Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies: General Robert Rodes' Account of Gettysburg and the Pennsylvania Campaign (Illustrated) [NOOK Book]

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Robert Emmett Rodes (March 29, 1829 – September 19, 1864) was a railroad civil engineer and a promising young Confederate general in the American Civil War, killed in battle in the Shenandoah Valley.

In the Battle of Chancellorsville, Rodes was a division commander in Stonewall Jackson's corps. He was the first division-level commander in Lee's army who had not graduated from West Point. Rodes led Jackson's devastating flank attack against the...
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Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies: General Robert Rodes' Account of Gettysburg and the Pennsylvania Campaign (Illustrated)

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Overview

Robert Emmett Rodes (March 29, 1829 – September 19, 1864) was a railroad civil engineer and a promising young Confederate general in the American Civil War, killed in battle in the Shenandoah Valley.

In the Battle of Chancellorsville, Rodes was a division commander in Stonewall Jackson's corps. He was the first division-level commander in Lee's army who had not graduated from West Point. Rodes led Jackson's devastating flank attack against the Union XI Corps on May 2, 1863. He was temporarily placed in command of the corps that night when Jackson was mortally wounded and Maj. Gen. A.P. Hill was also wounded. Hill immediately summoned the more senior officer Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart, and minutes later Rodes graciously ceded his battlefield command to him. Jackson on his deathbed recommended that Rodes be promoted to major general and this promotion be back-dated to be effective May 2.

When Lee reorganized the Army of Northern Virginia to compensate for the loss of Jackson, Rodes joined the Second Corps under Richard Ewell. In the Battle of Gettysburg, on July 1, 1863, Rodes led the assault from Oak Hill against the right flank of the Union I Corps. Although he successfully routed the division of Maj. Gen. John C. Robinson and drove it back through the town, the attack was not as well coordinated or pursued as aggressively as his reputation would have implied. His division sat idle for the remaining two days of the battle.

After the Pennsylvania Campaign, Rodes wrote an account of the Battle of Gettysburg and the campaign that became part of The War of the Rebellion: Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. This edition of his account of Gettysburg and the Pennsylvania Campaign includes illustrations and maps of the campaign, and it also includes pictures of the important commanders of the battle.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012997531
  • Publisher: Charles River Editors
  • Publication date: 9/7/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 2 MB

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