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The Confederacy's last northern offensive : Jubal Early, the Army of the Valley and the raid on Washington

Author: Steven Bernstein
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., 2011.
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"Spring 1864, Lincoln's administration was in trouble, with debt, low morale, eroding political support. Confederate troops, led by Lieutenant General Jubal Early, marched down the Shenandoah Valley and crossed the Potomac as Washington, and Maryland lay nearly undefended. This Civil War history explores what could have been a decisive Confederate victory and reasons the invasion stalled"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Jubal Anderson Early; Jubal Anderson Early
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Bernstein
ISBN: 9780786458615 0786458615
OCLC Number: 617425047
Description: vii, 236 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: Northern civilian sentiment, spring 1864 --
Two generals gamble --
Economic warfare-southern style --
A pyrrhic victory --
The road to Silver Spring --
A raid to nowhere --
Back to Virginia --
Chambersburg-twice sacrificed --
Debacle at Moorefield --
Northern victory in sight --
Failure in the Shenandoah country --
Ordeal by fire --
Epilogue-winter 1865.
Responsibility: Steven Bernstein.

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"Spring 1864, Lincoln's administration was in trouble, with debt, low morale, eroding political support. Confederate troops, led by Lieutenant General Jubal Early, marched down the Shenandoah Valley and crossed the Potomac as Washington, and Maryland lay nearly undefended. This Civil War history explores what could have been a decisive Confederate victory and reasons the invasion stalled"--Provided by publisher.

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