Six Armies in Tennessee: The Chickamauga and Chattanooga Campaigns

Steven E. Woodworth

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Six Armies in Tennessee: The Chickamauga and Chattanooga Campaigns

Six Armies in Tennessee: The Chickamauga and Chattanooga Campaigns By Steven E. Woodworth Six Armies in Tennessee The Chickamauga and Chattanooga Campaigns When Vicksburg fell to Union forces under General Grant in July the balance turned against the Confederacy in the trans Appalachian theater The Federal success along the river opened the way for

  • Title: Six Armies in Tennessee: The Chickamauga and Chattanooga Campaigns
  • Author: Steven E. Woodworth
  • ISBN: 9780803298132
  • Page: 139
  • Format: Paperback
  • Six Armies in Tennessee: The Chickamauga and Chattanooga Campaigns By Steven E. Woodworth When Vicksburg fell to Union forces under General Grant in July 1863, the balance turned against the Confederacy in the trans Appalachian theater The Federal success along the river opened the way for advances into central and eastern Tennessee, which culminated in the bloody battle of Chickamauga and then a struggle for Chattanooga Chickamauga is usually counted as a CoWhen Vicksburg fell to Union forces under General Grant in July 1863, the balance turned against the Confederacy in the trans Appalachian theater The Federal success along the river opened the way for advances into central and eastern Tennessee, which culminated in the bloody battle of Chickamauga and then a struggle for Chattanooga Chickamauga is usually counted as a Confederate victory, albeit a costly one That battle indeed the entire campaign is marked by muddle and blunders occasionally relieved by strokes of brilliant generalship and high courage The campaign ended significant Confederate presence in Tennessee and left the Union poised to advance upon Atlanta and the Confederacy on the brink of defeat in the western theater.
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    1. Sean Chick on said:

      Not Woodworth s best effort, and it is hampered by his hero worship of Grant and Bragg Still, it is a good introduction to the campaign nonetheless but it needed maps of the battles fought.UPDATE Read it again Woodworth s command of prose is commendable, and Bragg is a bit flawed in this account than I recall but not by much His take on Thomas is insipid His take on Rosecrans is good his later interpretations of Rosecrans generalship is idiotic Mostly though this is a work of Grant Army of the [...]

    2. Richard on said:

      An enjoyable and interesting overview of the Tennessee campaigns of 1863 As other reviewers have noted, Woodworth is quite opinionated about the capabilities of the generals and officers involved, but I found this made for a engaged reading, as I agreed or disagreed with him along the way His positive take on Bragg was unexpected and refreshing again, as a stand to engage with, rather than merely accept and Rosecrans also benefits from a in depth examination than some other writers have given [...]

    3. Brian on said:

      I really enjoyed this book Woodworth is very straightforward, and you will know his views very quickly I enjoyed Peter Cozzen s trilogy that touches on this campaign with 2 books, and this book was a nice contrast Woodworth provides context on the strategy what people like Grant, Rosecrans, Bragg, etc were trying to do and how their situations shaped their strategic choices and created a logic that they followed At the core of any discussion of the Army of the Tennessee is the high command struc [...]

    4. Justin Sangster on said:

      This book is dry at times, but military history, especially the logistical side, can be dry The battle scenes were well written though The most notable part of the book has to be the author s goal to give Gen Bragg a fair er chance to be viewed from a military perspective Bragg had his misgivings, but he apparently was trying to wage war with the dregs of the Confederacy s leaders rejects, retreads, politicians, and know it alls plagued him and his army This was an interesting read.

    5. Alex on said:

      The book did a fairly good job in laying out the campaign and its battles It was a nice induction to a portion of the Civil War I was not yet familiar with I did not like the fact that the author seemed to have an ax to grind regarding some generals while over praising others For me, it proved to be of a distraction then aided in the story Over all I would recommend this book.

    6. Straw on said:

      This is a great summary of Tennessee in 1863 Better than that, it is the only book I ve ever read that is sympathetic to Bragg and scathing of everyone else The potshots taken at Polk, Longstreet etc are priceless and worth reading the book for.

    7. Alex Parker on said:

      That was a great book if you like the civil war Unfortunately, I found that I do not Read it, if you believe that someones placement in their graduating class at West Point positively correlates to how they ll perform in combat.

    8. Mark on said:

      A worthwhile and credible overview Even handed and informative, which is what a short history like this should be.

    9. Fredrick Danysh on said:

      This is a history of the Chattanooga and Chickamga campaigns in Tennessee during the American Civil War It is well written and well footnoted.

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