Campaigns of the Civil War
"From the opening salvos at Fort Sumter to the final surrender at the Appomattox Courthouse, Walter Geer's classic work provides a penetrating study of the military course of the Civil War from the vantage points of both sides of the conflict. With careful attention to topography, fortifications, and disposition of forces and the character of the fighting men and their commanders, he identifies the key features of each battle that were to determine victory or defeat. Of particular interest are his unsparing judgments of the successes and failures of generalship in both camps. Campaigns of the Civil War provides detailed descriptions of every major battle and extended engagement. Among the campaigns covered are First and Second Manassas, Shiloh, the Peninsula, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Chickamauga, Chattanooga and the March to Atlanta. Geer's was the first successful historical analysis of both the tactical and strategic decisions that shaped the conduct and final outcome of the war, and his work has been cited as groundbreaking by generations of historians since its first publication. The inclusion of over 150 contemporary photographs and 30 detailed maps and battle plans provides depth and context to this essential text"--Dust jacket.
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Review: Campaigns of the Civil War: A Photographic HistoryUser Review - Paul Lunger - Goodreads
Walter Geer's "Campaigns of the Civil War: A Photographic History" is a well done book that takes the reader on a slightly different path than I've seen in the past with ways to tell the story of the ... Read full review
Review: Campaigns of the Civil WarUser Review - Goodreads
Well researched and informative etc. but I put 2 stars because it was just not my type of history books. Very dry and also he failed to give Lincoln more credit, than again I am biased about Lincoln.
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