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Lee's Lieutenants : A Study in Command - Douglas Southall Freeman

Lee's Lieutenants

A Study in Command

Paperback Published: 3rd April 2001
ISBN: 9780684859798
Number Of Pages: 912

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"Lee's Lieutenants: A Study in Command" is the most colorful and popular of Douglas Southall Freeman's works. A sweeping narrative that presents a multiple biography against the flame-shot background of the American Civil War, it is the story of the great figures of the Army of Northern Virginia who fought under Robert E. Lee.

The Confederacy won resounding victories throughout the war, but seldom easily or without tremendous casualties. Death was always on the heels of fame, but the men who commanded -- among them Jackson, Longstreet, and Ewell -- developed as leaders and men. "Lee's Lieutenants" follows these men to the costly battle at Gettysburg, through the deepening twilight of the South's declining military might, and finally to the collapse of Lee's command and his formal surrender in 1865. To his unparalleled descriptions of men and operations, Dr. Freeman adds an insightful analysis of the lessons learned and their bearing upon the future military development of the nation. Accessible at last in a one-volume edition abridged by noted Civil War historian Stephen W. Sears, "Lee's Lieutenants" is essential reading for all Civil War buffs, students of war, and admirers of the historian's art as practiced at its very highest level.

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Foreword: Douglas Southall Freeman
Editorial Note
Dramatis Personæ Opening Guns Beauregard's
Battlefield Beauregard's Star Wanes Johnston
Passes a Dark Winter Challenge on the Peninsula Seven Pines
To Defend Richmond Guarding the Valley Jackson
Launches His Offensive Victory in the Valley Struggle for Richmond
Richmond Relieved Lessons of the Seven Days
Facing a New Threat Return to Manassas
Across the Potomac Desperate Hours on the Antietam
Rebuilding an Army Battle at Fredericksburg
In Winter Quarters Facing a New Campaign Jackson
Gets His Greatest Orders Victory and Tragedy at Chancellorsville
Renewal and Reorganization Across the Potomac Again Two Days of Battle
Gettysburg and Its Cost Challenges for Longstreet, Hill, and Stuart
Tests and Trials of Winter
The Wilderness and Spotsylvania Richmond
Threatened New Fronts, New Battles
The Darkening Autumn of Command
In a Ring of Iron
The Last March
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ISBN: 9780684859798
ISBN-10: 0684859793
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 912
Published: 3rd April 2001
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 15.65  x 4.19
Weight (kg): 1.01
Edition Type: Abridged