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The Long Arm of Lee : The History of the Artillery of the Army of Northern Virginia, Volume 1: Bull Run to Fredricksburg - Jennings Cropper Wise

The Long Arm of Lee

The History of the Artillery of the Army of Northern Virginia, Volume 1: Bull Run to Fredricksburg

By: Jennings Cropper Wise, Gary W. Gallagher (Introduction by)

Paperback Published: 1st November 1991
ISBN: 9780803297333
Number Of Pages: 463

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Originally published in 1915, when Jennings Cropper Wise was commandant of the Virginia Military Institute, "The Long Arm of Lee" has never been surpassed as an authoritative study of the Confederate artillery in the Civil War. Volume I describes the organization and tactics of the field batteries of General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia and their performance in famous battles, including those at Bull Run, Malvern Hill, Cedar Mountain, Harper's Ferry, Sharpsburg, and Fredericksburg. It ends with the bitter winter interlude before the Chancellorsville campaign of the spring of 1863. Volume 2 of Wise's history, also available as a Bison Book, takes up the harrowing events stretching from Chancellorsville to Appomattox.

In his introduction, Gary W. Gallagher addresses some of the myths exposed by Wise, touching on the persistent under-estimation of the artillery's role in winning battles.

Introduction to the Bison Book Editionp. 1
Notesp. 10
Prefacep. 15
Confederate Bureau of Ordnance Its Organization, Personnel, Material, and Re- Sources, with an Account of the Original Armament of the Artillery of the Army of Northern Virginiap. 21
Early Ordnance Work and Status of Ordnance in 1861p. 21
Organization of the Bureau of Ordnance and Its Early Operationsp. 34
Organization and Operationsp. 52
Original Armament of the Army of Northern Virginiap. 61
The Field Artillery of the Army of Northern Virginia Its Foundation, Organization, Personnel, and Tacticsp. 83
The Artillery of the Early Daysp. 83
The Virginia Military Institute as a School of Armsp. 95
The Field Artillery of the Confederate States of Americap. 107
The Virginia Volunteersp. 112
Active Operations Commence: Big Bethel and Hainesvillep. 118
Blackburn's Ford and First Manassasp. 127
Winter of 1861-62p. 140
Tactics and Early Instructionp. 149
Federal Organization and Tactical Conceptsp. 156
The Horse Artillery and the Valley Campaignp. 162
The Peninsula Campaignp. 176
Gen. Lee Assumes Command--Reorganization-- Beginning of the Seven Daysp. 197
Gaines' Millp. 210
Savage's Station and Frazier's Farmp. 215
Malvern Hillp. 221
Cedar Mountainp. 241
Gainesville and Grovetonp. 255
Second Manassasp. 266
The Maryland Invasion--Harper's Ferry and South Mountainp. 277
Reorganization. from Sharpsburg to Fredericksburgp. 327
Fredericksburgp. 357
The Winter of 1862-63--Kellysville and the Death of Pelham--"The Gallant, the Incom- Parable"--Reorganization Againp. 409
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ISBN: 9780803297333
ISBN-10: 0803297335
Series: Long Arm of Lee : Book 1
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 463
Published: 1st November 1991
Publisher: UNIV OF NEBRASKA PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.97  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.58

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