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Shenandoah Summer: The 1864 Valley Campaign
Jubal A. Early’s disastrous battles in the Shenandoah Valley ultimately resulted in his ignominious dismissal. But Early’s lesser-known summer campaign of 1864, between his raid on Washington and Phil Sheridan’s renowned fall campaign, had a significant impact on the political and military landscape of the time. By focusing on military tactics and battle history in uncover ...more
Paperback, 408 pages
Published April 1st 2009 by Bison Books
(first published January 6th 2007)
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Scott Patchan's "Shenandoah Summer" describes in great detail the July 1864 Shenandoah Valley Civil War campaign, pitting Confederate General Jubal Early against various Union commanders. When I purchased the book, I assumed it covered a broader range, from the beginning of Early's venture down the Valley, including his force's approach to the gates of Washington at Fort Stevens, all the way to the end of the Valley campaign in the fall of 1864. The first stages of the campaign are summarized qu ...more