Six Armies in Tennessee
The Chickamauga and Chattanooga Campaigns
By (author) Steven E. Woodworth
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Six Armies in Tennessee by Steven E. Woodworth
Book DescriptionWhen Vicksburg fell to Union forces under General Grant in July 1863, the balance turned against the Confederacy in the trans-Appalachian theater. The Federal success along the river opened the way for advances into central and eastern Tennessee, which culminated in the bloody battle of Chickamauga and then a struggle for Chattanooga. Chickamauga is usually counted as a Confederate victory, albeit a costly one. That battle-indeed the entire campaign-is marked by muddle and blunders occasionally relieved by strokes of brilliant generalship and high courage. The campaign ended significant Confederate presence in Tennessee and left the Union poised to advance upon Atlanta and the Confederacy on the brink of defeat in the western theater.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780803298132
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: University of Nebraska Press
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1999
Country of Publication: United States
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Offers insights into the April 1862 battle of Shiloh, one of the Civil War's bloodiest battle. This book examines the role of Albert Sidney Johnston, the prized Confederate commander who recovered impressively after a less-than-stellar performance at forts Henry and Donelson only to die at Shiloh.
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Author Biography - Steven E. Woodworth
Steven E. Woodworth is an assistant professor of history at Texas Christian University. His books include Chickamauga: A Battlefield Guide (Nebraska 1998).
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