Download or Read eBook The Cavalries at Stones River PDF written by Dennis W. Belcher and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2017-04-24 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis The Cavalries at Stones River by : Dennis W. Belcher
At the Battle of Stones River, General David Stanley's Union cavalry repeatedly fought General Joseph Wheeler's Confederate cavalry. The campaign saw some of the most desperately fought mounted engagements in the Civil War's Western Theater and marked the end of the Southern cavalry's dominance in Tennessee. This history describes the events leading up to the battle and the key actions, including the December 31 attack by Wheeler's cavalry, the Union counterattack, the repulse of General John Wharton by the 1st Michigan Engineers and Wheeler's daring raid on the rear of Williams Rosecrans' army. The author reassesses the actions of General John Pegram's cavalry brigade.
Download or Read eBook Stones River Bloody Winter Tennessee PDF written by James Lee McDonough and published by Univ. of Tennessee Press. This book was released on 1983 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis Stones River Bloody Winter Tennessee by : James Lee McDonough
On December 31, 1862, some 10,000 Confederate soldiers streamed out of the dim light of early morning to stun the Federals who were still breakfasting in their camp. Nine months earlier the Confederates had charged the Yankees in a similarly devastating attack at dawn, starting the Battle of Shiloh. By the time this new battle ended, it would resemble Shiloh in other ways - it would rival that struggle's shocking casualty toll of 24,000 and it would become a major defeat for the South. By any Civil War standard, Stones River was a monumental, bloody, and dramatic story. Yet, until now, it has had no modern, documented history. Arguing that the battle was one of the significant engagements in the war, noted Civil War historian James Lee McDonough here devotes to Stones River the attention it ahs long deserved. Stones River, at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, was the first big battle in the union campaign to seize the Nashville-Chattanooga-Atlanta corridor. Driving eastward and southward to sea, the campaign eventually climaxed in Sherman's capture of Savannah in December 1864. At Stones River the two armies were struggling desperately for control of Middle Tennessee's railroads and rich farms. Although they fought to a tactical draw, the Confederates retreated. The battle's outcome held significant implications. For the Union, the victory helped offset the disasters suffered at Fredericksburg and Chickasaw Bayou. Furthermore, it may have discouraged Britain and France from intervening on behalf of the Confederacy. For the South, the battle had other crucial effects. Since in convinced many that General Braxton Bragg could not successfully command an army, Stones River left the Southern Army torn by dissension in the high command and demoralized in the ranks. One of the most perplexing Civil War battles, Stones River has remained shrouded in unresolved questions. After driving the Union right wing for almost three miles, why could the Rebels not complete the triumph? Could the Union's Major General William S. Rosecrans have launched a counterattack on the first day of the battle? Was personal tension between Bragg and Breckenridge a significant factor in the events of the engagement's last day? McDonough uses a variety of sources to illuminate these and other questions. Quotations from diaries, letters, and memoirs of the soldiers involved furnish the reader with a rare, soldier's-eye view of this tremendously violent campaign. Tactics, strategies, and commanding officers are examined to reveal how personal strengths and weaknesses of the opposing generals, Bragg and Rosecrans, shaped the course of the battle. Vividly recreating the events of the calamitous battle, Stones River - Bloody Winter in Tennessee firmly establishes the importance of this previously neglected landmark in Civil War history. James Lee McDonough is professor of history at Auburn University, and author of Shiloh - In Hell before Night, Chattanooga - A Death Grip on the Confederacy, and co-author of Five Tragic Hours: The Battle of Franklin.
Download or Read eBook Stones River National Battlefield General Management Plan, Rutherford County PDF written by and published by . This book was released on 1998 with total page 346 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Download or Read eBook Stones River National Battlefield, Tennessee PDF written by United States. National Park Service. Denver Service Center and published by . This book was released on 1997 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
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Download or Read eBook Stones River National Battlefield and Cemetery, General Management Plan (GMP) and Development Concept Plan PDF written by and published by . This book was released on 1980 with total page 158 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Download or Read eBook J. Percy Priest Reservoir, Stones River, Tennessee PDF written by United States. Engineers Corps and published by . This book was released on 1962 with total page 170 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis The Songs of Stones River by : Jessica Gunderson
In late 1862 young James of Murfreesboro is a proud Southerner who takes on the responsibility of providing for his newly widowed mother and younger sister by working for his neighbor alongside the field slave Eli--an experience that calls into question many of his cherished beliefs about slavery and the War.
Download or Read eBook The Stones River and Tullahoma Campaigns: This Army Does Not Retreat PDF written by Christopher L. Kolakowski and published by Arcadia Publishing. This book was released on 2011-10-27 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Book Synopsis The Stones River and Tullahoma Campaigns: This Army Does Not Retreat by : Christopher L. Kolakowski
Go inside the story of the battles for Midle Tennessee in late 1862-63 through letters, reports and memoirs. After the Battle of Perryville in October 1862, the focus of the Civil War in the West shifted back to Tennessee. The Union Army of the Cumberland regrouped in Nashville, while the Confederate Army of Tennessee camped 30 miles away in Murfreesboro. On December 26 the Federals marched southward and fought a three-day brawl at Stones River with their Confederate counterparts. The Confederates withdrew, and both armies spent the winter and spring harassing each other and regrouping for the next round. In the Confederate camp, dissention corroded the army's high command. The critical engagement at Stones River (by percentage of loss the Civil War's bloodiest battle) and the masterful Tullahoma operation will receive detailed attention in this journey through the historic moment in time.
Download or Read eBook National Military Park at the Battle Field of Stone River, Tenn PDF written by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Military Affairs and published by . This book was released on 1926 with total page 20 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
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Download or Read eBook Mercer, Monroe, and Summer Counties PDF written by West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey and published by . This book was released on 1926 with total page 1070 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle.
Author:West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey