Commanding the Storm: Civil War Battles in the Words of the Generals Who Fought Them

Commanding the Storm: Civil War Battles in the Words of the Generals Who Fought Them

John Richard Stephens


From Beauregard and Custer to Lee and Sherman, twelve commanders from either side vividly describe what they and their males skilled at twelve of the war’s such a lot mythical battles from citadel Sumter to Appomattox courtroom condominium in bills accumulated from letters, memoirs, stories, and stories. They relate famous incidents and private triumphs and tragedies whereas masking ideas and explaining battlefield judgements. Trench war at Petersburg and Sherman’s scorched earth coverage in Georgia foreshadowed the realm wars to come back, and technological advancements—such as armored steamships, landmines, and laptop guns—literally replaced the panorama of warfare. Submarines and a time bomb even got here into play. Informative biographies and headnotes for every conflict supply parallel records at a look and identify context; sidebars conceal awesome strategies and applied sciences, together with espionage, aerial reconnaissance, and guerilla battle; and a concise roll-call define each one commander's lifestyles in complete after the struggle. right here, from the lads who performed and regulated it, is a useful sourcebook of what occurred within the warfare among the States and why.

 

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