Days of Glory: The Army of the Cumberland, 1861-1865 [NOOK Book]

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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. In Days of Glory, Larry J. Daniel brings his analytic and descriptive skills to bear on the ...

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Overview

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. In Days of Glory, Larry J. Daniel brings his analytic and descriptive skills to bear on the Cumberlanders as he explores the dynamics of discord, political infighting, and feeble leadership that stymied the army in achieving its full potential. 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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807148198
  • Publisher: LSU Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,319,898
  • File size: 4 MB

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.

LSU Press

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.

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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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