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The Civil War in the West : victory and defeat from the Appalachians to the Mississippi

Author: Earl J Hess
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2012.
Series: Littlefield history of the Civil War era.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides a history of Civil War battles fought in the stretch of land from the Appalachians to the Mississippi, discussing how the North leveraged the manpower of free blacks and advanced technologies to come out the victor.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Earl J Hess
ISBN: 9780807835425 0807835420
OCLC Number: 747947356
Notes: "This volume of the Littlefield series is devoted to the land and river campaigns that took place in the Western theater of operations--from the Mississippi River eastward to the Appalachian Highlands"--Preface.
Description: xv, 392 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Spring and summer 1861 --
Fall 1861 --
Fort Henry to Corinth --
Occupation --
The Gulf --
Kentucky and Corinth --
Winter campaigns --
The Vicksburg Campaign and siege --
Occupation and Port Hudson --
From Tullahoma to Knoxville --
Administering the western conquests --
Atlanta --
Behind the lines --
Fall turning point --
The last campaigns --
End game.
Series Title: Littlefield history of the Civil War era.
Responsibility: Earl J. Hess.
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