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American Civil War Commanders Confederate Leaders in the East

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Osrpey's examination of the commanders of the American Civil War (1861-1865). The generals who led the brigades, divisions, corps and armies of the Confederacy were very largely products of the same professional backgrounds as their opponents in Union blue - indeed, many of them were former West Point classmates and brother officers in the pre-war US Army, who had served together on the frontier or in the Mexican War. In terms of field experience they were also similar to the vast majority of Union commanders - ...

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Overview

Osrpey's examination of the commanders of the American Civil War (1861-1865). The generals who led the brigades, divisions, corps and armies of the Confederacy were very largely products of the same professional backgrounds as their opponents in Union blue - indeed, many of them were former West Point classmates and brother officers in the pre-war US Army, who had served together on the frontier or in the Mexican War. In terms of field experience they were also similar to the vast majority of Union commanders - none of them had ever commanded so much as a brigade before 1861, and they had to learn by trial and error. Some whose pre-war record had promised much were to fail the test of war; some more obscure officers were to rise to the challenge remarkably. This first of two volumes devoted to the Confederate generals details the careers, personalities and appearance of 25 commanders who made their names mainly with the Army of Northern Virginia in the Eastern theater of war.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781841763187
  • Publisher: Osprey Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 12/1/2002
  • Series: Elite Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Product dimensions: 7.25 (w) x 9.75 (h) x 0.15 (d)

Meet the Author

Philip Katcher was born in Los Angeles, California, to parents involved in the film industry. He was educated at the University of Maryland and served in the US Army in Vietnam. He has also been an active participant in living history activities, especially in the 18th and 19th century periods. He has written a number of books on various periods of US military history and presently is editor/publisher of Military Images Magazine.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 3
Ranks
Uniforms
Staffs
Biographies 5
Edward Porter Alexander
Richard Heron Anderson
Lewis Addison Armistead
Jubal Anderson Early
Nathan George Evans
Richard Stoddart Ewell
John Brown Gordon
Maxcy Gregg
Wade Hampton
Henry Heth
Ambrose Powell Hill
Thomas Jonathan Jackson
John Brevard Kershaw
Robert Edward Lee
James Longstreet
Lafayette McLaws
William Mahone
William Nelson Pendleton
George Edward Pickett
Robert Emmett Rodes
Gustavus Woodson Smith
James Ewell Brown Stuart
William Henry Chase Whiting
Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox
The Plates 58
Index 64
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