The American Civil War (4)

The American Civil War (4)

The war in the West 1863–1865

  • Author: Joseph T. Glatthaar
  • Publication Date: 6 Jun 2014
  • ISBN: 9781472809728
  • Format: eBook (ePub)
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Union military forces suffered momentary defeat followed by sustained success in the Western Theater during the second half of the American Civil War. Following the Union's defeat at Chickamauga, Ulysses S. Grant took command at Chattanooga and orchestrated a striking victory which paved the way for a Union advance against Atlanta, a confederate city second in importance only to Richmond. This book traces the events that surrounded the capture of Atlanta, followed by Sherman's famous campaign of destruction through the southern interior which culminated in April 1865 with the surrender of the last major Confederate field army at Durham Station, North Carolina.

Biographical Note

Joseph T. Glatthaar is currently Professor of History at the University of Houston. Among his publications are The March to the Sea and Beyond: Sherman's Troops in the Savannah and Carolinas Campaign; Forged in Battle: The Civil War Alliance of Black Soldiers and White Officers; and Partnerships in Command: The Relationships between Leaders in the Civil War.

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