A wonderful look at a pivotal battle for control of the Shenandoah Valley. The book gives an excellent account of the battle and all of the participants. Patchan uses various sources, both primary and secondary, to describe the flow of the battle.
This book is an example of great research and wonderful writing. The authors do justice to the soldiers and leaders of both sides. A must-read for anyone wanting to fully understand how the Confederates were able to dominate the Union at Chancellorsville.
Any fan of Civil War history would enjoy this engaging and enlightening take on the causes of the Civil War.
This book is an excellent short, concise history of the Battle of Ball’s Bluff.
I think I am pretty clearly on the record in favor of short biographies but even I might blanche at … More