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Longacre, Edward G. 1946-

Works: 54 works in 163 publications in 1 language and 12,302 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Military history  Personal narratives  Case studies  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: E470, B
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General Ulysses S. Grant : the soldier and the man by Edward G Longacre( Book )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 722 libraries worldwide
"Despite his reputation for rash decisions, brutal tactics, and intemperate behavior, Ulysses S. Grant was the only Union general who could win the war for Lincoln. Grant's aggressive strategies, swift movements and uncompromising battlefield attacks were praised in the North, feared in the South, and reviled by many of his own associates and staff. General Grant is, perhaps, one of the most controversial, enigmatic, and misunderstood generals in our nation's history." "In this new biography of Grant, acclaimed Civil War historian, Edward G. Longacre, examines Grant's early life and his military career for insights into his great battlefield successes as well as his personal misfortunes. He concentrates on Grant's boyhood and early married life, especially his years in Missouri and Illinois following his 1854 resignation from the army. He examines Grant's moral, ethical, and religious views; his conflicting attitudes toward his profession; and his relationships with wartime superiors and subordinates."--BOOK JACKET
Pickett, leader of the charge : a biography of General George E. Pickett, C.S.A. by Edward G Longacre( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 634 libraries worldwide
The Cavalry at Gettysburg : a tactical study of mounted operations during the Civil War's pivotal campaign, 9 June-14 July 1863 by Edward G Longacre( Book )
7 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in English and held by 473 libraries worldwide
Detailed summary and analysis of the cavalry actions during the Gettysburg Campaign to include fighting in Virginia at Brandy Station, Middleburg, and Upperville as well as Pennsylvania skirmishes at Hanover and Hunterstown before the main battle at Gettysburg
From Union stars to top hat; a biography of the extraordinary General James Harrison Wilson by Edward G Longacre( Book )
4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 465 libraries worldwide
General John Buford by Edward G Longacre( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 456 libraries worldwide
This biography covers the life of Union cavalry leader John Buford
Mounted raids of the Civil War by Edward G Longacre( Book )
9 editions published between 1975 and 1994 in English and held by 405 libraries worldwide
The man behind the guns : a biography of General Henry Jackson Hunt, Chief of Artillery, Army of the Potomac by Edward G Longacre( Book )
3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 380 libraries worldwide
This biography tells the story of Brigadier General Henry Jackson Hunt, ranking artillerist of the Union Army of the Potomac, 1862-65
From Antietam to Fort Fisher : the Civil War letters of Edward King Wightman, 1862-1865 by Edward King Wightman( Book )
4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 353 libraries worldwide
Lincoln's cavalrymen : a history of the mounted forces of The Army of the Potomac, 1861-1865 by Edward G Longacre( Book )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in English and held by 351 libraries worldwide
This modern study focuses solely on the cavalry of the Army of the Potomac and includes all major battles and commanders. Drawing heavily on primary sources, the author has consulted 50 manuscript collections pertaining to general officers of cavalry as well as the unpublished letters and diaries of 200 officers and enlisted men, representing almost every mounted unit in the Army of the Potomac
A regiment of slaves : the 4th United States Colored Infantry, 1863-1866 by Edward G Longacre( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 344 libraries worldwide
"The 4th United States Colored Troops (USCT) regiment saw considerable action in the eastern theater of operations from late 1863 to mid-1865. The regiment--drawn largely from freedmen and liberated slaves in the Middle Atlantic and New England states--served in Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler's Army of the James, whose mission was to capture the Confederate capital at Richmond. From May to December 1864, the 4th saw action in the Bermuda Hundred and Richmond-Petersburg campaigns, and in early 1865 helped capture the defenses of Wilmington, North Carolina, the last open seaport of value to the Confederacy. Citing recently discovered and previously unpublished accounts, author Edward G. Longacre goes beyond the battlefield heroics of the 4th USCT, blending his unique insights into political and social history to analyze the motives, goals, and aspirations of the African American enlisted men. The author also emphasizes how these soldiers overcame what one of their commanders called "stupid, unreasoning, and quite vengeful prejudice" and shows how General Butler, a supporter of black troops, gave the unit opportunities to prove itself in battle, resulting in a combat record of which any infantry regiment, black or white, could be proud"--
Lee's cavalrymen : a history of the mounted forces of the Army of Northern Virginia, 1861-1865 by Edward G Longacre( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 311 libraries worldwide
A companion to Lincoln's Cavalrymen, this volume focuses on the cavalry of the Army of Northern Virginia its leadership, the military life of its officers and men as revealed in their diaries and letters, the development of its tactics as the war evolved, and the influence of government policies on its operational abilities. All the major players and battles are involved, including Joseph E. Johnston, P.G.T Beauregard, and J.E.B. Stuart
The commanders of Chancellorsville : the gentleman versus the rogue by Edward G Longacre( Book )
6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 287 libraries worldwide
"Chancellorsville was a pivotal battle of the Civil War. The disaster that befell the U.S. Army of the Potomac there was the latest in a series of catastrophes for the North and eventually led Lincoln to remove Hooker from command. For the South, Chancellorsville was a monumental victory - and an equal disaster, for it was at Chancellorsville that Stonewall Jackson suffered a mortal would. At Chancellorsville, "Fighting Joe" Hooker came close to matching Robert E. Lee's masterful maneuvering. Although he retreated, Hooker's brilliant strategy could just as easily have destroyed Lee's plans and ended the war in May of 1863"--Jacket
Joshua Chamberlain : the soldier and the man by Edward G Longacre( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 240 libraries worldwide
"Edward G. Longacre ... had written the first biography of Joshua Chamberlain that places the Civil War hero's career in the full context of his life before and after the war, explires all aspects of his character, and draws on independent, and occasionally contradictory, eyewitness accounts of his battlefield actions"--Jacket
Custer and his wolverines : the Michigan Cavalry Brigade, 1861-1865 by Edward G Longacre( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 221 libraries worldwide
Fitz Lee : a military biography of Major General Fitzhugh Lee, C.S.A. by Edward G Longacre( Book )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 202 libraries worldwide
As the grandson of Henry "Light-Horse Harry" Lee and the nephew of Robert E. Lee, Fitzhugh Lee⁰́₄nicknamed "Fitz"⁰́₄was born into one of Virginia's most distinguished families.Upon graduation from West Point, Fitz Lee served in the U.S. Army until the outbreak of the Civil War, when he joined the Confederate cavalry forces. After participating in the Peninsula Campaign, he rapidly rose in rank, promoted first to brigadier general in July 1862, then to major general in the fall of 1863. Only twenty-seven years old, he commanded with distinction at Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. Severely wounded in 1864, he subsequently returned to service and was promoted to commander of the cavalry of the Army of Northern Virginia, which he led during the final campaigns of the war.After the war Fitz Lee served as governor of Virginia, commander of the U.S. Volunteers in the Spanish-American War, and postwar occupation commander in Cuba. He also wrote many popular works of military history and biography; his biography of Robert E. Lee is still in print.Acclaimed Civil War author Edward G. Longacre has combed family records, West Point cadet files, and the National Archives to produce a lively biography of one of the South's youngest and ablest cavalry commanders⁰́₄a man who later became one of America's most distinguished military leaders
Army of amateurs : General Benjamin F. Butler and the Army of the James, 1863-1865 by Edward G Longacre( Book )
3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 198 libraries worldwide
Beyond combat : essays in military history in honor of Russell F. Weigley ( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 183 libraries worldwide
War in the ruins : the American Army's final battle against Nazi Germany by Edward G Longacre( Book )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 172 libraries worldwide
By April 1945, the war in Europe appeared to be in its final stages. Optimism reigned up and down the Allied lines. But as the American Army?s 100th Infantry Division pushed along the west bank of the Neckar River across from bomb-shattered Heilbronn, resistance unexpectedly stiffened. In that 700-year-old city, a major industrial and communications center still operating for the benefit of the Nazi war machine, Hitler?s subordinates had battened down for a last-ditch stand. Here, American troops faced a grueling campaign of house-to-house fighting, with Hitler Youth, Volkssturm militia, and an SS division attempting to stop the American advance at this critical sector of the European theater. Having been repeatedly targeted by Alllied aircraft, the city resembled a vast, Hellish ruin, and as American soldiers inched their way forward, they encountered booby traps, withering sniper fire, deadly Panzerfaust rounds, and a fanatical enemy. The nine-day battle for Heilbronn would be the last major combat for American troops in Europe. Within three weeks of their securing the city, Hitler would be dead and Germany defeated. Edward G. Longacre recounts this neglected but essential chapter in the history of World War II, describing the 100th Division?s swift but grueling advance through the Vosges Mountains, their Rhine River crossing, the assault on the historic Maginot Line, and the ominous approach to Heilbronn. The author describes the entire bitter battle and its aftermath, using private letters, journals, German and American action reports
A soldier to the last : Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler in blue and gray by Edward G Longacre( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 167 libraries worldwide
"Maj. Gen. Joseph Wheeler served in two armies, playing a major role in the development of Confederate cavalry in the Civil War's western theater, and more than thirty years afterward, commanded troops in the Spanish-American War. After leaving the U.S. Army to join the Confederacy, Wheeler served in artillery and infantry units before joining the cavalry. Subsequently, he fought at Shiloh, the Battle of Murfreesboro, and other engagements. As a cavalry commander in the Army of Tennessee from mid-1862 almost to the war's end, he raided Maj. Gen. William T. Sherman's lines of communication and contested his advance in the final Carolinas campaign." "In addition to detailing Wheeler's Civil War experience, Edward Longacre discusses Wheeler's youth and education at West Point, his pre-Civil War service in the Regiment of Mounted Riflemen, his postwar business, his political career as a congressman from Alabama, and his colorful service in Cuba as a major general of volunteers during the Spanish-American War. Longacre also seeks to correct errors and misconceptions about this Civil War figure that have become a part of the public record and makes Joseph Wheeler's life and career accessible to a new generation of readers. A Soldier to the Last will be a valuable addition to the library of anyone interested in Civil War history and U.S. military history."--Jacket
Grant's cavalryman : the life and wars of General James H. Wilson by Edward G Longacre( Book )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 137 libraries worldwide
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