The Last Battle of the Civil War
By (author) Jeffrey Wm Hunt
Normal Price: $49.09
Your Price: $44.18 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $4.91! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.21 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 8-11 days, Not for Xmas
Last Battle of the Civil War by Jeffrey Wm Hunt
Book DescriptionMore than two months after Robert E. Lee surrendered the Army of Northern Virginia on April 9, 1865, the New York Times reported a most surprising piece of news. On May 12-13, the last battle of the Civil War had been fought at the southernmost tip of Texas-resulting in a Confederate victory. Although Palmetto Ranch did nothing to change the war's outcome, it added the final irony to a conflict replete with ironies, unexpected successes, and lost opportunities. For these reasons, it has become both one of the most forgotten and most mythologized battles of the Civil War. In this book, Jeffrey Hunt draws on previously unstudied letters and court martial records to offer a full and accurate account of the battle of Palmetto Ranch. As he recreates the events of the fighting that pitted the United States' 62nd Colored Troops and the 34th Indiana Veteran Volunteer Infantry against Texas cavalry and artillery battalions commanded by Colonel John S. "Rip" Ford, Hunt lays to rest many misconceptions about the battle. In particular, he reveals that the Texans were fully aware of events in the East-and still willing to fight for Southern independence. He also demonstrates that, far from fleeing the battle in a panic as some have asserted, the African American troops played a vital role in preventing the Union defeat from becoming a rout.
Buy Last Battle of the Civil War book by Jeffrey Wm Hunt from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780292734616
(226mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Imprint: University of Texas Press
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publish Date: 15-Aug-2002
Country of Publication: United States
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Last Battle of the Civil War book by Jeffrey Wm Hunt and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Author Biography - Jeffrey Wm Hunt
Jeffrey Wm Hunt is the Director of the Texas Military Forces Museum at Camp Mabry in Austin, Texas.
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687