Chancellorsville: Lee's Greatest Battle
Stackpole Books, 1988 - 398 pages
Originally published in 1958, this Stackpole classic retains its popular appeal and easy readability. Now updated with commentary and notes by D. Scott Hartwig, it will be of special interest to Civil War buffs and historians. Exceptional maps and illustrations.
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JACKSONS HISTORIC FLANK MARCH
THE STORM BREAKS
JACKSONS LAST BATTLE
THE SITUATION AT 5 AM MAY 3
SAVAGE FIGHTING AT CLOSE QUARTERS
THE SIXTH CORPS AT FREDERICKSBURG
THE BATTLE OF SALEM CHURCH
AN EVALUATION OF THE CAMPAIGN
WEIGHED IN THE BALANCE
THE ARMIES MEET HEAD ON
A. P. Hill advance Anderson April 29 April 30 army commander Army of Northern artillery attack Averell Averell's Banks Battle of Chancellorsville Battle of Fredericksburg battlefield bridges brigade Burnside Butterfield Chancellorsville campaign column Confederate corps commanders Couch crossed the Rappahannock defensive direction Early's Eleventh Corps enemy eral Fairview Falmouth Federal cavalry fighting Fitzhugh Fitzhugh Lee force front Gordonsville guns Hazel Grove headquarters Howard infantry Jackson Jackson's Corps Joe Hooker Joseph Hooker Kelly's Ford Lee's army Longstreet Major mander McLaws Meade Meade's miles military morning move movement night Northern Virginia offensive officers Plank Road Pleasonton position Potomac Rapidan rear regiments Reynolds Richmond right flank right wing river Rodes Salem Church Second Corps Sedgwick Sickles Sixth Corps skirmishers Slocum soldiers staff Stoneman Stonewall Jackson strength Stuart tactical troops Turnpike Twelfth Corps Union army United VI Corps Wilderness withdraw wounded
Page 7 - You are ambitious, which, within reasonable bounds, does good rather than harm ; but I think that during General Burnside's command of the army you have taken counsel of your ambition and thwarted him as much as you could, in which you did a great wrong to the country, and to a most meritorious and honorable brother officer.
Page 7 - I have heard, in such a way as to believe it, of your recently saying, that both the army and the government needed a dictator. Of course it was not for this, but in spite of it, that I have; given you the command. Only those generals who gain successes can set up dictators. What I now ask of you is military success, and I will risk the dictatorship.
Page 274 - I have just received your note, informing me that you were wounded. I cannot express my regret at the occurrence. Could I have directed events, I should have chosen, for the good of the country, to have been disabled in your stead. I congratulate you upon the victory which is due to your skill and energy.
Page 7 - Burnside's command of the army, you have taken counsel of your ambition, and thwarted him as much as you could, in which you did a great wrong to the country, and to a most meritorious and honorable brother officer. I have heard, in such a way as to believe it, of your recently saying that both the Army and the Government needed a Dictator. Of course it was not for this, but in spite of it, that I have given you the command.
Page 6 - I have placed you at the head of the Army of the Potomac. Of course I have done this upon what appears to me to be sufficient reasons, and yet I think it best for you to know that there are some things in regard to which I am not quite satisfied with you.
Page 6 - I think it best for you to know that there are some things in regard to which I am not quite satisfied with you. I believe you to be a brave and skilful soldier, which, of course, I like. I also believe you do not mix politics with your profession, in which you are right. You have confidence in yourself, which is a valuable if not an indispensable quality. You are ambitious, which, within reasonable bounds, does good rather than harm; but I...
Page 146 - It is with heartfelt satisfaction, that the Commanding General announces to the army, that the operations of the last three days have determined that our enemy must either ingloriously fly, or come out from behind his defences, and give us battle on our own ground, where certain destruction awaits him.
Page 7 - I much fear that the spirit which you have aided to infuse into the army, of criticizing their commander and withholding confidence from him, will now turn upon you. I shall assist you as far as I can to put it down. Neither you nor Napoleon, if he were alive again, could get any good out of an army while such a spirit prevails in it; and now beware of rashness.