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The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862 [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862

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Overview

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

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

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

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

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

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

[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

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780807862469
  • Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
  • Publication date: 5/5/2003
  • Series: Military Campaigns of the Civil War
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 280
  • Sales rank: 1,068,155
  • Lexile: 1530L (what's this?)
  • File size: 4 MB

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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