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Jones, Confederate Strategy Shiloh to Vicksburg, 1stEd. 1961
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"Confederate Strategy from Shiloh to Vicksburg" by Archer Jones, published by Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, 1961. 1st Edition.

Original dust jacket with unclipped price on the front flap [a little wear]; hard boards, original publisher's cloth with gold lettering on spine (some wear and soiling); 5.1/2" x 8.3/4"; discarded library book with slightly damaged endpapers, residue of removed library labels and pockets, library stamps on both endpapers, title page and the bottom outer edge of the pages, xxii + 258 pages including Notes, Bibliography and Index + 3 full-page maps at the end; overall the book is in very good condition.

"Starting with a brief review of general strategic policies, North and South, Archer Jones, dean of Clinch Valley College of the University of Virginia, addresses himself with considerable vigor and scholarship to examining Confederate military leadership during those months in 1862-63 when Braxton Bragg, failing in Tennessee, and John C. Pemberton, forced to surrender Vicksburg, suffered blows from which the South never recovered."

"The author offers several interesting new insights. In particular, the book deals with the establishment of a super command system in the West. Jones explains in full the parts played by Jefferson Davis, secretaries of war George Randolph and James Johnson. George Wythe Randolph, second of the six men who served as Confederate Secretary of War, emerges as a far more influential policymaker than was previously thought. Combing the official records and scattered Randolph letters in various manuscript collections, the author employs both positive and negative evidence to suggest that Randolph was by no means "Jefferson Davis's clerk"; the Secretary apparently played a key role in the passage of the important Conscription Act of 1862 and in the partial unification of the western command under a single department just before his resignation in the fall of that year. Another insight comes from the entire Joseph E. Johnston-Jefferson Davis controversy which also takes on different dimensions for both. Davis was far more flexible in dealing with problems of troop disposition and defensive strategy. Johnston was far more active and resourceful as departmental commanded. The author concludes with an account of the crisis in strategic planning of the spring of 1863. At this time, the relative merits of action in the East and West are debated, strongly influenced by Johnston's trusteeship in the West." [a review]

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Jones, Confederate Strategy Shiloh to Vicksburg, 1stEd. 1961

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"Confederate Strategy from Shiloh to Vicksburg" by Archer Jones, published by Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, 1961. 1st Edition.

Original dust jacket with unclipped price on the front flap [a little wear]; hard boards, original publisher's cloth with gold lettering on spine (some wear and soiling); 5.1/2" x 8.3/4"; discarded library book with slightly damaged endpapers, residue of removed library labels and pockets, library stamps on both endpapers, title page and the bottom outer edge of the pages, xxii + 258 pages including Notes, Bibliography and Index + 3 full-page maps at the end; overall the book is in very good condition.

"Starting with a brief review of general strategic policies, North and South, Archer Jones, dean of Clinch Valley College of the University of Virginia, addresses himself with considerable vigor and scholarship to examining Confederate military leadership during those months in 1862-63 when Braxton Bragg, failing in Tennessee, and John C. Pemberton, forced to surrender Vicksburg, suffered blows from which the South never recovered."

"The author offers several interesting new insights. In particular, the book deals with the establishment of a super command system in the West. Jones explains in full the parts played by Jefferson Davis, secretaries of war George Randolph and James Johnson. George Wythe Randolph, second of the six men who served as Confederate Secretary of War, emerges as a far more influential policymaker than was previously thought. Combing the official records and scattered Randolph letters in various manuscript collections, the author employs both positive and negative evidence to suggest that Randolph was by no means "Jefferson Davis's clerk"; the Secretary apparently played a key role in the passage of the important Conscription Act of 1862 and in the partial unification of the western command under a single department just before his resignation in the fall of that year. Another insight comes from the entire Joseph E. Johnston-Jefferson Davis controversy which also takes on different dimensions for both. Davis was far more flexible in dealing with problems of troop disposition and defensive strategy. Johnston was far more active and resourceful as departmental commanded. The author concludes with an account of the crisis in strategic planning of the spring of 1863. At this time, the relative merits of action in the East and West are debated, strongly influenced by Johnston's trusteeship in the West." [a review]

Note:
Country restrictions may apply - the lesser expansive Priority or 1st Class shipping may not be available to all countries.

US: Priority (c.2-4 days) ------------ $10.50
Canada: 1st Class (c.2-6 weeks) ----- $24.50
World: 1st Class (c.2-8 weeks) ------ $33.50

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