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Liberation, Occupation, and Twenty Minutes of Carnage

Robert Tracy McKenzie

in Lincolnites and Rebels: A Divided Town in the American Civil War

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195182941
eISBN:
9780199788897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182941.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on the “liberation” of Knoxville by a Union army under General Ambrose Burnside in September 1863, and the subsequent efforts by Confederate General James Longstreet to reclaim ... More


The Last Attack at Gettysburg

Earl J. Hess

in Pickett's Charge—The Last Attack at Gettysburg

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807826485
eISBN:
9781469603001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807898390_hess.4
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter describes events on the morning of July 3, 1863. Lt. Gen. Robert E. Lee outlined to Gen. James Longstreet his plan for the entire First Corps to strike the south end of Cemetery Ridge in ... More


The Wilderness Campaign

Gary W. Gallagher (ed.)

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807823347
eISBN:
9781469602394
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807835890_gallagher
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In the spring of 1864, in the vast Virginia scrub forest known as the Wilderness, Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee first met in battle. The Wilderness campaign of May 5–6 initiated an epic ... More


Revolt of the Generals

Earl J. Hess

in Braxton Bragg: The Most Hated Man of the Confederacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628752
eISBN:
9781469628776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628752.003.0011
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Bragg staged the biggest showdown of his career when many of his generals revolted against his decision to lay “siege” to Union occupied Chattanooga rather than bypass the stronghold and invade ... More


We Must Now Return to Virginia

Kent Masterson Brown

in Retreat from Gettysburg: Lee, Logistics, and the Pennsylvania Campaign

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829219
eISBN:
9781469602943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869420_brown.7
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines how General Robert E. Lee, the commander of the Army of Northern Virginia, planned his retreat to Virginia during the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863, at the height of the ... More


Chickamauga

Earl J. Hess

in Braxton Bragg: The Most Hated Man of the Confederacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628752
eISBN:
9781469628776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628752.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Bragg was frustrated by a deadly lack of cooperation among his subordinates as Rosecrans crossed the mountains. He conceived a brilliant plan to pounce on one Federal division that was isolated at ... More


Dearing at High Bridge

Brian R. McEnany

in For Brotherhood and Duty: The Civil War History of the West Point Class of 1862

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813160627
eISBN:
9780813165479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160627.003.0016
Subject:
History, Military History

James Dearing is now a brigadier general and commanding the Laurel Brigade in Brig. Gen. Thomas Rosser’s cavalry division. Earlier in the war, he served as an artillery battalion commander with Maj. ... More


Chattanooga

Earl J. Hess

in Braxton Bragg: The Most Hated Man of the Confederacy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781469628752
eISBN:
9781469628776
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469628752.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

Following his “victory” over his generals, Bragg’s defensive policy outside Chattanooga failed to deliver the city to Confederate control. In fact, Ulysses S. Grant arrived to mastermind a dramatic ... More


Calef, Mackenzie, McCrea, Egan, Dearing, and Blount at Gettysburg

Brian R. McEnany

in For Brotherhood and Duty: The Civil War History of the West Point Class of 1862

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780813160627
eISBN:
9780813165479
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813160627.003.0009
Subject:
History, Military History

John Calef, the first in the class to command a regular unit, Horse Battery A, Second US Artillery, in support of Brig. Gen. John Buford’s cavalry division. His battery fires the first artillery ... More


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