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

View: 179

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

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 ...

The Darkest Days

Author: Douglas Newton

Publisher: Verso Trade

ISBN: 1781683506

Page: 386

View: 635

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.

The Darkest Days of the Civil War 1864 and 1865 English Translation of Frederick W Fout s 1902 Die Schwersten Tage des B rgerkriegs 1864 1865

Hood's stubborn intentions were not allowed to bend because of the terrible
defeat and the lessons of those days. At midnight he issued orders to renew the
battle at daybreak. He had his artillery drive up so that it could open concentrated
fire ...

The Darkest Days of the Civil War  1864 and 1865  English Translation of Frederick W  Fout s 1902 Die Schwersten Tage des B  rgerkriegs  1864   1865

Author: Frederick W. Fout


ISBN: 0578145472

Page: 336

View: 136

An English translation of a Civil War history written by the German immigrant, Frederick W. Fout, based in large part on his personal experiences as an artillery officer in the Union Army throughout the war. He was a Medal of Honor recipient. This volume of his history is focused on the Battles of Franklin and Nashville, Tennessee at the end of 1864. It was published in German by his son in 1902. This is the only available translation.

Kangaroo Squadron

"The dramatic untold story of the first US Army unit to cross the Pacific and strike back at the Japanese after Pearl Harbor."--Provided by publisher.

Kangaroo Squadron

Author: Bruce Gamble


ISBN: 9780306903168

Page: 400

View: 608

"The dramatic untold story of the first US Army unit to cross the Pacific and strike back at the Japanese after Pearl Harbor."--Provided by publisher.

The Darkest Day

The Washington-Baltimore Campaign During the War of 1812 Charles G. Muller.
the British could contrive to carry the pontoons needed to lay a bridge over half a
mile of river . At the close of the meeting , Maj . Williams later revealed , " there ...

The Darkest Day

Author: Charles G. Muller

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812218435

Page: 232

View: 963

"Action-packed, well-balanced, and well-written."--

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: 437

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?

A Texas Cavalry Officer s Civil War

Kerr, ed., Fighting with Ross' Texas Cavalry, 42; Peter Cozzens, The Darkest
Days of the War: The Battles of Iuka and Corinth (Chapel Hill: University of North
Carolina Press, 1997), 56–57; Foote, Civil War, 1:716–18; McPherson, Battle Cry
of ...

A Texas Cavalry Officer s Civil War

Author: Richard Lowe

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 9780807130650

Page: 408

View: 398

A volunteer officer with the 9th Texas Cavalry Regiment from 1861 to 1865, James Campbell Bates saw some of the most important and dramatic clashes in the Civil War's western and trans-Mississippi theaters. Bates rode thousands of miles, fighting in the Indian Territory; at Elkhorn Tavern in Arkansas; at Corinth, Holly Springs, and Jackson, Mississippi; at Thompson's Station, Tennessee; and at the crossing of the Etowah River during Sherman's Atlanta campaign. In a detailed diary and dozens of long letters to his family, he recorded his impressions, confirming the image of the Texas cavalrymen as a hard-riding bunch -- long on aggression and short on discipline. Bates's writings, which remain in the possession of his descendants, treat scholars to a documentary treasure trove and all readers to an enthralling, first-person dose of American history.

The Caste War of Yucat n

Occasional raids brought them food , guns , alcohol , and prisonerswhite men
and women who ended their days as slaves in Maya villages . And , beginning
with the cult of the Speaking Cross , which sprang up in the darkest days of the
war ...

The Caste War of Yucat    n

Author: Nelson A. Reed

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804740012

Page: 428

View: 358

This is the classic account of one of the most dramatic episodes in Mexican history--the revolt of the Maya Indians of Yucatán against their white and mestizo oppressors that began in 1847. Within a year, the Maya rebels had almost succeeded in driving their oppressors from the peninsula; by 1855, when the major battles ended, the war had killed or put to flight almost half of the population of Yucatán. A new religion built around a Speaking Cross supported their independence for over fifty years, and that religion survived the eventual Maya defeat and continues today. This revised edition is based on further research in the archives and in the field, and draws on the research by a new generation of scholars who have labored since the book's original publication 36 years ago. One of the most significant results of this research is that it has put a human face on much that had heretofore been treated as semi-mythical. Reviews of the First Edition "Reed has not only written a fine account of the caste war, he has also given us the first penetrating analysis of the social and economic systems of Yucatán in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries." --American Historical Review "In this beautifully written history of a little-known struggle between several contending forces in Yucatán, Reed has added an important dimension to anthropological studies in this area." --American Anthropologist "Not only is this exciting history (as compelling and dramatic as the best of historical fiction) but it covers events unaccountably neglected by historians. . . . This is a brilliant contribution to history. . . . Don't miss this book." --Los Angeles Times "One of the most remarkable books about Latin America to appear in years." --Hispanic American Report

The Third Day at Gettysburg and Beyond

his influential history of the Civil War and Reconstruction that the “losses at
Gettysburg and Vicksburg shook the ... whose diary for July 9 read, “The fall of
Vicksburg, alone, does not make this the darkest day of the war, as it is

The Third Day at Gettysburg and Beyond

Author: Gary W. Gallagher

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 0807866717

Page: 232

View: 177

The six essays in this volume testify to the enduring impact of the Civil War on our national consciousness. Covering subjects as diverse as tactics, the uses of autobiography, and the power of myth-making in the southern tradition, they illustrate the rewards of imaginative scholarship--even for the most intensely studied battle in America's history. The Third Day at Gettysburg and Beyond brings current research and interpretation to bear on a range of pivotal issues surrounding the final day of the battle, July 3, 1863. This revisionist approach begins by expanding our knowledge of the engagement itself: individual essays address Confederate general James Longstreet's role in Pickett's Charge and Union general George Meade's failure to pursue Lee after the fighting. Other essays widen the scope of investigation to look at contemporary reactions to the Confederate defeat across the South, the construction of narratives by the participants themselves--from Confederate survivors of Pickett's assault to Union sergeant Ben Hirst--and the reverberations of Pickett's final momentous charge. Combining fresh evidence with the reinterpretation of standard sources, these essays refocus our view of the third day at Gettysburg to take in its diverse stories of combat and memory. The contributors are Gary W. Gallagher, William Garrett Piston, Carol Reardon, Robert K. Krick, Robert L. Bee, and A. Wilson Greene.

The Civil War in the West

“Civil War Letters of Brigadier General William Ward Orme—1862–1866. ... Clark,
John E. Jr. Railroads in the Civil War: The Impact of Management on Victory and
Defeat. ... The Darkest Days of the War: The Battles of Iuka and Corinth. Chapel ...

The Civil War in the West

Author: Earl J. Hess

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 0807869848

Page: 416

View: 185

The Western theater of the Civil War, rich in agricultural resources and manpower and home to a large number of slaves, stretched 600 miles north to south and 450 miles east to west from the Appalachians to the Mississippi. If the South lost the West, there would be little hope of preserving the Confederacy. Earl J. Hess's comprehensive study of how Federal forces conquered and held the West examines the geographical difficulties of conducting campaigns in a vast land, as well as the toll irregular warfare took on soldiers and civilians alike. Hess balances a thorough knowledge of the battle lines with a deep understanding of what was happening within the occupied territories. In addition to a mastery of logistics, Union victory hinged on making use of black manpower and developing policies for controlling constant unrest while winning campaigns. Effective use of technology, superior resource management, and an aggressive confidence went hand in hand with Federal success on the battlefield. In the end, Confederates did not have the manpower, supplies, transportation potential, or leadership to counter Union initiatives in this critical arena.

Battles and Leaders of the Civil War

The months of July and August that succeeded these fruitless attacks were the
darkest days of the war . It seemed impossible to reach the enemy in their works
without reinforcements , and it was very uncertain whether the country would be ...

Battles and Leaders of the Civil War

Author: Peter Cozzens

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252028793

Page: 606

View: 499

Volume 6 brings readers more of the best first-person accounts of marches, encampments, skirmishes, and full-blown battles, as seen by participants on both sides of the conflict. Alongside the experiences of lower-ranking officers and enlisted men are accounts from key personalities including General John Gibbon, General John C. Lee, and seven prominent generals from both sides offering views on "why the Confederacy failed." This volume includes 120 illustrations, including 16 previously uncollected maps of battlefields, troop movements, and fortifications.

Abraham Lincoln and Civil War America

While the war presented an enormous military challenge to the United States
government, it also unleashed forces that ... Even in the darkest days of the war,
he never faltered in his commitment to persevere until the Union was restored.

Abraham Lincoln and Civil War America

Author: William E. Gienapp

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199857776

Page: 256

View: 304

In Abraham Lincoln and Civil War America, historian William Gienapp provides a remarkably concise, up-to-date, and vibrant biography of the most revered figure in United States history. While the heart of the book focuses on the Civil War, Gienapp begins with a finely etched portrait of Lincoln's early life, from pioneer farm boy to politician and lawyer in Springfield, to his stunning election as sixteenth president of the United States. Students will see how Lincoln grew during his years in office, how he developed a keen aptitude for military strategy and displayed enormous skill in dealing with his generals, and how his war strategy evolved from a desire to preserve the Union to emancipation and total war. Gienapp shows how Lincoln's early years influenced his skills as commander-in-chief and demonstrates that, throughout the stresses of the war years, Lincoln's basic character shone through: his good will and fundamental decency, his remarkable self-confidence matched with genuine humility, his immunity to the passions and hatreds the war spawned, his extraordinary patience, and his timeless devotion. A former backwoodsman and country lawyer, Abraham Lincoln rose to become one of our greatest presidents. This biography offers a vivid account of Lincoln's dramatic ascension to the pinnacle of American history.

China s War with Japan 1937 1945

That trust inspired him to declare repeatedly that the war could be the making of a
new China. It was also why, despite continued temptations in the darkest days of
the war, he would refuse to surrender to Japan. Chiang then issued the ...

China s War with Japan  1937 1945

Author: Rana Mitter

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1846148049

Page: 500

View: 473

In Rana Mitter's tense, moving and hugely important book, the war between China and Japan - one of the most important struggles of the Second World War - at last gets the masterly history it deserves Different countries give different opening dates for the period of the Second World War, but perhaps the most compelling is 1937, when the 'Marco Polo Bridge Incident' plunged China and Japan into a conflict of extraordinary duration and ferocity - a war which would result in many millions of deaths and completely reshape East Asia in ways which we continue to confront today. With great vividness and narrative drive Rana Mitter's new book draws on a huge range of new sources to recreate this terrible conflict. He writes both about the major leaders (Chiang Kaishek, Mao Zedong and Wang Jingwei) and about the ordinary people swept up by terrible times. Mitter puts at the heart of our understanding of the Second World War that it was Japan's failure to defeat China which was the key dynamic for what happened in Asia. Reviews: 'A remarkable story, told with humanity and intelligence; all historians of the second world war will be in Mitter's debt ... [he] explores this complex politics with remarkable clarity and economy ... No one could ask for a better guide than Mitter to how [the rise of modern China] began in the cauldron of the Chinese war' Richard Overy, Guardian 'Rana Mitter's history of the Sino-Japanese War is not only a very important book, it also has a wonderful clarity of thought and prose which make it a pleasure to read' Antony Beevor 'The best study of China's war with Japan written in any language ... comprehensive, thoroughly based on research, and totally non-partisan. Above all, the book presents a moving account of the Chinese people's incredible suffering ... A must read for anyone interested in the origins of China's contribution to the making of today's world' Akira Iriye About the author: Rana Mitter is Professor of the History and Politics of Modern China at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of St Cross College. He is the author of A Bitter Revolution: China's Struggle with the Modern World. He is a regular presenter of Night Waves on Radio 3.

Understanding the Literature of World War I

At the beginning of the war in 1914, France was ill prepared for an attack,
especially by a German invasion from the ... country's premier from 1906-1909
and would serve again in that position during the darkest days of the war)
attempted to ...

Understanding the Literature of World War I

Author: Claudia Durst Johnson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313312007

Page: 183

View: 882

Offers a literary analysis of a variety of fictional accounts of World War I, including " A Farwell to Arms" and "All Quiet on the Western Front," and provides excerpts from classical and scholarly resources to help place each work in its historical context.

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


Page: 174

View: 252

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

D Day The Decision to Launch

A Selection from D-Day: The Battle for Normandy (Penguin Tracks) Antony
Beevor ... resistance movement, which had grown up from isolated beginnings in
the darkest days of the war, was bound to prove fragmented and unregimented.

D Day  The Decision to Launch

Author: Antony Beevor

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101630906

Page: 30

View: 376

The little-known drama of the last-minute decision to launch the invasion of Normandy—excerpted from the internationally bestselling D-Day: The Battle for Normandy In D-Day: The Decision to Launch, excerpted from Antony Beevor’s bestselling book D-Day: The Battle for Normandy, readers get the little-known story of how the difficult decision was made to launch the Allied invasion of France on June 6, 1944. The stakes could not have been higher: if Operation Overlord were to fail, it would be a crushing blow to the Allies, a huge loss of both men and equipment. The decision of when to launch rested with supreme commander General Dwight D. Eisenhower, but it hinged on one factor: the weather. If there was too much cloud cover, the Allied bombers wouldn’t be able to provide air support, and if the seas were too rough, the landing craft would be swamped. It fell to one man to predict the weather: Dr. James Stagg, the head of the meteorological team at Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force. This riveting selection from D-Day, praised by Time as “a vibrant work of history that honors the sacrifice of tens of thousands of men and women,” tells the fascinating inside story of one of the most important decisions of World War II.

D Day

The French resistance movement, which had grown up from isolated beginnings
in the darkest days of the war, was bound to prove fragmented and unregimented
. Bringing so many groups of widely differing political views together had proved

D Day

Author: Antony Beevor

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241962064

Page: 608

View: 130

This enhanced ebook contains scores of fascinating additional material, including astonishing black & white and colour footage taken at the time of the events: - Video introduction by Antony Beevor - 26 embedded film clips, including footage of the Normandy landings, firefights in the deadly bocage hedgerows, Allied bombing raids, Allied commanders, the liberation of Paris - Rarely seen original NBC and Universal newsreels and radio broadcasts announcing the invasion - Rare colour footage shot by the journalist Jack Lieb The Normandy landings that took place on D-Day involved by far the largest invasion fleet ever known. The scale of the undertaking was simply awesome. What followed them was some of the most cunning, ferocious and savage fighting of the war. As casualties mounted, so too did tensions between the commanders on both sides. Meanwhile, French civilians caught in the middle of the fighting endured terrible suffering; even the joys of Liberation had their dark side. The war in northern France marked the whole of the post-war world, profoundly influencing relations between Europe and America. Making use of overlooked and new material from more than 30 archives in 6 countries, D-Day is the most vivid and well-researched account yet of the battle of Normandy. As with Stalingrad and Berlin, Antony Beevor's gripping narrative conveys the true experience of war.

At War With The Wind

As a vice admiral early in the war, McCain (who'd finagled his way into flight
school and earned his wings in his fifties) commanded all land-based aircraft
during the darkest days of the Battle for Guadalcanal. The self-styled Cactus Air
Force, ...

At War With The Wind

Author: David Sears

Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.

ISBN: 0806535962

Page: 496

View: 790

A Main Selection of the Military Book Club and a Featured Alternate of the History Book Club In the last days of World War II, a new and baffling weapon terrorized the United States Navy in the Pacific. To the sailors who learned to fear them, the body-crashing warriors of Japan were known as "suiciders"; among the Japanese, they were named for a divine wind that once saved the home islands from invasion: kamikaze. Told from the perspective of the men who endured this horrifying tactic, At War with the Wind is the first book to recount in nail-biting detail what it was like to experience an attack by Japanese kamikazes. David Sears, acclaimed author of The Last Epic Naval Battle, draws on personal interviews and unprecedented research to create a narrative of war that is stunning in its vivid re-creations. Born of desperation in the face of overwhelming material superiority, suicide attacks--by aircraft, submarines, small boats, and even manned rocket-boosted gliders--were capable of inflicting catastrophic damage, testing the resolve of officers and sailors as never before. Sears's gripping account focuses on the vessels whose crews experienced the full range of the kamikaze nightmare. From carrier USS St. Lo, the first U.S. Navy vessel sunk by an orchestrated kamikaze attack, to USS Henrico, a transport ship that survived the landings at Normandy only to be sent to the Pacific and struck by suicide planes off Okinawa, and USS Mannert L. Abele, the only vessel sunk by a rocket-boosted piloted glider during the war, these unforgettable stories reveal, as never before, one of the most horrifying and misunderstood chapters of World War II. This is the candid story of a war within a war--a relentless series of furious and violent engagements pitting men determined to die against men determined to live. Its echoes resonate hauntingly at a time of global conflict, when suicide as a weapon remains a perplexing and terrifying reality. November 1, 1945--Leyte Gulf The destroyer Killen (DD-593) was besieged, shooting down four planes, but taking a bomb hit from a fifth. Pharmacist mate Ray Cloud, watching from the fantail, saw the plane--a sleek twin-engine Frances fighter-bomber--swoop in low across the port side. As its pilot released his bomb, Cloud said to himself, "He dropped it too soon," and then watched as the plane roared by--pursued and chewed up by fire from Killen's 40- and 20-mm guns. The bomb hit the water, skipped once and then penetrated Killen's port side hull forward, exploding between the #2 and #3 magazines. The blast tore a gaping hole in Killen's side and water poured in. By the time Donice Copeland, eighteen, a radar petty officer, emerged on deck from the radar shack, the ship's bow was practically submerged and the ship itself was nearly dead in the water. Practically all the casualties were awash below decks. Two unwounded sailors, trapped below in the ship's emergency generator room, soon drowned. The final tally of dead eventually climbed to fifteen.