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All unquestioned masterpiecc of the historian's art, and a towering landmark in the literature of the American Civil War.

Lee's Lieutenants: A Study in Command is the most colorful and popular of all of Douglas Southall Freeman's works; it is generally considered the most penetrating study ever written of military personalities and tactics during the American Civil War. A sweeping narrative that presents a multiple biography against the flame-shot background of history, it is the story of the great figures of the Army of Northern Virginia who fought under Robert E. Lee as they came forward on the stage of war.

In this first volume, Manassas to Malvern Hill, Dr. Freeman describes the rise and fall of General Beauregard, the growing friction between Jefferson Davis and Joseph E. Johnston, the emergence and failure of a number of military charlatans, and the first display of ability on the part of some new men at a time when the organization developed at Manassas collapsed at Seven Pines. The narrative illumines the rise of "Stonewall" Jackson and traces his progress in the Shenandoah Valley campaign and into Richmond amid the acclaim of the South, accompanies him through the failures during the Seven Days, and then leaves him, with the new army entirely organized, in the center of the stage of history.

Manassas to Malvern Hill is the first volume of a three-volume work. In the second volume, the men whose reputations were made, or lost, on such fields as Manassas at the second battle of Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville dominate the narrative; volume three depicts the Gettysburg campaign and the thunder signaling the ruin of the Confederacy.

Synopsis:

This is the most colorful and popular of all of Douglas Southall Freeman's works; it is generally considered the most penetrating study ever written of military personalities and tactics during the American Civil War.

Synopsis:

All unquestioned masterpiecc of the historian's art, and a towering landmark in the literature of the American Civil War.

Lee's Lieutenants: A Study in Command is the most colorful and popular of all of Douglas Southall Freeman's works; it is generally considered the most penetrating study ever written of military personalities and tactics during the American Civil War. A sweeping narrative that presents a multiple biography against the flame-shot background of history, it is the story of the great figures of the Army of Northern Virginia who fought under Robert E. Lee as they came forward on the stage of war.

In this first volume, Manassas to Malvern Hill, Dr. Freeman describes the rise and fall of General Beauregard, the growing friction between Jefferson Davis and Joseph E. Johnston, the emergence and failure of a number of military charlatans, and the first display of ability on the part of some new men at a time when the organization developed at Manassas collapsed at Seven Pines. The narrative illumines the rise of "Stonewall" Jackson and traces his progress in the Shenandoah Valley campaign and into Richmond amid the acclaim of the South, accompanies him through the failures during the Seven Days, and then leaves him, with the new army entirely organized, in the center of the stage of history.

Manassas to Malvern Hill is the first volume of a three-volume work. In the second volume, the men whose reputations were made, or lost, on such fields as Manassas at the second battle of Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville dominate the narrative; volume three depicts the Gettysburg campaign and the thunder signaling the ruin of the Confederacy.

Table of Contents

CONTENTS

Foreword

"Dramatis Personae"

I. "Old Bory's Coming"

II. Magruder and D. H. Hill Emerge

III. First Loss of a Leader

IV. Beauregard Essays Grand Strategy

V. Beauregard Plans a Battle

VI. Beauregard's Star at Zenith

VII. Pursuit and a Confused Council

VIII. Subordinates of Promise

IX. The Star of Beauregard Is Beclouded

X. Johnston Passes a Dark Winter

XI. Johnston's Withdrawal from Manassas

XII. Johnston Retreats Again

XIII. The Army That Left Yorktown

XIV. Williamsburg

XV. Eltham Introduces John B. Hood

XVI. Twenty-four Unhappy Days

XVII. Seven Pines: A Battle of Strange Errors

XVIlI. Grim Fruits of Anniversary

XIX. Old Snarls Are Untangled

XX. Stuart Justifies His Plume

XXI. General and Deacon Jackson at Odds

XXII. The Building of a "New Model" Army

XXIII. "Dick" Ewell Sticks by a "Crazy Man"

XXIV. Jackson Launches His Offensive

XXV. Cedarville to Winchester — a Dreadful Night

XXVI. A Victory Ends at a Manse

XXVII. "From the Snare of the Fowler"

XXVII. A Crowning Double Victory

XXIX. "The Hero of the South"

XXX. Jackson Marches to a Confusing Field

XXXI. The New Organization Fails

XXXII. First Battle of A. N. Va.

XXXIII. Magruder Stays Up Too Long

XXXIV. The Delay in the Reconcentration

XXXV. Two Columns Are Halted

XXXVI. Holmes Advances and Magruder Gallops in Vain

XXXVII. Malvern Hill: A Tragedy of Staff

XXXVIII. The End of Magruder and of Huger

XXXIX. Discontent and Dyspepsia as Problems of Command

XL. Stuart Makes a Second "Raid"

XLI. The Juniors Who Vied with Veterans

XLII. The Enigma of Jackson's State of Mind

XLIII. A New Organization for New Battles

APPENDIX

I. The Military Geography of Virginia

II. Southern Resources of Command

III. The Distribution of Beauregard's Combat Order of July 20, 1861

IV. Order of Battle of Confederate Infantry, July 21, 1861

V. Origin of the Name "Stonewall"

VI. Jackson's Plans and Marches of May 24, 1862

Manuscript Sources

Short Title Index

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780684837833
Author:
Freeman, Douglas Southall
Publisher:
Scribner
Author:
Freeman, Douglas Southall
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
History
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Military - United States
Subject:
United States - Civil War
Subject:
Army
Subject:
General History
Copyright:
Edition Description:
SCRIBNER
Series:
Scribner Classics
Series Volume:
0001
Publication Date:
April 1997
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
832
Dimensions:
9.52x6.60x1.67 in. 2.57 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This is the most colorful and popular of all of Douglas Southall Freeman's works; it is generally considered the most penetrating study ever written of military personalities and tactics during the American Civil War.
"Synopsis" by , All unquestioned masterpiecc of the historian's art, and a towering landmark in the literature of the American Civil War.

Lee's Lieutenants: A Study in Command is the most colorful and popular of all of Douglas Southall Freeman's works; it is generally considered the most penetrating study ever written of military personalities and tactics during the American Civil War. A sweeping narrative that presents a multiple biography against the flame-shot background of history, it is the story of the great figures of the Army of Northern Virginia who fought under Robert E. Lee as they came forward on the stage of war.

In this first volume, Manassas to Malvern Hill, Dr. Freeman describes the rise and fall of General Beauregard, the growing friction between Jefferson Davis and Joseph E. Johnston, the emergence and failure of a number of military charlatans, and the first display of ability on the part of some new men at a time when the organization developed at Manassas collapsed at Seven Pines. The narrative illumines the rise of "Stonewall" Jackson and traces his progress in the Shenandoah Valley campaign and into Richmond amid the acclaim of the South, accompanies him through the failures during the Seven Days, and then leaves him, with the new army entirely organized, in the center of the stage of history.

Manassas to Malvern Hill is the first volume of a three-volume work. In the second volume, the men whose reputations were made, or lost, on such fields as Manassas at the second battle of Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, and Chancellorsville dominate the narrative; volume three depicts the Gettysburg campaign and the thunder signaling the ruin of the Confederacy.

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