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Gateway to the Confederacy : New Perspectives on the Chickamauga and Chattanooga Campaigns, 1862-1863

By: Jones, Evan C.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Baton Rouge : LSU Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (336 p.).ISBN: 9780807155103.Subject(s): Chattanooga Region (Tenn.) -- History, Military -- 19th century | Chattanooga, Battle of, Chattanooga, Tenn., 1863 | Chickamauga, Battle of, Ga., 1863Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Gateway to the Confederacy : New Perspectives on the Chickamauga and Chattanooga Campaigns, 1862-1863DDC classification: 973.7/359 | 973.7359 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Introduction; CHAPTER 1 "The Funnel of the Universe": The Chattanooga Country and the Civil War; CHAPTER 2 Last Chance for a Short War: Don Carlos Buell and the Chattanooga Campaign of 1862; CHAPTER 3 A Legend in the Making: Nathan Bedford Forrest at Chickamauga; CHAPTER 4 Incubator of Innovation: The Army of the Cumberland and the Spirit of Invention in 1863; CHAPTER 5 A Tale of Two Orders: Chickamauga, September 20, 1863; CHAPTER 6 War and Politics: Jefferson Davis Visits the Army of Tennessee
CHAPTER 7 A "Malignant Vindictiveness": The Two-Decade Rivalry between Ulysses S. Grant and William S. RosecransCHAPTER 8 "Our Fireside in Ruins": Consequences of the 1863 Chattanooga Campaign; CHAPTER 9 Ambrose Bierce, Chickamauga, and Ways to Write History; CHAPTER 10 No "Sickly Sentimental Gush": Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and the Limits of Reconciliation; Contributors; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y
Summary: A collection of ten new essays from some of our finest Civil War historians working today, Gateway to the Confederacy offers a reexamination of the campaigns fought to gain possession of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Each essay addresses how Americans have misconstrued the legacy of these struggles and why scholars feel it necessary to reconsider one of the most critical turning points of the American Civil War.The first academic analysis that delineates all three Civil War campaigns fought from 1862 to 1863 for control of Chattanooga -- the trans-portation hub of the Confederacy and gateway to the Deep South -- this book deals not only with military operations but also with the campaigns' origins and consequences. The essays also explore the far-reaching social and political implications of the battles and bring into sharp focus their impact on postwar literature and commemoration. Several chapters revise the traditional portraits of both famous and con-troversial figures including Ambrose Bierce and Nathan Bedford Forrest. Others investigate some of the more salient moments of these cam-paigns such as the circumstances that allowed for the Confederate breakthrough assault at Chickamauga. Gateway to the Confederacy reassesses these pivotal battles, long in need of reappraisal, and breaks new ground as each scholar re-shapes a particular aspect of this momentous part of the Civil War.CONTRIBUTORSRussell S. Bonds Stephen Cushman Caroline E. Janney Evan C. Jones David A. Powell Gerald J. Prokopowicz William Glenn Robertson Wiley Sword Craig L. Symonds
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Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Introduction; CHAPTER 1 "The Funnel of the Universe": The Chattanooga Country and the Civil War; CHAPTER 2 Last Chance for a Short War: Don Carlos Buell and the Chattanooga Campaign of 1862; CHAPTER 3 A Legend in the Making: Nathan Bedford Forrest at Chickamauga; CHAPTER 4 Incubator of Innovation: The Army of the Cumberland and the Spirit of Invention in 1863; CHAPTER 5 A Tale of Two Orders: Chickamauga, September 20, 1863; CHAPTER 6 War and Politics: Jefferson Davis Visits the Army of Tennessee

CHAPTER 7 A "Malignant Vindictiveness": The Two-Decade Rivalry between Ulysses S. Grant and William S. RosecransCHAPTER 8 "Our Fireside in Ruins": Consequences of the 1863 Chattanooga Campaign; CHAPTER 9 Ambrose Bierce, Chickamauga, and Ways to Write History; CHAPTER 10 No "Sickly Sentimental Gush": Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park and the Limits of Reconciliation; Contributors; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; Y

A collection of ten new essays from some of our finest Civil War historians working today, Gateway to the Confederacy offers a reexamination of the campaigns fought to gain possession of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Each essay addresses how Americans have misconstrued the legacy of these struggles and why scholars feel it necessary to reconsider one of the most critical turning points of the American Civil War.The first academic analysis that delineates all three Civil War campaigns fought from 1862 to 1863 for control of Chattanooga -- the trans-portation hub of the Confederacy and gateway to the Deep South -- this book deals not only with military operations but also with the campaigns' origins and consequences. The essays also explore the far-reaching social and political implications of the battles and bring into sharp focus their impact on postwar literature and commemoration. Several chapters revise the traditional portraits of both famous and con-troversial figures including Ambrose Bierce and Nathan Bedford Forrest. Others investigate some of the more salient moments of these cam-paigns such as the circumstances that allowed for the Confederate breakthrough assault at Chickamauga. Gateway to the Confederacy reassesses these pivotal battles, long in need of reappraisal, and breaks new ground as each scholar re-shapes a particular aspect of this momentous part of the Civil War.CONTRIBUTORSRussell S. Bonds Stephen Cushman Caroline E. Janney Evan C. Jones David A. Powell Gerald J. Prokopowicz William Glenn Robertson Wiley Sword Craig L. Symonds

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<p>EVAN C. JONES is a former National Park Service ranger who has worked at numerous Civil War battlefields, including the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.</p> <p>WILEY SWORD is the author of several books about the Civil War, including Mountains Touched with Fire: Chattanooga Besieged, 1863.</p>

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