For this book, which follows an earlier volume of previously published essays, Hewitt and Bergeron have enlisted ten gifted historians---among them James M. Prichard, Terrence J. Winschel, Craig Symonds, and Stephen Davis---to produce original essays, based on the latest scholarship, that examine the careers and missteps of several of the Western Theater's key Rebel commanders. Among the important topics covered are George B. Crittenden's declining fortunes in the Confederate ranks, Earl Van Dom's limited prewar military experience and its effect on his performance in the Baton Rouge Campaign of 1862, Joseph Johnston's role in the fall of Vicksburg, and how James Longstreet and Braxton Bragg's failure to secure Chattanooga paved the way for the Federals'push into Georgia. --In addition to the author of this essay, Craig Symonds, Richard McMurry, and Mark Bradley formed the panel. Each speaker focused on Johnstona#39;s career at a different time period during the war. Symonds provided a biographical ... assessment of Johnston at a particular point in time. Yet a clear overall evaluation of theanbsp;...
|Title||:||Confederate Generals in the Western Theater: Essays on America's Civil War|
|Author||:||Lawrence L. Hewitt, Arthur W. Bergeron|
|Publisher||:||Univ. of Tennessee Press - 2010|