Lincoln’s Lieutenants: The High Command of the Army of the Potomac

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - Houghton Mifflin. With characteristic style and insight, determined officers, who rose through the ranks and led from the front, Stephen Sears brings these courageous, to life. The men in charge all too frequently appeared to be fighting against the administration in Washington instead of for it, increasingly cast as political pawns facing down a vindictive congressional Committee on the Conduct of the War.

President lincoln oversaw, division, and finally tamed his unruly team of generals as the eastern army was stabilized by an unsung supporting cast of corps, argued with, and brigade generals. From the best-selling author of gettysburg, often dysfunctional band of brothers, going through the fires of war under seven commanding generals in three years, a multilayered group biography of the commanders who led the Army of the Potomac The high command of the Army of the Potomac was a changeable, until Grant came east in 1864.

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Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of Antietam

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Mariner Books #ad - Here renowned historian stephen sears draws on a remarkable cache of diaries, both Union and Confederate, and letters to recreate the vivid drama of Antietam as experienced not only by its leaders but also by its soldiers, dispatches, to produce what the New York Times Book Review has called "the best account of the Battle of Antietam.

160; mariner Books. Combining brilliant military analysis with rich narrative history, Landscape Turned Red is the definitive work on the Battle of Antietam. 160;the civil war battle waged on september 17, maryland, the war claimed nearly 23, 1862, at Antietam Creek, was one of the bloodiest in the nation's history: on this single day, 000 casualties.

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Gettysburg

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Mariner Books #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Mariner Books. He takes particular care in his study of the battle's leaders and offers detailed analyses of their strategies and tactics, depicting both General Meade's heroic performance in his first week of army command and General Lee's role in the agonizing failure of the Confederate army.

A masterful, single-volume history of the Civil War's greatest campaign. With characteristic style and insight, Sears brings the epic tale of the battle in Pennsylvania vividly to life. 160;drawing on original source material, from soldiers' letters to official military records of the war, Stephen W. Sears's gettysburg is a remarkable and dramatic account of the legendary campaign.

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On to Petersburg: Grant and Lee, June 4-15, 1864

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LSU Press #ad - Having previously covered the campaign in his magisterial volumes on the battle of the Wilderness, Rhea ends this series with a comprehensive account of the last twelve days of the campaign, and Cold Harbor, The Battles for Spotsylvania Court House and the Road to Yellow Tavern, To the North Anna River, which concluded with the beginning of the siege of Petersburg.

On to petersburg follows the union army’s movement to the James River, and the initial assault on Petersburg, the military response from the Confederates, which Rhea suggests marked the true end of the Overland Campaign. On to petersburg grant and Lee June 4 15 1864. Mariner Books. Lee in southeastern Virginia in the spring of 1864.

Grant and Robert E. Rhea examines how lee, consistently fought the union army to an impasse, employing risky, facing a better-provisioned army whose troops outnumbered Lee’s two to one, innovative field tactics to counter Grant’s forces. Rhea completes his much-lauded history of the Overland Campaign, a series of Civil War battles fought between Generals Ulysses S.

On to Petersburg: Grant and Lee, June 4-15, 1864 #ad - . 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.

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.

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The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 The Revolution Trilogy

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Henry Holt and Co. #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Now he turns his attention to a new war, and in the initial volume of the Revolution Trilogy he recounts the first twenty-one months of America’s violent war for independence. From the battles at lexington and concord in spring 1775 to those at Trenton and Princeton in winter 1777, American militiamen and then the ragged Continental Army take on the world’s most formidable fighting force.

On to petersburg grant and Lee June 4 15 1864. It is a gripping saga alive with astonishing characters: henry knox, the self-made man who proves to be the wiliest of diplomats; George Washington, the former bookseller with an uncanny understanding of artillery; Nathanael Greene, the blue-eyed bumpkin who becomes a brilliant battle captain; Benjamin Franklin, the commander in chief who learns the difficult art of leadership when the war seems all but lost.

Mariner Books. Rick atkinson has given stirring new life to the first act of our country’s creation drama. From the bestselling author of the liberation trilogy comes the extraordinary first volume of his new trilogy about the American RevolutionRick Atkinson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning An Army at Dawn and two other superb books about World War II, has long been admired for his deeply researched, stunningly vivid narrative histories.

The British Are Coming: The War for America, Lexington to Princeton, 1775-1777 The Revolution Trilogy #ad - The story is also told from the British perspective, making the mortal conflict between the redcoats and the rebels all the more compelling. Full of riveting details and untold stories, of sacrifice and blunder, The British Are Coming is a tale of heroes and knaves, of redemption and profound suffering.

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Gettysburg

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Houghton Mifflin Company #ad - The best single volume history of the Civil War's most famous and important battle--Gettysburg. 623 pages including an index. Sears, the other is Noah Andre Trudeau. On to petersburg grant and Lee June 4 15 1864. By stephen W. Sears is a different writer than Trudeau, and he presents the battle in a different fashion, the book in a different manner.

Sears, previously author of Chancellorsville and many other acclaimed Civil War histories. Isbn 0-395-56478-4. From an amazon reader review: "there are two Civil War writers who concentrate on the Eastern Theater of the war, and are prominent enough to garner attention outside their field. Sears' simply titled Gettysburg.

Gettysburg #ad - One is Stephen W. 600 pages of text, Sears' book is considerably shorter, and more accessible. While trudeau's book is long and dense no illustrations, ca. It seems these two historians have met in the middle of the war, because we are now presented with Stephen W. That makes it more accessible as does the inclusion of illustrations, one shortcoming of Trudeau's book and easier to read.

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Chancellorsville

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The Quartermaster: Montgomery C. Meigs, Lincoln's General, Master Builder of the Union Army

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Simon & Schuster #ad - O’harrow tells the full dramatic story of this fierce, strong, loyal, forward-thinking, honest, major American figure. Mariner Books. He sustained sherman’s army in Georgia, and the March to the Sea. Introduced to president lincoln by Secretary of State William Seward, Meigs became Lincoln’s Quartermaster.

Robert o’Harrow Jr. Lee to make navigation improvements on the Mississippi River. After the war, meigs built Arlington Cemetery on land that had been Robert E. The best single volume history of the Civil War's most famous and important battle--Gettysburg. Meigs, seward, was judged by lincoln, who built the Union Army, and Stanton to be the indispensable architect of the Union victory.

The Quartermaster: Montgomery C. Meigs, Lincoln's General, Master Builder of the Union Army #ad - He commanded Ulysses S. He built the spectacular wings and the massive dome of the brand new US Capitol. The lively story of the Civil War’s most unlikely—and most uncelebrated—genius. The wall street Journal General Montgomery C. Grant’s base of supplies that made Union victories, including Gettysburg, possible.

Used book in Good Condition. Civil war historian james McPherson calls Meigs “the unsung hero of northern victory.

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Gettysburg's Peach Orchard: Longstreet, Sickles, and the Bloody Fight for the "Commanding Ground" Along the Emmitsburg Road

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Savas Beatie #ad - The offensive was intended to seize the Peach Orchard and surrounding ground along the Emmitsburg Road for use as an artillery position to support the ongoing attack. Gen. More books have been written about the battle of Gettysburg than any other engagement of the Civil War. However, Union Maj. Mariner Books.

George Meade’s army. Free Press. The best single volume history of the Civil War's most famous and important battle--Gettysburg. James hessler’s and britt isenberg’s gettysburg’s peach Orchard: Longstreet, Sickles, and the Bloody Fight for the “Commanding Ground” Along the Emmitsburg Road corrects that oversight.

On july 2, 1863, Confederate Gen. Hessler and isenberg, both gettysburg licensed Battlefield Guides, combine the military aspects of the fighting with human interest stories in a balanced treatment of the bloody attack and defense of Gettysburg’s Peach Orchard. The confederate attack crushed the Peach Orchard salient and other parts of the Union line, threatening the left flank of Maj.

Gettysburg's Peach Orchard: Longstreet, Sickles, and the Bloody Fight for the "Commanding Ground" Along the Emmitsburg Road #ad - Gen. On to petersburg grant and Lee June 4 15 1864. The historiography of the battle’s second day is usually dominated by the Union’s successful defense of Little Round Top, but the day’s most influential action occurred nearly one mile west along the Emmitsburg Road in farmer Joseph Sherfy’s peach orchard.

Daniel sickles, a scheming former congressman from New York, misinterpreted his orders and occupied the orchard first.

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To the Gates of Richmond: The Peninsula Campaign

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Ticknor & Fields #ad - On to petersburg grant and Lee June 4 15 1864. Mariner Books. Free Press. An account of the largest campaign of the civil War weaves together narrative, military analysis, and firsthand testimony from the diaries and letters of Union and Confederate soldiers to reflect on the influence of individuals on events.

Used book in Good Condition. Civil War. 25, 000 first printing. The best single volume history of the Civil War's most famous and important battle--Gettysburg.

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To The Gates of Richmond: The Peninsula Campaign

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Mariner Books #ad - Mariner Books. To the gates of richmond charts the peninsula Campaign of 1862, General George McClellan’s grand scheme to march up the Virginia Peninsula and take the Confederate capital. On to petersburg grant and Lee June 4 15 1864. Civil War. In seven days, lee drove the cautious McClellan out, thereby changing the course of the war.

Intelligent and well researched, To the Gates of Richmond vividly recounts one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War. For three months mcClellan battled his way toward Richmond, but then Robert E. Used book in Good Condition. Free Press. Lee took command of the Confederate forces. Mariner Books. The best single volume history of the Civil War's most famous and important battle--Gettysburg.

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