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The Ten Best - and Worst - Generals of the Civil War

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In the first two years of the War, the Union had the better generals in the west, and the Confederacy had better generals in the east. Once Grant became commander of the Union army, and Sherman was elevated to command of the west, the quality of generalship was essentially even between the two sides. At that point, the Northern advantages in manufacturing, manpower, transportation, and naval power became insurmountable for the South, even with people like Lee and Forrest as ...
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Overview

In the first two years of the War, the Union had the better generals in the west, and the Confederacy had better generals in the east. Once Grant became commander of the Union army, and Sherman was elevated to command of the west, the quality of generalship was essentially even between the two sides. At that point, the Northern advantages in manufacturing, manpower, transportation, and naval power became insurmountable for the South, even with people like Lee and Forrest as their generals.

Among the best: Patrick Cleburne, J.E.B. Stuart, Nathan Bedford Forrest, Thomas "Stonewall" JacksonJames Longstreet, Robert E. Lee, Admiral David Dixon Porter, David G. Farragut, Philip Sheridan, George Henry Thomas, Ulysses S. Grant, William Tecumseh Sherman

Among the worst: General Pleasant Jackson Philips, Gideon Pillow, Braxton Bragg, Henry Sibley, John Bell Hood, Ben Butler, William Rosecrans, Irvin McDowell, Ambrose Burnside, George McClellan

The book has 45 photos/drawings, with 26 in color.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781463690847
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/11/2011
  • Pages: 70
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.18 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert C. Jones grew up in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area. In 1981, he moved to the Atlanta, Georgia area, where he received a B.S. in Computer Science at DeVry Institute of Technology. From 1984-2009, Robert worked for Hewlett-Packard as a computer consultant. He now works as an author, researcher and videographer.

Robert is President of the Kennesaw Historical Society, and Director of Programs and Education for the Kennesaw Museum Foundation. He has written several books on Civil War and railroad themes, including "Civil War Prison Camps: A Brief History", "Famous Songs of the Civil War", "Images of America: Kennesaw", "Retracing the Route of Sherman's Atlanta Campaign and March to the Sea", "The Battle of Griswoldville: An Infantry Battle on Sherman's March to the Sea", "The Fifteen Most Critical Moments of the Civil War", "The Pennsylvania Railroad: An Illustrated Timeline", "The Battle of Allatoona Pass: The Forgotten Battle of Sherman's Atlanta Campaign", "The Ten Best - and Worst - Generals of the Civil War" and "The W&A, the General, and the Andrews Raid: A Brief History".

Robert is an ordained elder in the Presbyterian Church. He has written and taught numerous adult Sunday School courses. He is the author of "A Brief History of Protestantism in the United States", "A Brief History of the Sacraments: Baptism and Communion", "Heaven and Hell: In the Bible, the Apocrypha and the Dead Sea Scrolls", "Meet the Apostles: Biblical and Legendary Accounts", "Monks and Monasteries: A Brief History", "Revelation: Background and Commentary", "The 25 Most Influential Books in the Post-Apostolic Christian Church", "The 25 Most Influential People in the Post-Apostolic Christian Church" and "The Crusades and the Inquisition: A Brief History".

Robert has also written several books on ghost towns in the Southwest, including "Death Valley Ghost Towns - As They Appear Today", "Ghost Towns of the Mojave National Preserve" and "Ghost Towns of Western Nevada".

In 2005, Robert co-authored a business-oriented book entitled "Working Virtually: The Challenges of Virtual Teams".

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