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Author Longacre, Edward G., 1946-
Title The commanders of Chancellorsville / Edward G. Longacre.
Imprint Nashville : Rutledge Hill Press, c2005.
Book Jacket
 Main Collection  E475.35 .L66 2005    AVAILABLE


Call # E475.35 .L66 2005
Phys. Description viii, 342 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references (p. 313-328) and index.
Note Subtitle on cover: the gentleman versus the rogue
Contents A man of honor, a soldier of genius -- On the brink of greatness -- Officer and gambler -- Bravo for Joe Hooker -- Plans and preparations -- Crossing over -- A most extraordinary twenty-four hours -- Confidence lost -- Trusting to an ever kind providence -- My God, here they come! -- Attack and counterattack -- What will the country say? -- Out of the woods.
Summary "Chancellorsville was a pivotal battle of the Civil War. The disaster that befell the U.S. Army of the Potomac there was the latest in a series of catastrophes for the North and eventually led Lincoln to remove Hooker from command. For the South, Chancellorsville was a monumental victory - and an equal disaster, for it was at Chancellorsville that Stonewall Jackson suffered a mortal would. At Chancellorsville, "Fighting Joe" Hooker came close to matching Robert E. Lee's masterful maneuvering. Although he retreated, Hooker's brilliant strategy could just as easily have destroyed Lee's plans and ended the war in May of 1863."--BOOK JACKET.
Local Note Donated by Phil Marklin
Subject Chancellorsville, Battle of, Chancellorsville, Va., 1863.
Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870.
Generals -- Confederate States of America -- Biography.
Hooker, Joseph, 1814-1879.
Generals -- United States -- Biography.
Strategy -- Case studies.
Command of troops -- Case studies.
ISBN 1401601421 (hardcover)
9781401601423 (hardcover)