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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Gallagher, Gary W.
Lee & his army in Confederate history.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2001
|Named Person:||Robert E Lee; Robert E (Soldat) Lee|
|Material Type:||Biography, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Gary W Gallagher
|Description:||xviii, 295 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Pt. 1. Lee's campaigns. The net result of the campaign was in our favor: Confederate reaction to the 1862 Maryland campaign --
The Yanks have had a terrible whipping: Confederates evaluate the battle of Fredericksburg --
Lee's Army has not lost any of its prestige: the impact of Gettysburg on the Army of Northern Virginia and the Confederate home front --
Our hearts are full of hope: the Army of Northern Virginia and the Confederacy in the spring of 1864 --
Pt. 2. Lee as a Confederate General: an old-fashioned soldier in a modern war? Lee's Confederate generalship --
I have to make the best of what I have: Lee at Spotsylvania --
Fighting the battles of second Fredericksburg and Salem Church: Lee and Jubal A. Early at Chancellorsville --
Pt. 3. Lee and his Army in the lost cause shaping public memory of the Civil War. Robert E. Lee, Jubal A. Early, and Douglas Southall freeman.
|Series Title:||Civil War America.|
|Other Titles:||Lee and his army in Confederate history|
|Responsibility:||Gary W. Gallagher.|
In eight essays, Gallagher explores the relationship between Lee's operations and Confederate morale, the quality and nature of Lee's generalship, and the question of how best to handle Lee's legacy in light of the many distortions that grew out of Lost Cause historiography.".
"Relying on contemporary evidence, rather than on hindsight, Gallagher draws on letters, diaries, newspapers, and other wartime sources to capture a fuller sense of how Lee was viewed during and immediately after the war and underscore the remarkable faith that soldiers and citizens maintained in Lee's leadership even after his army's fortunes had begun to erode. He also engages various dimensions of the Lee myth - not just from the perspective of revisionist historians who have attacked what they consider a hagiographic literature, but also with an eye toward admirers who have insisted that their hero's faults as a general represented exaggerations of his personal virtues."--BOOK JACKET.
- Lee, Robert E. -- (Robert Edward), -- 1807-1870 -- Military leadership.
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns.
- Confederate States of America. -- Army.
- Confederate States of America -- History.
- Amerikaanse burgeroorlog.
- Lee, Robert E. (Soldat)
- USA -- Südstaaten.