An important primary source for eighty years, Lee's Dispatches is now once again available to Civil War scholars, students, and enthusiasts. When first published in 1914, these letters, written between June 2, 1862, and April 1, 1865, put Lee's strategy in clearer perspective and shed new light on certain of his moves that had been in dispute.As Douglas Southall Freeman states in the Introduction, every written line of Lee's was a lesson in war. For example, the letters reveal that in 1862, when plans for the defense of Richmond were under review, the Confederate high command considered but rejected a bold proposal to strengthen Stonewall Jackson's army in the Shenandoah Valley, embark on a vigorous offensive campaign against the North, and, if necessary, abandon Richmond.Together these 215 dispatches offer a portrait of Lee that can otherwise be glimpsed only by sifting through hundreds of other letters scattered through the ponderous volumes of the Official Records. They fill many important details about the leadership of the South's greatest general, especially about his close and always cooperative relationships with President Davis.
Type: BOOK - Published: 1994-11-01 - Publisher: LSU Press
An important primary source for eighty years, Lee's Dispatches is now once again available to Civil War scholars, students, and enthusiasts. When first published in 1914, these letters, written between June 2, 1862, and April 1, 1865, put Lee's strategy in clearer perspective and shed new light on certain of
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995 - Publisher: Modern War Studies (Hardcover)
In the critically acclaimed Jefferson Davis and His Generals Steven Woodworth showed how the failures of Davis and his military leaders in the West paved the way for Confederate defeat. In Davis and Lee at War he concludes his study of Davis as rebel commander-in-chief and shows how the lack
This 3 volume set is an elaborate and detailed account of the generals in the Confederate States of America. The 3 volumes run in what the author breaks into the components by battle campaigns. Manassas to Malvern Hill in volume 1, Cedar Mountain to Chancellorsville in volume 2 and Gettysburg
Type: BOOK - Published: 1991-01-01 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Among the high-ranking gray uniforms Daniel Harvey Hill caused a stir as a sash of red in a bullpen would. Hot-tempered, outspoken, he stormed his way through the Civil War, leading his soldiers at Malvern Hill and Antietam, and sometimes stepping on the toes of superiors. But he was much
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Volume one of a three volume set which describes the military personalities and tactics during the American Civil War, presenting the stories and military campaigns of the Army of Northern Virginia under the direction of Robert E. Lee.