Joseph E. Johnston: A Civil War Biography (Norton Paperback) by Craig L. Symonds

By Craig L. Symonds

"Riveting. . . . A considerate biography." —New York occasions ebook Review

General Joseph E. Johnston was once answerable for accomplice forces on the South's first victory—Manassas in July 1861—and at its last—Bentonville in April 1965. lots of his contemporaries thought of him the best southern box commander of the warfare; others ranked him moment merely to Robert E. Lee.

But Johnston used to be an enigmatic guy. His battlefield victories have been by no means decisive. He did not store accomplice forces less than siege through furnish at Vicksburg, and he retreated into Georgia within the face of Sherman's march. His excessive feud with Jefferson Davis ensured the cave in of the Confederacy's western crusade in 1864 and made Johnston the point of interest of a political schism in the government.

Now during this rousing narrative of Johnston's dramatic occupation, Craig L. Symonds supplies us the 1st rounded portrait of the overall as a private and non-private man.

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