The Battle of Brice's Crossroads

The Battle of Brice's Crossroads

by Stewart Bennett
     
 

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An insignificant crossroads in northeast Mississippi was an unlikely battleground for one of the most spectacular Confederate victories in the western theater of the Civil War. But that is where two generals determined destiny for their men. Union general Samuel D. Sturgis looked to redeem his past military record, while hard-fighting Confederate general Nathan

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An insignificant crossroads in northeast Mississippi was an unlikely battleground for one of the most spectacular Confederate victories in the western theater of the Civil War. But that is where two generals determined destiny for their men. Union general Samuel D. Sturgis looked to redeem his past military record, while hard-fighting Confederate general Nathan Bedford Forrest aimed to drive the Union army out of Mississippi or die trying. In the hot June sun, their armies collided for control of north Mississippi in a story of courage, overwhelming odds and American spirit. Blue Mountain College professor Stewart Bennett retells the day's saga through a wealth of first-person soldier accounts.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781609495022
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
06/19/2012
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
634,344
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Stewart Bennett attended Grace College and graduated with a bachelor's degree in behavioral science. He received his master of arts degree from Youngstown State University and his doctor of philosophy degree in interdisciplinary studies in history and political science from the University of Maine. He is the co-editor of the work The Struggle for the Life of the Republic: A Civil War Narrative by Brevet Major Charles Dana Miller, 76th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Stewart is the department chair of social and behavior sciences and assistant professor of history at Blue Mountain College in Blue Mountain, Mississippi.

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