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Hess, Earl J
The Civil War in the West : victory and defeat from the Appalachians to the Mississippi / Earl J. Hess
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2012
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  E470.4 .H47 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject Southwest, Old -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns
Mississippi River Valley -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns
Physical Description xv, 392 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm
Note "This volume of the Littlefield series is devoted to the land and river campaigns that took place in the Western theater of operations--from the Mississippi River eastward to the Appalachian Highlands"--Preface
Includes bibliographical references (p. 371-384) and index
Contents Spring and summer 1861 -- Fall 1861 -- Fort Henry to Corinth -- Occupation -- The Gulf -- Kentucky and Corinth -- Winter campaigns -- The Vicksburg Campaign and siege -- Occupation and Port Hudson -- From Tullahoma to Knoxville -- Administering the western conquests -- Atlanta -- Behind the lines -- Fall turning point -- The last campaigns -- End game
Summary Provides a history of Civil War battles fought in the stretch of land from the Appalachians to the Mississippi, discussing how the North leveraged the manpower of free blacks and advanced technologies to come out the victor
Series Littlefield history of the Civil War era

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