336 pp., 6.125 x 9.25, 27 halftones, 25 maps, appends., notes, bibl., index
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-4696-0994-2
Published: August 2013
eBook ISBN: 978-0-8078-8238-2
Published: April 2011
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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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"A significant addition to the military history of the American Civil War and adds an important argument to a topic generally ignored by Civil War historians."--Canadian Journal of History
"The author covers familiar ground in writing about these battles, but does it in a brisk, informative way, offering his own analysis of command decisions and outcomes. . . . A valued resource."--H-Civil War
"Hess's understanding of field fortifications is expertly conveyed, as are his explanations of why and how specific trenches were built. Maps and photographs add a visual layer to understanding the campaign. . . . Well-written and researched."--Maryland Historical Magazine
"A detailed examination of fieldworks. . . . Ideal for any Civil War reference collection. . . . Hess's meticulous attention to detail is enough to warrant his work a place in most military reference collections or on the shelf of a Civil War enthusiast."--North Carolina Historical Review
"Intriguing, important, and authoritative."--Military History of the West
“For military specialists and Civil War enthusiasts . . . Those with such a focused interest will be rewarded by reading Hess' intense study."--Journal of Southern History