The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862 / Edition 1

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Overview

In eight essays contributors examine the Shenandoah Valley campaign of March-June 1862, which established Stonewall Jackson's reputation as the foremost Confederate hero of the Civil War's early years.
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Editorial Reviews

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"Offer[s] 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."--McCormick Messenger

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

"This book is of real interest. The writing is good, the research strong."--Louisiana History

"The Military Campaigns of the Civil War Series . . . has led the way in challenging scholars and Civil War enthusiasts to rethink the way in which military history is analyzed. . . . An exceptionally strong collection."--Civil War Book Review

"Anyone looking for new insight into the 1862 Valley campaign or for models of innovative and compelling research should read this volume."--Journal of Military History

"[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

"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

"This one belongs in the library of every student of the Civil War."--Civil War History

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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: 722,594
  • 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


Introduction

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

Contributors

Index

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