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The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864, (ebook)

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The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864
Title
The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864
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eng
Summary
Generally regarded as the most important of the Civil War campaigns conducted in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, that of 1864 lasted more than four months and claimed more than 25,000 casualties. The armies of Philip H. Sheridan and Jubal A. Early contended for immense stakes. Beyond the agricultural bounty and the boost in morale a victory would bring, events in the Valley also would affect Abraham Lincoln's chances for reelection in the November 1864 presidential canvass. The eleven original essays in this volume reexamine common assumptions about the campaign, its major figures, and its significance. Taking advantage of the most recent scholarship and a wide range of primary sources, contributors examine strategy and tactics, the performances of key commanders on each side, the campaign's political repercussions, and the experiences of civilians caught in the path of the armies. The authors do not always agree with one another, yet, taken together, their essays highlight important connections between the home front and the battlefield, as well as ways in which military affairs, civilian experiences, and politics played off one another during the campaign.Contributors:William W. Bergen, Charlottesville, VirginiaKeith S. Bohannon, State University of West GeorgiaAndre M. Fleche, University of VirginiaGary W. Gallagher, University of VirginiaJoseph T. Glatthaar, University of North Carolina at Chapel HillRobert E. L. Krick, Richmond, VirginiaRobert K. Krick, Fredericksburg, VirginiaWilliam J. Miller, Churchville, VirginiaAaron Sheehan-Dean, University of North FloridaWilliam G. Thomas, University of Nebraska-LincolnJoan Waugh, University of California, Los AngelesGenerally regarded as the most important Civil War military operation conducted in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, the campaign of 1864 lasted more than four months and claimed more than 25,000 casualties. Beyond the loss of agricultural bounty to the Confederacy and the boost in Union morale a victory would bring, events in the Valley also would affect Abraham Lincoln's chances for reelection in the November 1864 presidential canvass. The eleven original essays in this volume reexamine common assumptions about the campaign, its major figures, and its significance. Taking advantage of the most recent scholarship and a wide range of primary sources, contributors consider strategy and tactics, the performances of key commanders on each side, the campaign's political repercussions, and the experiences of civilians caught in the path of the armies. The contributors are William W. Bergen, Keith S. Bohannon, Andre M. Fleche, Gary W. Gallagher, Joseph T. Glatthaar, Robert E. L. Krick, Robert K. Krick, William J. Miller, Aaron Sheehan-Dean, William G. Thomas, and Joan Waugh. The editor is Gary W. Gallagher.-->
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973.7/37
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no index present
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non fiction
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Military campaigns of the Civil War
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  • Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1864 (August-November)
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9780807877111
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MWT11719689
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Label
The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780807877111
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11719689
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11719689
System control number
MWT11719689
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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