Download or read book The Red River Campaign and Its Toll written by Henry O. Robertson and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2016-03-30 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Red River Campaign in the spring of 1864 was one of the most destructive of the Civil War. The agricultural wealth of the Red River Valley tempted Union General Nathaniel P. Banks to invade with 30,000 troops in an attempt to seize control of the river and confiscate as much cotton as possible from local plantations. After three months of chaos, during which the countryside was destroyed and many slaves freed themselves, Banks was defeated by a smaller Confederate force under General Richard Taylor. This book takes a fresh look at the fierce battles at Mansfield and Pleasant Hill, the Union army's escape from Monett's Ferry and the burning of Alexandria, and explains the causes and consequences of the war in Central Louisiana.
|Author||: Michael J. Forsyth|
|Release Date||: 2015-07-11|
|ISBN 10||: 9781476615721|
|Pages||: 192 pages|
|Rating||: 4.4/5 (766 users)|
Download or read book The Red River Campaign of 1864 and the Loss by the Confederacy of the Civil War written by Michael J. Forsyth and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2015-07-11 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Union Army’s Red River Campaign began on March 12, 1864, with a two-pronged attack aimed at gaining control of Shreveport, Louisiana. It lasted until May 22, 1864, when, after suffering significant casualties, the Union army retreated to Simmesport, Louisiana. The campaign was an attempt to prevent Confederate alliance with the French in Mexico, deny supplies to Confederate forces, and secure vast quantities of Louisiana and Texas cotton for Northern mills. With this examination of Confederate leadership and how it affected the Red River Campaign, the author argues against the standard assumption that the campaign had no major effect on the outcome of the war. In fact, the South had—and lost—an excellent opportunity to inflict a decisive defeat that might have changed the course of history. With this campaign as an ideal example, the politics of military decision-making in general are also analyzed.
Download or read book Civil War and Agrarian Unrest written by Enrico Dal Lago and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2018-03-15 with total page 477 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first book that compares the Confederate South and Southern Italy in two contemporaneous civil wars during 1861-1865.
Download or read book The Red River Bridge War written by Rusty Williams and published by Texas A&M University Press. This book was released on 2016-05-20 with total page 330 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Winner, 2017 Oklahoma Book Award, sponsored by the Oklahoma Center for the Book Winner, 2016 Outstanding Book on Oklahoma History, sponsored by the Oklahoma Historical Society At the beginning of America’s Great Depression, Texas and Oklahoma armed up and went to war over a 75-cent toll bridge that connected their states across the Red River. It was a two-week affair marked by the presence of National Guardsmen with field artillery, Texas Rangers with itchy trigger fingers, angry mobs, Model T blockade runners, and even a costumed Native American peace delegation. Traffic backed up for miles, cutting off travel between the states. This conflict entertained newspaper readers nationwide during the summer of 1931, but the Red River Bridge War was a deadly serious affair for many rural Americans at a time when free bridges and passable roads could mean the difference between survival and starvation. The confrontation had national consequences, too: it marked an end to public acceptance of the privately owned ferries, toll bridges, and turnpikes that threatened to strangle American transportation in the automobile age. The Red River Bridge War: A Texas-Oklahoma Border Battle documents the day-to-day skirmishes of this unlikely conflict between two sovereign states, each struggling to help citizens get goods to market at a time of reduced tax revenue and little federal assistance. It also serves as a cautionary tale, providing historical context to the current trend of re-privatizing our nation’s highway infrastructure.
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Download or read book Leadership and Command written by Gary Sheffield and published by Potomac Books Incorporated. This book was released on 1997 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a collection of essays, written by members of the British Commission for Military History. They examine key aspects of the experience of US and British armies, ranging from the American Civil War to the most recent example of high-intensity manoeuvre war, to the Gulf Conflict of 1991.
Download or read book Widows by the Thousand written by M. Jane Johansson and published by University of Arkansas Press. This book was released on 2007-01-01 with total page 333 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of letters written between Theophilus and Harriet Perry during the Civil War provides an intimate, firsthand account of the effect of the war on one young couple. Perry was an officer with the 28th Texas Cavalry, a unit that campaigned in Arkansas and Louisiana as part of the division known as ""Walker's Greyhounds."" His letters describe his service in a highly literate style that is unusual for Confederate accounts. He documents a number of important events, including his experiences as a detached officer in Arkansas in the winter of 1862-63, the attempt to relieve the siege of Vicksburg, mutiny in his regiment, and the Red River campaign, just before he was killed in the battle of Pleasant Hill. Harriet's writings allow the reader to witness the everyday life of an upper-class woman enduring home front deprivations, facing the hardships and fears of childbearing and childrearing alone, and coping with other challenges resulting from her husband's absence.
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Download or read book Red River War written by Ray Rosson and published by Berkley. This book was released on 2000 with total page 291 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When violence erupts between Kiowa Indians and white settlers in the Texas Panhandle, a young army recruit is caught in the middle with conflicted feelings about the war. Original.
Download or read book Lafayette of the South written by Jeff Kinard and published by Williams-Ford Texas A&M Univer. This book was released on 2001 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "In Lafayette of the South, Jeff Kinard reveals the distinguished but underappreciated life and career of Prince Camille de Polignac. Kinard follows Polignac through his early days, his dramatic years during the Civil War and the Franco-Prussian War, and the rest of his long, eventful life. Polignac died in 1913, holding the peculiar distinction of being the last Confederate major general and the only foreign national on either side to earn that rank."--BOOK JACKET.
|Author||: Lt-Cmd Nicholas F. Budd|
|Publisher||: Pickle Partners Publishing|
|Release Date||: 2014-08-15|
|ISBN 10||: 9781782895947|
|Pages||: 90 pages|
|Rating||: 4.7/5 (828 users)|
Download or read book Adaptation Of The Vessels Of The Western Gunboat Flotilla To The Circumstances Of Riverine Warfare written by Lt-Cmd Nicholas F. Budd and published by Pickle Partners Publishing. This book was released on 2014-08-15 with total page 90 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This study investigates the adaptation and purpose-built construction of the vessels used by the Federal government to conduct riverine warfare on the waters of the American Mississippi River drainage basin. The study concentrates on the technology, geography, hydrography, and convention which shaped the construction of the vessels comprising the Federal Western Gunboat Flotilla; an organization which after October 1862 became the United States Navy Mississippi Squadron. The ability of an organization to adapt is equipment to conditions encountered during wartime is often a contributing factor in ultimate victory or defeat. During the Civil War, the process adopted by the Navy to adapt and furnish vessels for its riverine force was flawed. This study emphasizes these facts and explores the response of the Navy chain of command to lessons learned in combat about the vulnerabilities of the vessels of the Western Gunboat Flotilla. The study is not intended as a treatise on tactics or the organization of the United States Navy. However, it does address both with regard to their effect on the performance and adaptation of the vessels of the Western Gunboat Flotilla.
Download or read book Mr Lincoln Goes to War written by William Marvel and published by Houghton Mifflin. This book was released on 2006 with total page 387 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Looks at Lincoln's first year in office, drawing on original sources to provide a history of the American Civil War and of Lincoln's role in prosecuting the war.