Lee's endangered left : the Civil War in western Virginia, spring of 1864 / Richard R. Duncan.
By: Duncan, Richard R.Material type: BookPublisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, c1998Description: xvi, 346 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0807122912 (alk. paper); 9780807122914 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 | West Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 | Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870DDC classification: 973.7/455 | 975.503 Other classification: 15.85
|Item type||Current location||Call number||Status||Date due||Barcode|
|Book||University of Texas At Tyler Stacks - 3rd Floor||E581 .D86 1998 (Browse shelf)||Available||0000001397801|
Browsing University of Texas At Tyler Shelves , Shelving location: Stacks - 3rd Floor Close shelf browser
|E580 .T46 Ten more Texans in gray /||E580 .W44 2008 A civil war tragedy :||E580 .W7 Texas in the war, 1861-1865 /||E581 .D86 1998 Lee's endangered left :||E591 .F79 1972 V.1 Confidential correspondence of Gustavus Vasa Fox, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, 1861-1865,||E591 .F79 1972 V.2 Confidential correspondence of Gustavus Vasa Fox, Assistant Secretary of the Navy, 1861-1865,||E591 .J6 V.1 The Civil War at sea /|
Includes bibliographical references (p. -328) and index.
Preparation for battle -- The Dublin raid -- The valley -- Valley of humiliation -- Hunter takes command -- Piedmont -- Staunton, at last! -- On to Lynchburg -- Debacle.
In the spring of 1864, Ulysses S. Grant as general-in-chief of the Union armies devised a plan of concerted action to bring down the Confederacy. As part of that strategy, Grant aimed to destroy General Robert E. Lee's supply source for his Army of Northern Virginia in western Virginia and to use military activity there as an extended turning movement to threaten Lee from the west. In this study, Richard R. Duncan offers a riveting overview of these military operations as well as their impact on the civilian population, shedding light on an often overlooked chapter of the Civil War in Virginia.
Unlike most other works on the eastern theater, Lee's Endangered Left emphasizes the high price civilians paid for these campaigns. Driven beyond their supply lines, the Federal troops were forced to live off the countryside. The need for food and horses and the Union objective of crippling the South's ability to wage war brought serious losses to Confederate and Unionist civilians alike, reflecting the increasingly destructive nature of the war.