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Leaders of the Lost Cause: New Perspectives on the Confederate High Command
Features essays on eight major military commanders of the Confederacy. This title includes essays on P G T Beauregard, Braxton Bragg, Samuel Cooper, John Bell Hood, Albert Sidney Johnston, Joseph E Johnston, Robert E Lee, and Edmund Kirby Smith.
Hardcover, 294 pages
Published October 18th 2004 by Stackpole Books
(first published October 2004)
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It's been a while since I read anything about several of these leaders. Good reminders. Short chapters on each person with analysis on their strengths and weaknesses. Ultimately, the South struggled to find enough good leaders and that impacted their ability to succeed.
Gary W. Gallagher, the John L. Nau III Professor of History at the University of Virginia, is the author or editor of many books in the field of Civil War history, including The Confederate War; Causes Won, Lost, and Forgotten: How Hollywood and Popular Art Shape What We Know about the Civil War; and The Union War.