Return to Bull Run: The Campaign and Battle of Second Manassas / Edition 1

Return to Bull Run: The Campaign and Battle of Second Manassas / Edition 1

by John J. Hennessy
     
 

“This comprehensively researched, well-written book represents the definitive account of Robert E. Lee’s triumph over Union leader John Pope in the summer of 1862. . . . Lee’s strategic skills, and the capabilities of his principal subordinates James Longstreet and Stonewall Jackson, brought the Confederates onto the field of Second Manassas at

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“This comprehensively researched, well-written book represents the definitive account of Robert E. Lee’s triumph over Union leader John Pope in the summer of 1862. . . . Lee’s strategic skills, and the capabilities of his principal subordinates James Longstreet and Stonewall Jackson, brought the Confederates onto the field of Second Manassas at the right places and times against a Union army that knew how to fight, but not yet how to win.”
Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806131870
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
624
Sales rank:
747,299
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author

John J. Hennessy served as a historian at Manassas National Battlefield and is currently Assistant Superintendent at Fredericksburg and Spotsylvania National Military Park. He is the author of The First Battle of Manassas. He lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia, with his daughter Caroline.

Table of Contents

Contents

Preface,
1 "Poor Old Virginia",
2 "We Shall Have a Busy Time",
3 To the Rappahannock,
4 The Armies Waltz,
5 Stalemate,
6 Jackson Marches, Pope Waffles,
7 Bacchanalia, Battle and Escape,
8" We Shall Bag the Whole Crowd",
9 "Bring Out Your Men, Gentlemen",
10 "A Long and Continuous Roll",
11 Pope Finds Jackson—At Last,
12 Sigel's Battle,
13 Controversy Comes from the Fringe,
14 Bloody Afternoon,
15 "I'll Expect You to Beat Them",
16 Twilight Clash,
17 Morning Delusion,
18 Pope's Pursuit,
19 Porter's Attack,
20 The Vortex of Hell,
21 Confederate Tide,
22 The Tide Crests,
23 "A Signal Victory",
24 Disaster and Shame,
Epilogue: "There Never Was Such a Campaign",
Endnotes,
Order of Battle,
Key Players in the Manassas Drama,
Bibliography,
Index,

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