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In The Very Thickest Of The Fight

Author : Steve Raymond
ISBN : 9780762789245
Genre : History
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The 78th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment took the field under command of a lackadaisical colonel who was frequently absent and feuded with his own officers and superiors. Distrusted by senior officers, the 78th became a regiment that was always left behind—until its own officers forced their reluctant colonel to resign. His replacement was a forceful leader who turned the regiment into a crack fighting outfit that performed heroically in the battle of Chickamauga and many of the great battles of the Atlanta campaign. It later joined Sherman’s March to the Sea and fought its way out of the tangled swamps of Bentonville in one of the war’s last battles. Its story is told here mostly in the words of its soldiers through letters, diaries and other sources, many never before accessed by historians. This book sheds new light on many important incidents and battles in the Civil War’s Western Theater.

The Chickamauga Campaign Barren Victory

Author : David Powell
ISBN : 9781611213294
Genre : History
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Barren Victory is the third and concluding volume of the magisterial Chickamauga Campaign Trilogy, a comprehensive examination more than a decade in the making of one of the most important and complex military operations of the Civil War. The first installment, A Mad Irregular Battle, introduced readers to the major characters of this sweeping drama and carried them from the Union crossing of the Tennessee River in August 1863 up through the bloody but inconclusive combat of the first and second days of the battle (September 18 and 19, 1863). Glory or the Grave, the trilogy’s second volume, focused on September 20—the decisive third day of fighting that included the Confederate breakthrough of the late morning and the desperate Union final stand on Horseshoe Ridge. This installment drew to a close at nightfall. Barren Victory, David Powell’s final installment, examines the immediate aftermath of this great battle with unprecedented clarity and detail. The narrative opens at dawn on Monday, September 21, 1863, with Union commander William S. Rosecrans in Chattanooga and most of the rest of his Federal army in Rossville, Georgia. Confederate Gen. Braxton Bragg has won the signal victory of his career, but has yet to fully grasp that fact or the fruits of his success. Unfortunately for the South, three grueling days of combat has broken down the Army of Tennessee and made a vigorous pursuit nearly impossible. In addition to carefully examining the decisions made by each army commander and their consequences, Powell sets forth the dreadful costs of the fighting in terms of the human suffering involved. Barren Victory concludes with the most detailed order of battle (including unit strengths and losses) for Chickamauga ever compiled, and a comprehensive bibliography. David Powell’s The Chickamauga Campaign Trilogy is now complete, with the fighting in the hills and valleys of North Georgia finally receiving the extensive treatment it has so long deserved.

The 22nd Michigan Infantry And The Road To Chickamauga

Author : John Cohassey
ISBN : 9781476671666
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"At the 1863 Battle of Chickamauga, the 22nd Michigan Infantry helped to save the Union right flank, commanded by General George H. Thomas. This history explores experiences in Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia and describes the challenges faced by farm boys, shopkeepers, school teachers and lawyers as they faced death, disease and starvation on battlefields and in Confederate prisons"--

The Chickamauga Campaign Glory Or The Grave

Author : David A. Powell
ISBN : 9781611212037
Genre : History
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David PowellÍs The Chickamauga Campaign„Glory or the Grave: The Breakthrough, Union Collapse, and the Retreat to Chattanooga, September 20-23, 1863 is the second volume in his magnificent projected three-volume study of this overlooked and largely misunderstood campaign. According to soldier rumor, Chickamauga in Cherokee meant ñRiver of Death.î The name lived up to that grim sobriquet in September 1863 when the Union Army of the Cumberland and Confederate Army of Tennessee waged a sprawling bloody combat along the banks of West Chickamauga Creek. This installment of PowellÍs tour-de-force depicts the final day of battle, when the Confederate army attacked and broke through the Union lines, triggering a massive rout, an incredible defensive stand atop Snodgrass Hill, and a confused retreat and pursuit into Chattanooga. Powell presents all of this with clarity and precision by weaving nearly 2,000 primary accounts with his own cogent analysis. The result is a rich and deep portrait of the fighting and command relationships on a scale never before attempted or accomplished. His upcoming third volume, Analysis of a Barren Victory, will conclude the set with careful insight into the fighting and its impact on the war, PowellÍs detailed research into the strengths and losses of the two armies, and an exhaustive bibliography. PowellÍs magnum opus, complete with original maps, photos, and illustrations, is the culmination of many years of research and study, coupled with a complete understanding of the battlefieldÍs complex terrain system. For any student of the Civil War in general, or the Western Theater in particular, PowellÍs trilogy is a must-read.

Journal Of The Illinois State Historical Society

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ISBN : UCR:31210023550575
Genre : Illinois
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F Nf Jahre Meines Lebens

Author : Alfred Dreyfus
ISBN : 373872284X
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Kesselrings Letzte Schlacht

Author : Kerstin von Lingen
ISBN : UOM:39015059229446
Genre : War criminals
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Author : Emily Quintero-Spongberg
ISBN : UOM:39015046781707
Genre : American literature
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Onkel Silas Oder Das Verh Ngnisvolle Erbe Uncle Silas Dt Mit E Nachw V Norbert Miller

Author : Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
ISBN : OCLC:641683449
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Hitlers Bildungsreformer

Author : Anne C. Nagel
ISBN : 9783104017532
Genre : History
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Erstmals erforscht: Hitlers Kultusministerium. Mit großem Eifer machte sich Bernhard Rust, alter Kampfgefährte Hitlers, nach seiner Ernennung zum Reichskultusminister daran, seine Vorstellungen einer nationalsozialistischen Schul- und Hochschulpolitik durchzusetzen. Zentralisierungswahn setze ein, doch nicht nur gegen konservative Widerstände, auch gegen Erzrivalen Joseph Goebbels konnten Rust und sein Ministerium sich nicht immer durchsetzen. Die Historikerin Anne C. Nagel hat die Geschichte dieses nationalen Erziehungsministeriums – ein Unikum der deutschen Geschichte – erstmals grundlegend erforscht: Ein fundiertes und leicht lesbares Standardwerk zur deutschen Bildungsgeschichte – mit überraschenden Einsichten über die Wurzeln so mancher heutigen Debatte.

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