Jubal Early's Raid on Washington: 1864

Jubal Early's Raid on Washington: 1864


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The fate of the nation hung in the balance for two hot July days in 1864. After two weeks of hard marching, General Jubal A. Early had positioned his troops outside of Washington.

General Robert E. Lee was relying on Early to relieve the pressure Ulysses S. Grant was putting on Petersburg. "Old Jube" possessed the right mix of brash independence and fierce loyalty to the Southern cause to stage a convincing attack on the enemy capital--Mr. Lincoln's City.

Jubal's Early's famous "raid" was to be the last Confederate invasion, yet it severely shook up the Union leadership. President Lincoln drove out to see how things were going each day of the attack.

Traditionally seen as a prelude to the Valley Campaign of 1864, the author asserts that the July battles for Washington and Maryland were possibly even more pivotal.

For the Civil War historian and but alike, Jubal's Early's Raid on Washington:1864 provides a fresh interpretation of this fascinating episode on American history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780933852860
Publisher: The Nautical & Aviation Publishing Company of America
Publication date: 06/01/1989
Edition description: reprint
Pages: 344
Age Range: 17 Years

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