Reflections of a Civil War Historian: Essays on Leadership, Society, and the Art of War

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CONTENTS
Foreword by Frank E. Vandiverxi
Prefacexiii
PART 1 LEADERSHIP AND COMMAND
Civil War Leadership 33
Stephen D. Lee and the Guns at Second Manassas18
P. G. T. Beauregard35
Morgan's Raid: The War Strikes Home 5252
Soldier of Conscience, George H. Thomas: A Virginian Fights for the Union66
L incoln's Presidential Example in Dealing with the Military78
PART 2 SOCIETY IN WARTIME
The War inside the Church99
State Rights and Local Defense: The Crux of Frank L. Owsley's State-Rights Thesis Reexamined111
“We Shall Cease to Be Friends”133
PART 3 THE ART OF WAR
Balloons and the American Military: Civil War to World War I147
The War Board, the Basis of the United States' First General Staff158
The Civil War Armies: Creation, Mobilization, and Development169
The Evolution of Tactics in the Civil War200
Epilogue: On Remembering and Reliving History221
Index237

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