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Jackson's Valley Campaign : November 1861- June 1862 - David Martin

Jackson's Valley Campaign

November 1861- June 1862

Paperback Published: 1st March 2003
ISBN: 9780306812576
Number Of Pages: 224

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Confederate General Stonewall Jackson defeated three distinct armies during ten weeks in 1862--changing the course of the Civil War. . In a few short months in the Shenandoah Valley, Stonewall Jackson rewrote military history. Accompanied by George Patton's great-uncle and a staff of able subordinates, the Bible-quoting general used his own unique view of past military doctrine to defeat a series of converging enemy armies. American military strategy has never been the same since. Jackson's aggressive personality enabled him to constantly maintain the initiative. While cloaking his own operations in tight security, he was often able to discern the aims of his opponent. Frequently outnumbered, he managed to keep enemy units separated, and to defeat them in detail. Jackson was able to co-ordinate infantry, cavalry, and artillery operations, and was particularly successful in turning the normally slow-moving infantry into an effective mobile strike force. Jackson's Valley Campaign is supplemented by sidebars on famous units, weapons, incidents, and in-depth personality profiles of Jackson and his opponents. Complete orders of battle and special maps that clearly illustrate Jackson's operational doctrine are enhanced by unique charts that show the distances and rates of march of Jackson's "foot cavalry" between all major points in the Shenandoah Valley. In the long-awaited revision of his out-of-print classic, the author describes Jackson's war of maneuver and the tactical ideas it represented, without losing sight of the individuals and units on both sides who tested military theory with their lives. John C. Frmont, "Napoleon" Banks, Turner Ashby, Belle Boyd, the Louisiana Tigers, Blenker's German Division, and the Stonewall Brigade all live again in this colorful but thoughtfully written account.

Preface to the Seriesp. 7
Introduction Stonewall Jackson and the Valley Campaignp. 11
Jackson Takes Command 5 November 1861-12 March 1862p. 13
The Kernstown Operation 12-23 March 1862p. 37
Lull March-April 1862p. 65
The Mcdowell Operation 30 April-20 May 1862p. 83
Jackson Moves North 20-25 May 1862p. 103
March and Countermarch 26 May-7 June 1862p. 129
Twin Battles 7-12 June 1862p. 159
Jackson Triumphantp. 189
Orders of Battle: The Principal Valley Engagementsp. 203
Guide for the Interested Readerp. 216
Indexp. 221
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ISBN: 9780306812576
ISBN-10: 0306812576
Series: Great Campaigns
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st March 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1