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Failure to pursue : how the escape of defeated forces prolonged the Civil War / David Frey.

Author:
Frey, David, 1939- [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
  • Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2016]
  • ©2016
Description:
vii, 402 pages ; 26 cm
Summary note:
"Was the Civil War preordained to last four years or were there reasons why neither side could land a knockout punch? Taking a fresh look at the zero-sum tactics that characterized many major combat actions in the war, this book examines the performance of unsuccessful commanders and credits two generals with seeing the need for organized pursuit"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 359-396) and index.
Contents:
Western theater -- Overview: antebellum influences -- Grant at Shiloh: April 6-7, 1862 -- Buell vs. Bragg in Kentucky: 1862 -- Iuka and Corinth II: September and October 1862 -- Rosecrans replaces Buell: October 1862-October 1863 -- Turnaround at Chattanooga: October and November 1863 -- Sherman's Atlanta Campaign: 1864 -- Thomas after Nashville: December 1864 -- Eastern theater -- First Bull Run: July 21, 1861 -- Stonewall in the Valley: Spring 1862 -- Lee's pursuit of Seven Days: June 25-July 1, 1862 -- Second Bull Run: August 29-30, 1862 -- Chantilly, a.k.a. Ox Hill: September 1, 1862 -- McClellan after Antietam: September-October 1862 -- Eastern horse soldiers -- Gathering at Gettysburg: June-July 1863 -- Lee and Meade after Gettysburg: July 4-14, 1863 -- Little Phil comes east: 1864 -- Grant's ultimate pursuit: April 1865 -- Conclusions.
Subject(s):
Form/​Genre:
History.
ISBN:
  • 9781476666693 ((softcover ; : alk. paper))
  • 1476666695 ((softcover ; : alk. paper))
  • ((ebook))
LCCN:
2016039927
OCLC:
951509594
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