War in Kentucky: From Shiloh to Perryville

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Univ. of Tennessee Press, 1996年2月28日 - 408 頁
War in Kentucky
From Shiloh to Perryville
James Lee McDonough

A compelling new volume from the author of Shiloh--In Hell before Night and Chattanooga--A Death Grip on the Confederacy, this book explores the strategic importance of Kentucky for both sides in the Civil War and recounts the Confederacy's bold attempt to capture the Bluegrass State. In a narrative rich with quotations from the diaries, letters, and reminiscences of participants, James Lee McDonough brings to vigorous life an episode whose full significance has previously eluded students of the war.
In February of 1862, the fall of Fort Henry and Fort Donelson near the Tennessee-Kentucky border forced a Confederate retreat into northern Alabama. After the Southern forces failed that spring at Shiloh to throw back the Federal advance, the controversial General Braxton Bragg, newly promoted by Jefferson Davis, launched a countermovement that would sweep eastward to Chattanooga and then northwest through Middle Tennessee. Capturing Kentucky became the ultimate goal, which, if achieved, would lend the war a different complexion indeed.
Giving equal attention to the strategies of both sides, McDonough describes the ill-fated Union effort to capture Chattanooga with an advance through Alabama, the Confederate march across Tennessee, and the subsequent two-pronged invasion of Kentucky. He vividly recounts the fighting at Richmond, Munfordville, and Perryville, where the Confederate dream of controlling Kentucky finally ended.
The first book-length study of this key campaign in the Western Theater, War in Kentucky not only demonstrates the extent of its importance but supports the case that 1862 should be considered the decisive year of the war.
The author: James Lee McDonough, a native of Tennessee, is professor of history at Auburn University. Among his other books are Stones River--Bloody Winter in Tennessee and Five Tragic Hours: The Battle of Franklin, which he co-wrote with Thomas L. Connelly.

 

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用戶評語  - delta351 - LibraryThing

Excellent tactical account of the battle of Richmond, Ky broken down to the regimental level. Doesn't have much good to say about Gen Manson, and rightly so. Chapters regarding the battle of ... 閱讀評論全文

WAR IN KENTUCKY: From Shiloh to Perryville

用戶評語  - Kirkus

A well-written, well-argued story of the Civil War in the West. McDonough (History/Auburn Univ.; The Limits of Glory, 1991) continues to explore underexamined aspects of the Civil War, this time the ... 閱讀評論全文

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Confederate General P G T Beauregard
20
Working on the Railroad
30
Tunnel South of Cowan Tennessee
44
Confederate General John Hunt Morgan
56
God and Kentucky
61
Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith
66
Retreat to Nashville
89
Tennessee River at the railroad crossing Bridgeport Alabama
90
Confederate General Simon Bolivar Buckner
173
Union Colonel John T Wilder
177
Union General Jefferson C Davis
194
Searching for Water
201
Confederate General William J Hardee
214
A Ghastly Scene of Dead and Dying
240
Confederate General B Franklin Cheatham
242
Line of Parsons Guns and Site of General Jacksons Death Marker
252

Union General George H Thomas
105
A General Stampede to the Rear
119
Mt Zion Christan Church
130
Cemetery at Richmond Kentucky
142
Louisville Nashville Train Crossing Bridge over Green River
156
An Unauthorized and Injudicious Attack
158
Monument to Colonel Robert A Smith
166
Union General John C Starkweather
274
Confederate General Joseph Wheeler
288
Cemetery Where H P Bottom Buried Confederate Dead
295
The Western Theater 13
306
Season of Folly Season of Decision
315
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The author: James Lee McDonough, a native of Tennessee, is professor of history at Auburn University. Among his other books are Stones River--Bloody Winter in Tennessee and Five Tragic Hours: The Battle of Franklin, which he co-wrote with Thomas L. Connelly.

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