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Banners to the breeze : the Kentucky Campaign, Corinth, and Stones River / Earl J. Hess.

By: Hess, Earl J.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Great campaigns of the Civil War: Publisher: Lincoln ; London : University of Nebraska Press, 2000Description: xiv, 252 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0803223803 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780803223806 (cloth : alk. paper).Subject(s): Kentucky -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns | Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns | Corinth, Battle of, Corinth, Miss., 1862 | Stones River, Battle of, Murfreesboro, Tenn., 1862-1863 | United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- CampaignsAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Banners to the breeze.; Online version:: Banners to the breeze.DDC classification: 973.7/3
Contents:
Banners to the breezes -- Bold strike into the bluegrass -- Bragg, Buell, and Kentucky -- Give him battle -- Perryville -- Good-bye, Kentucky -- The road to Iuka -- Corinth -- Bloody October -- On to Murfreesboro -- Stones River -- Fight or die.
Review: "Banners to the Breeze analyzes three major Civil War campaigns that were conducted following a series of devastating Confederate defeats at the hands of Ulysses S. Grant in the spring of 1862. Earl J. Hess mixes dramatic narrative and new analysis as he brings these campaigns together in a coherent whole. Previously unpublished historic photographs of the battlefields are included."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [235]-242) and index.

Banners to the breezes -- Bold strike into the bluegrass -- Bragg, Buell, and Kentucky -- Give him battle -- Perryville -- Good-bye, Kentucky -- The road to Iuka -- Corinth -- Bloody October -- On to Murfreesboro -- Stones River -- Fight or die.

"Banners to the Breeze analyzes three major Civil War campaigns that were conducted following a series of devastating Confederate defeats at the hands of Ulysses S. Grant in the spring of 1862. Earl J. Hess mixes dramatic narrative and new analysis as he brings these campaigns together in a coherent whole. Previously unpublished historic photographs of the battlefields are included."--BOOK JACKET.

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Hess's study is a balanced, thoughtful account of three separate Civil War campaigns--in effect, a summary of military operations between the Appalachians and the Mississippi during the second half of 1862, minus the Vicksburg campaign. Union generals, through the exigencies of logistics, lost the initiative and Confederate General Braxton Bragg seized it, taking his army from Mississippi to Kentucky in a movement unprecedented in the annals of warfare. Then, let down by the people of Kentucky, his own generals, and perhaps his personal lack of resoluteness, Bragg retreated. Meanwhile the forces he left in Mississippi blundered to defeat at Corinth. The victor of Corinth, Union General William Rosecrans, rose to independent army command and at the turn of the year wrested a hard-fought victory from Bragg at Stones River. Hess's account is superbly fairminded. The requirements of the series of which this book is part handed him this assortment of campaigns; including Stones River in a book on the Kentucky and Corinth campaigns is at best a clumsy arrangement. Still, Hess carries it off as well as it could possibly be done, and the final result is definitely worthwhile. All levels. S. E. Woodworth; Texas Christian University

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Earl J. Hess is an associate professor of history at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. He is the author of The Union Soldier in Battle: Enduring the Ordeal of Combat and other works. For related information, please visit http://www.love-and-learning.info/

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