Rebels Resurgent: Fredericksberg to Chancellors
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Time-Life Civil War Series 13 of 27
A gripping, comprehensive account of the Civil War, including eyewitness testimony, profiles of key personalities, period photographs, illustrations and artifacts, and detailed battle maps. Fully researched, superbly written.
The Time Civil War Series is a great comprehensive overview of the the Civil War from the causes up through reconstruction. Rebels Resurgent: Fredericksburg to Chancellorsville is a essential part of this series as this is the period when Lee's Army of Northern Virginia was at its best, not only defeating the Army of the Potomac, but literally fighting circles around them despite being at an extreme numerical disadvantage.
Robert McMillan's shell, They reached the top of the incline and faced the concentrated "Here almost blown fire of the Georgians. off our feet, stagger- ing as though against a mighty wind, the few minutes held its 24th Georgia Regiment. The Confederates recognized their countrymen by their green and the wicked whistle of grape." line for a they faced a sector of the Confederate line held by with the long shriek of solid shot and Cory By chance, air lurid, and shortened
commanders. Their advice was unanimous, and Burnside relented; there would be no steps, and within, almost further attacks. at her feet, four more! So, with wild eyes and face lighted by her smokv candle, she stared across the dead At noon, General Burnside held another council of war. It was decided to withdraw The Debacle on Marye's Heights p 90 i i * The Phillips House, near Falmouth, used by Burnside as his headquarters during and after the battle, accidentally caught
counterattack seemed imminent. Jackson tried to walk but was quickly exhausted. moonlight, Jackson and his party worked their way close enough to the Feder- fire. As an aide was ripping wounded arm, A. P. the sleeve of Jackson's A litter was brought from the nearby lines the unfamiliar ground in the al to the side of the road. are firing into a derisive voice an- gave that order? It's a lie. and he was persuaded to lie down on it, just Federal artillery opened up. "Great as
was so confident that Hooker was not going to attack that he ordered Anderson's and division to leave Chancellorsville force McLaws at Salem Church. sion, which had withdrawn rein- Early's divi- to a position 4 miles southwest of Fredericksburg, was or- dered to reoccupy the town. This only left — the three divisions of Jackold corps — keep watch on Hooker's 25,000 son's men to 75,000. But Lee had taken Hooker's measure by On now and thought the risk small. morning of May
learned of Sumner's November departure from Warrenton on but was uncertain what it — his gifted subordinate a that he might move a few of his divisions east of the closer at hand. And Blue Ridge to be the cavalry under Major General James Ewell Brown (Jeb) Stuart was Rappahannock to scout the enemy movements. On that same day sent north across the one of Stuart's troopers reported that Burn- don't understand." was beginning to look Lee seldom gave direct order 15,