The weakness of this volume is the comparatively high profile of generals featured in the essays Mosby Parsons is ittle known Kirby Smith and Holmes are well known A mixed bag The stronger essays are about Kirby Smith Churchill Green and Shelby Editor Hewitt provides a solid preface in which he argues the Trans Mississippi was not a dumping ground for worthless generals as is popularly thought Jeffrey Prushankin provides an indictment of Edmund Kirby Smith arguing convincingly that Kirby Smith was interested in conniving for personal gain than in advancing the Confederate cause Even Kirby Smith s own chief of staff thought his
General Was Guilty Of Wanting To Arrange Things So He was guilty of wanting to arrange things so he be the hero of every battle Kirby Smith interfered almost ruinously in Richard Taylor s command enraging Taylor and showed tactical
at the of Jenkins Ferry Taylor was a dangerous enemy to make being the son of President Zackary Taylor and the brother in aw of Jefferson Davis Eventually Davis removed Kirby Smith from command explaining that the general had failed in his essential mission which was to prevent Union troops from joining GrantBy the way Kirby Smith s older brother Ephraim Kirby Smith fought in the Mexican American War and wrote an interesting series of etters about it which have been published as a book The elder Smith was killed at the Battle of Molino del Rey It s apparent to anyone who knows anything about the brothers that the wrong Kirby Smith survived the Mexican WarMark Christ s essay Until relatively recently conventional wisdom held that the Trans Mississippi Theater was a backwater of the American Civil War Scholarship in recent decades has corrected this oversight and a growing number of historians agree that the events west of the Mississippi River proved integral to the outcome of the war Nevertheless generals in the Trans Mississippi have received little attention compared to their eastern counterparts and many remain mere footnotes to Civil War history This welcome volume features cutting edge analyses of eight Southern generals in this most neglected theater Thomas Hindman Theophilus Holmes Edmund Kirby Smith Mosby Monroe Parsons John Marmaduke Mbat experience to the Civil War having fought for Texan independence and in the Mexican War as well as being a capable Indian fighter Unusually he Mexican War as well as being a capable Indian fighter Unusually he units of combined infantrycavalry during combat mainly because Richard Taylor thought so highly of his battle skillsI ve said before that one of the interesting things about America in the 1800s was that it was such a small social world and Jo Shelby s connections were no exception to this He was friends with Confederate raider John Hunt Morgan iving only two doorsteps away from Morgan and he was a cousin by marriage to the notorious Blair family of Missouri The Blairs had been political kingmakers from Andrew Jackson to Abraham Lincoln and Frank Blair tried hard to recruitineptitude at the
Shelby For The Union Cause But Shelby Had Already Madefor the Union cause But Shelby had already made choice for he was currently involved in smuggling percussion caps in flower pots to Morgan Shelby s Ride Around Missouri does not get the press of Stuart s Ride Around McClellan but it was arguably effective However Shelby also had to contend with the usual Western Theater difficulties such as acking men euipment and having to fight under Sterling Price the atter being almost as bad as fighting Yankees Eventually
*forgiven for his rebelliousness he was made a United States marshall by President ClevelandIn the *for his rebelliousness he was made a United States marshall by President ClevelandIn the of Shelby and Green it s apparent they would be as well known as Stuart or Forrest if they had been stationed in a eastern theater Either of them would have made a better cavalry chief than Joe Wheeler for exampl. Ibutors to this volume demonstrate only the most creative minds could operate successfully in such an unforgiving environment While some of these generals have been the subjects of Des Souris et des hommes eBook: John Steinbeck, Maurice-Edgar Coindreau: Amazon.fr: Amazon Media EUS.à r.l. larger studies others including Generals Holmes Parsons and Churchill receive their first serious scholarly attention in these pages Clearly demonstrating the independence of the Trans Mississippi and the nuances of the military struggle there while placing both the generals and the theater in the wider scope of the war these eight essays offer valuable new insight into Confederate militaryeadership and the ever vexing uestions of how and why the South ost this most defining of American conflicts. ,
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Leggiamo l'ora. Gioco e imparo. Ediz. a colori luck returned and he was surrendered by his own troops at Fort Hindman before the battle was even over To his indignation he suffered robbery and mistreatment in Federal prisons before being exchanged just in time to retreat in the Tullahoma campaign Churchill was then given a brigade of Texas cavalry in the west but the Texans mutinied at being forced to serve under such aoser and Churchill thought better of it and transferred to another command Thereupon he got roughed up by Nathaniel Banks during the Red River Campaign after misjudging the ocation of Union troops and turning a flank too early But Churchill managed to end the war with a positive performance at the Battle of Jenkins Ferry He can be considered the western counterpart of Henry Heth Churchill became Governor of Arkansas after the war but even then he was charged with dipping into the till while he had been State Treasurer and he was forced to repay the money Curtis Milbourn and Stuart Sanders provide essays on the cavalrymen Tom Green and Jo Shelby Green brought a unusual amount of co. Homas James Churchill Thomas Green and Joseph Orville Shelby providing an enlightening new perspective on the Confederate high command Although the Trans Mississippi has ong been considered a dumping ground for failed generals from other regions the essays presented here demolish that myth showing instead that with a few notable exceptions Confederate commanders west of the Mississippi were homegrown not imported and compared well with their celebrated peers elsewhere With its virtually nonexistent infrastructure wildly unpredictable weather and few opportunities for scavenging the Trans Mississippi proved a challenge for commanders on both sides of the conflict As the contr.