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Chancellorsvilleby Stephen W Sears
In this battle, which inspired The Red Badge of Courage, Lee and Stonewall Jackson succeeded in a risky maneuver that nearly destroyed The Army of the Potomac, and ultimately killed Jackson.
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Drawing on a wealth of new sources, Sears captures all of the drama of Chancellorsville, Lee's strategic masterpiece--from sending Stonewall Jackson on his 12-mile march around the Union flank to the tragedy of Jackson's end, accidentally shot by his own troops. 16 photos.
Sears describes the series of controversial events that define this crucial battle, including General Robert E. Lee's radical decision to divide his small army--a violation of basic military rules--sending Stonewall Jackson on his famous march around the Union army flank. Jackson's death--accidentally shot by one of his own soldiers--is one of the many fascinating stories included in this definitive account of the battle of Chancellorsville.
About the Author
STEPHEN W. SEARS is the author of many award-winning books on the Civil War, including Gettysburg and Landscape Turned Red. The New York Times Book Review has called him "arguably the preeminent living historian of the war's eastern theater." He is a former editor for American Heritage.
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