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The Resource Confederate generals in the western theater., Volume 3, Essays on America's Civil War, edited by Lawrence Lee Hewitt and Arthur W. Bergeron, Jr. ; with a foreword by Steven E. Woodworth, (electronic resource /)

Confederate generals in the western theater., Volume 3, Essays on America's Civil War, edited by Lawrence Lee Hewitt and Arthur W. Bergeron, Jr. ; with a foreword by Steven E. Woodworth, (electronic resource /)

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Confederate generals in the western theater., Volume 3, Essays on America's Civil War
Title
Confederate generals in the western theater.
Title number
Volume 3
Title part
Essays on America's Civil War
Statement of responsibility
edited by Lawrence Lee Hewitt and Arthur W. Bergeron, Jr. ; with a foreword by Steven E. Woodworth
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Essays on America's Civil War
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eng
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@Font-face { font-family: Times New Roman;}p. MsoNormal, li. MsoNormal, div. MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; line-height: 200%; font-size: 12pt; font-family: Times; }table. MsoNormalTable { font-size: 10pt; font-family: Times New Roman; }div. Section1 { page: Section1; }The American Civil War was won and lost on its western battlefields, but accounts of triumphant Union generals such as Grant and Sherman leave half of the story untold. In the third volume of Confederate Generals in the Western Theater, editors Lawrence Hewitt and Arthur Bergeron bring together ten more never-before-published essays filled with new, penetrating insights into the key question of why the Rebel high command in the West could not match the performance of Robert E. Lee in the East. Showcasing the work of such gifted historians as Wiley Sword, Timothy B. Smith, Rory T. Cornish, and M. Jane Johansson, this book is a compelling addition to an ongoing, collective portrait of generals who occasionally displayed brilliance but were more often handicapped by both geography and their own shortcomings. While the vast, varied terrain of the Western Theater slowed communications and troop transfers and led to the creation of too many military departments that hampered cooperation among commands, even more damaging were the personal qualities of many of the generals. All too frequently, incompetence, egotism, and insubordination were the rule rather than the exception. Some of these men were undone by alcoholism and womanizing, others by politics and nepotism. A few outlived their usefulness; others were killed before they could demonstrate their potential. Together, they destroyed what chance the Confederacy had of winning its independence. Whether adding fresh fuel to the debate over the respective roles of Albert Sidney Johnston and P.G.T. Beauregard at Shiloh or bringing to light such lesser known figures as Joseph Finegan and Hiram Bronson Granbury, this volume, like the ones preceding it, is an exemplary contribution to Civil War scholarship
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contains biographical information
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973.7092/2
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
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  • maps
  • portraits
  • plans
Index
index present
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Hewitt, Lawrence L
  • Bergeron, Arthur W
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The western theater in the Civil War
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  • American Civil War (1861-1865)
  • Generals
  • Generals
  • Mississippi River Valley
  • United States
  • Command of troops
  • Military art and science
  • Mississippi River Valley
  • United States
  • United States
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Confederate generals in the western theater., Volume 3, Essays on America's Civil War, edited by Lawrence Lee Hewitt and Arthur W. Bergeron, Jr. ; with a foreword by Steven E. Woodworth, (electronic resource /)
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-302) and index
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multicolored
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ocn744535108
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1st ed
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1 online resource (xxi, 314 pages)
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online
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9781572337909
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(OCoLC)744535108
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Confederate generals in the western theater., Volume 3, Essays on America's Civil War, edited by Lawrence Lee Hewitt and Arthur W. Bergeron, Jr. ; with a foreword by Steven E. Woodworth, (electronic resource /)
Publication
Note
Title from PDF title page (viewed Aug. 3, 2011)
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 283-302) and index
Color
multicolored
Control code
ocn744535108
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 314 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781572337909
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other physical details
maps, portraits, plans
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)744535108

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