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From the Publisher"Hess's argument. . . Calls into question the historical importance of the rifle-muskets, thus becoming one of the most significant historiographical debates among currently practicing Civil War military historians. . . . A valuable contribution."
— The North Carolina Historical Review
"A very readable, intelligent history of the Civil War in the east with emphases on fortifications."
— OCWOC: A Civil War Blog
"This groundbreaking book should inspire other historians to take on similar difficult but important topics. . . . When completed, [this] remarkable study will be as original, as sophisticated, as significant, and as welcome as any Civil War military history yet published."
— The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society
"A visit to one of the sites covered in the work will profit from Hess' description of the terrain and the armies' fortifications."
— Civil War News
"Recommended to anyone interested in the creation, use, and effectiveness of Civil War field fortifications."
— On Point
"Field fortifications played a major role in the American Civil War, evolving from a widely despised expedient to a universally recognized necessity. It is a cause for astonishment that no one has attempted a scholarly look at that burgeoning military development—until now. Field Armies and Fortifications, by Earl J. Hess, ably takes on the important topic, and makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the war. (Robert K. Krick, author of Stonewall Jackson at Cedar Mountain and The Smoothbore Volley That Doomed the Confederacy)"