American Civil War Commanders (4)

American Civil War Commanders (4)

Confederate Leaders in the West

Elite 94
  • Author: Philip Katcher
  • Illustrator: Richard Hook
  • Short code: ELI 94
  • Publication Date: 25 Sep 2003
  • ISBN: 9781841763194
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number of Pages: 64
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About this Product

In the Western theater of war the Confederacy had the misfortune to face, with inferior resources, some of the outstanding Union leaders early in their careers. The Southern commanders who faced Grant, Sherman and Sheridan in these campaigns were of varied backgrounds and talents: some had been sent West in disfavour, others were foolishly quarrelsome, and after A.S.Johnston's death at Shiloh there was no single figure with the authority to dominate them. Some were nevertheless of the highest class: men like Joseph E.Johnston, the cavalry leader Nathan Bedford Forrest, and the little known Patrick Cleburne and Alexander Stewart earned ungrudging respect. This book details the careers, personalities and appearance of 24 generals of the Army of Tennessee and the other Confederate commands in the West.

Biographical Note

Philip Katcher was born in Los Angeles, California, to parents involved in the film industry. He was educated at the University of Maryland and served in the US Army in Vietnam. He has also been an active participant in living history activities, especially in the 18th and 19th century periods. He has written a number of books on various periods of US military history and presently is editor/publisher of Military Images Magazine. Richard Hook was born in 1938 and trained at Reigate College of Art. After national service with 1st Bn, Queen's Royal Regiment he became art editor of the much-praised magazine Finding Out during the 1960s. He has worked as a freelance illustrator ever since, earning an international reputation particularly for his deep knowledge of Native American material culture; and has illustrated more than 30 Osprey titles. Richard is married and lives in Sussex.


P. Beauregard, B. Bragg, J. Bfreckinridge, S. Buckner, B. Cheatham, P. Cleburne, N. Fiorrest, F. Gardner, W. Hardee, D. Hill, J. Hood, W. Jackson, A. S. Johnston, J. E. Johnston, W. Loring, B. McCulloch, J. Magruder, J. Morgan, L. Polk, E. Smith, A. P. Stewart, R. Taylor, Earl Van Dorn, J. Wheeler

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