Return to Bull Run: The Campaign and Battle of Second Manassas

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University of Oklahoma Press, Sep 1, 1999 - History - 607 pages
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"This comprehensively researched, well-written book represents the definitive account of Robert E. Lee's triumph over Union leader John Pope in the summer of 1862. . . . Lee's strategic skills, and the capabilities of his principal subordinates James Longstreet and Stonewall Jackson, brought the Confederates onto the field of Second Manassas at the right places and times against a Union army that knew how to fight, but not yet how to win."?Publishers Weekly

"The deepest, most comprehensive, and most definitive work on this Civil War campaign, by the unchallenged authority."?James I. Robertson Jr., author of Stonewall Jackson

 

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The Second Bull Run battle was the low point of the attempt to build a competent Union Army in the East. It pointed out the degree to which George McClellan had been useful in creating a useful army ... Read full review

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Return to Bull Run: The Campaign and Battle of Second Manassas This is a very well written narrative history of one of the significant battles in Virginia in the second year of the Civil War. I read ... Read full review

Contents

Poor Old Virginia
1
We Shall Have a Busy Time
21
To the Rappahannock
38
The Armies Waltz
60
Stalemate
80
Jackson Marches Pope Waffles
96
Bacchanalia Battle and Escape
116
We Shall Bag the Whole Crowd
138
Morning Delusion
309
Popes Pursuit
325
Porters Attack
339
The Vortex of Hell
362
Confederate Tide
381
The Tide Crests
407
A Signal Victory
425
Disaster and Shame
439

Bring Out Your Men Gentlemen
153
A Long and Continuous Roll
168
Pope Finds Jackson At Last
194
Sigels Battle
209
Controversy Comes from the Fringe
224
Bloody Afternoon
243
Ill Expect You to Beat Them
270
Twilight Clash
287
There Never Was Such a Campaign
456
Endnotes
473
Order of Battle
551
Key Players in the Manassas Drama
569
Bibliography
573
Index
597
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About the author (1999)

John J. Hennessy served as a historian at Manassas National Battlefield and is currently Assistant Superintendent at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. He is the author of The First Battle of Manassas . He lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia, with his daughter Caroline.

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