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Tempest At Ox Hill

Author : David A. Welker
ISBN : 9780306817205
Genre : History
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Every Civil War buff has heard of the Battle of Chantilly, the bloody 1862 engagement fought in a driving rainstorm only twenty miles from Washington that claimed the lives of two of the Union's most promising generals. Yet few have known the full story of courage and human drama because no one has ever produced a lively and historically accurate account of the battle-until now. Tempest at Ox Hill compellingly evokes this pivotal battle of the war, in which the Union army faced annihilation after Robert E. Lee's overwhelming victory at Second Bull Run. At Chantilly, Virginia, on September 1, 1862, a small Union rearguard faced down some of Lee's best generals. The retreating main Union army, and Washington, were saved, but at a frightening human cost, including the deaths of two Union generals—the promising Isaac Stevens and the dashing Philip Kearny, a Mexican War veteran who had also served with Napoleon III's imperial guard. And around these two Union generals lay nearly twelve hundred American soldiers, both blue and gray, dead fighting for their chosen cause. Tempest at Ox Hill captures the moment, the courage, and the carnage unforgettably.
Category: History

Counter Thrust

Author : B. Franklin Cooling
ISBN : 0803215150
Genre : History
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During the summer of 1862, a Confederate resurgence threatened to turn the tide of the Civil War. When the Union?s earlier multitheater thrust into the South proved to be a strategic overreach, the Confederacy saw its chance to reverse the loss of the Upper South through counteroffensives from the Chesapeake to the Mississippi. Benjamin Franklin Cooling tells this story in Counter-Thrust, recounting in harrowing detail Robert E. Lee?s flouting of his antagonist George B. McClellan?s drive to capture the Confederate capital at Richmond and describing the Confederate hero?s long-dreamt-of offensive to reclaim central and northern Virginia before crossing the Potomac. ø Counter-Thrust also provides a window into the Union?s internal conflict at building a successful military leadership team during this defining period. Cooling shows us Lincoln?s administration in disarray, with relations between the president and field commander McClellan strained to the breaking point. He also shows how the fortunes of war shifted abruptly in the Union?s favor, climaxing at Antietam with the bloodiest single day in American history?and in Lincoln?s decision to announce a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. Here in all its gritty detail and considerable depth is a critical moment in the unfolding of the Civil War and of American history.
Category: History

Whatever You Resolve To Be

Author : A. Wilson Greene
ISBN : 1572334304
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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When A. Wilson Greene released his respected Whatever You Resolve to Be: Essays on Stonewall Jackson in 1992, he little realized the interest in the popular Southern general that would explode in its wake. In recent years, Jackson has been the subject of biographies, military studies, and a major motion picture, Gods and Generals. Interpretations and perceptions of Jackson have changed as a result.In response to this interest, Greene’s outstanding look at Stonewall Jackson is once again available. Whatever You Resolve to Be contains five essays exploring both the personal and the military sides of the legendary military leader. A new introductory essay by Greene is also included.In that introduction, Greene surveys the research on Jackson that followed the initial release of his book. He includes his frank observations about how this recent scholarship has both vindicated and sometimes called into question his original assertions about the general. He also discusses the depiction of Jackson in Gods and Generals. The essays cover three primary topics: Jackson’s life, his gifts and flaws as a military commander, and his performance in three battles—the Seven Days, Second Manassas, and Fredericksburg. Greene’s portrayal is a balanced, extensively researched study of this most praised of Civil War heroes.Whatever You Resolve to Be remains as relevant today as when it was first published. Greene stays primarily true to his original observations on the general, despite new revisionist interpretations. For scholars and non-scholars alike, this book should be the starting point for any understanding of Stonewall Jackson.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Forthcoming Books

Author : Rose Arny
ISBN : UOM:39015046814839
Genre : American literature
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Civil War Book Review

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ISBN : WISC:89082598228
Genre : United States
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Category: United States

Books In Print Supplement

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105025417838
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature