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ISBN-13: 9780809336210
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date: 12/18/2017
Series: Engaging the Civil War Series
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 827,298
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Chris Mackowski and Kristopher D. White are co-founders of Emerging Civil War.
Mackowski, a professor of journalism and mass communication at St. Bonaventure University, is the editor in chief of Emerging Civil War, editor of the Engaging the Civil War series, and historian-in-residence at Stevenson Ridge. He has written or cowritten more than a dozen books on the Civil War.
White, the chief historian of Emerging Civil War, is the education manager at the Civil War Trust. He has cowritten several books with Chris Mackowski, including That Furious Struggle: Chancellorsville and the High Tide of the Confederacy, May 1-5, 1863.

Table of Contents

Lists of Illustrations ix

Foreword: Gettysburg-The Turning Point of the Civil War? Thomas A. Desjardin xi

Acknowledgments xix

A Note about Sources xx

Introduction Chris Mackowski Kristopher D. White 1

1 Bull Run

Editors' Introduction 6

Confidence Renewed: Surviving Bull Run and the Birth of the Army of the Potomac Robert Orrison 10

2 Ball's Bluff

Editors' Introduction 27

Unintended Consequences: Ball's Bluff and the Rise of the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War James A. Morgan 30

3 Shiloh

Editors' Introduction 50

Defeated Victory: Albert Sidney Johnston's Death at Shiloh Gregory A. Mertz 54

4 The Emancipation Proclamation

Editors' Introduction 76

"The Heavyest Blow Yet Given the Confederacy": The Emancipation Proclamation Changes the Civil War Kevin Pawlak 80

5 Chancellorsville

Editors' Introduction 102

The Cresting Tide: Robert E. Lee and the Road to Chancellorsville Kristopher D. White 105

6 The Fall of Vicksburg

Editors' Introduction 132

Vicksburg: The Victory That Unleashed Ulysses S. Grant Daniel T. Davis 135

7 No Turning Back

Editors' Introduction 156

"Oh, I Am Heartily Tired of Hearing about What Lee Is Going to Do": Ulysses S. Grant in the Wilderness Ryan Longfellow 161

8 Hood Takes Command of the Army of Tennessee

Editors' Introduction 182

"Far Better in the Present Emergency": John Bell Hood Replaces Joseph E. Johnston Stephen Davis 186

9 The Election of 1864

Editors' Introduction 206

The Point of No Return: Turning Points within the 1864 Presidential Election and the Doom of the Confederacy Rea Andrew Redd 211

Conclusion Chris Mackowski 231

Contributors 239

Index 243

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