
Genre: History
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252028791
Book Pages: 606
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The first four volumes of Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, published in the late nineteenth century, became the best-selling and most frequently cited works ever published on the Civil War. Volume 5, assembled by the acclaimed military historian Peter Cozzens, carries on the tradition of its namesake, offering a dazzling new collection of ......


Author: Mark Perry
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Publisher: Viking Adult
ISBN: UOM:39015040061825
Book Pages: 500
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Chronicles the parallel lives of Union Colonel Joshua Chamberlain and Confederate Colonel William Oates, whose troops clashed at Gettysburg


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Genre: United States
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ISBN: UOM:39015027263402
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Genre: Gettysburg Campaign, 1863
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ISBN: WISC:89073227316
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Author: Edward Longacre
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Publisher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated
ISBN: UOM:39015059235435
Book Pages: 277
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The only full-length biography of Robert E. Lee's nephew, the youngest-and ablest-cavalry commander of the Confederate Army


Author: G. S. Boritt
Genre: History
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: UOM:39015040577721
Book Pages: 270
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On the first three days of July in 1863, more than 160,000 Union and Rebel soldiers fought a monumental battle at Gettysburg--a bloody contest that is without a doubt the best known engagement of the war. Yet, for all its prominence, Gettysburg still stirs heated debate. Presenting the insights of nine leading Civil War scholars, this book takes a fresh look at the greatest battle in American military history.


Author: Eric J. Wittenberg
Genre: History
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 9781932714432
Book Pages: 519
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The titanic three-day battle of Gettysburg left 50,000 casualties in its wake, a battered Southern army far from its base of supplies, and a rich historiographic legacy. Thousands of books and articles cover nearly every aspect of the battle, but not a single volume focuses on the military aspects of the monumentally important movements of the armies to and across the Potomac River. One Continuous Fight: The Retreat from Gettysburg and the Pursuit of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, July 4-14, 1863 is the first detailed military history of Lee's retreat and the Union effort to catch and destroy the wounded Army of Northern Virginia. Against steep odds and encumbered with thousands of casualties, Confederate commander Robert E. Lee's post-battle task was to successfully withdraw his army across the Potomac River. Union commander George G. Meade's equally difficult assignment was to intercept the effort and destroy his enemy. The responsibility for defending the exposed Southern columns belonged to cavalry chieftain James Ewell Brown (Jeb) Stuart. If Stuart fumbled his famous ride north to Gettysburg, his generalship during the retreat more than redeemed his flagging reputation. The ten days of retreat triggered nearly two dozen skirmishes and major engagements, including fighting at Granite Hill, Monterey Pass, Hagerstown, Williamsport, Funkstown, Boonsboro, and Falling Waters. President Abraham Lincoln was thankful for the early July battlefield victory, but disappointed that General Meade was unable to surround and crush the Confederates before they found safety on the far side of the Potomac. Exactly what Meade did to try to intercept the fleeing Confederates, and how the Southerners managed to defend their army and ponderous 17-mile long wagon train of wounded until crossing into western Virginia on the early morning of July 14, is the subject of this study One Continuous Fight draws upon a massive array of documents, letters, diaries, newspaper accounts, and published primary and secondary sources. These long-ignored foundational sources allow the authors, each widely known for their expertise in Civil War cavalry operations, to describe carefully each engagement. The result is a rich and comprehensive study loaded with incisive tactical commentary, new perspectives on the strategic role of the Southern and Northern cavalry, and fresh insights on every engagement, large and small, fought during the retreat. The retreat from Gettysburg was so punctuated with fighting that a soldier felt compelled to describe it as "One Continuous Fight." Until now, few students fully realized the accuracy of that description. Complimented with 18 original maps, dozens of photos, and a complete driving tour with GPS coordinates of the entire retreat, One Continuous Fight is an essential book for every student of the American Civil War in general, and for the student of Gettysburg in particular. About the Authors: Eric J. Wittenberg has written widely on Civil War cavalry operations. His books include Glory Enough for All (2002), The Union Cavalry Comes of Age (2003), and The Battle of Monroe's Crossroads and the Civil War's Final Campaign (2005). He lives in Columbus, Ohio. J. David Petruzzi is the author of several magazine articles on Eastern Theater cavalry operations, conducts tours of cavalry sites of the Gettysburg Campaign, and is the author of the popular "Buford's Boys" website at www.bufordsboys.com. Petruzzi lives in Brockway, Pennsylvania. A long time student of the Gettysburg Campaign, Michael Nugent is a retired US Army Armored Cavalry Officer and the descendant of a Civil War Cavalry soldier. He has previously written for several military publications. Nugent lives in Wells, Maine.


Author: Samuel J. Martin
Genre: History
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ISBN: UOM:39015037801746
Book Pages: 325
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Hugh Judson Kilpatrick, the subject of this biography, had a life plan: he would be a military hero, governor of New Jersey, and finally president of the United States. A West Point degree and the outbreak of the Civil War gave him a start on his path. Kilpatrick was an intrepid rider who, during the early days of the war, led his troopers into Confederate territory to disrupt lines of communication and supply. His frequent raids were not too successful, but when Kilpatrick submitted exaggerated reports of his exploits, his superiors believed the false claims and rewarded him with promotion to regimental, brigade, and then division command. Given a fighting role in the Union Army of the Potomac, Kilpatrick soon showed that he was an inept tactician. Time and time again he sent his force into ambushes. He suffered so many needless casualties that even his own men called him "Kill-Cavalry." Faced with a growing resentment over his bumbling as a soldier and his lack of morals, Kilpatrick sought redemption via a raid on Richmond in 1864 to free the Yankee prisoners held in the Southern capital. The escapade failed, and General George G. Meade took advantage of the fiasco to remove Kilpatrick from his command. He pursued his political goals after the war but found his military record a liability. Losing election after election, Kilpatrick finally gave up his hopes for public office to become an accomplished lecturer. He served twice as the ambassador to Chile, where he died of a lingering war wound at the age of forty-five. Although he was certainly an antihero, Kilpatrick did attain the stars of a major general, and he earned both fortune and fame as a lecturer. He did not achieve his life plan, but Kilpatrick was nevertheless successful. And while many might call him despicable, none could ever proclaim Kilpatrick dull.