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Grant invades Tennessee : the 1862 battles for Forts Henry and Donelson

Author: Timothy B Smith
Publisher: Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, [2016]
Series: Modern war studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Though the battles of Forts Henry and Donelson are often neglected in Civil War historiography, their importance cannot be overstated. It was there that Ulysses S. Grant became a national hero, that  Read more...

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Named Person: Ulysses S Grant; Ulysses S Grant
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy B Smith
ISBN: 9780700623136 0700623132
OCLC Number: 947148996
Description: xxi, 513 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: "The keys of the gate-way into her own territory" --
"You have no idea how much work is required to improvise" --
"Too much haste will ruin everything" --
"We soon understood that the great western move was to begin" --
"Alternately mud and water all the way up" --
"A good day's work" --
"The entering wedge to all our subsequent successes" --
"I think we can take it; at all events, we can try" --
"Pretty well tested the strength of our defensive line" --
"You are not at Fort Henry" --
"Not generally having an idea that a big fight was on hand" --
"The whole line just seemed to melt away and scatter" --
"Up to this period the success was complete" --
"The one who attacks first now will be victorious" --
"We got the place" --
"The trophies of war are immense."
Series Title: Modern war studies.
Responsibility: Timothy B. Smith.

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