One Day Of The Civil War Describes The Events Of April A Typical Day Virtually At The Midpoint Of The American Civil War The Previous Year Had Seen McClellan Miss An Opportunity At Antietam And Burnside Fail At Fredericksburg In The East, Hooker, The New Commander Of The Army Of The Potomac, Was Making Plans To Attack Lee South Of The Rappahannock In The West, The Confederates Still Controlled The Mississippi From Vicksburg Almost To Baton Rouge, But Grant Was Preparing To Lay Siege To Vicksburg At Sea, The Federal Blockade Was Tightening Its Noose On The Confederacy As On Most Days During The Civil War, No Great, Decisive Battles Took Place On April , Still, The Day Was Full Of War Activity Men Fought And Died In Numerous Small Actions Across The Country And At Sea Quoting Extensively From The Personal Journals And Intimate Letters Of The Troops And Their Leaders, Author Robert L Willett, Jr Brings You Deep Into The Civil War Experience He Takes You On Daring Train Raids And Lightning Fast Cavalry Skirmishes And To The Day S Biggest Clash, The First Battle Of Franklin, Tennessee, Where Granger S Determined Union Forces Fought Off Earl Van Dorn S Legendary Cavalry It Was A Day That Saw Fatal Mishaps, Tactical Blunders, Military Executions, Deadly Illness, Boredom, Terror, And Acts Of Great Courage On This Day, As On , Others, Families Waited Back Home, Responded To Letters From Their Homesick Loved Ones, And Prayed For An End To What Seemed Like An Endless Ordeal It Was Only Half Over
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- 317 pages
- One Day of the Civil War: America in Conflict April 10, 1863
- Robert L. Willett
- 02 December 2017 Robert L. Willett