Fields of blood : the Prairie Grove Campaign / William L. Shea.
By: Shea, William L.Material type: TextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Civil War America (Series): Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2009Description: 1 online resource (x, 358 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781469605098; 1469605090; 0807866024; 9780807866023; 9780807898680; 0807898686.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Fields of blood.DDC classification: 973.7/32 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Print version record.
Hindman -- Federals -- Return to Arkansas -- The Boston Mountains -- War of nerves -- Down in the valley -- Cane Hill -- Race to Prairie Grove -- Opening moves -- Artillery duel -- Herron storms the ridge -- Fight for the Borden house -- Blunt saves the day -- Change of front -- Confederate sunset -- Retreat -- Aftermath -- Raid on Van Buren -- Epilogue -- Appendix: Order of battle.
Shea narrates the events surrounding Prairie Grove, Arkansas, one of the great unsung battles of the Civil War that effectively ended Confederate offensive operations west of the Mississippi River. The book provides a colourful account of a gruelling campaign that lasted five months and covered hundreds of miles of rugged Ozark terrain. In an analysis of the personal, geographical, and strategic elements that led to the fateful clash in northwest Arkansas, the book describes a campaign notable for rapid marching, bold movements, hard fighting, and the most remarkable raid of the Civil War.