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Lost For The Cause: The Confederate Army In 1864
A meticulously documented challenge to previous views about the extent and effectiveness of Confederate manpower in the last year of the Civil War.
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published September 22nd 1999 by Da Capo Press
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Newton's tone is often harsh, so although his many views on the 1864 campaigns have been mine for sometime, I did reel at times. The trouble is while this book raises questions and adds nuance (he ably explains which of Johnston's units were cracking under pressure) he provides few answers. Nor does he seem to acknowledge that raw losses, however replaceable, could not make up for lost veterans and battlefield defeats. In fact, the trouble is he seems more bent on showing how well the ...more