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Joseph E. Johnston : a Civil War biography

Author: Craig L Symonds; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"General Joseph E. Johnston was in command of Confederate forces at the South's first victory--Manassas in July 1861--and at its last--Bentonville in April 1865. Many of his contemporaries considered him the greatest Southern field commander of the war; others ranked him second only to Robert E. Lee. To Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman, he was the Union's most skilful opponent. But Johnston remains an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Joseph E Johnston; Joseph E Johnston; Joseph E Johnston; Joseph E Johnston
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Craig L Symonds; Frank and Virginia Williams Collection of Lincolniana (Mississippi State University. Libraries)
ISBN: 039303058X 9780393030587 0393311309 9780393311303
OCLC Number: 23768162
Awards: Short-listed for Lincoln Prize 1993
Description: xiv, 450 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: West Point --
Indian fighter --
The Florida coast --
Lydia --
War in Mexico --
The 1850s : pathfinder, peacekeeper, filibusterer --
Promotion and resignation --
First command --
Manassas --
Genesis of a feud --
The Peninsula --
Seven Pines --
Louis T. Wigfall --
Command in the West --
Vicksburg --
The paper war --
The Army of Tennessee --
Dalton and Resaca --
Shield and sword --
"We have not cavalry enough" --
"You are hereby relieved" --
Commanding the lost cause --
The battle of the books --
"Funeral and resurrection."
Responsibility: Craig L. Symonds.

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General Johnston was in command of the Confederate forces from the South's first victory in 1861 to its last in 1865, and yet he remained an enigma. This study provides a narrative of Johnston's  Read more...

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