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How the South could have won the Civil War : the fatal errors that led to Confederate defeat, Bevin Alexander

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How the South could have won the Civil War : the fatal errors that led to Confederate defeat
Title
How the South could have won the Civil War
Title remainder
the fatal errors that led to Confederate defeat
Statement of responsibility
Bevin Alexander
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Conventional wisdom holds that the South's defeat was inevitable. Yet military historian Alexander's new look at the Civil War documents how a Confederate victory could have come about--and how close it came to happening. Moving beyond theoretical conjectures to explore actual plans that Confederate generals proposed and the tactics ultimately adopted in the war's key battles, he shows why there is nothing inevitable about military victory, even for a state with overwhelming strength, and provides a startling account of how a relatively small number of tactical and strategic mistakes cost the South the war--and changed the course of history.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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Alexander, Bevin
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E470
LC item number
.A36 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Confederate States of America
  • Generals
  • Strategy
  • Command of troops
  • Military art and science
  • United States
Label
How the South could have won the Civil War : the fatal errors that led to Confederate defeat, Bevin Alexander
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [316]-319) and index
Contents
No victory is inevitable -- "There stands Jackson like a stone wall" -- A new kind of war -- The Shenandoah Valley campaign -- The Seven Days -- The sweep behind Pope -- Second Manassas -- The lost order -- Antietam -- Fredericksburg -- Chancellorsville -- Gettysburg -- Appomattox
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
337 p.
Isbn
9780307345998
Lccn
20070108 16
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)104861227
  • (OCoLC)104861227
Label
How the South could have won the Civil War : the fatal errors that led to Confederate defeat, Bevin Alexander
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [316]-319) and index
Contents
No victory is inevitable -- "There stands Jackson like a stone wall" -- A new kind of war -- The Shenandoah Valley campaign -- The Seven Days -- The sweep behind Pope -- Second Manassas -- The lost order -- Antietam -- Fredericksburg -- Chancellorsville -- Gettysburg -- Appomattox
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
337 p.
Isbn
9780307345998
Lccn
20070108 16
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)104861227
  • (OCoLC)104861227

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