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Such troops as these : the genius and leadership of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson

Alexander, Bevin. (Author).

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Kirtland Community College Library E 467.1 .J33 A44 2014 30775305513526 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780425271292
  • ISBN: 0425271293
  • Physical Description: print
    324 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Berkley Caliber, 2014.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction: Jackson's recipes for victory -- The making of a soldier -- "There stands Jackson like a stone wall" -- Jackson shows a way to victory -- The Shenandoah Valley Campaign -- The disaster of the Seven Days -- Finding a different way to win -- Second Manassas -- Calamity in Maryland -- Hollow victory -- The fatal blow -- Epilogue: the cause lost.
Summary, etc.: Acclaimed military historian Bevin Alexander offers a fresh and cogent analysis of Stonewall Jackson's military genius and reveals how the Civil War might have ended differently if Jackson;s strategies had been adopted. The Civil War of 1861-65 pitted the industrial North against the agricultural South, and remains the most catastrophic conflict in terms of loss of life in American history. With triple the population and eleven times the industry, the Union had a decided advantage over the Confederacy in terms of direct conflict and conventional warfare. One general had the vision of an alternative approach that could win the War for the South--his name was Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. It was Jackson's strategy to always strike at the Union's vulnerabilities, not to challenge its power directly. He won a campaign against the North with a force only a quarter of the size of the Union army, and he was the first commander to recognize the overwhelming defensive power of the new rifles and cannons. With most of its military forces on the offensive in the South, the North was left virtually undefended on its own turf. Jackson believed invading the eastern states along the great industrial corridor from Baltimore to Maine could divide and cripple the Union, forcing surrender. But he failed to convince Confederate president Jefferson Davis or General Robert E. Lee of the viability of his plan. ... Fiercely dedicated to the cause of Southern independence, Jackson would not live to see the end of the War. But his military legacy lives on and finds fitting tribute in this book.
Subject: Jackson, Stonewall 1824-1863
Jackson, Stonewall 1824-1863 Military leadership
Virginia History Civil War, 1861-1865 Campaigns
United States History Civil War, 1861-1865 Campaigns
Command of troops Case studies
Generals Confederate States of America Biography

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