The Shipwreck of Their Hopes: THE BATTLES FOR CHATTANOOGA
Civil War enthusiasts will welcome this concluding volume of Peter Cozzens's highly praised trilogy on the Civil War in the West.
The battle around Chattanooga in the late fall of 1863 were among the most decisive of the Civil War, opening the Deep South to the Union and setting the stage for the Atlanta campaign and the March to the Sea. After Chattanooga, the principal Confederate army in the West fought without spirit or hope of victory. Cozzens's comprehensive account details movements of individual regiments, even as it reveals the larger impact of the campaign on the outcome of the war.
In The Shipwreck of Their Hopes, Cozzens draws on his acclaimed storytelling skills and exhaustive research efforts to fully chronicle one of the South's most humiliating defeats. As in his earlier books, he brings to life the officers and enlisted men who fought the war.
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This is the last of the trilogy that the author wrote about the major eastern battles in Tennessee. Most of his research came from letters and diaries of the participants. I found it hard to follow ... Read full review
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FOUR AUDACITY MIGHT YET BRING US THROUGH
SIX OUR LAGGING EFFORTS
EIGHT A GOLDEN THREAD THROUGH THE TANGLED WEB
TWELVE THE MOST CURIOUS BATTLE OF THE WAR
THIRTEEN GO IN AND GIVE EM HELL
FOURTEEN THE SHIPWRECK OF THEIR HOPES
EIGHTEEN WE ARE ALL OFFICERS TODAY
TWENTYSEVEN THE FRUITS ARE BITTER
APPENDIX THE OPPOSING FORCES IN
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