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Chancellorsville - SEARS STEPHEN

Paperback Published: 22nd June 1998
ISBN: 9780395877449
Number Of Pages: 593

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One of the most dramatic battles of the Civil War, Chancellorsville was Robert E. Lee's masterpiece. Outnumbered two to one, Lee violated a cardinal rule of military strategy by dividing his small army, sending Stonewall Jackson on his famous twelve-mile march around the Union flank. Charging out of the Wilderness with Rebel yells, Jackson's troops destroyed one entire corps of the Union army, and Lee drove the rest across the Rappahannock River. Lee's great victory came at great cost, however: Jackson, making a night reconnaissance, was accidentally shot by his own troops and died eight days later. And ironically, the momentum of Lee's greatest triumph pushed him to launch an aggressive campaign that led to his greatest defeat, at Gettysburg.

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Introductionp. ix
The Revolt of the Generalsp. 1
General Lee Knows His Businessp. 26
Joe Hooker Takes Commandp. 54
The Highest Expectationsp. 83
My Plans Are Perfectp. 108
Army on the Marchp. 136
Day of Decisionsp. 172
To Repulse the Enemyp. 193
My Troops Will Move at Oncep. 225
They Were Flying in Great Disorderp. 260
The Fate of Stonewall Jacksonp. 282
A Most Terribly Bloody Conflictp. 308
Cavalcade of Triumphp. 338
Calling Upon General Sedgwickp. 367
Time the Yankees Were Leavingp. 390
Epilogue: The Wages of Victory and Defeatp. 431
The Armies at Chancellorsvillep. 453
Casualties at Chancellorsvillep. 475
The Romances of Chancellorsvillep. 502
Acknowledgmentsp. 512
Notesp. 514
Bibliographyp. 564
Indexp. 578
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ISBN: 9780395877449
ISBN-10: 039587744X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 593
Published: 22nd June 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 3.7
Weight (kg): 733.0
Edition Type: New edition