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The Resource General Lee's army : from victory to collapse, Joseph T. Glatthaar

General Lee's army : from victory to collapse, Joseph T. Glatthaar

Label
General Lee's army : from victory to collapse
Title
General Lee's army
Title remainder
from victory to collapse
Statement of responsibility
Joseph T. Glatthaar
Title variation
General Lees army
Title variation remainder
from victory to collapse
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
General Robert E. Lee's army was a surprise to almost everyone: With daring early victories and an invasion into the North, they nearly managed to convince the North to give up the fight. Astonishingly, after 150 years of scholarship, there are still some major surprises about the Army of Northern Virginia. Historian Joseph T. Glatthaar draws on sources assembled over two decades--from letters and diaries, to official war records, to a new, definitive database of statistics--to rewrite the history of the Civil War's most important army and, indeed, of the war itself. The history of Lee's army is a powerful lens on the entire war. The fate of Lee's army explains why the South almost won--and why it lost. The story of his men--their reasons for fighting, their cohesion, mounting casualties, diseases, supply problems, and discipline problems--tells it all.--From publisher description
Summary
A history of the Confederate troops under Robert E. Lee presents portraits of soldiers from all walks of life, offers insight into how the Confederacy conducted key operations, and reveals how closely the South came to winning the war
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
226269
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Glatthaar, Joseph T.
Dewey number
973.742
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plans
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Confederate States of America
  • United States
  • Virginia
  • Lee, Robert E.
  • United States
  • Soldiers
  • Soldiers
  • Soldiers
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
from victory to collapse
Label
General Lee's army : from victory to collapse, Joseph T. Glatthaar
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Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 479-581) 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
Comedy of errors, tragedy of triumph -- Secession and mobilizing for war -- The Volunteers of '61 -- Why they enlisted -- Becoming soldiers -- "To slaughter one another like brutes" -- "A great canvass city" -- Keeping the army together -- Clashes within the high command -- Playing troops like fireflies -- Lee in command -- The battle for Richmond: the Seven Days' campaign -- Taking war to the enemy -- A failure of discipline -- Lee's officer corps and army culture -- The soldiers of '62 -- Supplying the army -- Camp and recreation -- Religion and morality -- Chancellorsville -- Arms and ammunition -- The failure at Gettysburg -- Home front -- Blacks and the army -- Combat -- Lee and the high command -- Preparing for the spring campaign of 1864 -- The overland campaign -- The trenches -- Medical care -- Manpower -- Desertion -- The grind of war -- Spiral of defeat -- The final days -- The sample
Control code
5809779
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Extent
xv, 600 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780684827872
Lccn
2007023724
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, plans,
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn144767946
  • (OCoLC)144767946
Label
General Lee's army : from victory to collapse, Joseph T. Glatthaar
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 479-581) 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
Comedy of errors, tragedy of triumph -- Secession and mobilizing for war -- The Volunteers of '61 -- Why they enlisted -- Becoming soldiers -- "To slaughter one another like brutes" -- "A great canvass city" -- Keeping the army together -- Clashes within the high command -- Playing troops like fireflies -- Lee in command -- The battle for Richmond: the Seven Days' campaign -- Taking war to the enemy -- A failure of discipline -- Lee's officer corps and army culture -- The soldiers of '62 -- Supplying the army -- Camp and recreation -- Religion and morality -- Chancellorsville -- Arms and ammunition -- The failure at Gettysburg -- Home front -- Blacks and the army -- Combat -- Lee and the high command -- Preparing for the spring campaign of 1864 -- The overland campaign -- The trenches -- Medical care -- Manpower -- Desertion -- The grind of war -- Spiral of defeat -- The final days -- The sample
Control code
5809779
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st Free Press hardcover ed.
Extent
xv, 600 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780684827872
Lccn
2007023724
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, plans,
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn144767946
  • (OCoLC)144767946

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