By Richard M. Walsh,Charles H. Hayes
This enjoyable paintings analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of the Civil War’s most sensible Union and accomplice generals utilizing wide fundamental files and unique study. integrated are the marvelous solutions to interesting questions: How did Union common Ulysses S. furnish reach this kind of excessive rank after a variety of disasters in civilian existence? What made the dour, nearly fanatically non secular Stonewall Jackson possibly the simplest wrestle chief within the Confederacy? historical past professor Richard M. Walsh explains why Ambrose Burnside was once demoted, who gave George McClellan the nickname “Little Napoleon,” and why males of either side revered Robert E. Lee. Walsh even comprises striking citizen squaddies who quick complicated in rank on either side in his awesome chronicle. interesting evidence are accrued in chapters that team the generals from the worst to the now not so undesirable to the easiest, all punctuated by means of satirical images drawn by means of Charles H. Hayes. Walsh’s checklist is a needs to learn for historical past buffs from each side of the Mason-Dixon!
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BATTLE HYMN: The Best and Worst Civil War Generals by Richard M. Walsh,Charles H. Hayes