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Shenandoah 1862 : Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign

Author: Peter Cozzens
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2008.
Series: Civil War America.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Moving seamlessly between tactical details and analysis of strategic significance, Cozzens presents the first balanced, comprehensive account of Stonewall Jackson's Civil War campaign that has long been romanticized but never fully understood.
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Named Person: Stonewall Jackson; Stonewall Jackson
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Cozzens
ISBN: 9780807832004 0807832006
OCLC Number: 213358059
Description: 623 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: This war is a farce --
Daughter of the stars --
They ain't rigged out like Uncle Sam's men --
The dam[n] trip --
Our true policy is to attack --
Is not war a game of risks? --
Be careful not to be caught --
Dangers close-us round on every side --
We are very hard pressed now --
Keep that army in the valley --
We are in for it --
It seems very much like murder --
General Jackson was completely taken in --
Vacillation is our name --
Now we'll have war in earnest --
A country to fight for --
God blessed our arms with victory --
On your course may depend the fate of Richmond --
Go it, boys! Maryland whip Maryland! --
We must cut our way through! --
This is a crushing blow --
Attack at daylight --
A question of legs --
I was never so relieved in my life --
Save the bridge at Port Republic --
The preservation of our army depended on us --
I have lost confidence in Frémont --
All has gone wrong today --
The game cock of the valley --
Appendix: The opposing forces in the Shenandoah Valley Campaign.
Series Title: Civil War America.
Responsibility: Peter Cozzens.
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Offers the appraisal of Union leadership in the Valley Campaign. This work offers interpretations of the campaign and the reasons for Stonewall Jackson's success. It also reveals instances in which  Read more...

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"An incredibly learned and absorbing exercise of history, the best single work on any Civil War campaign to appear in many, many decades."--"Open Letters"

 
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