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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Earl J Hess
|Description:||xix, 428 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||Engineering war --
On to Richmond --
Western Virginia and Eastern North Carolina --
The Peninsula --
From Seven Pines to the Seven Days --
Second Manassas, Antietam, and the Maryland Campaign --
Goldsborough, New Bern, Washington, and Suffolk --
Gettysburg and Lee's Pennsylvania campaign --
The reduction of Battery Wagner --
From Bristoe Station to the fall of Plymouth.
|Series Title:||Civil War America (Series)|
|Responsibility:||Earl J. Hess.|
"Hess studies the use of fortifications by tracing the campaigns of the Army of the Potomac and the Army of Northern Virginia from April 1861 to April 1864. He considers the role of field fortifications in the defense of cities, river crossings, and railroads and in numerous battles. Blending technical aspects of construction with operational history, Hess demonstrates the crucial role these earthworks played in the success or failure of field armies." "Based on fieldwork at 300 battle sites and extensive research in official reports, letters, diaries, and archaeological studies, this book stands to become an indispensable reference for Civil War historians."--BOOK JACKET.
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns.
- United States. -- Army of the Potomac -- History.
- Confederate States of America. -- Army of Northern Virginia -- History.
- United States -- Defenses -- History -- 19th century.
- Confederate States of America -- Defenses -- History.
- Fortification, Field -- History -- 19th century.
- Fortification -- East (U.S.) -- History -- 19th century.
- Historic sites -- East (U.S.)
- East (U.S.) -- History, Military -- 19th century.
- Sezessionskrieg (1861-1865)
- USA -- Südstaaten.