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General Lee's army : from victory to collapse

Verfasser/in: Joseph T Glatthaar
Verlag: New York : Free Press, 2008.
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General Robert E. Lee's army was a surprise to almost everyone: With daring early victories and an invasion into the North, they nearly managed to convince the North to give up the fight. Astonishingly, after 150 years of scholarship, there are still some major surprises about the Army of Northern Virginia. Historian Joseph T. Glatthaar draws on sources assembled over two decades--from letters and diaries, to  Weiterlesen…
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Glatthaar, Joseph T., 1956-
General Lee's army.
New York : Free Press, 2008
(OCoLC)607847568
Name: Robert E Lee; Robert E Lee; Robert E Lee, Soldat.
Medientyp: Internetquelle
Dokumenttyp: Buch, Internet-Ressource
Alle Autoren: Joseph T Glatthaar
ISBN: 9780684827872 0684827875
OCLC-Nummer: 144767946
Beschreibung: xv, 600 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps, plans ; 24 cm.
Inhalt: Comedy of errors, tragedy of triumph --
Secession and mobilizing for war --
The Volunteers of '61 --
Why they enlisted --
Becoming soldiers --
"To slaughter one another like brutes" --
"A great canvass city" --
Keeping the army together --
Clashes within the high command --
Playing troops like fireflies --
Lee in command --
The battle for Richmond: the Seven Days' campaign --
Taking war to the enemy --
A failure of discipline --
Lee's officer corps and army culture --
The soldiers of '62 --
Supplying the army --
Camp and recreation --
Religion and morality --
Chancellorsville --
Arms and ammunition --
The failure at Gettysburg --
Home front --
Blacks and the army --
Combat --
Lee and the high command --
Preparing for the spring campaign of 1864 --
The overland campaign --
The trenches --
Medical care --
Manpower --
Desertion --
The grind of war --
Spiral of defeat --
The final days --
The sample.
Verfasserangabe: Joseph T. Glatthaar.
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Epic in scope, this scholarly tour de force focuses on the Civil War's most crucial army--the Confederate troops commanded by the ever-fascinating figure of Robert E. Lee.  Weiterlesen…

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