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by Peter Cozzens


Even seasoned Civil War scholars know little about two dramatic battles in north Mississippi in the fall of 1862 that set .

Even seasoned Civil War scholars know little about two dramatic battles in north Mississippi in the fall of 1862 that set the stage for the Vicksburg campaign. Cozzens brings top commanders to life without neglecting the men who actually fought. Cozzens' treatment is fast-paced and exciting as he tells with precision and flair of the personalities of the commanders and their subordinates, the small unit movements and the deadly nature of the fighting. The Orlando Sentinel.

Finally, I think by reading Cozzens' books about the Battles of Iuka, Corinth, Stones River, Chickamauga, and Chattanooga the reader can't help but begin to better understand the strategic importance of the western theater and the commanders, on both sides, that.

Peter Cozzens here presents the first book-length study of the battles of Iuka and Corinth. Peter Cozzens, author of several acclaimed Civil War campaign studies, is an independent scholar and Foreign Service officer with the . Библиографические данные. Fought under brutal conditions and resulting in extremely heavy casualties relative to the numbers engaged - at Iuka, nearly one-third of those engaged fell - Iuka. The Darkest Days of the War: The Battles of Iuka & Corinth Civil War America.

Peter Cozzens' book interested me for the simple fact that it deals with the very important but largely 'forgotten' battles of Iuka and Corinth in September and October of 1862. My previous reading on these battles included Battles and Leaders, reports in the Official Records, and Frost's rare History of the 10th Missouri. Cozzens brings the story together in a cogent and exciting way. He does a very good job of developing the major characters, none of whom shine on close inspection, from the pompous and self-serving Rosencrans to the libertine Van Dorn

Peter Cozzens presents here the first book-length study of these two complex and vicious battles

Peter Cozzens presents here the first book-length study of these two complex and vicious battles. Finally, he draws out the larger, strategic implications of the battles of Iuka and Corinth, exploring their impact on the fate of the northern Mississippi campaign, and by extension, the fate of the Confederacy. Finally, Cozzens analyzes the larger, strategic implications of the northern Mississippi campaign, exploring the repercussions of the Confederate defeats suffered at Iuka and Corinth.

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Cozzens details the tactical stories of Iuka and Corinth, analyzing troop movements . Much needed book on these battles.

Cozzens details the tactical stories of Iuka and Corinth, analyzing troop movements down to the regimental level and providing compelling portraits of the Generals involved. See all Product description. Sometimes don't find anything new, but did in this book. Specifically regarding COL Mower. I knew he was captured, but the book provides addtional detail (at least to me) regarding his capture and escape during the battle of Corinth. 2 people found this helpful.

During the late summer of 1862, Confederate forces attempted a three-pronged strategic advance into the North. The outcome of this offensive--the only coordinated Confederate attempt to carry the conflict to the enemy--was disastrous. The results at Antietam and in Kentucky are well known; the third offensive, the northern Mississippi campaign, led to the devastating and little-studied defeats at Iuka and Corinth, defeats that would open the way for Grant's attack on Vicksburg. Peter Cozzens presents here the first book-length study of these two complex and vicious battles. Drawing on extensive primary research, he details the tactical stories of Iuka--where nearly one-third of those engaged fell--and Corinth--fought under brutally oppressive conditions--analyzing troop movements down to the regimental level. He also provides compelling portraits of Generals Grant, Rosecrans, Van Dorn, and Price, exposing the ways in which their clashing ambitions and antipathies affected the outcome of the campaign. Finally, he draws out the larger, strategic implications of the battles of Iuka and Corinth, exploring their impact on the fate of the northern Mississippi campaign, and by extension, the fate of the Confederacy.During the late summer of 1862, Confederate forces attempted a three-pronged strategic advance into the North. The outcome of this offensive--the only coordinated Confederate attempt to carry the conflict to the enemy--was disastrous. The results at Antietam and in Kentucky are well known; the third offensive, the northern Mississippi campaign, led to the devastating and little-studied defeats at Iuka and Corinth, defeats that would open the way for Grant's attack on Vicksburg. Peter Cozzens details the tactical stories of Iuka and Corinth, analyzing troop movements down to the regimental level and providing compelling portraits of Generals Grant, Rosecrans, Van Dorn, and Price. He also draws out the larger, strategic implications of the battles, exploring their impact on the fate of the northern Mississippi campaign, and by extension, the fate of the Confederacy.-->

The Darkest Days of the War: The Battles of Iuka and Corinth (Civil War America) epub download

ISBN13: 978-0807857830

ISBN: 0807857831

Author: Peter Cozzens

Category: History

Subcategory: Americas

Language: English

Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press; New edition edition (August 7, 2006)

Pages: 410 pages

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Rating: 4.2

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Maximilianishe
A well-balanced book that both provides objective analysis of the leaders--their personalities, interactions, and decisions--and the actions of battle down to the regimental and sometimes company levels, where appropriate. Thoroughly researched, even-handed, easy to read, and often engrossing. Particularly insightful are the leadership failures and infighting among generals that ultimately cost the Confederates a victory, and the Union's failure to trap and destroy their army, allowing them to fight another day. The action is effectively interlaced with eyewitness accounts from both sides.

I was disappointed by the lack of sufficient maps. None was provided for the action at Corinth on day one, which saw substantial action, and I had to flip ahead 2-3 dozen pages to a map of the second day fighting to help me understand day one. A single map is provided for the Iuka battle. Although the outcome of these related actions have merit in helping the Union win the war--as I find typical with many books on Civil War battles, the author stretches a bit in making a case why this particular battle was a turning point to the outcome of the war. Other than these two issues, the narrative is excellent and I highly recommend the book.
Maximilianishe
A well-balanced book that both provides objective analysis of the leaders--their personalities, interactions, and decisions--and the actions of battle down to the regimental and sometimes company levels, where appropriate. Thoroughly researched, even-handed, easy to read, and often engrossing. Particularly insightful are the leadership failures and infighting among generals that ultimately cost the Confederates a victory, and the Union's failure to trap and destroy their army, allowing them to fight another day. The action is effectively interlaced with eyewitness accounts from both sides.

I was disappointed by the lack of sufficient maps. None was provided for the action at Corinth on day one, which saw substantial action, and I had to flip ahead 2-3 dozen pages to a map of the second day fighting to help me understand day one. A single map is provided for the Iuka battle. Although the outcome of these related actions have merit in helping the Union win the war--as I find typical with many books on Civil War battles, the author stretches a bit in making a case why this particular battle was a turning point to the outcome of the war. Other than these two issues, the narrative is excellent and I highly recommend the book.
Runehammer
with the use of diaries and other primary sources C. analyzes this campaign at the micro level. here one can gain a sense of the fog of war at every level, from clueless commanders to those who see no more than a fraction of the battle. C. writes clearly and does not lose sight of the forest for the trees. Generals, by and large, do not fare well here. Grant may come off best, and that is less high praise than less acute criticism. Rosecrans fares poorly. The southerners are almost uniformly inept. Is C. fair? Generally so.
For those who know descriptions of a few paragraphs or pages, studies like this permit them to dig into the details. C. is studiously neutral, never suggesting that it was not a bad thing that the slavocracy lost.
in sum: a good study of what became a strategically important campaign.
Runehammer
with the use of diaries and other primary sources C. analyzes this campaign at the micro level. here one can gain a sense of the fog of war at every level, from clueless commanders to those who see no more than a fraction of the battle. C. writes clearly and does not lose sight of the forest for the trees. Generals, by and large, do not fare well here. Grant may come off best, and that is less high praise than less acute criticism. Rosecrans fares poorly. The southerners are almost uniformly inept. Is C. fair? Generally so.
For those who know descriptions of a few paragraphs or pages, studies like this permit them to dig into the details. C. is studiously neutral, never suggesting that it was not a bad thing that the slavocracy lost.
in sum: a good study of what became a strategically important campaign.
misery
A well researched and fairly balanced account of a little know western theater battles . This book is primarily from the Union point of view as many of the new books are on the War Between the States . The Arthur does a good job presenting the battles that took place shortly after Shiloh . He Reveals the gallantry of the soldiers and some of the blunders and incompetence of some of the Generals on both sides . A well written , well researched with many first person recollections from letters , diaries , and reports . It will hold your attention .
misery
A well researched and fairly balanced account of a little know western theater battles . This book is primarily from the Union point of view as many of the new books are on the War Between the States . The Arthur does a good job presenting the battles that took place shortly after Shiloh . He Reveals the gallantry of the soldiers and some of the blunders and incompetence of some of the Generals on both sides . A well written , well researched with many first person recollections from letters , diaries , and reports . It will hold your attention .
greatest
Got this book on a whim, had been to Corinth, and had only herd of Iuka... Real enjoyed the account of a often overlooked or forgotten
campaign.. well worth the time and effort for anyone interested in the "western" theater of the war...The 2 days at Corinth is an interesting
story of many interlocking separate parts...……..
greatest
Got this book on a whim, had been to Corinth, and had only herd of Iuka... Real enjoyed the account of a often overlooked or forgotten
campaign.. well worth the time and effort for anyone interested in the "western" theater of the war...The 2 days at Corinth is an interesting
story of many interlocking separate parts...……..
DABY
Much needed book on these battles . . . have an ancestor that was in the 11th Missouri Infantry (federal) so have read different accounts of the regiments involvement in both battles. Sometimes don't find anything new, but did in this book. Specifically regarding COL Mower . . . I knew he was captured, but the book provides addtional detail (at least to me) regarding his capture and escape during the battle of Corinth.
DABY
Much needed book on these battles . . . have an ancestor that was in the 11th Missouri Infantry (federal) so have read different accounts of the regiments involvement in both battles. Sometimes don't find anything new, but did in this book. Specifically regarding COL Mower . . . I knew he was captured, but the book provides addtional detail (at least to me) regarding his capture and escape during the battle of Corinth.
Zavevidi
Great book that is informative and easy to read.
Zavevidi
Great book that is informative and easy to read.
grand star
Cozzens always presents history in an unbiased, interesting narrative.
grand star
Cozzens always presents history in an unbiased, interesting narrative.
I have Cozzens' books on Chick-Chatt and Murfreesboro, this is the best. Best book on the subject of the critical area around Corinth and the struggles to control that region. Well documented, well written, clear, concise, everything you want from an ACW battle/campaign history.
I have Cozzens' books on Chick-Chatt and Murfreesboro, this is the best. Best book on the subject of the critical area around Corinth and the struggles to control that region. Well documented, well written, clear, concise, everything you want from an ACW battle/campaign history.