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Lee and his generals in war and memory

Author: Gary W Gallagher
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gary W. Gallagher examines Robert E. Lee, his principal subordinates, the treatment they have received in the literature on Confederate military history, and the continuing influence of Lost Cause arguments in the late-twentieth-century United States. Historical images of Lee and his lieutenants were shaped to a remarkable degree by the reminiscences and other writings of ex-Confederates who formulated what became  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Robert E Lee; Robert E Lee; Robert E (Soldat) Lee
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary W Gallagher
ISBN: 0807122866 9780807122860
OCLC Number: 38550038
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xvi, 298 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: The idol of his soldiers and the hope of his country : Lee and the Confederate people --
The best possible outcome one could hope for : Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia in the 1862 Maryland campaign --
If the enemy is there, we must attack him : Lee and the second day at Gettysburg --
The Army of Northern Virginia in May 1864 : Lee and a crisis of high command --
The making of a hero and the persistence of a legend : Stonewall Jackson during the Civil War and in popular history --
The undoing of an early Confederate hero : John Bankhead Magruder at the Seven Days --
Scapegoat in victory : James Longstreet and the Battle of Second Manassas --
Confederate corps leadership on the first day at Gettysburg : A.P. Hill and Richard S. Ewell in a difficult debut --
Revisiting the 1862 and 1864 Valley campaigns : Stonewall Jackson and Jubal Early in the Shenandoah --
Jubal A. Early, the lost cause, and Civil War history : a persistent legacy --
A widow and her soldier : LaSalle Corbell Pickett as the author of George E. Pickett's Civil War letters --
How familiarity bred success : military campaigns and leaders in Ken Burns's The Civil War --
Battlefields, the lost cause, and the legacy of the Civil War.
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Gary W. Gallagher examines Robert E. Lee, his principal subordinates, the treatment they have received in the literature on Confederate military history, and the continuing influence of Lost Cause arguments in the late-twentieth-century United States. Historical images of Lee and his lieutenants were shaped to a remarkable degree by the reminiscences and other writings of ex-Confederates who formulated what became known as the Lost Cause interpretation of the conflict. Gallagher adeptly highlights the chasm that often separates academic and popular perceptions of the Civil War and discusses some of the ways in which the Lost Cause continues to resonate.

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