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Colonels in Blue Indiana Kentucky and Tennessee

Colonels in Blue  Indiana  Kentucky and Tennessee Author Roger D. Hunt
ISBN-10 9781476613864
Release 2013-11-12
Pages 260
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This biographical dictionary documents the Union army colonels who commanded regiments from Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee. Entries are arranged first by state and then by regiment, and provide a biographical sketch of each colonel focusing on his Civil War service. Many of the colonels covered herein never rose above that rank, failing to win promotion to brigadier general or brevet brigadier general, and have therefore received very little scholarly attention prior to this work.

Colonels in Blue Illinois Iowa Minnesota and Wisconsin

Colonels in Blue  Illinois  Iowa  Minnesota and Wisconsin Author Roger D. Hunt
ISBN-10 0786498552
Release 2016-11-30
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The sixth in a series documenting Union army colonels, this biographical dictionary lists regimental commanders from Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. A brief sketch of each is included--many published here for the first time--giving a synopsis of Civil War service and biographical details, along with photos where available. Rosters of colonels by state are provided, including those promoted to higher ranks whose lives are documented in other works.

Colonels in Blue

Colonels in Blue Author Roger D. Hunt
ISBN-10 0786461551
Release 2001
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John McDonald and the Whiskey Ring

John McDonald and the Whiskey Ring Author Edward S. Cooper
ISBN-10 9781683930136
Release 2016-10-28
Pages 208
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The most flamboyant, consistently dishonest racketeer was Supervisor of Internal Revenue John McDonald, whose organization defrauded the federal government of millions of dollars. When President Grant was asked why he appointed McDonald supervisor of internal revenue he responded, “I was aware that he was not an educated man, but he was a man that had seen a great deal of the world and of people, and I would not call him ignorant exactly, he was illiterate.” McDonald organized and ran the Whiskey Ring but he always credited Grant with the initiation of the Ring declaring that the president “actually stood god-father at its christening.” The demise of the Ring rivals anything that the real or fictional Elliot Ness and his “Untouchables” ever accomplished during the prohibition era in America.

To Prepare for Sherman s Coming

  To Prepare for Sherman  s Coming  Author Mark A. Smith
ISBN-10 9781611212679
Release 2015-10-19
Pages 192
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The Battle of WiseÕs (Wyse) Forks, March 7-11, 1865, has long been thought of as nothing more than an insignificant skirmish during the final days of the Civil War and relegated to a passing reference in a footnote if it is mentioned at all. Mark A. SmithÕs and Wade SokoloskyÕs ÒTo Prepare for ShermanÕs ComingÓ: The Battle of WiseÕs Forks, March 1865 erases this misconception and elevates this combat and its related operations to the historical status it deserves. By March 1865, the Confederacy was on its last legs. Its armies were depleted, food and resources were scarce, and morale was low. General Lee was barely holding on to his extended lines around Richmond and Petersburg, and Gen. William T. Sherman was operating with nearly complete freedom in North Carolina on his way north to form a junction with Union forces in Virginia. As the authors demonstrate, the fighting that is the subject of this book came about when Lt. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant initiated a broad military operation to assist Sherman. The responsibility for ensuring a functioning railroad from New Bern to Goldsboro rested with Maj. Gen. Jacob D. Cox. On March 2, 1865, Cox ordered his hastily assembled Provisional Corps to march toward Goldsboro. In response to CoxÕs movement, Confederate Gen. Joseph E. Johnston executed a bold but risky plan to divert troops away from Sherman by turning back CoxÕs advance. Under the command of the aggressive but controversial Gen. Braxton Bragg, the Confederates stood for four days and successfully halted Cox at WiseÕs Forks. This delay provided Johnston with the precious time he needed to concentrate his forces and fight the large and important Battle of Bentonville. ÒTo Prepare for ShermanÕs ComingÓ is the result of years of careful research in a wide variety of archival sources, and relies upon official reports, diaries, newspapers, and letter collections, all tied to a keen understanding of the terrain. Sokolosky and Smith, both career army officers, have used their expertise in military affairs to produce what is not only a valuable book on WiseÕs Forks, but what surely must be the definitive study of one of the Civil WarÕs overlooked yet significant battles. Outstanding original maps by Mark A. Moore coupled with period photographs reinforce the quality of this account and the authorsÕ commitment to excellence.

Colonels in Blue New York

Colonels in Blue  New York Author Roger D. Hunt
ISBN-10 0764317717
Release 2003-02
Pages 320
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This book is the second in a series which will feature the colonels of the Union Army in the Civil War. Most of them were citizen soldiers from a wide variety of backgrounds. Motivated by patriotic enthusiasm and personal ambition but often lacking any real military expertise, they nevertheless offered their services in defense of the Union. Through photographs and biographical sketches their lives are now being remembered. This volume documents the colonels who commanded regiments from New York state. Volume one in the series covers the New England states.

Biographical Dictionary of the Union

Biographical Dictionary of the Union Author John T. Hubbell
ISBN-10 0313209200
Release 1995
Pages 683
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World Military Leaders

World Military Leaders Author Mark Grossman
ISBN-10 9780816074778
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 414
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Articles profiling important military leaders are arranged in A to Z format.

This Terrible Sound

This Terrible Sound Author Peter Cozzens
ISBN-10 0252065948
Release 1996-01-01
Pages 675
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Renders the furious ebb and flow of the two-day battle, capturing both the evolving strategies of each side and the horrendous experience of the fight. This book draws from hundreds of diaries, letters, memoirs, interviews, official reports, and regimental histories.

Dictionary of American Biography

Dictionary of American Biography Author
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106020402266
Release 1946
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Shiloh Author Larry J. Daniel
ISBN-10 UOM:39015040671359
Release 1997
Pages 430
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Presenting a fascinating portrait of Ulysses S. Grant, a reexamination of the most crucial battle of the Civil War explores the broader campaign and political decisions made in the White House and the Executive Mansion in Richmond. 20,000 first printing.

A Short History of the Confederate States of America

A Short History of the Confederate States of America Author Jefferson Davis
Release 1890
Pages 505
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A Short History of the Confederate States of America by Jefferson. Davis, first published in 1890, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.

The Battle of Peach Tree Creek

The Battle of Peach Tree Creek Author Earl J. Hess
ISBN-10 9781469634203
Release 2017-08-09
Pages 344
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On July 20, 1864, the Civil War struggle for Atlanta reached a pivotal moment. As William T. Sherman's Union forces came ever nearer the city, the defending Confederate Army of Tennessee replaced its commanding general, removing Joseph E. Johnston and elevating John Bell Hood. This decision stunned and demoralized Confederate troops just when Hood was compelled to take the offensive against the approaching Federals. Attacking northward from Atlanta's defenses, Hood's men struck George H. Thomas's Army of the Cumberland just after it crossed Peach Tree Creek on July 20. Initially taken by surprise, the Federals fought back with spirit and nullified all the advantages the Confederates first enjoyed. As a result, the Federals achieved a remarkable defensive victory. Offering new and definitive interpretations of the battle's place within the Atlanta campaign, Earl J. Hess describes how several Confederate regiments and brigades made a pretense of advancing but then stopped partway to the objective and took cover for the rest of the afternoon on July 20. Hess shows that morale played an unusually important role in determining the outcome at Peach Tree Creek--a soured mood among the Confederates and overwhelming confidence among the Federals spelled disaster for one side and victory for the other.

Incidents of the war

Incidents of the war Author Mary Jane Cook Chadick
ISBN-10 WISC:89082419052
Release 2005-11-01
Pages 379
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Transcribed, edited, and anotated Civil War journal written by Mary Jane Chaduck during the years of Federal invasion, 1862-1865.

On to Petersburg

On to Petersburg Author Gordon C. Rhea
ISBN-10 9780807167496
Release 2017-09-06
Pages 472
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With On to Petersburg, Gordon C. Rhea completes his much-lauded history of the Overland Campaign, a series of Civil War battles fought between Generals Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee in southeastern Virginia in the spring of 1864. Having previously covered the campaign in his magisterial volumes on The Battle of the Wilderness, The Battles for Spotsylvania Court House and the Road to Yellow Tavern, To the North Anna River, and Cold Harbor, Rhea ends this series with a comprehensive account of the last twelve days of the campaign, which concluded with the beginning of the siege of Petersburg. On to Petersburg follows the Union army’s movement to the James River, the military response from the Confederates, and the initial assault on Petersburg, which Rhea suggests marked the true end of the Overland Campaign. Beginning his account in the immediate aftermath of Grant’s three-day attack on Confederate troops at Cold Harbor, Rhea argues that the Union general’s primary goal was not—as often supposed—to take Richmond, but rather to destroy Lee’s army by closing off its retreat routes and disrupting its supply chains. While Grant struggled at times to communicate strategic objectives to his subordinates and to adapt his army to a faster-paced, more flexible style of warfare, Rhea suggests that the general successfully shifted the military landscape in the Union’s favor. On the rebel side, Lee and his staff predicted rightly that Grant would attempt to cross the James River and lay siege to the Army of Northern Virginia while simultaneously targeting Confederate supply lines. Rhea examines how Lee, facing a better-provisioned army whose troops outnumbered Lee’s two to one, consistently fought the Union army to an impasse, employing risky, innovative field tactics to counter Grant’s forces. Like the four volumes that preceded it, On to Petersburg represents decades of research and scholarship and will stand as the most authoritative history of the final battles in the campaign.


GEOGRAPHY MADE EASY Author Jedidiah 1761-1826 Morse
ISBN-10 1362580473
Release 2016-08-26
Pages 364
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Yankee Blitzkrieg

Yankee Blitzkrieg Author James Pickett Jones
ISBN-10 0813132436
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