The 10 Biggest Civil War Blunders

The 10 Biggest Civil War Blunders

by Edward H. Bonekemper III

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ISBN-13: 9781621577607
Publisher: Regnery History
Publication date: 01/22/2018
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 686,667
File size: 12 MB
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About the Author

Edward Henry Bonekemper III is a military historian, teacher, and writer. Bonekemper writes frequently about slavery, the American Civil War, and Union and Confederate generals.

Table of Contents

Prologue xiii

1 Cotton 1

Confederates Misplay the Cotton Card

2 Corinth 17

Henry Halleck Fails to Eliminate a Confederate Army and Halts Union Offensive Actions

3 Antietam Campaign 27

George McClellan Fails to Destroy Robert E. Lee's Army

4 Black Soldiers 57

Confederates Fail to Use Slaves as Soldiers

5 Gettysburg 73

Robert E. Lee Conducts a Blundering Campaign

6 Chickamauga and Chattanooga 111

Davis, Lee, and Bragg Fail to Destroy a Union Army and to Keep Chattanooga in Rebel Hands

7 Mobile, Alabama 129

Abraham Lincoln and Henry Halleck Fail to Attack or Capture Mobile in 1863 or Early 1864

8 Snake Creek Gap 149

William T. Sherman Misses the Chance for a Game-Changing Victory Early in the Atlanta Campaign

9 Petersburg 173

Ulysses S. Grant and a Bevy of Union Generals Fail to End the War by Capturing Petersburg in June 1864

10 Atlanta and Savannah 193

William T. Sherman Fails to Capture Enemy Armies and Shorten the War

Acknowledgments 205

Bibliography 207

Notes 231

Index 283

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