The Battle of Belmont
Grant Strikes South
By (author) Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes
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Battle of Belmont by Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes
Book DescriptionA fearsome general is born.The battle of Belmont was the first battle in the western theater of the Civil War and, more important, the first battle of the war fought by Ulysses S. Grant. At first successful, the Federals were eventually driven from the field and withdrew up the Mississippi to safety. The battle cost some twenty percent of Grant's troops, but as a result of this engagement he became known as an audacious fighting general. Nat Hughes provides the only full-length tactical study of the battle that catapulted Grant into prominence. Throughout the narrative, Hughes draws sketches of the lives and fates of individual soldiers who fought on both sides, especially of the colorful and enormously dissimilar principal actors, Grant and Polk.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780807858967
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Imprint: The University of North Carolina Press
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publish Date: 15-Apr-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Bentonville, Paperback (November 2006)» View all books by Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes
Offers a study of the battle of Bentonville, the only major Civil War battle fought in North Carolina and the Confederacy's last attempt to stop the devastating march of Sherman's army north through the Carolinas. This work analyzes the reasons for the initial success and eventual failure of General Joseph E Johnston's offensive.
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Author Biography - Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes
NATHANIEL CHEAIRS HUGHES JR. is author or editor of many books, including Bentonville: The Final Battle of Sherman and Johnston and The Life and Wars of Gideon J. Pillow (both from the University of North Carolina Press). He lives in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
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