Richard J Sommers Richmond Redeemed The Siege at Petersburg pioneered the study of the Civil War fighting around Petersburg This award winning volume conveyed an epic narrative of crucial military operations in early autumn 1864 which had gone unrecognized for than 100 years.
In the spring of 1864 in the vast scrub forest that spread south from Virginia s Rapidan and Rappahannock Rivers, Ulysses S Grant and Robert E Lee met in battle for the first time The Wilderness campaign of May 5 6 initiated an epic confrontation between these two commanders one that would fina
Robert E Lee, after decisively repelling John Pope s August 1862 invasion of Virginia at the Second Battle of Manassas, took the offensive Moving north into Maryland, Lee divided his forces to capture Harpers Ferry while continuing his advance further into Union territory George B McClellan, the
The first major history ever written on the first battle of the Civil War, this narrative describes the chaotic fighting by courageous amateurs that nearly resulted in Confederate independence.
Fought in a tangled forest fringing the south bank of the Rapidan River, the Battle of the Wilderness marked the initial engagement in the climactic months of the Civil War in Virginia, and the first encounter between Ulysses S Grant and Robert E Lee In an exciting narrative, Gordon C Rhea provi
Sears describes the series of controversial events that define this crucial battle, including General Robert E Lee s radical decision to divide his small army a violation of basic military rules sending Stonewall Jackson on his famous march around the Union army flank Jackson s death acciden
A masterful, single volume history of the Civil War s greatest campaign Drawing on original source material, from soldiers letters to official military records of the war, Stephen W Sears s Gettysburg is a remarkable and dramatic account of the legendary campaign He takes particular care in his
The Battle of Gettyburg remains one of the most controversial military actions in America s history, and one of the most studied.Professor Coddington s is an analysis not only of the battle proper, but of the actions of both Union and Confederate armies for the six months prior to the battle and the
One of the bloodiest days in American military history, the Battle of Antietam turned the tide of the Civil War in favor of the North and delivered the first major defeat to Robert E Lee s army In The Gleam of Bayonets, James V Murfin gives a compelling account of the events and personalities inv
The Battle of Gettysburg exerts a unique hold on the national imagination Many writers have argued that it represented the turning point of the Civil War, after which Confederate fortunes moved inexorably toward defeat Successive generations of historians have not exhausted the topic of leadership
The battle at Fredericksburg, Virginia, in December 1862 involved hundreds of thousands of men produced staggering, unequal casualties 13,000 Federal soldiers compared to 4,500 Confederates ruined the career of Ambrose E Burnside embarrassed Abraham Lincoln and distinguished Robert E Lee as
Steven Woodworth s previous book, the critically acclaimed Jefferson Davis and His Generals, won the prestigious Fletcher Pratt Award and was a main selection of the History Book Club In that book he showed how the failures of Davis and his military leaders in the west paved the way for Confedera
Battle of Big Bethel Crucial Clash in Early Civil War Virginia by J Michael Cobb, Edward B Hicks, and Wythe Holt is the first full length treatment of the small but consequential June 10, 1861, battle that reshaped both Northern and Southern perceptions about what lay in store for the divided nat
History was made on the first three days of July 1863 at Gettysburg, Pa., where Confederate General Robert E Lee waged a final desperate gamble to win the Civil War and lost Now TIME celebrates the 150th anniversary of this pivotal battle in a freshly reported, incisively written and beautifully i