Banners to the Breeze: The Kentucky Campaign, Corinth, and Stones River

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Notes

1. BANNERS TO THE BREEZE

For general information about the strategic background of the war in the West during the summer of 1862, see James L. McDonough, War in Kentucky: From Shiloh to Perryville ( Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1994), 43-102; Steven E. Woodworth , Jefferson Davis and His Generals: The Failure of Confederate Command in the West ( Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 1990), 90-136; Charles Champion Gilbert , "Bragg's Invasion of Kentucky," Southern Bivouac n.s., 1 ( June 1885- May 1886): 217-18; and Herman Hattaway and Archer Jones, How the North Won: A Military History of the Civil War ( Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1983), 208. Ezra J. Warner, Generals in Blue: Lives of the Union Commanders ( Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1964), 51-52, provided useful biographical material on Don Carlos Buell. For the same subject, see Stephen D. Engle, "Don Carlos Buell: Military Philosophy and Command Problems in the West," Civil War History 41 ( June 1995): 89-115.

For information on the political context in which these campaigns began, see Leroy P. Graf and Ralph W. Haskins, eds., The Papers of Andrew Johnson, vol. 5, 1861-1862 ( Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1979), 442; Roy P. Basler, ed., The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 5 ( New Brunswick NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1953), 255-87, 291-97, 300-313, 317-19, 328-38, 436-37; Howard K. Beale , ed., Diary of Gideon Welles, vol. 1 ( New York: Norton, 1960), 70-71, 89-90; and John Niven, ed., "The Salmon P. Chase Papers", vol. 3, Correspondence, 1858- March 1863 ( Kent OH: Kent State University Press, 1996), 244. For the diplomatic context in which the war was taking place that summer, see Howard Jones, Union in Peril (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1992), 126-31.

The quote from staff officer Samuel H. Lockett is in an undated fragment of letter to his wife, written ca. June 1862, Samuel H. Lockett Papers, #432, Southern His-

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations viii
  • Maps ix
  • Series Editors' Introduction xi
  • Preface xiii
  • Chapter One - Banners to the Breeze 1
  • Chapter Two - Bold Strike into the Bluegrass 30
  • Chapter Three - Bragg, Buell, and Kentucky 56
  • Chapter Four - Give Him Battle 77
  • Chapter Five - Perryville 92
  • Chapter Six - Good-Bye, Kentucky 106
  • Chapter Seven - the Road to Iuka 121
  • Chapter Eight Corinth 141
  • Chapter Nine Bloody October 154
  • Chapter Ten on to Murfreesboro 177
  • Chapter Eleven Stones River 197
  • Chapter Twelve Fight or Die 216
  • Notes 235
  • Bibliographical Essay 243
  • Index 245
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