Days of Glory: The Army of the Cumberland, 1861-1865

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A potent fighting force that changed the course of the Civil War, the Army of the Cumberland was the North's second-most-powerful army, surpassed in size only by the Army of the Potomac. The Cumberland army engaged the enemy across five times more territory with one-third to one-half fewer men than the Army of the Potomac, and yet its achievements in the western theater rivaled those of the larger eastern army. The Cumberland distinguished itself courageously and against enormous odds at the Battle of Stones ...
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A potent fighting force that changed the course of the Civil War, the Army of the Cumberland was the North's second-most-powerful army, surpassed in size only by the Army of the Potomac. The Cumberland army engaged the enemy across five times more territory with one-third to one-half fewer men than the Army of the Potomac, and yet its achievements in the western theater rivaled those of the larger eastern army. The Cumberland distinguished itself courageously and against enormous odds at the Battle of Stones River and at Chickamauga and in sterling performances at Shiloh, Perryville, Missionary Ridge, Resaca, New Hope Church, and Peachtree Creek. The renowned Civil War historian Larry J. Daniel brings his analytical and descriptive skills to bear on the Cumberlanders in the first complete study of the army since 1870. While Days of Glory draws on the lives and words of common soldiers, it focuses primarily on the commanders. Daniel explores the dynamics of discord, political in-fighting, and feeble leadership that stymied the army in achieving its full potential. He offers a fresh interpretation of General George H. Thomas as a flawed character who did not mature until late 1863 and addresses the impact of battlefield logistics and the formation of the cavalry.

The Cumberland army evolved as the war progressed, and Daniel traces its changing mission from the liberation of East Tennessee to the penetration of the Deep South. Disproportionately influenced during the first two years of the war by the Kentucky bloc, the officer corps eventually reflected the tremendous influx of Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois regiments. The author shows the troops' abolitionist sympathies emerging in the summer of 1862 and growing to the point that the army's support for President Lincoln played a decisive role in his reelection in 1864. Making extensive use of thousands of letters and diaries, Daniel creates an epic portrayal of the developing Cumberland army, from untrained volunteers to hardened soldiers united in their hatred of the Confederates. It is a saga of what veterans would remember with pride as their days of glory.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780807129319
  • Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2004
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Larry J. Daniel is the author of Shiloh: The Battle That Changed the Civil War; Cannoneers in gray: the Field Artillery of the Army of Tennessee, winner of the Fletcher Pratt Award; Soldiering in the Army of Tennessee; and Island No. 10: Key to the Mississippi Valley. A prolific speaker on the Civil War Round Table circuit, he lives in Murray, Kentucky, where he is the minister of First United Methodist Church.

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Larry J. Daniel is the author of Shiloh: The Battle That Changed the Civil War; Cannoneers in Gray: The Field Artillery of the Army of Tennessee, winner of the Fletcher Pratt Award; Soldiering in the Army of Tennessee; and Island No. 10: Key to the Mississippi Valley. A prolific speaker on the Civil War roundtable circuit, he lives in Murray, Kentucky, where he is the minister of the First United Methodist Church.

LSU Press

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Pt. 1 The Anderson-Sherman legacy
1 Birth of an army : the Anderson legacy 3
2 Sherman takes command : a baleful sway 16
Pt. 2 The Buell influence
3 Organization and strategy : the arrival of Buell 33
4 The drive south : the Buell-Halleck Feud 57
5 The mettle tested : the battle of Shiloh 74
Pt. 3 Decline of the Buell influence
6 The Chattanooga campaign : conservative war aims 91
7 Retreat to Kentucky : a season of blunders 107
8 The collapse of command : the anti-Buell faction 126
9 Faltering communications : the battle of Perryville 141
10 A failure to perform : the removal of Buell 167
Pt. 4 The Rosecrans era
11 Army of the Cumberland : the Rosecrans influence 181
12 The weight of command : clash at Stones River 201
13 Interlude : the business of war 225
14 The politics of war : rise of the anti-Rosecrans faction 246
15 Tullahoma : military gain, political vexation 265
Pt. 5 The decline of Rosecrans
16 An aura of vanity : the road to Chattanooga 285
17 Fatal decision : the battle of Chickamauga 314
18 The removal : purge and reorganization 338
Pt. 6 The emergence of Thomas
19 Chattanooga : Thomas takes command 361
20 The army remodeled : winter at Chattanooga 379
21 The Atlanta campaign : "a spirit of jealousy" 394
22 Command fracture : the grand old army divides 416
Epilogue 432
Orders of battle 435
Bibliography 449
Index 477
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