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"--Jacket.
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A. P. Hill advance Alexander arrived artillery assault attack batteries battle Beauregard Bragg bridge brigades Buell Burnside campaign captured cavalry Cemetery Hill centre Centreville Chancellorsville Chattanooga Chickamauga command Confederacy Confederate army Confederate line corps Creek crossed Culp's Hill D. H. Hill defeat division east enemy enemy's entrenchments Ewell Federal field fighting flank force Ford Franklin Fredericksburg front Gettysburg Gordonsville Grant guns Halleck Hancock Harper's Ferry Henderson Hill Hood Hood's Hooker infantry Jackson Johnston Lee's army Lincoln Longstreet losses Manassas McClellan McClernand McDowell Meade miles military morning Mountain move movement Murfreesboro Nashville night numbers o'clock Pike Plank Road Pope Porter position Potomac railway rear reenforced repulsed retreat Richmond Ridge river Ropes Rosecrans says Seminary Ridge sent Sherman side strong Stuart Sumner Tennessee Thomas tion took troops Union army Union line Valley Vicksburg victory Virginia Warrenton Washington wounded