By Jeffry D. Wert
From the time Robert E. Lee took command of the military of Northern Virginia on June 1, 1862, until eventually the conflict of Gettysburg 13 months later, the accomplice military compiled a list of army fulfillment nearly extraordinary in our nation’s background. the way it happened—the relative contributions of Lee, his most sensible command, opposing Union generals, and naturally the insurgent military itself—is the topic of Civil warfare historian Jeffry D. Wert’s attention-grabbing new history.
Wert indicates how the audacity and aggression that fueled Lee’s victories eventually proved disastrous at Gettysburg. yet, as Wert explains, Lee had little selection: outnumbered via an opponent with greater assets, he needed to take the struggle to the enemy with the intention to win. whilst an both combative Union general—Ulysses S. Grant—took command of northern forces in 1864, Lee was once defeated.
A wonderful military draws at the most modern scholarship to supply clean checks of Lee; his best commanders Longstreet, Jackson, and Stuart; and a wise conflict approach that also deals classes to army commanders at the present time.
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