Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862

Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862
Language: 
ISBN10: 
080782786X
ISBN13: 
9780807827864
Pages: 
280
Published: 
May 5th 2003 by University of North Carolina Press
Rating: 
3.96

This volume explores the Shenandoah Valley campaign, best known for its role in establishing Thomas J. -Stonewall- Jackson's reputation as the Confederacy's greatest military idol. The authors address questions of military leadership, strategy and tactics, the campaign's political and social impact, and the ways in which participants' memories of events differed from what is revealed in the historical sources. In the process, they offer valuable insights into one of the Confederacy's most famous generals, those who fought with him and against him, the campaign's larger importance in the context of the war, and the complex relationship between history and memory.

The contributors are Jonathan M. Berkey, Keith S. Bohannon, Peter S. Carmichael, Gary W. Gallagher, A. Cash Koeniger, R. E. L. Krick, Robert K. Krick, and William J. Miller.

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