Civil War in Tennessee, 1862-1863
  • Civil War in Tennessee, 1862-1863
  • Civil War in Tennessee, 1862-1863

Civil War in Tennessee, 1862-1863

by Jack H. Lepa
     
 

ISBN-10: 078642978X

ISBN-13: 9780786429783

Pub. Date: 07/03/2007

Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers

In 1862, with the outcome of the Civil War far from certain, Union and Confederate leaders began to pinpoint locations vital for their army's success. Tennessee was one such possession. Although nominally under Confederate control, with Union loyalists in the east, Confederate supporters in the west and a mixture in the central region, the state did not have

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Overview

In 1862, with the outcome of the Civil War far from certain, Union and Confederate leaders began to pinpoint locations vital for their army's success. Tennessee was one such possession. Although nominally under Confederate control, with Union loyalists in the east, Confederate supporters in the west and a mixture in the central region, the state did not have ironclad loyalty to either cause. For the Union, gaining control of Tennessee meant crippling the transportation options of the Confederacy, giving Union forces access to the rivers and mountain passes which would potentially lead them to the heart of the Confederacy and victory over the South. For the Confederacy, maintaining control of Tennessee was vital not only to protect its southernmost states but also to retain control of the state's agricultural products and mineral wealth, neither of which it could afford to lose.

Drawing on contemporary sources such as memoirs and official correspondence, this volume details the struggle for control of Tennessee during 1862 and 1863. Beginning with the Union commanders' initial reluctance to challenge the Confederate army, it describes the fortuitous momentum Ulysses S. Grant's arrival added to the Federal struggle in the west and, consequently, the Union quest for Tennessee. It follows the movements of Union and Confederate forces through some of the worst battles of the war, including Shiloh, Stones River and Chickamauga. Finally, the Union victory at the battle of Chattanooga—which brought Tennessee definitively under Union control—and its consequences for both sides are discussed in detail.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786429783
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
07/03/2007
Pages:
239
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     1
Preparing to Fight     3
The River Campaign Begins     14
Fort Donelson     21
Turning Point in the West     32
Johnston Risks All     45
First Day at Shiloh     53
Shiloh - Day Two     69
Shiloh's Aftermath and Subsequent Campaigns     78
Rosecrans Takes Command     88
Slaughter at Stone's River     95
A Victory of Sorts     104
Spring 1863     110
A Campaign of Maneuver     116
A Fight Is Coming     125
Chickamauga - First Day     136
Chickamauga - Second Day     142
Chattanooga Under Siege     152
Grant Goes to Work     162
Nothing to Do but Wait     171
Lookout Mountain     180
Missionary Ridge     188
An Impossible Victory     195
After Chattanooga     204
Chapter Notes     209
Bibliography     221
Index     227

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