By Jeffry D. Wert
From the time Robert E. Lee took command of the military of Northern Virginia on June 1, 1862, until eventually the conflict of Gettysburg 13 months later, the accomplice military compiled a list of army success virtually unheard of in our nation’s historical past. the way it happened—the relative contributions of Lee, his most sensible command, opposing Union generals, and naturally the insurgent military itself—is the topic of Civil battle historian Jeffry D. Wert’s attention-grabbing new history.
Wert indicates how the audacity and aggression that fueled Lee’s victories eventually proved disastrous at Gettysburg. yet, as Wert explains, Lee had little selection: outnumbered through an opponent with greater assets, he needed to take the struggle to the enemy with a purpose to win. whilst an both combative Union general—Ulysses S. Grant—took command of northern forces in 1864, Lee was once defeated.
A wonderful military draws at the most up-to-date scholarship to supply clean exams of Lee; his most sensible commanders Longstreet, Jackson, and Stuart; and a smart conflict procedure that also deals classes to army commanders this present day.
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Consolation was impossible. Even tears were impossible. " Many times Stephens tried to put into words what had happened to him that day, and he always admitted that words failed him. The copious tears he shed later on remembering the death he had witnessed testified much better to his grief. Words, even his own, were a pitiful substitute: "The heart of my own soul ceased to beat. The light of my life went out. Despair! Despair! " Fourteen-year-old Stephens had tasted yet another emotion. 17 To describe Alexander Stephens as congenitally melancholy is merely to characterize, to label him.
Consistently at the top of his class throughout his four-year term, he never once received a demerit from either the college or the Phi Kappas, his literary society. He naturally got along well with the faculty, but he was popular with the students too. His room became the "resort" for many of them. There, good-natured bantering alternated with serious conversation and with other treats: "fruit, melons, 29. E. , 1951), 34; Sherwood, Gazetteer of Georgia, 11213. 30. Coulter, College Life, 211. , 5964, 80.
10 But his neighbors forgave these quirks. In the first place, he often set a far better example of Christian behavior than they did. And he was always available to share with them his skills with the pen: writing their letters, notes, contracts, or deeds. Their children loved him too, 8. AHS to LS, February 9, 1853, in Stephens Papers, MC. 9. "Peter Finkle" [AHS] to "Mr. Giles" [Richard M. Johnston], November 11, 1863, in Johnston and Browne, Stephens, 33. 10. A[ndrew] B. Stephens to Mrs. Jane B.
A Glorious Army: Robert E. Lee's Triumph, 1862-1863 by Jeffry D. Wert