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Corps commanders in blue : Union major generals in the Civil War

Ethan S. Rafuse Ethan Sepp Rafuse 1968- editor.; Thomas G. Clemens contributor.

Baton Rouge, Louisiana : Louisiana State University Press 2014

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  • Title:
    Corps commanders in blue : Union major generals in the Civil War
  • Author: Ethan S. Rafuse
  • Ethan Sepp Rafuse 1968- editor.; Thomas G. Clemens contributor.
  • Subjects: United States. Army -- Biography; Command of troops -- History -- 19th century; Generals -- United States -- Biography; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Biography; United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns; Electronic books
  • Contents: COVER; CONTENTS; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; Introduction; 1 Conservatism's Dying Ember: Fitz John Porter and the Union War, 1862; 2 "Too Bad, Poor Fellows": Joseph K. F. Mansfield and the XII Corps at Antietam; 3 An "Acting Major General": Charles Champion Gilbert at Perryville; 4 "The Longest and Clearest Head of Any General Officer": George Gordon Meade as Corps Commander, December 1862-June 1863; 5 Grant's Junior Lieutenant: James B. McPherson and the Vicksburg Campaign, 1863; 6 William B. Franklin and the XIX Corps in the Trans-Mississippi, 1863-64
    7 "Always 'Fighting Joe'": Joseph Hooker and the Campaign in North Georgia, May-July 18648 Winfield Scott Hancock and the Overland Campaign; CONTRIBUTORS; INDEX; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y; Z
    The outcomes of campaigns in the Civil War often depended on top generals having the right corps commanders in the right place at the right time. Mutual trust and respect between generals and their corps commanders, though vital to military success, was all too rare: Corps commanders were often forced to exercise considerable discretion in the execution of orders from their generals, and bitter public arguments over commanders'' performances in battle followed hard on the heels of many major engagements. Controversies that arose during the war around the decisions of corps and army commanders-
    Description based upon print version of record.
  • Publisher: Baton Rouge, Louisiana : Louisiana State University Press
  • Creation Date: 2014
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (311 p.).
  • Language: English
  • Identifier: ISBN0-8071-5704-X;ISBN0-8071-5703-1
  • Source: 01GALI USG ALMA
  • NZ MMS ID: 9913737786502931

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