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The Resource Such troops as these : the genius and leadership of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson, Bevin Alexander

Such troops as these : the genius and leadership of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson, Bevin Alexander

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Such troops as these : the genius and leadership of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson
Title
Such troops as these
Title remainder
the genius and leadership of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson
Statement of responsibility
Bevin Alexander
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Acclaimed military historian Bevin Alexander offers a fresh and cogent analysis of Stonewall Jackson's military genius and reveals how the Civil War might have ended differently if Jackson;s strategies had been adopted. The Civil War of 1861-65 pitted the industrial North against the agricultural South, and remains the most catastrophic conflict in terms of loss of life in American history. With triple the population and eleven times the industry, the Union had a decided advantage over the Confederacy in terms of direct conflict and conventional warfare. One general had the vision of an alternative approach that could win the War for the South--his name was Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. It was Jackson's strategy to always strike at the Union's vulnerabilities, not to challenge its power directly. He won a campaign against the North with a force only a quarter of the size of the Union army, and he was the first commander to recognize the overwhelming defensive power of the new rifles and cannons. With most of its military forces on the offensive in the South, the North was left virtually undefended on its own turf. Jackson believed invading the eastern states along the great industrial corridor from Baltimore to Maine could divide and cripple the Union, forcing surrender. But he failed to convince Confederate president Jefferson Davis or General Robert E. Lee of the viability of his plan. ... Fiercely dedicated to the cause of Southern independence, Jackson would not live to see the end of the War. But his military legacy lives on and finds fitting tribute in this book
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 973.7/3092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E467.1.J15
LC item number
A43 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Such troops as these : the genius and leadership of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson, Bevin Alexander
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Jackson's recipes for victory -- The making of a soldier -- "There stands Jackson like a stone wall" -- Jackson shows a way to victory -- The Shenandoah Valley Campaign -- The disaster of the Seven Days -- Finding a different way to win -- Second Manassas -- Calamity in Maryland -- Hollow victory -- The fatal blow -- Epilogue: the cause lost
Control code
ocn870919351
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9780425271292
Lccn
2014009038
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)870919351
Label
Such troops as these : the genius and leadership of Confederate General Stonewall Jackson, Bevin Alexander
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Jackson's recipes for victory -- The making of a soldier -- "There stands Jackson like a stone wall" -- Jackson shows a way to victory -- The Shenandoah Valley Campaign -- The disaster of the Seven Days -- Finding a different way to win -- Second Manassas -- Calamity in Maryland -- Hollow victory -- The fatal blow -- Epilogue: the cause lost
Control code
ocn870919351
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9780425271292
Lccn
2014009038
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps
System control number
(OCoLC)870919351

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