Grant and Lee: Victorious American and Vanquished Virginian

Grant and Lee: Victorious American and Vanquished Virginian

by Edward H. Bonekemper, III


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781621570103
Publisher: Regnery History
Publication date: 12/10/2012
Pages: 325
Sales rank: 416,277
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.00(d)

About the Author

Edward H. Bonekemper, III is Adjunct Lecturer of U.S. Military History at Muhlenberg College. For over 34 years, he served as a U.S. government attorney for the Coast Guard's Department of Transportation, prior to which he served as a commander in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve. He is the Author of How Robert E. Lee Lost the Civil War (1998), A Victor, Not a Butcher: Ulysses S. Grant's Overlooked Military Genius (2004), and McClellan and Failure: A Study of Civil War Fear, Incompetence and Worse (2007).

Table of Contents

List of Maps ix

Preface xi

Introduction: Why Grant Won and Lee Lost xiii

Civil War Timeline xxv

Chapter 1 Tough Beginnings and Mexican War Experiences 1

Chapter 2 1861: Open and Closed Doors to Civil War Command 17

Chapter 3 Late 1861/Early 1862: Lee's First Loss and Grant's Early Victories 27

Chapter 4 March-June 1862: Grant Wins at Shiloh while Lee Stymies McClellan 47

Chapter 5 1862-63: Lee Conducts a Costly Offensive while Grant Aims for Vicksburg 97

Chapter 6 May-July 1863: Lee Loses Gettysburg as Grant Captures Vicksburg 155

Chapter 7 Autumn 1863: Lee Lends an Assist as Grant Saves Chattanooga and a Union Army 247

Chapter 8 Early 1864: Both Generals Prepare for Confrontation 269

Chapter 9 Spring 1864: Grant Attacks and Besieges Lee 285

Chapter 10 Late 1864: Grant and Sherman Move toward Victory 321

Chapter 11 Early 1865: Lee Surrenders to Grant 349

Chapter 12 A Comparison of Grant and Lee 379

Appendix I Casualties in Grant's Battles and Campaigns 435

Appendix II Casualties in Lee's Battles and Campaigns 479

Acknowledgments 503

Notes 505

Selected Bibliography: Memoirs, Letters, Papers, and Other Primary Documents 625

Index 659

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