Dixie Betrayed: How the South Really Lost the Civil War

Dixie Betrayed: How the South Really Lost the Civil War

David J. Eicher


For greater than a century, traditional knowledge has held that the South misplaced the Civil battle due to undesirable success and overwhelming Union energy. The politicians and generals at the accomplice aspect were lionized as noble warriors who bravely fought for states’ rights. yet in Dixie Betrayed, historian David J. Eicher finds the true tale, a calamity of political conspiracy, discord, and disorder that rate the South the Civil War.
 
Drawing on a wide selection of formerly unexplored resources, Eicher exhibits how President Jefferson Davis viciously fought with the accomplice condominium and Senate, kingdom governors, and his personal cupboard. a few accomplice senators threatened each other with actual violence; others have been hopeless idealists who wouldn't bend even if victory relied on flexibility. army commanders have been assigned no longer at the foundation of ability yet due to own connections. Davis usually interfered together with his generals, micromanaging their box campaigns, ignoring the chain of command, and infrequently trusting completely incompetent males. much more challenging, a few states desired to set themselves up as separate international locations, extra undermining a unified conflict attempt. Tensions have been so severe that the vp of the Confederacy refused to dwell within the related country as Davis.
 
Dixie Betrayed blasts away earlier myths concerning the Civil conflict. it really is crucial examining for Civil battle buffs and for an individual attracted to how governments of any age can self-destruct in the course of wartime.

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