The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862 / Edition 1

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This volume explores the Shenandoah Valley campaign, best known for its role in establishing Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson's reputation as the Confederacy's greatest military idol. The authors address questions of military leadership, strategy and tactics, the campaign's political and social impact, and the ways in which participants' memories of events differed from what is revealed in the historical sources. In the process, they offer valuable insights into one of the Confederacy's most famous generals, those who fought with him and against him, the campaign's larger importance in the context of the war, and the complex relationship between history and memory.

The contributors are Jonathan M. Berkey, Keith S. Bohannon, Peter S. Carmichael, Gary W. Gallagher, A. Cash Koeniger, R. E. L. Krick, Robert K. Krick, and William J. Miller.

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[The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862] will interest both the knowledgeable and casual reader, the dedicated military scholar and the more general reader alike. . . . Well researched and interestingly written.—Canadian Journal of History

A valuable look on an important aspect of the war in the East in 1862.—The NYMAS Review

Throughout this book I found myself exclaiming, 'I didn't know that!' and 'Well, that's a wholly new way of looking at this event!' and 'This changes my way of thinking about the Valley campaign.' Such exclamations are, to my way of thinking, signs of a worthwhile book.—Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807857687
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2010
  • Series: Military Campaigns of the Civil War Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 982,205
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Gary W. Gallagher is John L. Nau III Professor of History at the University of Virginia. He is author, most recently, of Lee and His Army in Confederate History.

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Table of Contents


You Must Either Attack Richmond or Give Up the Job and Come to the Defence of Washington: Abraham Lincoln and the 1862 Shenandoah Valley Campaign

Gary W. Gallagher

The Metamorphosis in Stonewall Jackson's Public Image

Robert K. Krick

Such Men as Shields, Banks, and Frémont: Federal Command in Western Virginia, March-June 1862

William J. Miller

In the Very Midst of the War Track: The Valley's Civilians and the Shenandoah Campaign

Jonathan M. Berkey

Placed on the Pages of History in Letters of Blood: Reporting on and Remembering the 12th Georgia Infantry in the 1862 Valley Campaign

Keith S. Bohannon

Turner Ashby's Appeal

Peter S. Carmichael

Maryland's Ablest Confederate: General Charles S. Winder of the Stonewall Brigade

Robert E. L. Krick

Prejudices and Partialities: The Garnett Controversy Revisited

A. Cash Koeniger

Bibliographic Essay



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