Download e-book for kindle: The Civil War Battlefield Guide, Second Edition by Frances H. Kennedy

By Frances H. Kennedy

This new version of the definitive advisor to Civil warfare battlefields is known as a thoroughly new booklet. whereas the 1st variation coated 60 significant battlefields, from fortress Sumter to Appomattox, the second one covers the entire 384 certain because the "principal battlefields" within the Civil conflict websites Advisory fee file. As within the first version, the essays are authoritative and concise, written via such top historians as James M. McPherson, Stephen W. Sears, Edwin C. Bearss, James I. Robinson, Jr., and Gary W. Gallager. the second one version additionally gains eighty three new four-color maps overlaying an important battles. The Civil conflict Battlefield consultant is a vital reference for a person drawn to the Civil battle.

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The populace demanded an “On to Richmond” movement, and it was McDowell’s task to provide it. Consequently, in mid-July he organized his sixty separate regiments and batteries into brigades and divisions to facilitate their command and control. All of his five division commanders — Brigadier Generals Daniel Tyler and Theodore Runyon and Colonels David Hunter, Samuel P. Heintzelman, and Dixon Miles — were older than McDowell, and several had more experience, but none had ever seen, much less commanded, the numbers that would be following them to Bull Run.

Estimated Casualties: 43 US, 52 CS Camp Allegheny, West Virginia (WV008), Pocahontas County, December 13, 1861 CS Colonel Edward Johnson’s forces occupied the summit of the 4,500-foot Allegheny Mountain to cover the Staunton-Parkersburg Turnpike. US Brigadier General Robert H. Milroy’s force marched from Cheat Mountain and attacked Johnson on December 13. The Federals failed to coordinate their flank attacks in the rough terrain, so the Confederates were able to shift their troops to maintain a successful defense.

April 1861, following Virginia’s secession) — Robert E. Lee We feel that our cause is just and holy. We protest solemnly in the face of mankind that we desire peace at any sacrifice save that of honor and independence; we seek no conquest, no aggrandizement, no concession of any kind of the States with which we were lately confederated. All we ask is to be let alone. — President Jefferson Davis in his message to the special session of the Confederate Congress, April 29, 1861 Blockade of Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac: May–June 1861 The Blockade of Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River: May– June 1861 Sewell’s Point, Virginia (VA001), Norfolk, May 18– 19, 1861 When the Civil War began, most people thought it would be a short, limited war.

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