The Darkest Days of the War

Peter Cozzens presents here the first book-length study of these two complex and vicious battles.

The Darkest Days of the War

Author: Peter Cozzens

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9781469620398

Page: 408

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During the late summer of 1862, Confederate forces attempted a three-pronged strategic advance into the North. The outcome of this offensive--the only coordinated Confederate attempt to carry the conflict to the enemy--was disastrous. The results at Antietam and in Kentucky are well known; the third offensive, the northern Mississippi campaign, led to the devastating and little-studied defeats at Iuka and Corinth, defeats that would open the way for Grant's attack on Vicksburg. Peter Cozzens presents here the first book-length study of these two complex and vicious battles. Drawing on extensive primary research, he details the tactical stories of Iuka--where nearly one-third of those engaged fell--and Corinth--fought under brutally oppressive conditions--analyzing troop movements down to the regimental level. He also provides compelling portraits of Generals Grant, Rosecrans, Van Dorn, and Price, exposing the ways in which their clashing ambitions and antipathies affected the outcome of the campaign. Finally, he draws out the larger, strategic implications of the battles of Iuka and Corinth, exploring their impact on the fate of the northern Mississippi campaign, and by extension, the fate of the Confederacy.

The Darkest Days

The idea that all Liberal MPs rallied to a man behind their leaders, once war was
declared and German evil exposed, is fantasy. Only a day before Britain's
declaration of war, sixteen of them had spoken in the Commons against Britain's
 ...

The Darkest Days

Author: Douglas Newton

Publisher: Verso Trade

ISBN: 1781683506

Page: 386

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An account of the radical and influential opposition to World War I chronicles the frenetic weeks between the Sarajevo assassination and Britain's declaration of war, citing the roles of leaders and the press in the failures of diplomatic measures.

Kangaroo Squadron

The intertwined stories of the Kangaroo Squadron and the "Swamp Ghost" are filled with thrilling accounts of aerial combat, an epic survival story, and the powerful mystique of an invaluable war relic.

Kangaroo Squadron

Author: Bruce Gamble

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0306903105

Page: 416

View: 550

In early 1942, while the American military was still in disarray from the devastating attacks on Pearl Harbor and the Philippines, a single U.S. Army squadron advanced to the far side of the world to face America's new enemy. Based in Australia with inadequate supplies and no ground support, the squadron's pilots and combat crew endured tropical diseases while confronting numerically superior Japanese forces. Yet the outfit, dubbed the Kangaroo Squadron, proved remarkably resilient and successful, conducting long-range bombing raids, carrying out armed reconnaissance missions, and rescuing General MacArthur and his staff from the Philippines. Before now, the story of their courage and determination in the face of overwhelming odds has largely been untold. Using eyewitness accounts from diaries, letters, interviews, and memoirs, as well as Japanese sources, historian Bruce Gamble brings to vivid life this dramatic true account. But the Kangaroo Squadron's story doesn't end in World War II. One of the squadron's B-17 bombers, which crash-landed on its first mission, was recovered from New Guinea after almost seventy years in a jungle swamp. The intertwined stories of the Kangaroo Squadron and the "Swamp Ghost" are filled with thrilling accounts of aerial combat, an epic survival story, and the powerful mystique of an invaluable war relic.

Civil War Acoustic Shadows

Peter Cozzens , The Darkest Days of the War : The Battles of luka and Corinth (
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press , 1997 ) , 14 . 2 . Ibid . , 17 . 3
. Ibid . , 23 . 4 . Official Records , ser . 1 , vol . 17 , pt . 2 , 662 . 5 . Ibid . , 685 – 88 .

Civil War Acoustic Shadows

Author: Charles D. Ross

Publisher: White Mane Pub

ISBN:

Page: 174

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The careers of Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, and a number of other prominent Civil War generals were dramatically affected by unusual battlefield acoustics. Commanders who inadvertently placed themselves in an acoustic shadow ran the risk of letting victory slip away. Stranger still, battles inaudible to generals several miles from the fighting were sometimes heard clearly more than a hundred miles from the battlefield! Charles D. Ross examines the acoustics of six Civil War battles and the unusual role they played in determining command decisions, and inevitably, the outcome of the war

Grant s Lieutenants

Quoted in Peter Cozzens , The Darkest Days of the War : The Battles of luka and
Corinth ( Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press , 1997 ) , 201 . 14 .
Charleston Courier , Sept . 21 , 1861 . 15 . Henry Adams to Charles Francis
Adams Jr ...

Grant s Lieutenants

Author: Steven E. Woodworth

Publisher: Modern War Studies (Hardcover)

ISBN:

Page: 262

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Examines the relationships and accomplishments of Ulysses Grant and the key officers who served under him in the Western Theater of the Civil War. Each essay offers a case study in command leadership in the Civil War.

Women of the War

But , as " the darkest day has gleams of light , ” so our usually dark days were
often illumed with gleams of brightness . One gleam , especially bright , came to
us November 4 , 1864. It was a dull , rainy day ; such a day as , glancing at the ...

Women of the War

Author: Frank Moore

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 580

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The book details the activities of approximately forty Union women during the Civil War. The author focuses on women's contributions to the Northern war effort.

The Darkest Day

The horses of Wellen , bearing Warriors , arms , and armor , covered a combined
total of 1 , 385 miles in 29 days ( January ... Thus were the remarkable journeys
of both friend and foe during the Winter War , as recorded in The Raven Book .

The Darkest Day

Author: Dennis L. McKiernan

Publisher: Roc

ISBN: 9780451153418

Page: 302

View: 707

The Comprehensive History of the Southern Rebellion and the War for the Union

Several Republicans desired to days among the people of the several States ,
and , know what sort of guaranties were desired , above all , to save us from the
horrors of civil war because a general declaration like this might and · blood
guiltiness . ... If the States proposing to secede were did our fathers in the darkest
days of the Revolution , arrested by the belief that such legislation as and
preserve our ...

The Comprehensive History of the Southern Rebellion and the War for the Union

Author: Orville James Victor

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 512

View: 669

Civil War Regiments

Lee Kennett University of Georgia ( Emeritus ) The Darkest Days of the War : The
Battles of luka and Corinth , Peter Cozzens ( University of North Carolina Press ,
P.O. Box 2288 , Chapel Hill , NC 27515-2288 ) 1997. Contents . Notes .

Civil War Regiments

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Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars 1861 1865

1 The Eighth11 , during ebe ber The Eighth Regiment Minnesota Volunteer
Infantry was organized under the 600 , 000 call , during the darkest days of the
Rebellion . In August , 1862 , McClellan had been beaten before Richmond , and
Lee ...

Minnesota in the Civil and Indian Wars  1861 1865

Author: Minnesota. Board of Commissioners on Publication of History of Minnesota in Civil and Indian Wars

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Darkest Days

The ancient slave mongers who killed the adults and enslaved the children have angered a more advanced species of aliens.

Darkest Days

Author: N.W. Harris

Publisher: Clean Teen Publishing

ISBN: 1634222563

Page: 307

View: 868

The ancient slave mongers who killed the adults and enslaved the children have angered a more advanced species of aliens. Composed of pure energy, this superior race has attacked the Anunnaki home world and is now setting a course for Earth. The energy-based aliens believe in a system of trial by battle. They seek to push Shane and his friends into the arena with the ones who killed their parents. The results will determine if humans deserve to live, or if they should be made extinct as well. It's up to Shane to keep his friends—and an army of kids who look up to him—alive. They'll be fighting not just for their own lives, but for the fate of the entire human race. Can the enemy of Shane's enemy be his friend, or is this just another species determined to exploit and destroy them?

Across the Bloody Chasm

102 103 104 Peter Cozzens , The Darkest Days Of The War : The Battles Of luka
& Corinth ( Chapel Hill : The Univ . of North Carolina Press , 1997 ) , 71 . Ibid .
Ibid . , 73 . Ibid . , 74 . 106 Michigan in the War , Lansing : W . S . George & Co .

Across the Bloody Chasm

Author: Julia A. Cramer

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 383

View: 520

Our Darkest Day

Through the 15th Brigade Association, Lambis met some of the survivors of the
Battle of Fromelles. He met Tom Brain, the last of the 60th Battalion to survive the
battle and the war, and Bill Boyce of the 58th Battalion. Lambis developed a ...

Our Darkest Day

Author: Patrick Lindsay

Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishing

ISBN: 1742701922

Page: 248

View: 831

The story of Australia's worst military disaster and the resulting international campaign to reclaim the lost soldiers of the Battle of Fromelles sparked national and international headlines, a military investigation and an archaeological dig to find the resting place of these missing soldiers.

Civil War

DARKEST DAYS OF THE WAR TUK CORIN The Darkest Days of the War The
Battles of luka and Corinth Peter Cozzens “ A long - needed modern analysis [
that ] brings top commanders to life without neglecting the men who actually
fought .

Civil War

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British Speeches of the Day

We shall never forget your resolution in the darkest days of the war . Nor shall we
ever cease to remember the determination with which , amid destruction of your
homes and in peril of your lives , you , the men , women , and children of Britain ...

British Speeches of the Day

Author: British Information Services

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The Fourth World War

One of Juin ' s great qualities was the wry sense of humor he managed to
maintain in even the darkest days of the war . Once , after dining in the British
mess , he sent Sir John a French cook . I remained at my post in Africa through
the early ...

The Fourth World War

Author: Professor David Andelman

Publisher: William Morrow & Company

ISBN:

Page: 281

View: 386

The former head of French intelligence recounts his experiences in espionage, and suggests what measures will have to be taken in response to terrorists and powerful drug cartels

Touchlines of War

All things have their time ' , he wrote in the darkest days of the war . " The dread
winter which wraps the world in its pall of death cold snow will not last forever .
Mankind will once more see the heavens tum blue . ' His stubbom individualism ...

Touchlines of War

Author: Sir Peter Tennant

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 312

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