The Battle of Nashville: Account of the Battle from “The March to the Sea: Franklin and Nashville” (Illustrated)

The Battle of Nashville: Account of the Battle from “The March to the Sea: Franklin and Nashville” (Illustrated)

by Jacob D. Cox
     
 

Jacob Dolson Cox, (Jr.) (October 27, 1828 – August 4, 1900) was a Union Army general during the American Civil War, and later a Republican politician from Ohio. At the beginning of the Maryland Campaign, Cox's brigade became the Kanawha Division of the IX Corps of the Army of the Potomac. When corps commander Maj. Gen. Jesse L. Reno was killed at the Battle of…  See more details below

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Jacob Dolson Cox, (Jr.) (October 27, 1828 – August 4, 1900) was a Union Army general during the American Civil War, and later a Republican politician from Ohio. At the beginning of the Maryland Campaign, Cox's brigade became the Kanawha Division of the IX Corps of the Army of the Potomac. When corps commander Maj. Gen. Jesse L. Reno was killed at the Battle of South Mountain, Cox assumed command of the IX Corps. He suggested to Maj. Gen. Ambrose Burnside, formally the commander of IX Corps, but who was commanding a two-corps "wing" of the Army, that he be allowed to return to division command, which was more in keeping with his level of military expertise. Burnside refused the suggestion, but at the Battle of Antietam, kept Cox under his supervision. The poor showing of the corps around "Burnside Bridge" at Antietam is generally attributed to Burnside, not Cox.

Cox also served out west and had a prominent role in the Franklin and Nashville campaigns of 1864. After the war, Cox published several books about the Civil War, including “The March to the Sea: Franklin and Nashville.” Cox’s account of the Battle of Nashville discusses the strategy and tactics of the battle, albeit from a Northern perspective.

This edition is specially formatted with maps of the Battle of Nashville and pictures of other important commanders of the battle.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013357457
Publisher:
Charles River Editors
Publication date:
09/11/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,092,879
File size:
327 KB

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