The uncivil war : irregular warfare in the upper South, 1861-1865 / Robert R. Mackey.Material type: TextSeries: Campaigns and commanders: v. 5.Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, c2004Description: xii, 288 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0806136243 (alk. paper); 9780806136240 (alk. paper); 9780806137360 (pbk.); 0806137363 (pbk.).Subject(s): Confederate States of America. Army -- History | United States. Army -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 | Guerrillas -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century | Guerrilla warfare -- Southern States -- History -- 19th century | Raids (Military science) -- History -- 19th century | Ambushes and surprises -- History -- 19th century | Counterinsurgency -- United States -- History -- 19th century | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Underground movements | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- CampaignsDDC classification: 973.7/3 LOC classification: E470.45 | .M13 2004
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -277) and index.
Introduction : Civil War irregular warfare in theory and practice -- The Confederacy's self-inflicted wound : the guerilla war in Arkansas, 1862-1865 -- Fire, provosts, and Tories : the federal counterinsurgency campaign in Arkansas -- John Singleton Mosby and the Confederate partisan war in Virginia -- Misreading the enemy : the Union Army's failed response to partisan warfare in Virginia -- The heyday of raiding warfare : Morgan and Forrest in Tennessee and Kentucky, 1862 -- Great raids, great reforms, and great disasters : the 1863 spring and summer raiding campaign -- Conclusion : the end of the uncivil war.
"In The Uncivil War, Robert R. Mackey outlines the Southern strategy of waging war across an entire region, measures the Northern response, and explains the outcome." "Complex military issues shaped both the Confederate irregular war and the Union response. Through detailed accounts of Rebel guerrilla, partisan, and raider activities, Mackey strips away romanticized notions of how the "shadow war" was fought, proving instead that irregular warfare was an integral part of Confederate strategy.".
"Mackey's book demonstrates that the failure of the shadow war can be traced both to poor Confederate command, which allowed irregulars to prey on their own neighbors, and to effective Union countermeasures. As a result, by 1865, the Confederacy had collapsed on both conventional and unconventional fields of conflict."--BOOK JACKET.