The Glories of War

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AuthorHouse, 2004 - History - 592 pages
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A unique telling of Civil War military activity in 1861, The Glories of War focuses on the Union's invasion of Virginia from four directions; it is the first study of the four invasion corridors of the Civil War. The Union invasions mainly produced small battles and skirmishes, as well as widely celebrated heroes, that received national attention in both the North and South but are forgotten today. Major themes include combatants' romanticized visions of the "glories of war," as well as their subsequent disillusionment. Special emphasis is placed on military activity in western Virginia (modern West Virginia), which has received limited study. Extensive use of Union and Confederate newspapers, along with previously unused sources, brings new information to readers. The text is supplemented by maps depicting both overviews and details of military action.
  

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Contents

1861
4
COLONEL ELMER EPHRAIM ELLSWORTH
6
RESOLUTE AND DEFIANT
11
JAMES W JACKSON
14
THE FAILURE
33
ROUTE OF UNION CAVALRY AND THE SKIRMISH
34
SKETCH OF UNION CAVALRY RAID AND NIGHTTIME
39
THE BULL RUN CAMPAIGN
48
FEDERALS ATTACK PHILIPPI
257
PHILIPPI RACES JUNE 31861
258
RICH MOUNTAIN CAMPAIGN JULY 711
264
STANDOFF AT LAUREL Hi LI
265
SKIRMISHING BETWEEN
267
ROSECRANS MEN ATTACKING CONFEDERATES AT RICH
273
RETREAT DEATH OF GARNETT AND DISASTER
277
CORRICKS FORD
281

ON TO RICHMOND
49
MCDOWELLS TURNING MOVEMENT AND CONFEDERATE
57
STAGE ONE OF THE BATTLE OF BULL RUN
64
FIRST
72
ROUT PANIC AND A DEMORALIZED NORTH
74
WATCHING WAITING PROBING
89
MAJOR AREAS OF THE PICKET WAR AFTER BULL RUN
96
GENERAL MCCLELLAN
104
ALONG THE BANKS OF THE POTOMAC
107
MCCLELLANS GRAND MILITARY REVIEW
112
THE PRECURSOR TO BALLS BLUFF
122
MILITARY ACTIVITY ON THE MORNING TO EARLY
129
00400
139
COLONEL EDWARD D BAKER
148
THE ENVELOPMENT OF
150
THE DRANESVILLE
173
TROOP MOVEMENT THAT LED TO THE ACCIDENTAL
179
A GRAND AND SIGNAL UNION VICTORY
188
LIEUTENANTCOLONEL THOMAS L KANE
189
THE BATTLE OF BIG BETHEL
199
FEDERALS FIRE ON FEDERALS
207
FEDERAL TROOP MOVEMENT TO BIG BETHEL JUNE
211
ATTACK ON THE CONFEDERATE RIGHT
216
MAJOR THEODORE WINTHROP
219
HEROES MARTYRS AND LOSERS
226
YOUNG NAPOLEON RICH MOUNTAIN AND CHEAT
243
UNION PENETRATION IN NORTHWEST VIRGINIA 1861
246
THE PHILIPPI RACES
251
UNION ATTEMPT TO TRAP PORTERFIELD AT PHILIPPI
252
AN AMBITIOUS PLAN GOES AWRY
295
LEES FIVE COLUMN
300
FEDERALS PROBE CONFEDERATE POSITIONS
305
FEDERALS ATTACK CAMP ALLEGHENY
313
UNION MOVEMENT TO CAMP ALLEGHENY
315
THE START OF THE UNION THREEPRONG
333
BRIGADIERGENERAL JACOB D COX
336
THE RUGGED TERRAIN OF WESTERN WEST VIRGINIA
356
THEATER OF FLOYDS TWO UNSUCCESSFUL ATTEMPTS
360
CONFEDERATES MOVE AGAINST COX TO REGAIN
365
SEPTEMBER 101861
387
CONFEDERATE RETREAT TO SEWELL MOUNTAIN
417
THE FEDERALS MOVE TO SEWELL
421
FLOYD RETREATS AGAIN
433
BRIGADIERGENERAL WILLIAM STARKE ROSECRANS
436
AN ANNOYED ROSECRANS PLANS TO TRAP FLOYD
441
DIFFICULT CROSSINGS AND COXS
447
THE COTTON HILL CAMPAIGN
451
DELAYS ALLOW FLOYD TO ESCAPE
453
BRIGADIERGENERAL HENRY WASHINGTON BENHAM
461
UNION SUCCESS AND THE EMERGENCE OF A NEW STATE
474
THE NORTHERN INVASION CORRIDOR
492
PATTERSON FAILS
499
ROMNEY AND THE DEFENSE OF WINCHESTER AND THE LOWER
508
FEDERAL TROOPS APPROACH THE BRIDGE OVER
510
FEDERALS SEIZE ROMNEY
512
1861 IN REVIEW
521
BIBLIOGRAPHICAL COMMENT
545
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