Stonewall Jackson at Cedar Mountain

Stonewall Jackson at Cedar Mountain

by Robert K. Krick

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Overview

Winner of the 1990 Richard Barksdale Harwell Award, Atlanta Civil War Round Table Winner of the 1991 Douglas Southall Freeman History Award, Military Order of the Stars and Bars "An excellent study of what the Mighty Stonewall considered the 'most successful of his exploits'. . . . Krick sets a standard for other military historians who practice the difficult genre of battle study. Stonewall Jackson at Cedar Mountain will become a classic of Civil War literature.—North Carolina Historical Review"A masterful job. . . . Krick's treatment is not only a comprehensive and compelling story of Jackson and his men at Cedar Mountain, but it is also a model of what a battle narrative should be.—Virginia Magazine of History and Biography"Krick's lively writing style, sound research and ability to reconstruct the tactics, movements and emotion of the battle will impress any reader.—America's Civil War —>At Cedar Mountain on August 9,1862, Stonewall Jackson exercised independent command of a campaign for the last time. Robert Krick untangles the myriad original accounts by participants on both sides of the battle to offer an illuminating portrait of the Confederate general commanding his troops under the extraordinary pressures of combat. From diaries, reminiscences, letters, and newspaper articles, Krick reconstructs a vivid and detailed account of the confrontation at Cedar Mountain and Jackson's victory there.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807862681
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 11/09/2000
Series: Civil War America
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 424
Lexile: 1380L (what's this?)
File size: 9 MB

About the Author

Robert K. Krick is author of Conquering the Valley and Stonewall Jackson at Cedar Mountain, among other books. He lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Prologue
1: John Pope's Difficult Adjustment
2: Jackson and Hill Clash
3: A Slow March to Battle
4: Jackson and Winder as Gunners
5: Confused Preparations in the Woods
6: Augur's Attack
7: The Confederate Left Dissolves
8: Federal High Tide
9: Jackson Waves His Sword
10: The Cavalry Charge
11: The Fourteenth Georgia Fills the Breach
12: Counterattack
13: Mopping Up in the Cornfield
14: After Dark
15: August 10
16: August 11
Appendixes
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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From the Publisher

Krick's lively writing style, sound research and ability to reconstruct the tactics, movements and emotion of the battle will impress any reader. Stonewall Jackson at Cedar Mountain is an important addition to modern Civil War literature.—America's Civil War



The most detailed and meticulous tactical study of a crucial preliminary battle in the Second Manassas campaign that we are ever likely to see. The author presents a minute-by-minute account that will awe even the most demanding reader with its comprehensiveness. A tour de force of battle history.—James M. McPherson, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Battle Cry of Freedom: The Era of the Civil War



An excellent study of what the Mighty Stonewall considered the 'most successful of his exploits'. . . . Krick sets a standard for other military historians who practice the difficult genre of battle study. Stonewall Jackson at Cedar Mountain will become a classic of Civil War literature.—North Carolina Historical Review



A model for battle narratives.—ALA Booklist



Cedar Mountain has been Stonewall Jackson's least understood battle. No longer. Robert Krick's brilliantly researched, minute-by-minute narrative is and will remain the definitive account of this bitter fight.—Stephen W. Sears, author of Landscape Turned Red: The Battle of Antietam



A masterful job. . . . Krick's treatment is not only a comprehensive and compelling story of Jackson and his men at Cedar Mountain, but it is also a model of what a battle narrative should be.—Virginia Magazine of History and Biography

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