Lost Victories: The Military Genius of Stonewall Jackson. Bevin Alexander.

Lost Victories: The Military Genius of Stonewall Jackson

New York: John McRae/ Henry Holt, 1992. First edition. Hardcover. Fine in fine dust jacket. First edition, first printing. Hardcover. xiii+ 350 pp. with bibliography, index. A fresh and authoritative account of the Civil War's first two years that challenges the assumption that Robert E. Lee was the Confederacy's preeminent military strategist; it argues rather that it was Stonewall Jackson's plans, ultimately rejected by Lee, to on four different occasions invade the North by striking across the Potomac. He felt that by doing so, Federal forces would have to be drawn to protect the capital, leaving Baltimore and Philadelphia unprotected and Northern railroads and industry vulerable to attack. The work argues that it was Jackson, not Lee, who possessed the military and strategic insight after First and Second Bull Run, the Seven Days, Antietam, Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville to determine that victory for the weaker Southern Army was only possible if its leaders could "mystify, mislead, and surprise" the enemy. Fine / fine. Item #E26607
ISBN: 9780805018301

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