Although often over-shadowed in Civil War literature by accounts of the Army of the Potomac’s struggles against Robert E. Lee in Virginia and the bold Confederate invasion of Maryland and Pennsylvania, the Western theatre of the Civil War was the scene of some of the most desperate, hard-fought and strategically important battles of the five year conflict. John Fiske’s eloquent narrative begins with the seizure of the secessionist arsenal at Camp Jackson in St. Louis, Missouri, and follows the Union Army through its campaign to control the Mississippi River and its subsequent actions in Georgia and Tennessee. The result is a fascinating, informative and engrossing account of the turning of the Confederacy’s left flank and the resulting defeat of the Army of the Rebellion. Each chapter is extensively annotated and the original index has been retained. This work is truly an essential addition to your Civil War library. Chapters include: From St. Louis to Belmont, Fort Donelson and Shiloh, The Capture of New Orleans, From Corinth to Stone River, The Vicksburg Problem, The Fall of Vicksburg, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, and Nashville. Facsimile reprints of photographs include: Ulysses Simpson Grant (1864), George Henry Thomas, Albert Sidney Johnston, William Tecumseh Sherman, David Glasgow Farragut, Joseph Eccleston Johnston, James Longstreet, and John Bell Hood.