The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862

The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862

by Gary W. Gallagher
     
 

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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…  See more details below

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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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
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

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

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807862469
Publisher:
The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date:
11/20/2003
Series:
Military Campaigns of the Civil War
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
280
Sales rank:
724,137
Lexile:
1530L (what's this?)
File size:
4 MB

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This latest addition to Gallagher's collections of essays on Civil War campaigns displays the high level of research and originality that readers have come to expect from the series. Each essay stands alone, and each represents a significant contribution to Civil War scholarship.—Gordon C. Rhea, author of Cold Harbor: Grant and Lee, May 26-June 3, 1864

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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