Confederate Generals of the Civil War

Confederate Generals of the Civil War

by William R. Sanford
     
 

Among the ten generals who led the the armies of the South are the very famous and the little known. Included here are: Robert E. Lee, Nathan Forrest, William Hardee, Ambrose Hill, John Hood, "Stonewall" Jackson, Joseph Johnston, James Longstreet, George Pickett of Pickett's charge, and "Jeb" Stuart. Their childhoods, education, and military training are given along… See more details below

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Among the ten generals who led the the armies of the South are the very famous and the little known. Included here are: Robert E. Lee, Nathan Forrest, William Hardee, Ambrose Hill, John Hood, "Stonewall" Jackson, Joseph Johnston, James Longstreet, George Pickett of Pickett's charge, and "Jeb" Stuart. Their childhoods, education, and military training are given along with their roles in the Civil War.

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Gr 7-10-Each book profiles 10 leaders ranging from the very famous (Ulysses S. Grant and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson) to the almost unknown (Henry Wager Halleck and William Joseph Hardee). The biographical sketches all share the same format, containing an overview of the general's early life and prewar career, information about his war service, and an analysis of his legacy. Each nine-page entry features a full-page black-and-white portrait and some also include average-quality photographs of war scenes. Green and Sanford are objective about their subjects, describing each man's personal and professional strengths and weaknesses. Although these sketches provide a limited amount of information, they allow readers to see how these leaders performed over time. Many titles about the Civil War mention these men only in relation to specific battles. The two books have identical introductions, charts, maps and glossaries. Neither, however, has a bibliography or list for further reading. Most libraries already own biographies of Grant and Lee, and the multivolume The American Civil War (Grolier, 1994) covers all of these individuals. However, these books provide readable, easy-to-use material and are good additional choices.-Mary Mueller, Rolla Junior High School, MO

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780766010291
Publisher:
Enslow Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
04/28/1998
Series:
Collective Biographies Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range:
11 - 17 Years

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