Braxton Bragg: The Most Hated Man of the Confederacy Civil War America

The University of North Carolina Press - University of North Carolina Press. This public image established him not only as a scapegoat for the South's military failures but also as the chief whipping boy of the Confederacy. Hess's biography offers a much more balanced account of Bragg, the man and the officer. While hess analyzes bragg's many campaigns and battles, he also emphasizes how his contemporaries viewed his successes and failures and how these reactions affected Bragg both personally and professionally.

. As a leading confederate general, for wantonly shooting his own soldiers, Braxton Bragg 1817–1876 earned a reputation for incompetence, and for losing battles. Rather than take these assessments at face value, Earl J. The strongly negative opinions of Bragg's contemporaries have continued to color assessments of the general's military career and character by generations of historians.

Braxton Bragg: The Most Hated Man of the Confederacy Civil War America - The testimony and opinions of other members of the Confederate army--including Bragg's superiors, his fellow generals, and his subordinates--reveal how the general became a symbol for the larger military failures that undid the Confederacy. By connecting the general's personal life to his military career, Hess positions Bragg as a figure saddled with unwarranted infamy and humanizes him as a flawed yet misunderstood figure in Civil War history.





Lincoln's Lieutenants: The High Command of the Army of the Potomac

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - The men in charge all too frequently appeared to be fighting against the administration in Washington instead of for it, increasingly cast as political pawns facing down a vindictive congressional Committee on the Conduct of the War. President lincoln oversaw, and finally tamed his unruly team of generals as the eastern army was stabilized by an unsung supporting cast of corps, argued with, division, and brigade generals.

With characteristic style and insight, determined officers, Stephen Sears brings these courageous, who rose through the ranks and led from the front, to life. Houghton Mifflin. From the best-selling author of gettysburg, a multilayered group biography of the commanders who led the Army of the Potomac The high command of the Army of the Potomac was a changeable, often dysfunctional band of brothers, going through the fires of war under seven commanding generals in three years, until Grant came east in 1864.





Bust Hell Wide Open: The Life of Nathan Bedford Forrest

Regnery History - Houghton Mifflin. At fourteen he became the head of his impoverished family, responsible for feeding eleven on the rough American frontier. And at forty years old, nathan Bedford Forrest enlisted in a Tennessee cavalry regiment—and became a controversial Civil War legend. Bust hell wide open is a comprehensive portrait of Nathan Bedford Forrest as a man: his achievements, failings, reflections, and regrets.

The legacy of General Nathan Bedford Forrest is deeply divisive. By thirty-nine he had established himself as a successful plantation owner worth over $1 million. Best known for being accused of war crimes at the battle of fort pillow and for his role as first Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan—an organization he later denounced—Forrest has often been studied as a military figure, but never before studied as a fascinating individual who wrestled with the complex issues of his violent times.





On to Petersburg: Grant and Lee, June 4-15, 1864

LSU Press - Houghton Mifflin. Rhea examines how lee, facing a better-provisioned army whose troops outnumbered Lee’s two to one, consistently fought the Union army to an impasse, employing risky, innovative field tactics to counter Grant’s forces. On to petersburg grant and Lee June 4 15 1864. Rhea completes his much-lauded history of the Overland Campaign, a series of Civil War battles fought between Generals Ulysses S.

With on to Petersburg, Gordon C. Grant and Robert E. Like the four volumes that preceded it, On to Petersburg represents decades of research and scholarship and will stand as the most authoritative history of the final battles in the campaign. Beginning his account in the immediate aftermath of grant’s three-day attack on Confederate troops at Cold Harbor, Rhea argues that the Union general’s primary goal was not―as often supposed―to take Richmond, but rather to destroy Lee’s army by closing off its retreat routes and disrupting its supply chains.

Having previously covered the campaign in his magisterial volumes on the battle of the Wilderness, and Cold Harbor, The Battles for Spotsylvania Court House and the Road to Yellow Tavern, To the North Anna River, Rhea ends this series with a comprehensive account of the last twelve days of the campaign, which concluded with the beginning of the siege of Petersburg.

On to Petersburg: Grant and Lee, June 4-15, 1864 - On to petersburg follows the union army’s movement to the James River, the military response from the Confederates, and the initial assault on Petersburg, which Rhea suggests marked the true end of the Overland Campaign. While grant struggled at times to communicate strategic objectives to his subordinates and to adapt his army to a faster-paced, more flexible style of warfare, Rhea suggests that the general successfully shifted the military landscape in the Union’s favor.





The Battle of Peach Tree Creek: Hood's First Effort to Save Atlanta Civil War America

The University of North Carolina Press - Initially taken by surprise, the Federals fought back with spirit and nullified all the advantages the Confederates first enjoyed. Thomas's army of the cumberland just after it crossed Peach Tree Creek on July 20 On to petersburg grant and Lee June 4 15 1864. North carolina. Offering new and definitive interpretations of the battle's place within the Atlanta campaign, Earl J.

Attacking northward from Atlanta's defenses, Hood's men struck George H. Hess shows that morale played an unusually important role in determining the outcome at Peach Tree Creek--a soured mood among the Confederates and overwhelming confidence among the Federals spelled disaster for one side and victory for the other.

The Battle of Peach Tree Creek: Hood's First Effort to Save Atlanta Civil War America - Sherman's union forces came ever nearer the city, the defending Confederate Army of Tennessee replaced its commanding general, removing Joseph E. This decision stunned and demoralized Confederate troops just when Hood was compelled to take the offensive against the approaching Federals. As a result, the Federals achieved a remarkable defensive victory.

On july 20, 1864, the civil War struggle for Atlanta reached a pivotal moment. Johnston and elevating John Bell Hood. Houghton Mifflin.





River of Death--The Chickamauga Campaign: Volume 1: The Fall of Chattanooga Civil War America

The University of North Carolina Press - The battle of chickamauga was the third bloodiest of the American Civil War and the only major Confederate victory in the conflict's western theater. Houghton Mifflin. He also sheds new light on the role of railroads on operations in these landlocked battlegrounds, as well as the intelligence gathered and used by both sides.

Delving deep into the strategic machinations, maneuvers, 1863, and smaller clashes that led to the bloody events of September [email protected]–20, Robertson reveals that the road to Chickamauga was as consequential as the unfolding of the battle itself. It pitted braxton Bragg's Army of Tennessee against William S.

River of Death--The Chickamauga Campaign: Volume 1: The Fall of Chattanooga Civil War America - On to petersburg grant and Lee June 4 15 1864. In this first volume of an authoritative two-volume history of the Chickamauga Campaign, William Glenn Robertson provides a richly detailed narrative of military operations in southeastern and eastern Tennessee as two armies prepared to meet along the "River of Death.

Robertson tracks the two opposing armies from July 1863 through Bragg's strategic decision to abandon Chattanooga on September 9. Drawing on all relevant primary and secondary sources, Robertson devotes special attention to the personalities and thinking of the opposing generals and their staffs. North carolina.

Rosecrans's army of the Cumberland and resulted in more than 34, 500 casualties.





P. G. T. Beauregard: Napoleon in Gray Southern Biography Series

LSU Press - Used book in Good Condition. First published in 1955 to wide acclaim, T. This paradox of a man who fought gallantly to defend the Old South and then helped industrialize it is the fascinating subject of Williams’ superb biography. T. Harry williams’ P. North carolina. On to petersburg grant and Lee June 4 15 1864.

G. Beauregard is universally regarded as “the first authoritative portrait of the Confederacy’s always dramatic, often perplexing” general Chicago Tribune. He rigidly adhered to the principles of war derived from his studies of Jomini and Napoleon, and yet many of his battle plans were rejected by his superiors, who regarded him as excitable, unreliable, and contentious.

P. G. T. Beauregard: Napoleon in Gray Southern Biography Series - Chivalric, arrogant, and of exotic Creole Louisiana origin, Beauregard participated in every phase of the Civil War from its beginning to its end. Houghton Mifflin. After the war, beauregard was almost the only prominent Confederate general who adapted successfully to the New South, running railroads and later supervising the notorious Louisiana Lottery.





Joseph E. Johnston: A Civil War Biography Norton Paperback

W. W. Norton & Company - On to petersburg grant and Lee June 4 15 1864. He failed to save confederate forces under siege by Grant at Vicksburg, and he retreated into Georgia in the face of Sherman's march. But johnston was an enigmatic man. Johnston was in command of confederate forces at the South's first victory―Manassas in July 1861―and at its last―Bentonville in April 1965.

Used book in Good Condition. Now in this rousing narrative of Johnston's dramatic career, Craig L. North carolina. His intense feud with jefferson davis ensured the collapse of the Confederacy's western campaign in 1864 and made Johnston the focus of a political schism within the government. Houghton Mifflin.

Joseph E. Johnston: A Civil War Biography Norton Paperback - Lee. His battlefield victories were never decisive. Many of his contemporaries considered him the greatest southern field commander of the war; others ranked him second only to Robert E. Riveting. A thoughtful biography. New york times Book Review General Joseph E.





The Real Horse Soldiers: Benjamin Grierson’s Epic 1863 Civil War Raid Through Mississippi

Savas Beatie - John pemberton at vicksburg and other southern leaders looked in the wrong directions, Grant moved his entire Army of the Tennessee across the Mississippi River below Vicksburg, the Confederate chances of holding the river, spelling the doom of that city, and perhaps the Confederacy itself. Novelists have attempted to capture the large-than-life cavalry raid in the popular imagination, and Hollywood reproduced the daring cavalry action in The Horse Soldiers, a 1959 major motion picture starring John Wayne and William Holden.

Smith’s the real horse soldiers captures the high drama and tension of the 1863 horse soldiers in a modern, comprehensive, academic study. Houghton Mifflin. Readers will find it fills a wide void in Civil War literature. S. Used book in Good Condition. Throughout, freed slaves, he displayed outstanding leadership and cunning, destroyed railroad tracks, burned trestles and bridges, and created as much damage and chaos as possible.

The Real Horse Soldiers: Benjamin Grierson’s Epic 1863 Civil War Raid Through Mississippi - Grierson’s raid broke a vital confederate rail line at Newton Station that supplied Vicksburg and, perhaps most importantly, consumed the attention of the Confederate high command. Ironically, the man who led the raid was a former music teacher who some say disliked horses. The daily rides were long, the rest stops short, and the tension high.

Smith’s the real horse soldiers: benjamin Grierson’s Epic 1863 Civil War Raid through Mississippi rectifies this oversight.





John Bell Hood: The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of a Confederate General

Savas Beatie - These discoveries, coupled with his access to a large cache of recently discovered Hood papers—many penned by generals and other officers who served with Hood—confirm Hood’s account that originally appeared in his memoir and resolve, for the first time, some of the most controversial aspects of Hood’s long career.

Blindly accepting historical ‘truths’ without vigorous challenge, ” cautions one historian, “is a perilous path to understanding real history. The shocking revelations in john bell hood: the rise, and Resurrection of a Confederate General will forever change our perceptions of Hood as both a man and a general, Fall, and those who set out to shape his legacy.

John Bell Hood: The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of a Confederate General - Winner of the 2014 albert castel book award and the 2014 walt whitman awardjohn bell hood was one of the Confederacy’s most successful—and enigmatic—generals. On to petersburg grant and Lee June 4 15 1864. His careful examination of the original sources utilized to create the broadly accepted “facts” about John Bell Hood uncovered startlingly poor scholarship by some of the most well-known and influential historians of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Used book in Good Condition. Houghton Mifflin. Published posthumously the following year, the memoirs immediately became as controversial as their author. These unflattering opinions persisted throughout the decades and reached their nadir in 1992, when an influential author described Hood’s memoirs as “merely a bitter, misleading, misrepresentations, and highly distorted treatise” replete with “distortions, and outright falsifications.

Without any personal papers to contradict them, many historians and writers portrayed Hood as an inept and dishonest opium addict and a conniving, vindictive cripple of a man.





A Campaign of Giants--The Battle for Petersburg: Volume 1: From the Crossing of the James to the Crater Civil War America

The University of North Carolina Press - Featuring some of the war's most notorious battles, the campaign played out against a backdrop of political drama and crucial fighting elsewhere, with massive costs for soldiers and civilians alike. Lee squared off for more than nine months in their struggle for Petersburg, the key to the Confederate capital at Richmond.

North carolina. Grant and Robert E. Full of fresh insights drawn from military, and social history, political, A Campaign of Giants is destined to be the definitive account of the campaign. Ulysses S. On to petersburg grant and Lee June 4 15 1864. Used book in Good Condition. With new perspectives on operational and tactical choices by commanders, and the significant role of the United States Colored Troops in the fighting, the experiences of common soldiers and civilians, this book offers essential reading for all those interested in the history of the Civil War.

A Campaign of Giants--The Battle for Petersburg: Volume 1: From the Crossing of the James to the Crater Civil War America - . After failing to bull his way into petersburg, Grant concentrated on isolating the city from its communications with the rest of the surviving Confederacy, stretching Lee's defenses to the breaking point. When lee's desperate breakout attempt failed in March 1865, Grant launched his final offensives that forced the Confederates to abandon the city on April 2, 1865.

Grinding, and ultimately decisive, bloody, the Petersburg Campaign was the Civil War's longest and among its most complex. Houghton Mifflin.