The Early Morning Of War

Author: Edward G. Longacre
Editor: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806147601
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When Union and Confederate forces squared off along Bull Run on July 21, 1861, the Federals expected this first major military campaign would bring an early end to the Civil War. But when Confederate troops launched a strong counterattack, both sides realized the war would be longer and costlier than anticipated. First Bull Run, or First Manassas, set the stage for four years of bloody conflict that forever changed the political, social, and economic fabric of the nation. It also introduced the commanders, tactics, and weaponry that would define the American way of war through the turn of the twentieth century. This crucial campaign receives its most complete and comprehensive treatment in Edward G. Longacre’s The Early Morning of War. A magisterial work by a veteran historian, The Early Morning of War blends narrative and analysis to convey the full scope of the campaign of First Bull Run—its drama and suspense as well as its practical and tactical underpinnings and ramifications. Also woven throughout are biographical sketches detailing the backgrounds and personalities of the leading commanders and other actors in the unfolding conflict. Longacre has combed previously unpublished primary sources, including correspondence, diaries, and memoirs of more than four hundred participants and observers, from ranking commanders to common soldiers and civilians affected by the fighting. In weighing all the evidence, Longacre finds correctives to long-held theories about campaign strategy and battle tactics and questions sacrosanct beliefs—such as whether the Manassas Gap Railroad was essential to the Confederate victory. Longacre shears away the myths and persuasively examines the long-term repercussions of the Union’s defeat at Bull Run, while analyzing whether the Confederates really had a chance of ending the war in July 1861 by seizing Washington, D.C. Brilliant moves, avoidable blunders, accidents, historical forces, personal foibles: all are within Longacre’s compass in this deftly written work that is sure to become the standard history of the first, critical campaign of the Civil War.

The Courage Of The Early Morning

Author: William Arthur Bishop
Editor: Dundurn.com
ISBN: 0887629563
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A high-flying, action-packed tale for readers of all ages about the adventurous life of a Canadian icon. William Avery Bishop survived more than 170 air battles during World War I and was given official credit for shooting down seventy-two German aircraft. Experts on aerial warfare acknowledge that his relentless air fighting techniques and skills as a brilliant individualist and marksman were unique and his record unsurpassed. He was the first man in British military history to receive the Victoria Cross, the Distinguished Service Order, and the Military Cross in one ceremony. This remarkably objective biography, written by Bishop’s son, is a warm-hearted, entertaining, and often surprisingly outspoken account of the escapades and heroics of a man of great courage. Eddie Rickenbacker one said, "Richthofen usually waited for enemies to fly into his territory; Bishop was the raider, always seeking the enemy wherever he could be found ... I think he’s the only man I ever met who was incapable of fear." Throughout his life Billy Bishop was something of an eccentric – a man of ebullient high spirits and feverish enthusiasm. As a boy in Owen Sound, Ontario, though, he had no aptitude for learning. His three years at the Royal Military College were disastrous – an epic of rules broken and discipline scorned. He often admitted that his special method of landing wrecked more planes than he shot down. In the days when fliers could rightly think themselves heroes for just having the courage to go up in the rickety plans, Billy Bishop won the respect of comrades and enemies alike. He was one of the new breed of warriors who met the deadly challenge of air combat and made the airplane a decisive military weapon.

Report Of The Secretary Of War Which Accompanied The Annual Message Of The President Of The United States To Both Houses Of The Congress

Author: United States. War Department
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The Thirty Seventh Division In The World War 1917 1918

Author: Ralph Dayton Cole
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The Franco German War To The Catastrophe Of Sedan And The Fall Of Strassburg

Author: Adolph Borbstaedt
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The Soldier Of Indiana In The War For The Union

Author: Catharine Merrill
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The War Of The Rebellion

Author: United States. War Dept
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Annual Report Of The Chief Signal Officer To The Secretary Of War

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Through War To Peace

Author: mrs. Augustus H Maule
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Vermont In The Civil War

Author: George Grenville Benedict
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Cassell S History Of The War Between France And Germany 1870 1871

Author: Edmund Ollier
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Personal Recollections Of The War Of The Rebellion

Author: Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. New York Commandery
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The War Of The Rebellion Formal Reports Both Union And Confederate Of The First Seizures Of United States Property In The Southern States 53 V In 111

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Series I: Contains the formal reports, both Union and Confederate, of the first seizures of United States property in the Southern States, and of all military operations in the field, with the correspondence, orders, and returns relating specially thereto, and, as proposed is to be accompanied by an Atlas. In this series the reports will be arranged according to the campaigns and several theaters of operations (in the chronological order of the events), and the Union reports of any event will, as a rule, be immediately followed by the Confederate accounts. The correspondence, etc., not embraced in the "reports" proper will follow (first Union and next Confederate) in chronological order. Volume XIV. 1885. (Vol. 14, Chap. 26) Chapter XXVI - Operations on the coasts of South Carolina, Georgia, and Middle and East Florida. Apr 12, 1862-Jun 11, 1863.

The War Correspondence Of The Daily News 1870

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War And The Weather

Author: Edward Powers
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History Of The Twenty First Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers In The War For The Preservation Of The Union 1861 1865

Author: Charles Folsom Walcott
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This book not only contains a history of the Twenty-First Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers but also quite a few general statistics of the war and of rebel prisons. It contains numerous illustrations and maps.

The Pictorial History Of The Civil War In The United States Of America

Author: Benson John Lossing
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