Vicksburg Is the Key: The Struggle for the Mississippi River

The struggle for control of the Mississippi River was the longest and most complex campaign of the Civil War It was marked by an extraordinary diversity of military and naval operations, including fleet engagements, cavalry raids, amphibious landings, pitched battles, and the two longest sieges in

The Civil War in the West: Victory and Defeat from the Appalachians to the Mississippi

The Western theater of the Civil War, rich in agricultural resources and manpower and home to a large number of slaves, stretched 600 miles north to south and 450 miles east to west from the Appalachians to the Mississippi If the South lost the West, there would be little hope of preserving the Con

The Chickamauga Campaign—Glory or the Grave: The Breakthrough, the Union Collapse, and the Defense of Horseshoe Ridge, September 20, 1863

David Powell s The Chickamauga Campaign Glory or the Grave The Breakthrough, Union Collapse, and the Retreat to Chattanooga, September 20 23, 1863 is the second volume in his magnificent projected three volume study of this overlooked and largely misunderstood campaign According to soldier rumor,

The Shipwreck of Their Hopes: The Battles for Chattanooga

Civil War enthusiasts will welcome this concluding volume of Peter Cozzens s highly praised trilogy on the Civil War in the West The battles around Chattanooga in the late fall of 1863 were among the most decisive of the Civil War, opening the Deep South to the Union and setting the stage for the A

A Blaze of Glory (Civil War: 1861-1865, Western Theater, #1)

In the first novel of a spellbinding new trilogy, New York Times bestselling author Jeff Shaara returns to the Civil War terrain he knows best A Blaze of Glory takes us to the action packed Western Theater for a vivid re creation of one of the war s bloodiest and most iconic engagements the Battle

Jefferson Davis and His Generals: The Failure of Confederate Command in the West

Jefferson Davis is a historical figure who provokes strong passions among scholars Through the years historians have placed him at both ends of the spectrum some have portrayed him as a hero, others have judged him incompetent In Jefferson Davis and His Generals, Steven Woodworth shows that both