The Union Sixth Corps in the Shenandoah Valley, June-October 1864: Jack H. Lepa
The Battle of New Market in the Shenandoah Valley suffers from no lack of drama, interest, or importance. The ramifications of the May 1864 engagement, which involved only 10,000 troops, were substantial. Previous studies, however, focused on the Confederate side of the story. David Powell’s Union Command Failure in the Shenandoah: Major General Franz Sigel and the War in the Valley of Virginia, May 1864 provides the balance that has so long been needed.Union General Ulysses S. Grant regarded a spring campaign in the Valley of Virginia as integral to his overall strategy designed to turn Robert E. Lee’s strategic western flank, deny his Army of Northern Virginia much needed supplies, and prevent other Confederates from reinforcing Lee. It fell to Union general and German transplant Franz Sigel to execute Grant’s strategy in the northern reaches of the Shenandoah while Maj. Gen. George Crook struck elsewhere in southwestern Virginia. Sigel’s record in the field was checkered at best, and he was not Grant’s first choice to lead the effort, but a combination of politics and other factors left the German in command.Sigel met Confederate Maj. Gen. John C. Breckinridge and his small army on May 15 just outside the crossroads town of New Market. The hard-fought affair hung in the balance until finally the Union lines broke, and Sigel’s Yankees fled the field. Breckinridge’s command included some 300 young men from the Virginia Military Institute’s Corps of Cadets. VMI’s presence and dramatic role in the fighting ensured that New Market would never be forgotten, but pushed other aspects of this interesting and important campaign into the back seat of history.Award-winning author David Powell’s years of archival and other research provides an outstanding foundation for this outstanding study. Previous works have focused on the Confederate side of the battle, using Sigel’s incompetence as sufficient excuse to explain why th 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bob Neufeld. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/145018/bk_acx0_145018_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Shenandoah Valley 1862:Stonewall Jackson outmaneuvers the Union. 1. Auflage Clayton Donnell
Aberdeen´s Union Terrace Gardens:War and Peace in the Denburn Valley Diane Morgan
Union Command Failure in the Shenandoah:Major General Franz Sigel and the War in the Valley of Virginia, May 1864 David Powell
Based in a mining village in Wales at the turn of the 19th century, How Green Was My Valley catches the impossible dilemmas that were created in society´s irreversible shift from pastoral to industrial through Huw, the youngest son of seven. Loyalty, education, economics and manhood are examined in this pre union tightly knit mining community. Sentimentalised with lots of atmosphere this is a moving account of an important chapter in British history that affects every corner of the world. Our Hollywood Stage presentation stars Walter Pidgeon. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Walter Pidgeon. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/copy/000041/bk_copy_000041_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
New York Times best-selling author Ralph Peters returns with the third installment in his award-winning series on the Civil War. In the Valley of the Shadow, they wrote their names in blood. From a daring Confederate raid that nearly seized Washington, DC, to a stunning reversal on the bloody fields of Cedar Creek, the summer and autumn of 1864 witnessed some of the fiercest fighting of our Civil War, in mighty battles now all but forgotten. The desperate struggle for mastery of Virginia´s Shenandoah Valley, breadbasket of the Confederacy and the South´s key invasion route into the North, pitted a remarkable cast of heroes in blue and gray against each other: runty, rough-hewn Philip Sheridan, a Union general with an uncanny gift for inspiring soldiers; Jubal Early, his Confederate counterpart, stubborn, raw mouthed, and deadly; the dashing Yankee boy-general George Armstrong Custer; and the brilliant, courageous John Brown Gordon, a charismatic Georgian who lived one of the era´s greatest love stories. From hungry, hard-bitten Rebel privates to a pair of Union officers destined to become presidents; from a neglected hero who saved our nation´s capital and went on to write one of his century´s greatest novels to doomed Confederate leaders of incomparable valor, Ralph Peters brings to life yesteryear´s giants and their breathtaking battles with the same authenticity, skill, and insight he offered readers in his prizewinning Civil War best sellers Cain at Gettysburg and Hell or Richmond. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Berkrot. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/blak/007581/bk_blak_007581_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Campaign in the Shenandoah Valley, 1864:A Paper Read Before the Eighth Vermont Volunteers and First Vermont Cavalry, at Their Annual Re-Union, in Montpelier, Vermont, November 2, 1886 (Classic Reprint) Herbert E. Hill