New PDF release: Lee and His Generals in War and Memory

By Gary W. Gallagher

During this assortment, Civil warfare historian Gary W. Gallagher examines Robert E. Lee, his relevant subordinates, the therapy they've got bought within the literature on accomplice army heritage, and the ongoing effect of misplaced reason arguments within the overdue 20th-century usa. 32 halftones. five maps.

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If not, the glimmering possibilities at home and abroad were but so many dancing mirages. Many writers have proceeded from the assumption that Lee could have attained more if only certain crucial episodes had gone differently—if, for example, his orders for the campaign had not fallen into McClellan's hands on September 13. A close look at the Army of Northern Virginia as it entered and maneuvered in Maryland during the first ten days of the campaign—before any fighting took place—suggests otherwise.

Between them, the incursions into Maryland and Kentucky would mark the geographical high point of the Confederacy's military effort. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia shouldered the principal burden of making this southern counteroffensive a success. In a strictly militaty sense, the war would be won in the western theater, where Ulysses S. Grant, William Tecumseh Sherman, and George H. Thomas eventually outmatched their Confederate opponents. But many people perceived the eastern theater to be the critical arena.

Why did the army, following two resounding victories, hemorrhage at such an alarming rate? The traditional explanations are familiar: thousands of men fell out of the ranks because their unshod feet gave 16. Alexander Hunter, "A High Private's Account ot the Battle of Sharpsburg. Paper No. i," inj. , Southern Historical Society Papers, 52 vols. (1876-1959; reprint, with ,3-vol. : Broadfoot, 1990-92), 10:507; Murtin, Gleam of Kayonets, 95. 17. : Broadtoot, 1989), 84; William Dorsey Pender, The General to His Lady: The Civil War Letters of William Dorset Pender to Fanrn Pender, ed.

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