Banners to the Breeze: The Kentucky Campaign, Corinth, and Stones River

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U of Nebraska Press, Jan 1, 2000 - History - 252 pages
Banners to the Breeze analyzes three major Civil War campaigns that were conducted following a series of devastating Confederate defeats at the hands of Ulysses S. Grant in the spring of 1862. After the recapture of Tennessee, Confederateřarmies under Braxton Bragg and Edmund Kirby Smith conducted a brilliant advance into the deeply divided state of Kentucky. Meanwhile, other Confederate forces under Sterling Price and Earl Van Dorn attempted to recapture the town of Corinth, Mississippi. As the year drew to a close, Bragg?s army was involved in a tactical draw at the battle of Stones River. Earl J. Hess mixes dramatic narrative and new analysis as he brings these campaigns together in a coherent whole. Previously unpublished historic photographs of the battlefields are included.

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Contents

Bold Strike into the Bluegrass
30
Bragg Buell and Kentucky
56
Give Him Battle
77
Perryville
92
Goodbye Kentucky
106
The Road to Iuka
121
Corinth
141
Bloody October
154
On to Murfreesboro
177
Stones River
197
Fight or Die
216
Notes
235
Bibliographical Essay
243
Index
245
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Earl J. Hess is an associate professor of history at Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. He is the author of The Union Soldier in Battle: Enduring the Ordeal of Combat and other works. ř For related information, please visit http://www.love-and-learning.info/

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