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Days of Glory
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A potent fighting force that changed the course of the Civil War, the Army of the Cumberland was the North's second-most-powerful army, surpassed in size only by the Army of the Potomac. The Cumberland army engaged the enemy across five times more territory with one-third to one-half fewer men than the Army of the Potomac, and yet its achievements in the western theater rivaled those of the larger eastern army. In Days of Glory, Larry J. Daniel brings his analytic and descriptive skills to bear on the Cumberlanders as he explores the dynamics of discord, political infighting, and feeble leadership that stymied the army in achieving its full potential. Making extensive use of thousands of letters and diaries, Daniel creates an epic portrayal of the developing Cumberland army, from untrained volunteers to hardened soldiers united in their hatred of the Confederates.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover, Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents, Illustrations
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. xv
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. xvii-xviii
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  1. Part 1: The Anderson-Sherman Legacy
  2. pp. 1-29
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  1. 1. Birth of an Army: The Anderson Legacy
  2. pp. 3-15
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  1. 2. Sherman Takes Command: A Baleful Sway
  2. pp. 16-29
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  1. Part 2: The Buell Influence
  2. pp. 31-87
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  1. 3. Organization and Strategy: The Arrival of Buell
  2. pp. 33-56
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  1. 4. The Drive South: The Buell-Halleck Feud
  2. pp. 57-73
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  1. 5. The Mettle Tested: The Battle of Shiloh
  2. pp. 74-87
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  1. Part 3: Decline of the Buell Influence
  2. pp. 89-177
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  1. 6. The Chattanooga Campaign: Conservative War Aims
  2. pp. 91-106
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  1. 7. Retreat to Kentucky: A Season of Blunders
  2. pp. 107-125
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  1. 8. The Collapse of Command: The Anti-Buell Faction
  2. pp. 126-140
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  1. 9. Faltering Communications: The Battle of Perryville
  2. pp. 141-166
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  1. 10. A Failure to Perform: The Removal of Buell
  2. pp. 167-177
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  1. Part 4: The Rosecrans Era
  2. pp. 179-282
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  1. 11. Army of the Cumberland: The Rosecrans Influence
  2. pp. 181-200
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  1. 12. The Weight of Command: Clash at Stones River
  2. pp. 201-224
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  1. 13. Interlude: The Business of War
  2. pp. 225-245
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  1. 14. The Politics of War: Rise of the Anti-Rosecrans Faction
  2. pp. 246-264
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  1. 15. Tullahoma: Military Gain, Political Vexation
  2. pp. 265-282
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  1. Part 5: The Decline of Resecrans
  2. pp. 283-358
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  1. 16. An Aura of Vanity: The Road to Chattanooga
  2. pp. 285-313
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  1. 17. Fatal Decision: The Battle of Chickamauga
  2. pp. 314-337
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  1. 18. The Removal: Purge and Reorganization
  2. pp. 338-358
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  1. Part 6: The Emergence of Thomas
  2. pp. 359-434
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  1. 19. Chattanooga: Thomas Takes Command
  2. pp. 361-378
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  1. 20. The Army Remodeled: Winter at Chattanooga
  2. pp. 379-393
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  1. 21. The Atlanta Campaign: "A Spirit of Jealousy"
  2. pp. 394-415
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  1. 22. Command Fracture: The Grand Old Army Divides
  2. pp. 416-431
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  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 432-434
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  1. Orders of Battle
  2. pp. 435-448
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 449-476
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 477-490
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