In this Book

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An award-winning Civil War historian sheds new light on the Union commanders’ central role in the North’s decisive victory. He reevaluates the generalship of the victors and lays bare the sometimes vicious rivalries among the Union generals and the effect those clashes had on the war.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Maps and Illustrations
  2. p. ix
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Prologue: On Judging Civil War Generals
  2. pp. 1-10
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  1. 1. Rosecrans in West Virginia: A Tale of a Goose, a Dog, and a Fox
  2. pp. 11-28
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  1. 2. Grant in Missouri and Tennessee: A Tale of How a Nobody Became a Somebody
  2. pp. 29-52
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  1. 3. Grant, Halleck, and a Failure to Communicate
  2. pp. 53-66
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  1. 4. Grant at Shiloh: How to Win by Not Losing
  2. pp. 67-82
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  1. 5. Grant Advances by Staying Put
  2. pp. 83-95
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  1. 6. Nobody at Antietam
  2. pp. 96-119
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  1. 7. Grant and Rosecrans at Iuka and Corinth: The Birth of a Rivalry
  2. pp. 120-148
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  1. 8. Rosecrans at Stones River: How a Near Disaster Became a Much-Needed Union Victory
  2. pp. 149-171
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  1. 9. Meade at Gettysburg: How to Win by Staying Put
  2. pp. 172-190
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  1. 10. Grant Victorious at Vicksburg: How to Win by Causing Your Enemies to Defeat Themselves
  2. pp. 191-204
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  1. 11. Rosecrans Takes Chattanooga and Grant Takes a Fall
  2. pp. 205-219
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  1. 12. Rosecrans and Thomas at Chickamauga: The Fortunes and Misfortunes of War
  2. pp. 220-234
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  1. 13. Grant at Chattanooga: How to Win a Battle Contrary to Plan
  2. pp. 235-247
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  1. 14. While Grant Fails to Defeat Lee, Sherman Invades Georgia: Circling around to Move Forward
  2. pp. 248-265
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  1. 15. Grant Remains Stymied, Sherman Takes Atlanta: Decision in the West
  2. pp. 266-279
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  1. 16. Sheridan in the Shenandoah
  2. pp. 280-289
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  1. 17. Sherman Marches to the Sea, Schofield Repulses Hood, and Thomas Vanquishes Hood at Nashville
  2. pp. 290-299
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  1. 18. Death Blows: Grant, Sheridan, and Sherman Win the War, but the Union Generals Fight On
  2. pp. 300-311
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  1. Epilogue: The Victors in Blue—Who and Why
  2. pp. 312-318
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 319-346
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 347-362
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  1. Back Cover
  2. pp. 363-363
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780700621781
Related ISBN
9780700621415
MARC Record
OCLC
967568544
Pages
374
Launched on MUSE
2017-01-05
Language
English
Open Access
No
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