The Shipwreck of Their Hopes: THE BATTLES FOR CHATTANOOGA

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University of Illinois Press, 1996 - History - 536 pages
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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Contents

FOUR AUDACITY MIGHT YET BRING US THROUGH
39
SIX OUR LAGGING EFFORTS
66
EIGHT A GOLDEN THREAD THROUGH THE TANGLED WEB
101
TWELVE THE MOST CURIOUS BATTLE OF THE WAR
159
THIRTEEN GO IN AND GIVE EM HELL
179
FOURTEEN THE SHIPWRECK OF THEIR HOPES
192
EIGHTEEN WE ARE ALL OFFICERS TODAY
257
TWENTYSEVEN THE FRUITS ARE BITTER
385
APPENDIX THE OPPOSING FORCES IN
399
BIBLIOGRAPHY
473
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Peter Cozzens, a foreign service officer with the U.S. Department of State, is the author of No Better Place to Die: The Battle of Stones River, a selection of both the Book-of-the-Month Club and the History Book Club, and This Terrible Sound: The Battle of Chickamauga, the main selection of the History Book Club.

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