Joseph E. Johnston: A Civil War Biography (Norton Paperback)

Joseph E. Johnston: A Civil War Biography (Norton Paperback)

Craig L. Symonds


"Riveting. . . . A considerate biography." ―New York occasions booklet Review

normal Joseph E. Johnston used to be in charge of accomplice forces on the South's first victory―Manassas in July 1861―and at its last―Bentonville in April 1965. a lot of his contemporaries thought of him the best southern box commander of the conflict; others ranked him moment in basic terms to Robert E. Lee.

yet Johnston was once an enigmatic guy. His battlefield victories have been by no means decisive. He did not store accomplice forces lower than siege through furnish at Vicksburg, and he retreated into Georgia within the face of Sherman's march. His excessive feud with Jefferson Davis ensured the cave in of the Confederacy's western crusade in 1864 and made Johnston the focal point of a political schism in the government.

Now during this rousing narrative of Johnston's dramatic occupation, Craig L. Symonds provides us the 1st rounded portrait of the overall as a private and non-private man.

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