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Author Burton, Brian K., 1959-

Title Extraordinary circumstances : the Seven Days Battles / Brian K. Burton.

Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©2001.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xi, 524 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Books at JSTOR Evidence Based Acquisitions
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 473-524) and index.
Contents The Nation has been making progress -- How are we to get at those people? -- The responsibility cannot be thrown on my shoulders -- Charging batteries is highly dangerous -- Little Powell will do his full duty today -- We're holding them, but it's getting hotter and hotter -- I have a regiment that can take it -- You have done your best to sacrifice this Army -- His only course seemed to me was to make for James River -- But what do you think? Is the enemy in large force? -- He has other important duty to perform -- Why, those men are rebels! -- We've got him -- He ... Rose and walked off in silence -- I thought I heard firing -- It is nothing when you get used to it -- We had better let him alone -- Press forward your whole line and follow up Armistead's success -- General Magruder, why did you attack? -- It was a very tedious, tiresome March -- Under ordinary circumstances the Federal Army should have been destroyed.
Summary The Seven Days Battles was the first campaign in the Civil War in which Robert E. Lee led the Army of Northern Virginia and has been the subject of a number of fine historical treatments. None, however, is more detailed and engaging than Burton's closely observed account. It is a moment-by-moment story of the campaign that lifted Southern spirits, began Lee's ascent to fame, and almost prompted European recognition of the Confederacy.
Other author JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Seven Days' Battles, Va., 1862.
Electronic books.
Electronic book.
Electronic books.
ISBN 0253108446 (electronic bk.)
9780253108449 (electronic bk.)
Publisher Number MWT11539432