The Stones River and Tullahoma Campaigns: This Army Does Not Retreat

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Overview
Go inside the story of the battles for Midle Tennessee in late 1862-63 through letters, reports and memoirs. After the Battle of Perryville in October 1862, the focus of the Civil War in the West shifted back to Tennessee. The Union Army of the Cumberland regrouped in Nashville, while the Confederate Army of Tennessee camped 30 miles away in Murfreesboro. On December 26 the Federals marched southward and fought a three-day brawl at Stones River with their Confederate counterparts. The Confederates withdrew, and both armies spent the winter and spring harassing each other and regrouping for the next round. In the Confederate camp, dissention corroded the army's high command. The critical engagement at Stones River (by percentage of loss the Civil War's bloodiest battle) and the masterful Tullahoma operation will receive detailed attention in this journey through the historic moment in time.
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ISBN: 9781596290754
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
Date:
State: Tennessee
Series: Civil War
Images: 94
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Author
Christopher L. Kolakowski was born and raised in Fredericksburg, Virginia. He received his BA in history and mass communications from Emory & Henry College, and his MA in public history from the State University of New York at Albany. Chris has spent his career interpreting and preserving American military history with the National Park Service, New York State government, the Rensselaer County (New York) Historical Society and the Civil War Preservation Trust. He has written and spoken on the Civil War, American Revolution, Napoleonic Wars and both World Wars. From 2005 to 2008, Chris was executive director of the Perryville Enhancement Project; during his tenure he added 152 acres of critical battlefield land and increased Perryville's national profile. Today, Chris works as a military historian in Atlanta, Georgia. The Civil War at Perryville: Battling for the Bluegrass State is his first book.