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The Knoxville campaign : Burnside and Longstreet in East Tennessee, Earl J. Hess

Label
The Knoxville campaign : Burnside and Longstreet in East Tennessee
Title
The Knoxville campaign
Title remainder
Burnside and Longstreet in East Tennessee
Statement of responsibility
Earl J. Hess
Title variation
Burnside and Longstreet in East Tennessee
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the fall and winter of 1863, Union General Ambrose Burnside and Confederate General James Longstreet vied for control of the city of Knoxville and with it the railroad that linked the Confederacy east and west. The generals and their men competed, too, for the hearts and minds of the people of East Tennessee. Often overshadowed by the fighting at Chickamauga and Chattanooga, this important campaign has never received a full scholarly treatment. In this landmark book, award-winning historian Earl J. Hess fills a gap in Civil War scholarship -- a timely contribution that coincides with and commemorates the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. The East Tennessee campaign was an important part of the war in the West. It brought the conflict to Knoxville in a devastating way, forcing the Union defenders to endure two weeks of siege in worsening winter conditions. The besieging Confederates suffered equally from supply shortages, while the civilian population was caught in the middle and the town itself suffered widespread destruction. The campaign culminated in the famed attack on Fort Sanders early on the morning of November 29, 1863. The bloody repulse of Longstreet's veterans that morning contributed significantly to the unraveling of Confederate hopes in the Western theater of operations. Hess's compelling account is filled with numerous maps and images that enhance the reader's understanding of this vital campaign that tested the heart of East Tennessee. The author's narrative and analysis will appeal to a broad audience, including general readers, seasoned scholars, and new students of Tennessee and Civil War history. The Knoxville Campaign will thoroughly reorient our view of the war as it played out in the mountains and valleys of East Tennessee. - Publisher
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hess, Earl J
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Burnside, Ambrose Everett
  • Longstreet, James
  • United States
  • Confederate States of America
  • Campbell's Station, Battle of, Tenn., 1863
  • Battles
  • Civilians in war
  • Knoxville (Tenn.)
  • Knoxville (Tenn.)
  • Knoxville (Tenn.)
  • Tennessee, East
  • United States
  • Knox County (Tenn.)
  • Knox County (Tenn.)
Target audience
adult
Label
The Knoxville campaign : Burnside and Longstreet in East Tennessee, Earl J. Hess
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 37
  • 4
  • Campbell's Station
  • 53
  • 5
  • Sanders Buys Time
  • 77
  • 6
  • Siege
  • 95
  • 1
  • 7
  • Search for a Solution
  • 125
  • 8
  • Fort Sanders
  • 151
  • 9
  • Relief
  • 175
  • 10
  • Burnside in East Tennessee
  • Break Away
  • 191
  • 11
  • Bean's Station
  • 207
  • 12
  • Longstreet in East Tennessee
  • 221
  • 1
  • 2
  • Turnaround
  • 19
  • 3
  • Lenoir's Station
Control code
ocn854944128
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First paperback edition
Extent
402 pages
Isbn
9781572339958
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
973.735 H463 ; GE-G ; GE1511CHIC pav, JS.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, facsimiles
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 854944128
  • (OCoLC)854944128
Label
The Knoxville campaign : Burnside and Longstreet in East Tennessee, Earl J. Hess
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 37
  • 4
  • Campbell's Station
  • 53
  • 5
  • Sanders Buys Time
  • 77
  • 6
  • Siege
  • 95
  • 1
  • 7
  • Search for a Solution
  • 125
  • 8
  • Fort Sanders
  • 151
  • 9
  • Relief
  • 175
  • 10
  • Burnside in East Tennessee
  • Break Away
  • 191
  • 11
  • Bean's Station
  • 207
  • 12
  • Longstreet in East Tennessee
  • 221
  • 1
  • 2
  • Turnaround
  • 19
  • 3
  • Lenoir's Station
Control code
ocn854944128
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First paperback edition
Extent
402 pages
Isbn
9781572339958
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
973.735 H463 ; GE-G ; GE1511CHIC pav, JS.
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, facsimiles
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 854944128
  • (OCoLC)854944128

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