Revisioning the Civil War: Historians on Counter-Factual Scenarios

Revisioning the Civil War: Historians on Counter-Factual Scenarios



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786423927
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 10/27/2005
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Broadcast journalist Jim Bresnahan is also the author of Play It Again: Baseball Experts on What Might Have Been (2006). He lives in Lexington, Virginia.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Foreword by Keith E. Gibson 1

Acknowledgments 3

The Panel of Civil War Experts 5

Preface 11

1. On the Brink: Secession 15

2. The Pinch Comes: Fort Sumter 26

3. Like a Stone Wall: Bull Run 36

4. Grant’s Beginning, Johnston's End: Fort Donelson and Shiloh 46

5. Saving Richmond: The Peninsula, the Valley and the Seven Days 61

6. Rebels on the Move: Second Manassas, Antietam and Perryville 82

7. Stalemate: Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Stones River 105

8. Showdown in Pennsylvania: Gettysburg 124

9. Mortal Wounds: Vicksburg, Chickamauga and Chattanooga 148

10. Grant against Lee: The Overland Campaign 166

11. Wearing Down the South: Atlanta, Petersburg and the Election of 1864 180

12. A Just and Lasting Peace: Appomattox and Assassination 198

Appendix: Surveying the Experts 219

Chapter Notes 223

Bibliography 229

Index 231

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