Four Years with General Lee

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Chapter I. Organization of the Army of Virginia.--General R. E. Lee assigned to the Command of the State Troops.--Transfer to the Southern Confederacy Chapter II. General Lee retained in Richmond as Adviser to President Davis.--Disaster to the Confederate Forces under General Garnett.--General Lee sent to Northwest Virgina.--Lamentable Condition of Affairs in that Department. Chapter III. Strength and Positions of the Opposing Armies in Northwest Virginia.--General Lee determines to take the Offensive.--Ineffectual Attempt to carry the Positions held by the Federal Troops.--Responsibility for the Failure Chapter IV. Affairs in Southwestern Virginia.--Want of Harmony between Generals Floyd and Wise.--General Lee Proceeds to that Section.--Preparations to resist General Rosecrans.--Retreat of the Federals Chapter V. General Lee repairs to Richmond.-He is ordered to the Department of South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida.--His Return thence to Richmond.--He is charged with the Control of the Military Operations of all of the Confererate Armies.--His Duties in that Position.--General Johnston wounded in the Battle of Seven Pines.--General Lee in Command of the Army of Northern Virginia.--The Seven DaysOBattles around Richmond.--Strength of the Two Opposing Armies Chapter VI. General Lee manoeuvres to effect the Withdrawal of General McClellanOs Army.--Jackson engages Pope at Cedar Run, or SlaughterOs Mountain.--Removal of the Federal Army from James River.--The Second Battle of Manassas.--The First Invasion.--Operations in Maryland.--McClellan in Possession of LeeOs Order of Battle.--Boonesboro, or South Mountain.--Capture of HarpersO Ferry by JacksonOs Forces.--Battle of Sharpsburg.--General Lee retires to Virginia.--Incidents illustrating the Devotion to Duty and Great Self-Control of the Confederate Leader Chapter VII. Battle of Fredericksburg.--Federal Army One Hundred Thousand strong: Confederate Army Seventy-eight Thousand strong.--Battle of Chancellorsville.--Federal Army One Hundred and Thirty-two Thousand strong: Confererate Army Fifty-seven Thousand strong Chapter VIII. The Pennsylvania Campaign.--The Battle of Gettysburg.--Strength of the Opposing Armies Chapter IX. General Lee retires to Virginia.--Affair at Bristoe Station.--The Tete-de-Pont.--Mine Run.--General MeadeOs Advance and Retreat.--DahlgrenOs Raid Chapter X. General Grant in Command of the Federal Army of the Potomac.--His Advance,--From the Wilderness to Petersburg.-Strength of the Two Armies Chapter XI. Siege of Petersburg.--General LeeOs Views as to the Removal of General Johnston from the Command of the Army of Tennessee.--Movements of ShermanOs Army.--Inevitable Result of the Persistent Effort to hold Petersburg and Richmond Chapter XII. Evacuation of Petersburg.--General LeeOs Retreat up James River.--Appomattox.--Surrender.--General Lee goes to Richmond Chapter XIII. General Lee indicted by the Grand-Jury at Norfolk.--His Advice to the Young Men of Virginia.--His Purpose to write a History of the Army of Northern Virginia.--His Desire to obtain Correct Information of the Strength of that Army Chapter XIV. The Strength of the Army of Northern Virgina, taken from the Original Returns now on File in the Archive-Office of the War Department, Washington, D.C. Address on the Character of General Robert E. Lee Notes Index
..". it offers a sure, quick, eyewitness assessment of all Lee'scampaigns." -- Southern Partisan
Walter Taylor was "first to lastthe closest" of all staff officers to General Robert E. Lee, and his intimaterelationship with his commander gives Taylor's writings signal importance in anystudy of Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia. A recognized classic, Four Yearswith General Lee first appeared in 1877 and was a collector's item by the turn ofthe century. This annotated edition, first published in 1962, was prepared by notedCivil War historian James I. Robertson, Jr., who has provided a new introduction forthis paperback reissue.
Autor: Walter Taylor
Editiert von: James Robertson Jr
JAMES I. ROBERTSON, JR., is Alumni Distinguished Professor of History at Virginia Tech. His books include General A. P. Hill: The Story of a Confederate Warrior, Soldiers Blue and Gray, and The Civil War Virginia: Battleground for a Nation.

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Autor: Walter Taylor
ISBN-13 :: 9780253210746
ISBN: 0253210747
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.06.1996
Gewicht: 245g
Seiten: 224
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 203x134x17 mm
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