They endured hardship and deprivation as they fought for their home and ideals relive the final days of the Army of Northern Virginia Appomattox The Last Days of Robert E Lee s Army of Northern Virginia encompasses the defense and evacuation of the Confederate capital of Richmond, the horrific
On June 27, 1862, with the American Civil War already a year old, General Robert E Lee assumed personal command of troops engaged in driving the Federal Army of the Potomac out of Richmond troops which would henceforth be known as The Army of Northern Virginia Philip Katcher explores in
Damage them all you can, the patrician Lee exhorts, and his Southern army, ragtag in uniform and elite in spirit, responds ferociously in one battle after another against their Northern enemies from the Seven Days and the Valley Campaign through Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, from the Wilderness
A study of how Lee maximised the potential of his Northern Virginia army, structuring it to meet the needs of his extensive campaign in the eastern theatre of the American Civil War, revising it as the battle situation required it and producing a performance which belied its size and firepower.
Originally published by UNC Press in 1989, Fighting for the Confederacy is one of the richest personal accounts in all of the vast literature on the Civil War Alexander was involved in nearly all of the great battles of the East, from First Manassas through Appomattox, and his duties brought him
The Gettysburg Campaign has been examined in minute detail from nearly every aspect but one the key role played by Richard Ewell s Second Corps during the final days in June Scott Mingus s Flames Beyond Gettysburg The Confederate Expedition to the Susquehanna River, June 1863 is the first
The Gettysburg Campaign in Numbers and Losses is a full color, master work decades in the making Presented for the first time in print are comprehensive orders of battle for than three dozen engagements both large and small waged during the five weeks of the Gettysburg Campaign June 9 July
The First Maryland Infantry was formed from Marylanders who chose to cast their lot with the Confederacy against a Union government that had invaded their state and established martial law, forcing those who disagreed with the invasion of the South to join the Confederates or to submit to what they
Richard McMurry compares the two largest Confederate armies, assessing why Lee s Army of Northern Virginia was successful than the Army of Tennessee His bold conclusion is that Lee s army was a better army not just one with a better high command.
In a groundbreaking, comprehensive history of the Army of Northern Virginia s retreat from Gettysburg in July 1863, Kent Masterson Brown draws on previously untapped sources to chronicle the massive effort of General Robert E Lee and his command as they sought to move people, equipment, and
Includes pictures Includes accounts of the battles Includes a bibliography for further reading Includes a table of contents April 18, 1861 marked the date Southern forces started pouring into Harper s Ferry, Virginia Six days earlier, shots had been fired at Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor,
Irish participation in the Confederate forces has received considerably less attention than that of the Union This detailed study examines Irish troops in the Confederacy, their attitude toward pro Union Irishmen, and offers some informed speculation on the influence of Irish tradition and history