Banners to the Breeze

Banners to the Breeze

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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, ConfederateAcarmies 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 Previously unpublished historic photographs of the battlefields are included.... about as high as a mana#39;s head.aquot; Searsa#39;s battery suffered horribly from the concentrated fire on its position. As the range closed, his gunners fired double canister. ... Henry M. Neil later wrote that the battery aquot;found itself facing in three directions and battling with masses on three fronts. It had a rear but no flanks. The gunsanbsp;...

Title:Banners to the Breeze
Author: Earl J. Hess
Publisher:U of Nebraska Press - 2000

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