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Author: Robert Underwood Johnson
Genre: History
Publisher: Book Sales Inc
ISBN: 0890095701
Book Pages: 750
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Reconstructs all major military operations of the war relying heavily on eye-witness reports and the recollections of leading participants


Author: Robert Underwood Johnson
Genre: History
Publisher: Book Sales Inc
ISBN: 0890095701
Book Pages: 750
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Reconstructs all major military operations of the war relying heavily on eye-witness reports and the recollections of leading participants


Author: Dennis L. Peterson
Genre: History
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9781476625140
Book Pages: 296
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Thousands of books have been written covering every aspect of the Civil War. Yet scant attention has been given to the civilian government of the Confederacy. The most recent book on the subject was published in 1944, and what little has been written since is scattered among various journals and magazines. Drawing on scholarship old and new, this book provides a detailed overview of each of the Confederacy’s six executive departments, along with biographical sketches of each man who held a position in Jefferson Davis’s cabinet, from Secretary of State to Postmaster General.


Author: Cory M. Pfarr
Genre: History
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9781476634999
Book Pages: 215
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

“A seminal work of historical research and scholarship…critically important and unreservedly recommended”—Midwest Book Review “Cory M. Pfarr provides the most detailed analysis to date of James Longstreet’s actions at Gettysburg, the motivations of his postwar critics, and the manner in which bias against Longstreet has influenced histories of the battle down to the present day. This is a welcome addition to the historiography of the most studied military engagement in American history.”—William Garrett Piston, author of Lee’s Tarnished Lieutenant: James Longstreet and his Place in Southern History “About once each decade an honest work concerning James Longstreet is published. Cory Pfarr has this decade covered.”—Richard Pilcher, past president, the Longstreet Society “General James Longstreet remains the most controversial Confederate officer to fight at Gettysburg. Surprisingly, no full-length assessment of Longstreet’s Gettysburg record has been produced until now. Cory Pfarr methodically analyzes many of the myths and controversies that surround Lee’s ‘Old War Horse.’ His results challenge popular interpretations that were created by ‘Lost Cause’ advocates and continue among historians to this day. Pfarr’s provocative work will be required reading for all subsequent treatments of Longstreet at Gettysburg.”—James A. Hessler, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide and author of Sickles at Gettysburg and Gettysburg’s Peach Orchard This is the first book-length, critical analysis of Lieutenant General James Longstreet’s actions at the Battle of Gettysburg. The author argues that Longstreet’s record has been discredited unfairly, beginning with character assassination by his contemporaries after the war and, persistently, by historians in the decades since. By closely studying the three-day battle, and conducting an incisive historiographical inquiry into Longstreet’s treatment by scholars, this book presents an alternative view of Longstreet as an effective military leader, and refutes over a century of negative evaluations of his performance.


Author: Mark R. Brewer
Genre: History
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781796011852
Book Pages: 164
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

The war was still new. Soldiers on both sides had much to learn about fighting and killing. The Union volunteers who fought at the Battle of Ball’s Bluff had never “seen the elephant”—that is, they had never been in battle. They saw war as all glory and honor, and if death and wounds occurred, they would happen to someone else. Ball’s Bluff taught them otherwise. It was a small battle that had little or no effect on the overall military picture. But its effects were far-reaching, causing profound grief to the residents of the White House and leading to the formation of the Committee of the Conduct of the War. That committee would decide who was responsible for the Union debacle at Ball’s Bluff, and they would have a profound influence on the rest of the Union war effort.


Author: Angus Konstam
Genre: History
Publisher: Greenwood
ISBN: UVA:X004810699
Book Pages: 96
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Following the humiliating Northern defeat at the First Battle of Bull Run, General George B. McClellan took command of the Union Army of the Potomac. In the spring of 1862, having rebuilt his forces, the Little Napoleon devised a plan to end the war in a single campaign. Transporting his army by sea to the Virginia Peninsula, he would outflank Confederate forces and march unopposed on Richmond, the Southern capital. Excessive caution squandered the opportunity, however, and the Union lost its main chance to achieve an early end to the war. By the spring of 1862 most Americans had realised that the Civil War would not be brought to a conclusion without a major effort and a substantial financial and human cost. However, General George B. McClellan, the new commander of the Union Army of the Potomac, aimed to avoid a long war by capturing Richmond, the Confederate capital, in a single campaign. What followed was an operation which caught the Confederates off-guard and poised to capture the Confederate capital in a matter of weeks. This did not take account of General McClellan's excessive caution, however. Having executed the first part of his masterstroke and successfully transported the Army of the Potomac to the Virginia Peninsula, McClellan threw away his advantage - it took him almost two months to advance within sight of Richmond. The result was the bloody one-day battle of Fair Oaks, fought on 31 May 1862. The result was tactically indecisive, but the vicious Confederate attacks again unnerved McClellan and he called off any further advance on Richmond, despite the protests of Generals Hooker and Kearny who insisted the city was still vulnerable. The Union Army of the Potomac, and in particular its commander, lost confidence in their abilities as the campaign progressed. An unstoppable military force simply ran out of steam, surrendering the initiative to the enemy and squandering the chance to end the war.


Author: Bowker Editorial Staff
Genre:
Publisher:
ISBN: 0835235033
Book Pages: 13800
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Author: Robert E. Denney
Genre: History
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: PSU:000044967123
Book Pages: 400
Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi

Uses information from letters, journals, reports, and diaries to describe what medical treatment was like for soldiers fighting in the Civil War


Author: James Dale Philp
Genre:
Publisher:
ISBN: WISC:89073127409
Book Pages: 221
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Thomas Philp was born 3 June 1797 in Mylor, Cornwall, England. His parents were Robert Kemp Philp and Thomasin O'Brien. Thomas and his brother, James, emigrated and settled in Ontario. Thomas moved on to Gallipolis, Ohio where he met and married Elizabeth Baltzell in 1825. They had eight children. They lived in Kentucky and then moved to Jefferson County, Illinois in 1839. Thomas died in 1855. Descendants and relatives lived mainly in Illinois and Colorado.


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 ......