448 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 45 illus., 23 maps, appends., notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-0993-5
Published: August 2013
eBook ISBN: 978-0-8078-7639-8
Published: March 2006
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About the Author
Earl J. Hess is Stewart W. McClelland Chair in history at Lincoln Memorial University. He is author of many books on the Civil War, including, most recently, The Civil War in the West: Victory and Defeat from the Appalachians to the Mississippi.
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"One of the most significant historiographical debates among currently practicing Civil War military historians. . . . A valuable contribution."--The North Carolina Historical Review
"This groundbreaking book should inspire other historians to take on similar difficult but important topics. . . . When completed, [this] remarkable study will be as original, as sophisticated, as significant, and as welcome as any Civil War military history yet published."--The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society
"Recommended to anyone interested in the creation, use, and effectiveness of Civil War field fortifications."--On Point
"A visit to one of the sites covered in the work will profit from Hess' description of the terrain and the armies' fortifications."--Civil War News
"This valuable study deserves to be read and digested by military students at all levels and will likely prove to be an important reference work for some time to come."--North & South
"[Field Armies and Fortifications in the Civil War: the Eastern Campaigns, 1861-1864] belongs on the 'must read' list. . . . Wisely focused, widely researched and well written."--America's Civil War