How the North Won: A Military History of the Civil War

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University of Illinois Press, Jan 1, 1991 - History - 762 pages
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'The beginning student of Civil War military history will find the work an unmatched guide to how war was fought in the mid nineteenth century. Anyone already well versed in Civil War history will find immensely stimulating the authors' interpretations of Union and Confederate strategy, interpretations that will have to be grappled with by all subsequent historians of the subject.' -Russell F. Weigley, Indiana Magazine of History
  

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Review: How the North Won: A Military History of the Civil War

User Review  - Mark - Goodreads

How the North Won is excellently subtitled ("A Military History of the Civil War"). Politics, social concerns, etc., are pushed into the background and only mentioned in connection with their direct ... Read full review

Review: How the North Won: A Military History of the Civil War

User Review  - Riddley Walker - Goodreads

Very in depth, not for the casual Civil War reader. Focuses on the evolving military strategy of the Union army as well as its response to the strategies of the Confederate armies. Read full review

Contents

Civil and Military Leaders
1
The Civil War Stage
26
The Emergence of Halleck
50
Lincoln and McClellan
80
High Command and Organization
101
Union Logistics and Strategy
127
Simultaneous Advances and the Southern Response
153
Lee and Bragg on the Offensive
205
To Chattanooga
424
A Winter of Planning
465
Grant in Command
501
The Final Simultaneous Advances
538
The Fall of Atlanta
584
The Defeat of the Confederacy
629
Soldiers and Civilians
683
An Introduction to the Study of Military Operations
705

The Maryland and Kentucky Raids Repulsed
237
Consolidation and Organization
270
Union Offensives in Concert
300
Winter Lull Plans and Maneuvers
340
The Symphony of Vicksburg Tullahoma and Gettysburg
375
Mobilization and Combat Effectiveness
721
Bibliography of Works Cited
733
Index
743
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About the author (1991)

Hattaway is Professor of History at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

ARCHER JONES is Professor Emeritus at North Dakota State University. He also served as Director of the Institute for Regional Studies which sponsored research and served as the University's press. He is author of numerous articles on military and economic history, and he jointly authored three award-winning Civil War books. His books include Elements of Military Strategy: An Historical Approach (Praeger Publishers, 1996).

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