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Battles and leaders of the Civil War. Volume 5 / edited by Peter Cozzens.

Cozzens, Peter, (editor.).


"The first four volumes of Battles and Leaders of the Civil War, published in the late nineteenth century, became the best selling and most frequently cited works ever published on the Civil War. Volume 5, assembled by the acclaimed military historian Peter Cozzens, carries on the tradition of its namesake, offering a dazzling collection of articles written by military and civilian leaders, North and South, on a broad array of war-related topics. This massive new collection of primary documents provides a wealth of fresh material on the major events, key personalities, and undying controversies of the war, often from opposing points of view. Featured articles include General Grant on the second battle of Bull Run, General Beauregard on the Shiloh campaign, General Sherman on the conference at City Point, and Joshua Chamberlain on the Fredericksburg campaign. President Hayes writes on Grant and Sherman in 1864, General Johnson on negotiations with Sherman, and General E.P. Alexander on Lee at Appomattox. Other pieces include General Winfield S. Hancock's recollections of Gettysburg, an interview with General Longstreet by Henry W. Grady, and an account of life in the White House with Lincoln by John Hay. The articles in this superlative compilation appeared in the decades following the war, some in such well-known magazines as Century, Harper's, Hearst's, and McClure's, others in Ohio Soldier, the Magazine of American History, and similar publications largely unknown to modern readers. Most of the articles were published subsequent to the completion of the four volumes of the series, and only a fraction of them ever appeared in book form. Presented here with dozens of maps and more than one hundred illustrations, these invaluable documents bring vividly to life the wartime experiences of the men who determined the course of the nation."--Jacket.

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  • ISBN: 9780252098505 (e-book)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (691 pages) : illustrations, maps
  • Publisher: Urabana, Chicago, [Illinois] : University of Illinois Press, 2002.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Prelude to war: Recollections of the John Brown raid / Colonel Alexander R. Boteler -- Mob violence in Baltimore / General John C. Robinson -- War in 1861: First battle of the war: Big Bethel / General John B. Magruder -- With Generals Bee and Jackson at first Manassas / Major William M. Robbins -- Folly and fiasco in West Virginia / General William B. Taliaferro -- Missouri's unionists at war / Montgomery Blair -- Avenging first Bull Run: Port Royal expedition / General Egbert L. Viele -- Leaders, civilian and military: Life in the White House with President Lincoln / John Hay -- Reminiscences of General Grant / General James Harrison Wilson -- Real Stonewall Jackson / General Daniel Harvey Hill -- Recollections of Nathan Bedford Forrest / General Dabney H. Maury -- Eastern Theatre in 1862: In the air above Yorktown / General George Armstrong Custer -- Our first battle, Bull Pasture Mountain [McDowell] / Captain Alfred E. Lee -- Undeserved stigma: Fitz John Porter at second Bull Run / General Ulysses S. Grant -- Witness to mutiny at Antietam / George W. Smalley -- Reserve at Antietam / Colonel Thomas M. Anderson -- My story of Fredericksburg / General Joshua L. Chamberlain -- Lee at Fredericksburg / Major J. Horace Lacy -- Western Theatre in 1862: Desperation and heroism at the Battle of Valverde / Lieutenant Franklin Cook -- Shiloh campaign / General Pierre G.T. Beauregard -- Great locomotive chase / Private Jacob Parrott -- Attack on Corinth / Captain Clinton H. Parkhurst -- Losing a division at Stones River / General Richard W. Johnson -- Eastern Theatre in 1863: When the Rappahannock ran red / General James R. O'Beirne -- Campaign and battle of Gettysburg / General Oliver Otis Howard -- Gettysburg: reply to General Howard / General Winfield S. Hancock -- Why Lee lost at Gettysburg / General Henry Heth -- Lincoln at Gettysburg / Isaac Wayne MacVeagh -- Western Theatre in 1863: Winter at Vicksburg / General Dabney H. Maury -- Defending Port Hudson / Colonel P.F. de Gournay -- From Tullahoma to Chattanooga / General William S. Rosecrans -- Chickamauga / Colonel Benjamin F. Sawyer -- Holding Burnside in check in East Tennessee / General Samuel Jones -- Charging with Sheridan up Missionary Ridge / General Michael V. Sheridan -- Forgotten fight on Tunnel Hill / General Green B. Raum -- Eastern Theatre in 1864: Grant's conduct of the Wilderness and Spotsylvania campaigns / General Edward Porter Alexander -- Lee's response to Grant's Overland campaign / Colonel William R. Livermore -- Grant and Sheridan in 1864: Study in contrasts / President Rutherford B. Hayes -- Tough tussle with Sheridan / Colonel Jacob Weddle -- Boys in battle at New Market / John S. Wise -- Fighting for Petersburg / Thomas T. Roche -- Western Theatre in 1864: Terrible day: Battle of Atlanta, July 22, 1864 / General John W. Fuller -- March to the sea, an armed picnic / General William P. Carlin -- Red River expedition / Captain William S. Burns -- Question of command at Franklin / Generals David S. Stanley and Jacob D. Cox, and Colonel Henry Stone -- Fireside and field of battle: "Little Jim," the pride of the regiment / Harry M. Kieffer -- They followed the army: Anguish of runaway slaves / Lieutenant John Walton -- War in 1865: Victory at Fort Fisher / General John W. Ames -- Conference at City Point / General William T. Sherman -- Lee at Appomattox / General Edward Porter Alexander -- My negotiations with General Sherman / General Joseph E. Johnston -- Last days of the Confederate government / Stephen R. Mallory -- Postscript: Interview with General Longstreet / Henry W. Grady.
Source of Description Note:
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (ebrary, viewed February 10, 2017).
Subject: Generals > United States > History > 19th century.
Generals > United States > Biography.
United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Campaigns.

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